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January is the ideal time for motivational speeches

January is the ideal time for motivational speeches. After all it is the time of the year when people are thinking of their New Year resolutions. So it is just the right time for employers to urge their employees to put more effort into what they do for a company. Of course such a speech should also include a thank you for the past year’s efforts....
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Robbie Burns would have no problem in responding to the toast to the lassies

Robbie Burns would have no problem in responding to the toast to the lassies. He was, after all, a ladies man and his songs prove that as far as they were concerned he had words at will. It’s not so easy for anyone else. Naturally good speakers are few and far between. Most of us who have to give a speech have to work hard at getting it right. On...
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Burns night should be celebrated in speech

Burns night should be celebrated in speech. After all the Bard was the expert with words. His poems, writings and songs were lyrical expressions of the life he led. So those attending a Burns night celebration should try to do him justice with their words. Whether you are giving a toast to the immortal memory of Burns, a toast to the lassies, the...
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The death of a loved one at Christmas calls for a special eulogy

The death of a loved one at Christmas calls for a special eulogy. After all it is especially poignant to suffer loss at that time of the year. Such a eulogy should not be too long but it should conjure up a picture of the deceased and what he or she meant in the life of others. It should awaken memories of times shared by giving some examples of those...
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Put succinctly a nursing graduation speech should say "Well done"

Anyone who has been in hospital knows most nurses are wonderful and that should be the theme of any nursing graduation speech. Such a speech should complement them on the hard work they have done during training. It should speak of the opportunities available nowadays to do so many different kinds of nursing. Mention midwifery, high tech work in intensive...
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Christmas is a time for glitter and shine and speeches

Christmas is a time for glitter and shine and speeches. Whether you are the C.E.O. of a multi-million company or the manager of a small business you will probably have a staff party. What should you say to the staff on such an occasion? It is worth remembering that it is a social occasion so the speech should be light-hearted and short. Perhaps you...
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The ending of the year is often a time for retirement speeches

The ending of the year is often a time for retirement speeches. Retirement brings mixed emotions. People may be both happy and sad to be leaving colleagues with whom they have worked for years. They may be apprehensive of the future or really looking forward to it. If you are giving a retirement speech it should be full of optimism and hope. Of course...
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Now is the time to do something different

Now is the time to do something different. Now is the time to change your life in some way. You might, for instance, decide to volunteer to help others. That would take time and energy of course but the rewards might be wonderful. You could, though, in very quick time give blood to a blood bank or sign an organ donation card. You might sign up for night...
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Doesn't your father-in-law deserve to be toasted on his birthday?

Doesn’t your father-in-law deserve to be toasted on his birthday? After all most of us would be happy to give a birthday speech about our own fathers. That’s understandable because we owe them a lot and we love them. Nonetheless toasting your father-in-law on his birthday is a nice gesture too. That’s not to say that his own son or daughter will...
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Practise makes perfect, especially when giving a speech

Practise makes perfect, especially when giving a speech. There are, of course, accomplished public speakers who can speak off-the-cuff at a moment’s notice. Most speakers, though, need to practise if they are to give a good speech. Weddings, birthdays and anniversaries are the usual occasions when a sincere, perhaps emotional speech or toast, is needed....
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