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Retirement speeches should encompass years of work

Retirement speeches should encompass years of work. After all, most retirees work for decades. Retirement speeches then should summarise their many achievements during those years. That is not to say that every retiree has won a Nobel prize for scientific discoveries or written a book that has won the Booker prize. Yet whether he or she has done clerical...
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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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Nurses don’t get the recognition they deserve

Nurses are the unsung heroes and heroines of society. Over a lifetime of service they help patients to heal in a hundred different ways. They listen to confidences in the dark of the night. They are there to handle that new-born baby with care and to ease the suffering of someone who is dying. Isn’t it fitting then that when a nurse retires he or...
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Retirement speeches should speak of the past yet also refer to the future

Retirement speeches should speak of the past yet also refer to the future. Whether it’s a school, an office or army retirement the speeches should strike the same note. They should mention the achievements of the retiree and the friendships formed over the years. They should mention incidents in his or her working life and how much he or she was respected...
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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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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 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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Retirement from Business Speech by Manager or Colleague

Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen: The day when retirement meant a pair of slippers and a rocking chair are thankfully far behind us. The same cannot be said for the sadness for the loss of a colleague who is trusted, experienced and so much a part of the place that you cannot imagine life without him/her. That being said, we are pleased to be able to...
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How to Write a Retirement Speech

Making it Memorable Retirement means making new memories! Your career has come to a conclusion and you're wondering how to write a retirement speech for the dinner in your honor. Parting is such sweet sorrow. You have fond memories of your colleagues, but part of your identity now seems lost. There are no doubts your colleagues also feel conflicted....
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