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Dear Worried Wedding Speech giver,

''I am Adams from the United States. This happened to our family prior to my daughter’s wedding and it can happen to you too unless you…

Life isn't  always fair-Is it?

Granny once said life was not fair. I found it hard to understand her words until tragedy struck our home. Words cannot adequately describe how I felt  as my  daughter’s wedding drew near.

Sadly,however,days  before  her  big  day, my wife’s brother was involved in a bloody road accident when returning home from work. His cherry-red Toyota Highlander ran into a truck. The vehicle was terribly mangled and three of his co-workers died on the spot.

When news of the disaster reached us, we were simply shocked and we couldn’t apply our minds to the wedding planning.

Our wedding plans grounded to a halt.

I wondered why that dark cloud over our roof at that crucial moment. Our hearts was in our mouth and we didn’t know what to do. We had to attend to him all the time and we lost touch with the wedding planning festivities.

We had wanted to cancel the marriage plans but we couldn’t because many of our guests had written or emailed to confirm that they were coming.

My daughter couldn’t take it . She feared her kind uncle might not been able to make it. Added to this was the fact everything had come to a halt.Sometimes, she did sob like a worried child on my wife’s shoulders but I kept reassuring her that all shall be well.

In less than two weeks to go, the doctor carried out a surgery on his right thigh. It took twelve hours for the doctors to correct a dislocated bone.

Despite the odds prevailing against us, we put our acts together to ensure nothing was left to chance. The wedding preparations resumed albeit on a rather low note.

An unusual miracle!

One sunny afternoon, something unusual occurred was awakened by the persistent cries of the home phone and so I quickly grabbed the receiver.

‘Is this Adam?’, the caller asked.

’Of course’,I countered.

‘’Michael is doing so well and we have agreed to discharged Monday afternoon.’’,she said reassuringly.

I broke the ‘’sweet’’ news of his recovery to the family and everyone was in joy. My wife knelt and raised both arms the way Holy fathers pray in a monastery. I broke down in tears of joy and tears dripped down my daughter’s soft cheeks.

It was unbelievable when we picked him up from the hospital. He didn’t suffer any bone damage.He wasn’t even hobbling.

He was the Mike we always knew! I never believed in miracles till that day I saw him walk out of the hospital with my naked eyes! Seeing the extent of damage of his auto, I thought he did come out paralyzed.

My wife came to my rescue

His remarkable recovery lifted our spirits and we worked around the clock to ensure things were properly fixed for our daughter's marriage. With less than three days to our daughter’s wedding, my wife asked, ‘’Honey, how can we make the day memorable?’’

Frankly, I couldn’t think of a neat idea. Hours later, she suggested a wedding speech. My face fell at her suggestion because I once embarrassed myself when asked to give a short speech at a family party.

‘’Emily, we better give her childhood scrapbook’’, I countered

‘’That’s OK for her but how about the guests? I read from somewhere that the giving of wedding speeches linger on their minds more than anything else. Please forget about your past public speaking failures and give it a try.’’ , She admonished

‘’OK my dear'', i replied

This goldmine was very valuable and it can help you

I must confess that I went online and scoured everywhere until I found your speech samples. It was exactly what I was looking for. It helped me to put my exact thoughts and emotions into words.

The tips on overcoming wedding speech worries abated my fears and it inspired me to develop self-confidence. It was a real blessing.

I shared the story of my brother –in-law’s incredible recovery and the challenges that ensued. Mike, my brother-in-law, my wife and daughter and some guests had moist eyes. As I blurted on, they couldn’t fight back their tears any longer.

Some of the wedding guests even shared tears. They were moved by my wedding speech. When It was over the family came to hug me and a guest thought I was a pro!

The experience was so magical. The success stories saved me.

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Giving memorable wedding speeches isn’t as difficult as you imagined it to be.''

If Adam was able to give his amid the tension in his family, you too can give yours like a pro.Forget about your past experience and ignore that voice within which seems to say you don’t have the guts to face the audience.

The truth is you can make it if you picture the benefits of saying something memorable at a wedding.

Just imagine the honor and the sense of accomplishment you will experience after you have mustered courage to give your speech.Your family and friends will come up to hug and tell you well done. Those who have aren’t better or more eloquent than you are. Just believe in your self and you can.

All you have to do is to click on the kind of wedding speech you will give and discover how

how some nervous wedding speakers from around the world gave great speeches at weddings and even got standing ovation despite having fears and no public speaking skills!

Go click on your preferred link from the list or categories or the kind of wedding speeches you will give below to discover how they did that and how you too can do same no matter how you feel. They are a must read!

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CEO Speech or Letter to Employees: How to Easily Write A Message to Your Staff That Will Inspire and Motivate Them to Their Fullest Potential

Are you the CEO, manager, director, boss or the president of your organization?

 

And are you looking forward to writing and delivering an inspirational message that will not only inspire your employees but also persuade them to be very productive employees?

