Friday, October 28, 2011

Example of an Award Acceptance Speech

I got an assignment about an award acceptance speech in Public Speaking class a few weeks ago but it was quite hard to find any example on the Internet. So I'd like to share my speech example with those who are looking for any sample or example of an award acceptance speech :)

Award Acceptance Speech

Let me begin by saying I am simply speechless now and this is just amazing! I am overwhelmed with this honor. Thank you, thank you and thank you.

Ever since I started the business school here, to win the ABC Business Plan Competition has been always my biggest dream as it is a well-known prize among business students. That is why I cannot believe that I am awarded. I think the idea-market website, the topic that I dealt with, was original and interesting and that made me stand up here in the first place. Otherwise, I do not think I can get this prize since I know I am no better than others and all competitors did absolutely fantastic job.

I remember that all the professors I visited to ask for a piece of advice said my idea about the idea-market website was impossible to realize in the real business world. That night, I cried a lot and almost gave up carrying out the project. Then I got an answer from Prof. Kim the following day and he said it would be perfect if I modified some parts of my project. He was the only person who saw the possibility of my project for this competition and led me to develop my idea more logically and realistically. Without his support, I would not have been able to do this.

Thank Prof. Kim for giving me such useful and helpful advice all the time and helped me to apply possible real business models to this project. Also, thank my family who always encouraged me to think of a better idea in a creative way and all of my friends who stood by me especially during tough time and thank you for recognizing my project with this reward. And I would like to say thank you to all people here. Thank you again.