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Birthday speeches - Everyone likes to be praised

We all enjoy being praised and a birthday party is the ideal time to praise the birthday boy or girl. So give some thought to what you can say in that birthday toast.   What can you say that will make it a memory to cherish?  Everyone has good points but they are not always known to all the guests at such a party. So instead of saying something general...
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Club Christmas Speech

Companies aren’t the only ones who haveChristmas parties. Clubs and associations have them too. Whether it’s the local sports club, a charitable organisation or a residents' association someone usually says a few words on the occasion. It’s the ideal opportunity to be motivational and inspirational. Obviously a Christmas party is a social event...
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Ten tips on how NOT to give a retirement speech

Don’t mention reasons for a compulsory retirement such as ill health. Don’t mention any failures on the part of the retiree. It’s not a time to say how he lost that big order. Never give a long-winded speech at a retirement party. Don’t talk about the future in a negative way. Don’t ever drink alcohol before giving a speech. Don’t mention...
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Ten tips on how NOT to give a Robert Burns speech

  Don’t give false facts. There will be experts on Robbie Burns present. Don’t drink that Scotch before you speak. Don’t forget to allow for the fact that Burns Night is a worldwide event. Don’t be too erudite. It is a social occasion. Don’t forget that Robert Burns work included more than just poems and songs. Don’t attempt to use...
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This is the ideal time of the year to give a motivational speech to your staff

This is the ideal time of the year to give a motivational speech your staff. That is not to say that it should actually sound motivational. After all it is the holiday season and people are in holiday mode. So the message you are getting across should be hidden in a light-hearted speech about the season and what it means. We all love to be appreciated...
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Ten tips on how to give a retirement speech

Make sure your speech summarises the achievements of the retiree. If you are retiring yourself your speech should make reference to those who helped your career  over the years. A retirement speech should include mention of friendships made. Family may be present at such a function. If so mention their part in the future of the retiree. Make it positive....
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Thanksgiving day poem

Check out one of our poems for Thanksgiving day. You can find more poems and a full set of Thanksgiving speeches here. We don't often find the time To stop and say,”Thank you” For all that we’ve been given Enough, and much more too. We can say what we think Go where we want to go Have food and warmth and shelter And friends, so as you know We’re...
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Ten things NOT to do when giving a Christmas/Happy Holiday speech

1.       Don’t be longwinded. Christmas/Holiday time is not the time for long speeches. 2.       It’s a time to be merry but don’t drink alcohol before you speak. 3.       Don’t dress as Santa your audience won’t take you seriously. 4.       Don’t forget to get your seasonal message across, for example thanking staff...
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Ten things to do when giving a Christmas/ Happy Holiday speech

1         Make it light-hearted. It’s a sociable time of the year 2         Make it short. People don’t want to hear longwinded speeches at a Christmas or holiday function. 3         Check that the microphones are working properly before you speak. There is usually a lot of chatter at seasonal parties. You will want to be...
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Burns' Night Reply to Toast to the Guests

Ladies and Gentlemen It might seem a little audacious to use words to express our thanks. After all, we have been privileged to listen to some truly memorable words tonight. The spirit of the Scottish Bard must surely be busy. For here and in many towns around the world it must warm his heart to hear his words spoken with so much warmth, eloquence and...
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