 

If you answered yes to any or all of that, then please stick with me because I am going to share with you ideas and tips about…

 

  • How to write an inspiring speech or message to your employees
  • How to use well-written CEO samples or examples to employees to easily express your thoughts and ideas with clarity and purpose

…..plus a lot more ideas to help you plan about what you wish to say

 

I tend to liken being a boss of an organization to being a train driver or engineer where the train engineer controls the direction of the train.

You, are in essence, the ‘’train engineer’’ of your company because you are head and shoulder of your organization.

 

By virtue of your role, you have to deliver small talks from time to time to propel your team to achieve your set goals and objectives.

Is that something you do quite often or all the time? Yeah, I think so because most of your colleagues do that!

 

Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of bosses miss the mark when it comes to inspiring their teams with the right words because they are not great with words.  Others who are blessed with the gift of gab don’t prepare well enough and end up not giving it their all.

 

No matter how you feel about making presentations, you still have to figure out a way to make your messages stick because when they do, they will ultimately enhance productivity ad boost the ego of your employees.

 

Believe it or not, your words can make a positive difference if you first figure out the kind of message or speech you wish to deliver, how it will be delivered and its intended purpose.

 

The following pointers can help you consider the kind of speech you wish to make based on the circumstances or events at your workplace.

Ok, please let’s go through them carefully.

  • Are you going to deliver the dreaded CEO layoff speech?
  • Are you in hard times and do you wish to deliver a CEO motivational speech to your employees?
  • Have you been newly appointed? Or is it your first day at the workplace and do you want to make a CEO welcome speech or message?
  • Or it’s simply a message to welcome new employees?
  • Are you leaving the firm and do you want to deliver a befitting farewell message?
  • Has the year come to an end? And do you want to entertain your staff with your annual CEO Christmas speech?
  • Are you going to deliver a CEO New Year Speech because you are in a new year?

 

Picking one from the above list will ultimate set the tone for the theme of your message or presentation. As a reminder, you should pick one based on the events or circumstances at your workplace.

 

For example, if it’s a New Year, then you have to deliver an end of year or New Year CEO Speech.  You may go on to tell them about the theme for the year. In this scenario, I might pick a theme like this one: ‘’ (2022 Our Year of Purposeful Innovation) ‘’ if I were your boss. You can further explain why you’ve  so dubbed the year.

 

Having established the theme or purpose of your speech, you can share a few memorable stories about how your firm’s best innovative practices have driven your company to where it is at now.

 

Ok…As we read further, I will share with you two examples. Then, I am going to break it down bit by bit and add my thoughts and observations and ideas to my analysis so you can understand it better.

 

Before we look at the examples, let’s first consider this. If you don’t have enough experience speaking to your employees, then it’s best to fill your mind with great ideas so you don’t get stuck in the process.

 

Do you want to know where you can get those great ideas?  Youtube.com! And the like!

 

Well, I got these two great video examples for you. Sit back, watch them, learn from them and see if there are ideas in each video clip you can apply to your own case.

Enjoy!

 

CEO Speech to employees----video#1

 

CEO Speech to employees----video#2

Did you enjoy both clips? I did!

 

Well, here are the two examples I promised you earlier. Please bear this in mind as you go through them. The ideas you will discover in the following templates are transferrable to another kind of speech you are thinking of delivering even if you are not going to make the same ones on this page.

 

Please let’s read through them before we discuss it in detail.

 

Here you go:

Here’s Example#1: CEO Motivational Speech or Letter to Employees by Victoriya Boklag, CEO of United Group

 

Dear colleagues,

A happy new year to you all! I hope you celebrated the start of 2022 safely and in good spirits with family and friends. As we mark the final days of the festive season, I want to take a moment to look back on 2021 and thank you all for your contributions over the past 12 months.

 

2021 was another transformative year for United Group. It was a year in which we strengthened the business further, growing our ranks by welcoming new members and rolling out important initiatives that will help to guarantee our continued success in the future.

 

Among these are the extensive investment programmes across various markets including build-out of 10G fixed networks and 5G mobile networks, as well as investments into new television studios and original content.

 

Working together we made good progress toward our strategic goals despite significant challenges – not the least of which were ongoing disruptions from the pandemic that continues to have such a substantial impact on our own work and home lives, as well as on the lives of our customers.

 

I was proud to see how quickly we adapted to each new challenge and how teams from across the company collaborated with one another to make the most of every opportunity. Great examples of this include the successful rebranding of Vivacom Bulgaria and Nova Greece, as well as the introduction of EON in Bulgaria, Croatia, and Greece, meaning our TV platform is now available in all our markets.

 

We also took other important steps, such as sealing a deal to acquire Greek telecoms operator Wind Hellas and reaffirming our commitment to being a sustainable business by formalising our approach to ESG.

 

Over the past year you’ve all demonstrated over and over again our strengths as an organisation and made clear that when it comes to United Group, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. This is because we are an ambitious team that sets high goals and a talented team that works hard to achieve them.

