Victory speech

As the name implies, this is typically a speech that is delivered after a significant political victory. The most famous examples of these speeches are typically delivered by the winner of the US presidential elections, which often receive global media attention.

A presidential victory speech is typically made to an audience consisting of one’s political supporters, meaning that the speaker is ‘among friends’. Furthermore, the general mood is likely to be happy and full of optimism for the future. All these factors affect the structure and content of the speech, and also help create a more informal atmosphere.

The purpose of the speech is to announce one’s victory to the world and thank the many people who have given their votes or other support to the speaker during the campaign. It is also considered good form to compliment one’s political ri...

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