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 and admired by colleagues or comrades. When people are retiring they often have mixed emotions. They may, for instance, dread the empty days ahead.

They may worry about how they will manage on a reduced income. They may hate the idea of leaving their friends of many years behind. Your speech should be positive in tone speaking of the talents and skills the retiree has to offer the world, whether in a new career or in a voluntary basis. They should talk of activities available that don’t cost the earth. A trip to the library for instance can mean reading expensive magazines and daily papers for nothing. Joining the local football club as coach needn’t be expensive. They should make suggestions on nearby clubs and associations that would welcome the retiree. In other words the speech should be personal to the person in question, showing a knowledge of his or her interests.

You might throw in a wild suggestion that will make the retiree think about doing something entirely new such as training a guide dog for the blind. If there is an association for retired staff mention it too. Obviously your speech should wish the retiree well in the future but, above all, it should stress that the best is yet to come.

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