 

The work we are doing is more relevant than ever today. The products and services we provide are an integral part of people’s lives. Our customers rely on us to keep them connected, informed, and entertained and I’m pleased to say that in every market they recognise our efforts to serve and delight them.

 

2022 is set to be another exciting year for us. We can look forward to working further on the many initiatives to deliver the best services and technology, an outstanding customer experience, and amazing content.

 

I want to thank you for your continued commitment and effort. Every one of us has an important role to play in the work ahead and I’m confident that together we will achieve great things.

I wish you and your loved ones a happy and successful 2022!

 

Ok…..we are not done yet.

 

Let’s look at…Example #2: CEO Inspirational Speech or Letter to Employees by Masaaki Tanaka, President & CEO of Nippon Paint Holdings

 

Congratulations on your joining the Nippon Paint Group companies. We have a total of 110 of you here today who decided to join the Nippon Paint Group, attracted by our businesses, technologies, people and brands. I look forward to working with you.

The business climate has been affected by COVID-19 pandemic, which started at the end of 2019. COVID-19 also affected your job-hunting activities, requiring you to have job interviews online. However, vaccinations started in Japan this year. The Japanese government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the IOC are making preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

 

In view of these recent developments, I chose “re,” as in recovery, resilience and return to normal, as the letters that embody my expectations for this year. All these “re” words are powerful words that express the hope for and commitment to creating an environment for moving forward. I hope everyone will make a fresh start with a forward-looking attitude.

The Nippon Paint Group celebrates the 140th anniversary of its founding this year. Our Group has over 3,500 employees in Japan and more than 34,000 employees around the world. We have recently defined our Purpose that serves as a guiding philosophy to bind our Group together.

 

The Purpose Statement is: “Enriching our living world through the power of Science + Imagination.” This expresses our commitment to making our world better and sustainable by using our technological strengths to tackle social challenges and to contribute to increasing wealth in society. I expect our new employees to embrace the Purpose that defines the Nippon Paint Group’s shared identity and feel the bonds that bind our Group together worldwide.

Nippon Paint Holdings has dramatically expanded the scale of global operations following the acquisition of 100% ownership of the Asian JVs and the Indonesia business and the integration of the automotive coatings business across regions and countries. These actions advance our businesses to a new stage as a globally integrated organization. In addition, we acquired 75% of the equity of a Malaysian company in March.

 

The pace of our global business expansion is picking up. I’m confident that the Nippon Paint Group is well positioned to continue growing by leveraging our overwhelming competitive superiority as a leading company in the global paint industry.

With SDGs and ESG at the core of management, Nippon Paint Holdings uses “spider-web management” for facilitating autonomous collaboration and cooperation between our Group’s companies in Japan and other countries to create synergies within our Group. We will continue to aggressively seek M&A opportunities to further expand the network of our partner companies around the world.

I believe all of you have had an experience in your life that taught you that “team efforts are the critical element for great achievements and creating new value.” I hope everyone will keep teamwork in mind with every action you take as a member of the Nippon Paint Group.

 

By becoming a member of a company, you will learn that you can accomplish things together as a team what you cannot do by yourself. I call this thinking the “Power of Teamwork.” I encourage everyone to take the initiative to become involved with different people and create the Power of Teamwork.

I hope everyone will realize your potential in our Group’s globally diversified work environment. For this purpose, I encourage everyone to learn English and Chinese. The ability to communicate in foreign languages will facilitate communications with your fellow workers outside Japan. In addition, learning another language will enrich your career and lives.

Since you have joined the Nippon Paint Group during this period of change, you will be required to respond to changes. In this context, I suggest that you make it a habit to doubt conventional wisdom and ideas. It often happens in the business world that the conventional wisdom is proved wrong. The ability to break through the conventional wisdom is what you need to respond to changes.

As my final remark, I would like to express my wish that you will fully utilize your capabilities in your workplace with the pride that you are an important member of a team that is carrying on the proud history of the Nippon Paint Group, which is a leading corporate group in Japan. Our company is changing in many ways, even now, and I want everyone to be involved with those changes. What’s more, I’m hoping that you will make changes happen.

Finally, I extend my best wishes for a fulfilling career at the Nippon Paint Group starting today.

 

Now, we are about to delve deep into how these examples came about. So, go grab your note pad or journal and jot down some ideas as we do this together.

 

Do you ever remember your High School saying that most essays and speeches have three main sections? So, it is with these models.  All speeches have introductory remarks, body or content, and the final remarks or conclusion.

 

Hence, let’s start with the introduction since it sets the tone for the rest of your presentation and its premise should be based on the theme of your speech.

 

For example, if you are speaking to new employees, you could crack a few jokes to make the atmosphere light. You can also use your opening address to thank them for joining your firm and reassure your new staffs that you will be there for at all times.

 

Yet again, if you are delivering for example, an end of year message, then your opening remarks should be spiced with some notes of gratitude as seen in this extract:

‘’As 2020 draws to a close I want to take the opportunity to look back on a year that turned out much differently than anyone could have imagined. While it was certainly challenging in many ways, it also showed how strong we are as a company – even in the toughest of times.

