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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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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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Christmas office party speech

Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen. Nothing, it seems, will ever diminish our love and enthusiasm for Christmas. For all its hype and commercialism, most of us still enjoy the holiday season. There is something very special about this time of year. Tonight our year together culminates in our very own Christmas office party. Maybe we think we deserve a...
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Ten tips for your Veterans Day speech

1. Mention courage and commitment because Veterans have shown they possess both. 2. Speak of pride in the flag and belief in a cause. 3. Mention peace the ultimate aim of why battles are fought. 4. Speak of memories held by those who served. 5. Talk of their bravery both moral and physical in times of war. 6. Speak of the camaraderie of the armed...
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How to Write a Eulogy

Writing a eulogy is an honorable and emotional journey. Explore our easy guide for assistance in giving a proper farewell to your loved one. Knowing how to write a eulogy ensures the deceased will be properly honored at the memorial service. An individual does not have to be a great speaker or writer to deliver an earnest and meaningful message that...
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How to Write a Maid of Honor Speech

If you don’t know how to write a maid of honor speech, the wedding party may feel you aren’t being sincere; read through our guide to learn how to string together words of wisdom. Congratulations, your best friend has asked you to be her maid of honor – now you must write a speech and deliver it at the wedding. Whether it’s your biggest dream...
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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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Graduation Speech Ideas

Focus on the Future Graduation speech ideas are aplenty. Be yourself to create a sincere connection. Graduation speech ideas are clouding your mind; you only have one opportunity to impart wisdom and encouragement. What could you possibly say that would both inspire and remain memorable to your peers, relatives and community members on that special...
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