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Why do we place so much emphasis on a 50th Birthday?

Why do we place so much emphasis on a 50th birthday? Whatever the reason people celebrate it much more than other birthday. Maybe it is because it is a time when we are mature enough not to take ourselves too seriously, yet realise we have a lot for which to be grateful. In other words we are marking a special time in our lives. So it is appropriate...
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Dentistry Graduation Speech by Dean, Head of College or Guest Speaker

Title of honoured guest/guests, members of the faculty, fellow graduates ladies and gentlemen, Graduation day is like the day when a musician plays with an orchestra for the first time. You have worked hard, you have practised hard and now you are centre stage. From now on it’s the real thing, it’s adult life. When I say it is like playing in an...
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What not to say in a wedding speech

There is plenty of advice about what to say in a wedding but very little about what not to say. Yet there are some things speakers should remember. It is usually a family occasion and the speech should be simple enough to be understood by younger members of the family who are present. It is critical that funny isn’t blue. Don’t tell a dirty story....
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Have a birthday bash

It doesn’t matter whether a person is 21 or 70, a birthday should be celebrated. After all it says that the celebrant has survived another year and in today’s uncertain world that is something worth celebrating. It doesn’t have to be held in the Ritz. Gilt edged invitations aren’t necessary. A birthday bash should suit the celebrant and his...
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40th Wedding Anniversary Speech by Guest

Ladies and gentlemen (or family and friends.) Marriage is a bit like the weather. It can be sunny and bright or it can be full of clouds and rainy days. The climate of that relationship though really depends on the couple. Today we are celebrating the ruby anniversary of the sunniest couple I know. Mary and John (Or mom and dad) are happy because they...
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Church Welcome Speech

Today we are like the shepherds who came to Bethlehem on the first Christmas. We come to give honor and praise but we also come today because (Reason for church gathering). When we see the crib at Christmas the statue of the Infant is usually shown as a baby with outstretched arms. Those arms are welcoming the visitors to the stable just as I am welcoming...
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Army Retirement Speech Sample

Joining the army is a little like becoming a member of the biggest family in the country. It is like joining a club, whose members are so diverse but who are all united by one cause. That cause, the defence of our country and our rights, is one that is unshakable and unmovable. Equally tenacious and determined in his/her duty and belief is (name of...
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A wedding speech needs preparation and practise

A wedding speech needs preparation and practise. So start with the following questions. Where did the couple meet? Was the proposal especially romantic or in some wonderful place? What are the hobbies and interests of the bride and groom? What are their family backgrounds i.e. how many brothers and sisters and any special connection with any of them? What...
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Look back with gratitude and forward with enthusiasm

A graduation speech by a graduate should look back with gratitude and forward with enthusiasm. The future may be a hidden book but many graduates feel they have already peeped in. So a graduation speech from a graduate should reflect that fact. It should be positive and look to the wonderful and exciting future that he envisages. The graduate should...
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Award ceremony speech for years of service

Are you speaking at an award ceremony for those who have given years of service to the company? If so what should you say? 1. Make it personal. Mention them by name and refer to their particular division or section. If one person is being given a presentation, it makes it even easier. 2. Speak of their contribution to the company over the years of...
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