So, I want to thank you all for the hard work and commitment you’ve shown over the past year. Our combined strength is what makes us successful as a company.’’

 

 

All in all, the ideas in your opening lines should reflect the overall theme of your speech and the kind of message you are going to deliver.  

 

Ok, let’s move on to….

How to Write the Body or Content of Your Speech to Your Employee

To do that easily, let’s recap portions of the second example to illustrate how it is done.

 

‘’ The business climate has been affected by COVID-19 pandemic, which started at the end of 2019. COVID-19 also affected your job-hunting activities, requiring you to have job interviews online. However, vaccinations started in Japan this year. The Japanese government, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the IOC are making preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. In view of these recent developments, I chose “re,” as in recovery, resilience and return to normal, as the letters that embody my expectations for this year. All these “re” words are powerful words that express the hope for and commitment to creating an environment for moving forward. I hope everyone will make a fresh start with a forward-looking attitude…‘’

 

Commentary/Take home points/Writing ideas:

Although, putting together your scattered thoughts and seem like a high mountain to climb, it’s very to write this part of your speech if you have a faint idea of what to say.

 

To put them together, you should first create an outline of your CEO speech.  You can do that by outlining the key points and supporting it with stories or events that have happened within the organization.

 

For example, if you are delivering an end of year message, you can do a little brainstorming and come up with answers to the following questions which you can later develop into a full-fledged speech.

Questions like?

  1. How did the last year go?
  2. What were the main highlights of the year?
  3. What were some of the challenges you faced together as a team?
  4. How did you resolve those challenges?
  5. How did those challenges inspire you as the leader of the team?
  6. What lessons did you learn the past year that will shape the organization in the New Year?
  • Which persons do you want to express gratitude to?

 


P.S:  If you are pressed for time and you have to come up with ideas on the fly, then you can have a brainstorming session with your team or just ask your employees to write one thing they want you to cover in your message. Believe me, you will get plenty of them and address the recurrent ones in your speech to your staff.

 

For the most part, your ideas for the content of your speech should be based on the kind of speech you wish to make and we talked about those at the outset of this article.

 

Finally, let’s look at this summary from our second sample or template so you can figure out how to write the ending remarks or conclusion of your CEO speech to employees.

 

‘’ In this context, I suggest that you make it a habit to doubt conventional wisdom and ideas. It often happens in the business world that the conventional wisdom is proved wrong. The ability to break through the conventional wisdom is what you need to respond to changes.


‘’As my final remark, I would like to express my wish that you will fully utilize your capabilities in your workplace with the pride that you are an important member of a team that is carrying on the proud history of the Nippon Paint Group, which is a leading corporate group in Japan. Our company is changing in many ways, even now, and I want everyone to be involved with those changes. What’s more, I’m hoping that you will make changes happen.


Finally, I extend my best wishes for a fulfilling career at the Nippon Paint Group starting today.’’

 

Comments/Take home points: Depending on the message the circumstances of your speech, your last words should give your employees a sense of assurance that you always have their best interests at heart.

 

Take for example, this extract delivered by CEO Bob Bradway’s letter to Angen employees when covid 19 forced most companies to shut down.

 

“COVID-19 hit us hard,” he said. “It knocked us down a few times, but we have always gotten back up. We are still standing. As I write this note, more than 300 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered around the world – a remarkable achievement for our industry. The end of the pandemic may not yet be near, but it is within sight. We will tell our children and grandchildren what it was like to live through this time. I hope at least part of the story you tell will be that you worked with people and for a company that helped make a difference.”

 

Second, you can also use your closing remarks to thank them for their support and conscientiousness.

 

For example, if you are leaving the organization, you can single out key individuals who have contributed massively towards making your tenure very successful.

 

Third, if your organization is going through several challenges, you can use your closing remarks to strike an empathic tone.  Here’s an example to buttress this point.

‘’ This pandemic has shown it is necessary to continuously transform our businesses to adapt to new eras. The unprecedented and sudden nature of this pandemic has changed our way of life, but it also represents an opportunity to review our ways of making life better. HOYA will continue to contribute to society and evolve and thrive together with you ‘’.

 

Fourth, if you are speaking to new workers, you can tell them your expectations and I think these brief lines can work well in this regard.

“The last expectation has to do with teamwork. If you need help, you should ask for it. No one should feel that his or her position is in danger when he or she feels a better job can be done with a little help.

You should also provide help when you can and when it would help others do a better job.

No doubt this means that you will be making extra efforts and personal sacrifices. Those efforts will be recognized by the people around you and may eventually even lead to material improvements in your situation.

 

But at a minimum, you will realize that some days you, too, need help. Having provided it, you will be gratified when your colleagues step up to do the same. “Those are my expectations. Please let me know if we are falling short in these areas.My door is always open. Thanks for listening and once again you are welcome to  Jim Fed! ”

Generally, your speech should always come from the heart and convey the feeling that you care for your employees.

