How to Give Welcome Remarks
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How to Give Welcome Remarks

How to Give Welcome Remarks. If you’ve been chosen to give welcome remarks
at an event, it’s because people trust you. Show that you deserve that trust by honoring
the guests without getting in the way. You will need Humility Correct names and pronunciations
Purpose and topics. Step 1. Introduce yourself and start your remarks
by thanking everyone for coming. Be cordial, humble, and speak for a couple
minutes at the most. Give your welcome remarks genuinely, as if
welcoming people into your home. Step 2. Refer to each special guest, having prepared
by writing down their names, including how to pronounce them. Pay tribute to their successes, linking these
to the event as you introduce them. Double check that all your facts are correct
before sharing the information. Step 3. Thank those who have made the day possible,
from the organizers of the event to the wait staff working the floor. Step 4. Reinforce the purpose or goal of the event. Offer a lead-in to the speech topics or events
to follow. You might want to tease the featured speaker
with a light anecdote that gently pokes fun at them. Make sure to ask their permission first — you
want it to be funny for them as well as their future audience. Step 5. Share your personal hopes, ideas, or plans
about the topic of the day. Step 6. End your speech by wishing all, and especially
the guests, an interesting day. Introduce the first speaker, and get out of
the way. You are their guide, not the reason they came. Did you know Though President Eisenhower originally
welcomed Fidel Castro to power in public comments, in 1959 he snubbed the Cuban dictator, who
had requested a meeting.


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