That’s what made this CEO Arthur Demoulas the apple of his organization’s eye.  

Unfortunately, many bosses don’t covey any empathetic tone when they address their teams.

Some just mention quotes and give statistic after statistic without stating the benefits or effects of what that means to the worker.  

While that has its own place, real human stories are the heartbeat of every CEO Speech. So, it’s best to use to use stories when it calls for it.


CEO New Product Launch Speech: How to easily write a memorable product launch speech for a new product or service that will compel your customers and prospects to buy in droves

 

Are you the president or director or manager or CEO of your company? And are you looking for tips and to help you write an inspiring speech for your new product or service launch?

 

Just stay with me for a couple of minutes and I will share with you tips and ideas about…

  • How to easily write a successful new product or service launch speech like a pro
  • How to use product launch or service speech examples to say what’s on your mind at your project launch

 

…plus lots of great ideas you can incorporate into your own message.

Ok, let’s start and do this together.

 

Let me begin by saying that there have been many memorable product launches in history.

 

I can talk about Steve Job’s IPhone launch and the Dollar Shave Club Launch. Did you ever watch both product launches? I am sure you heard about the IPhone launch, right? It’s probably the most memorable product launch in recent history given that that it was the first time the world had ever seen something unique like that.

 

Well, you’ll agree with me that one of the most exciting events on your company’s calendar is your product or service launch. Think back to the last time it happened and you will understand the importance everyone attaches to it, especially your customers, prospective buyers, and shareholders!

 

Come to think of it. Your customers trust you and some of them love your brand as though you were their own kith and kin.  So, they are always on the lookout for innovative and useful products and services that will make their lives much better and easier.

 

Once, you make an announcement that you are coming up with something new, they will be on cloud nine and you have to make sure your product or service meets their expectations.

 

The burden of anticipation is so huge that can you can feel this palpable excitement on your employees and clients faces on the day of your launch. Now, its launch day and you have to make good on your promises. What you say and how well you say it can make all the difference in your total revenue.

 

What’s more, what you say will either increase their loyalty and retention or can ultimately result in product recall if you screw up. If you have never made a CEO new product launch speech, it can be very intimidating. At this point, you’re probably wondering what you are going to say at your CEO product launch?

 

I am so glad you’ve asked this question. I am going to share with you a good product speech example. Why? Because CEO product launch samples or templates can furnish you with lots of great ideas that can help you figure out how to communicate the benefits of your product or service in a way that will resonate with your clients or customers.

 

If you are new to this altogether, then I suggest that you watch a few video clips of how such presentations are made, so you can get a fair idea of how to deliver one of the most important speeches of your professional life.

 

Please click on the play button for each video, spend a few minutes watching both clips, and learn from these visual examples.

 

CEO product speech sample- video#1`

 

CEO product launch opening speech examples- video#2

 

Videos are not the place to learn from. Well- written example too has enormous potential to help you put together a very persuasive pitch that will compel your customers to buy your product or subscribe to your service in droves.

 

I talked about the importance of written examples. So, right now, I am going to share this superb product launch example Steve Ballmer gave when his company, Microsoft launched Windows 7 in 2009.

 

Below, is the complete transcript. After we’ve read through it, I will break it down bit by bit and dispense  my comments, thoughts, observations and couple of writing ideas that can help you write yours the way you want it. 

 

Here’s the full text of Ballmer’s presentation: CEO Product Launch Speech Sample/Template

It is a great honor and privilege for me to have a chance to be here today. I’m an enthusiastic personality, I think. I get a little fired up about things. And I’ll tell you, there’s not much that gets me more fired up than the chance to start selling, delivering, and letting customers enjoy Windows 7.

So today Windows 7 is available—45,000 stores around the world. It’s available on new PCs, the upgrade is available, and it’s just out there for all to start, hopefully, to appreciate and enjoy as much as our 8 million beta testers have done.

So today I get to say not only that I’m Steve Ballmer and I’m a PC, but I’m Steve Ballmer, and I’m a Windows 7 PC effective immediately. What is Windows 7 at the end of the day? What were we really most trying to do? We were trying to make the everyday usage of the PC better in the ways our customers wanted: Simpler, faster, more responsive. 

 

And so for the billion people who use Windows, for the perhaps as many as 300 million people who may buy a PC during the course of the next 12 months, we want to give a chance for people to have a better and better experience and at the same time, enable a world of new opportunities, new applications to do new things that you’re going to have a chance to see and witness as you’re here with us today.

 

What’s special about Windows 7 and the way it came together and why I think we have a little extra special secret sauce somehow in the making of Windows 7. And it really came about from an intense collaboration between our own engineering organization and our partners, a group of about 50,000 partners, software vendors, hardware vendors, peripheral vendors, and our customers. And our customers. 

 

Whether it’s all of the data that we get back from customers about how they’re using Windows and what they’d like to see different and improved, whether it’s the feedback we got from the 8 million beta test customers, all of that came together in a very unique blend. 3,000 world-class engineers at Microsoft, 50,000 partners with umpity-ump engineers there, and then the 8 million customers. And the 8 million customers were people from all around the world, 200 countries. 

 

You had teachers, small business owners, soccer moms. You had people stretching, if you will, from grandparents to gamers, people stretching from Australia to Iceland. Across the planet, feedback coming in from people in all walks of life really helping us think about and improve and make Windows 7 and Windows 7 PCs what our customers, I think, will really, really want.

 

One of the favorite things that the development team did during the course of building Windows 7 is create this thing in one of the R&D buildings that they called The Wishing Wall. And on the Wishing Wall, they collected and put up just a ton of customer feedback.

 

Things that they called technical feedback, emotional feedback, to try to really bring alive in the physical world all of that information that we were getting back in the virtual world to help us tune the product. 

 

And to all of our customers who participated in giving us that input and feedback, I really want to have a chance to thank the beta test customers, and I want to thank all of our Windows users as we’ve gone over the last several years and literally hundreds of millions of new people have bought new PCs with Windows Vista and Windows XP.

 

 They’ve given us a lot of feedback that has allowed us to build a product that I think takes things really to a very, very new level.

I talked about simplicity but I want to give you a little bit broader characterization of Windows 7 overall. I think of Windows 7 in three major buckets: No. 1, it works the way you want to work. You want that computer to fire up quickly, boom. You want it to feel responsive, boom. You want longer battery life, boom. We needed to make those things work — simpler, faster, more responsive, leaner, less busy. And I think we’ve accomplished that with Windows 7.

No. 2, the things that you do all the time need to be simpler. You want to manage the windows on your desktop, you want to find the documents you most frequently use. Let’s make that stuff super, super simple. And then No. 3, let’s enable a world of new things, new possibilities for software developers and hardware developers and for end users.

 

So you get a technology like multi-touch, which enables people to build new computers and new software. You get literally, I would say, from an end user perspective, dozens or hundreds of new features. And our experience throughout the beta test program is that everybody finds their own unique set of features to fall in love with. A road warrior like me, I love the new wireless networking.

 

Media lovers like my three teenage sons—well, one of them is a little younger than that—my three sons, they really love the home group features. And everybody finds, from an end user perspective, the things that delight them and we’ve enabled a whole new world of possibilities for the hardware and software community. And I think that forms kind of the essence of what Windows needs to be.

 

Windows needs to be an incredible opportunity for innovation for hardware companies, software companies, and it needs to be a place that is simple and easy to use and opens up the world of diverse innovation for the end user in a way that is manageable and consumable by billions of people around the world. 

 

Windows 7 takes us a step closer to the vision that we articulate that focuses in around three different screen sizes—PC, phone, and TV—all connected and communicating across the cloud, the Internet backbone.

 

We launched a new generation of Windows phones a few weeks ago. Today, you’ll see how that connects in and fits in the Windows 7 environment. We’ll show you new approaches today to use Windows 7 PCs to power scenarios that are entertaining, that run on your television set.

 

And so we continue to move down this path of allowing the intelligence and information that you expect to be across all of the devices in your world, at home and at work, giving you the information, the entertainment, and the socialization, in addition to the productivity that you would expect. We’ll have a chance to show you some of how this comes together in just a minute as Brad Brooks starts his demo.

 

Today is a very good day. But the center, I think, of the day is really the product itself. And so what I’d like to do now is to invite up on stage Brad Brooks, Vice President from our Windows Marketing Group, and Brad is going to give you a fairly extensive walk-through of the product that is Windows 7 and some of the new Windows 7 PCs.

That was it.  Now, let’s see how you can write something close to that, if not better based on how this example was written.

As you are pretty much aware, every speech has these three main parts: introduction, body or content and the conclusion.

 

So, first and foremost, let’s start by looking at the introductory remarks. Here are extracts of it.

 

‘’ It is a great honor and privilege for me to have a chance to be here today. I’m an enthusiastic personality, I think. I get a little fired up about things. And I’ll tell you, there’s not much that gets me more fired up than the chance to start selling, delivering, and letting customers enjoy Windows 7.

So today Windows 7 is available—45,000 stores around the world. It’s available on new PCs, the upgrade is available, and it’s just out there for all to start, hopefully, to appreciate and enjoy as much as our 8 million beta testers have done.

So today I get to say not only that I’m Steve Ballmer and I’m a PC, but I’m Steve Ballmer, and I’m a Windows 7 PC effective immediately. What is Windows 7 at the end of the day?  ‘’

 

Comment/writing ideas: It’s always a great idea to greet your audience and let them know how you are if you are not a ‘’celebrity boss’’ like Steve.

 

Afterward, you can go ahead and let everyone know why you are up on that stage.

 

Next, you mention some individuals or personalities who made it all possible. Don’t forget to say a big thank you to your customers for their support and loyalty over the years.

 

Action Tip/Homework Assignment to help you write your introduction:

 

First, taking inspiration from Steve’s intro, can you write a very simple but inspiring opening address?

Second, which personalities do you want to express appreciation to and what do you really want to tell them?

We are not done yet. Please let’s keep this going by looking at these lines which comes right after the introduction.

 

‘’So today Windows 7 is available—45,000 stores around the world. It’s available on new PCs, the upgrade is available, and it’s just out there for all to start, hopefully, to appreciate and enjoy as much as our 8 million beta testers have done’’

 

Comments/Writing Ideas: Most product launches usually start by building anticipation for the new product or service by talking about the previous one and what lead to the upgrade.

Steve Jobs was an expert at this and you can tell from reading this article how he masterfully talked about the previous products and services before launching the IPhone.

 

Steve Balmer didn’t do that here. But he dived right in with this launch. Somewhere in the middle of the speech, he gave some great reasons for the enhancement.

Let me digress here for a moment. If you have an impressive catalogue of products, you can begin by mentioning them and how they have enhanced your customer’s well-being. 

 

If you are not known for that, you can say why you are introducing this new product. Some CEO’S state the features and leave out the key benefit of your products or services.

 

Let me ask you this. Do you have a list of products and services you can briefly mention and their benefits? If so, please jot down the very popular ones and state the obvious benefits.  They should be something that hits on the pain points of your customer.

Again, if you are doing a launch on a day like mother’s or father’s day, you may let them know why you are doing your product launch on that day. One company launched a skin product on mother’s day and gave out skin products to the women and mothers who couldn’t make it to the event. Who would forget such a launch?

 

Action Tip/ Homework assignment: Do you want to share with the press and your customers that lead to the product or service upgrade or you want to heighten expectations by giving a step by step account of what happened before the launch. Either way works if only your customers can always count on you like fresh air.

 

Now, let’s look at parts of the body to help us write the body or content or outline of your product launch speech:

What’s special about Windows 7 and the way it came together and why I think we have a little extra special secret sauce somehow in the making of Windows 7….. Whether it’s all of the data that we get back from customers about how they’re using Windows and what they’d like to see different and improved, whether it’s the feedback we got from the 8 million beta test customers, all of that came together in a very unique blend………

 

You had teachers, small business owners, soccer moms. You had people stretching, if you will, from grandparents to gamers, people stretching from Australia to Iceland. …

One of the favorite things that the development team did during the course of building Windows 7 is create this thing in one of the R&D buildings that they called The Wishing Wall. …………And to all of our customers who participated in giving us that input and feedback, I really want to have a chance to thank the beta test customers, and I want to thank all of our Windows users I talked about simplicity but I want to give you a little bit broader characterization of Windows 7 overall. 

 

I think of Windows 7 in three major buckets: No. 1, it works the way you want to work. You want that computer to fire up quickly, boom. ……..

No. 2, the things that you do all the time need to be simpler. You want to manage the windows on your desktop, you want to find the documents you most frequently use…

 

And then No. 3, let’s enable a world of new things, new possibilities for software developers and hardware developers and for end users. So you get a technology like multi-touch, which enables people to build new computers and new software…

Comments/Writing Ideas: Customers love it when get to know that you have actually acted upon their feedback and that’s what the great Microsoft has done by sharing what they did with the data.

 

You can also do that by writing down the features of your new product and the benefits to the customer. A proven way to get to the heart of your message is bring out the pains customers go through and the effects (good and bad) it has on the user.

Remember, each point you raise should be connected somehow to the solution your product offers. Use multimedia (in the form of photos, videos and success stories) to support your presentation or give it a visual appeal. Remember, your presentation needs to be interesting and engaging.

 

Don’t forget to thank them for their support and sharing feedback. You should also thank your own team too: the engineers, research and development team, the sales team, customer service folks, etc. If you can’t mention all their names, just thank each department. You may pay special tribute to certain individuals who have played a huge role in your product or service launch.

 

Now, let’s look at how to write the closing remarks of your product launch speech.

Again, let’s go back and look at a few lines from the example above so we can figure out how to end with a bang so our customers can go out there in droves and buy your products and tell others too.

‘’ And so we continue to move down this path of allowing the intelligence……….We’ll have a chance to show you some of how this comes together in just a minute as Brad Brooks starts his demo.

And so what I’d like to do now is to invite up on stage Brad Brooks, Vice President from our Windows Marketing Group, and Brad is going to give you a fairly extensive walk-through of the product that is Windows 7 and some of the new Windows 7 PCs.‘’

 

There are actually several ways of ending your product launch speech other than the usual closing note ‘’ thank you for listening’’ which I find rather lame and uninspiring.

Here are some tried and tested ways successful CEO’S and managers have used to wrap up on a memorable note.

First, you can ask your listeners and customers to buy your new product. That may come with a discount for the early shoppers.

It doesn’t end there. You should go further by telling them where it’s available. In brick and mortar stores? Online channels? On your social media channels?

You can send a broadcast message to your customer fan base after your product launch presentation and let me know where they can buy your product and services.

Second, you can do a live demo of your product as the above example shows. If it’s very easy to use, you can bring a customer on stage after your product demonstration and ask him or her to try it. It shouldn’t just be a random guy. But by someone who knows the ‘’in and out’’ of your new product or service.

Third,  you may even give free samples of your product or samples to the press and those present and they will share the news with their friends and family.

 

Fourth, if you have a good story to tell about how your product solved a customer’s problem, you can conclude your remarks with that testimonial. If that person is well known, then you can laugh all the way to the bank.

Fifth, you can combine all of the above techniques and your speech will be a hit.

Action Tip/ Homework assignment: Do you want to end with a simple thank you note or wish to end with one or more of the above closing techniques.


CEO End of Year Speech or New Year Message to Employees: How to Easily Write an Inspiring End of Year or New Year Message That Will Motivate Your Staff to Maximum Productivity

 

You are in the right place at the right time if you are the CEO, president, boss, manager or director of your company and are looking for easy to follow ideas to help you…

 

  • Write a motivational New Year message to your employees
  • Write an inspiring end of year or annual message or letter to your staff

 

….plus a whole more ideas you can add into your speech so your employees can be inspired to work even harder

 

There’s no doubt that the work of a CEO is pretty hectic and stressful. There are a lot of responsibilities that go with being the boss of your firm or organization.

From working long hours as the head of your firm, to directing and implementing the vision of the corporation, to directing profitability to communicating with the board and being there for your employees, you have a lot of burdens on your shoulder.

 

On top of all that, you have a family that looks up to you and if you don’t strike the right balance, you can lose your sanity! So, it’s only appropriate that at the end of every year, you wind down with your family and friends and prepare for the next one.

 

All too soon, another year is here with us and I would like to wish you a blessed new year! You and your team have worked so hard and may this year be a year of success in your career. May you land on big projects and deliver them successfully. Have a wonderful New Year ahead!

 

Well, since you are the source of inspiration to your team, you have to start the New Year on the right note by delivering a CEO New Year message that will inspire them to their fullest potential so you can be praised for a great job done.

 

You would love every bit of that right? Of course, that depends on what you say in your new year’s CEO speech or letter. I know you give one every year and that’s okay. But this particular one should be unique from every other word you’ve ever uttered.

 

How then would you make a stirring New Year speech or message that incorporates your organization’s strategy and vision for the New Year?

 

It’s actually simple. It begins by first studying very brilliant examples and watching videos that propelled a firm to achieve their set targets in a given year.  You have to because such video clips have lots of insights and ideas that you can weave into your own speech.

 

First and foremost, let’s look at this video by Stephan Sturm, CEO of Fresenius Stephan delivered this speech at the height of the covid-19 pandemic. He talked about the challenges the global health pandemic wrought in his industry and what his team did to meet the challenges head on in that same year.

 

CEO New Year Speech or End of Year Message to Employees #1: Video

 

Here you go:

 

 

 

In the next video, Alan J Balch, CEO of Patient Advocate Foundation gives a brief account of what he and his staff achieved together during the height of the global pandemic and what he anticipates would happen the following year.

 

CEO End of Year Message to Staff or New Year Message #2: Video

 

Here you go:

 

 

 

That’s not all. Let’s look at this one too by Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah AO, the founder and chairman of the Subway group. 

 

 

There’s a reason I included this example. If you really want to make your message visually aesthetic, then I recommend that you re-watch that clip for great ideas about how you can make your message very unique.

 

Did you know that these can also help you out: CEO end of year speech or message samples or templates? They are useful because they can take the guesswork out of writing a motivational CEO end of year or New Year message since it contains several insights you can blend into your speech.

 

Let’s quickly look at these two. Afterward, I will break down the second example down bit by bit with a view to sharing valuable lessons you can use to write a very inspiring New Year or End of Year CEO or director speech.

 

If you are pressed for time, then please head right to the second example because that’s where you can find my analysis.

 

CEO End of Year Message/New Year Speech to Employees: Example #1

 

First, let’s start with the New Year message of President and CEO of Tighe & Bond, Bob Belitz.

Here you go:

As we enter 2022, we’re taking a moment to reflect on this past year, but more importantly, we are looking forward to where we are headed as a firm. Our work environment continued to be unpredictable in 2021, with COVID-19 impacting how we work, the needs of our clients, and priorities for our staff.

 

While many facets of the workplace seem to have changed permanently, many tenets of our business remain unchanged. In the face of these uncertainties, we continued to grow and expand our capabilities to serve our clients and deliver quality projects, build out our systems and processes, and invest in the people of our employee-owned organization. A successful business model needs to continue to adapt, and we are ready as we enter the New Year.

 

 

Reinforcing Our Commitment to Our Vision

While the unique circumstances of the past two years have certainly influenced our approach to day-to-day operations, it has not changed our overall goal of developing strategies and initiatives in support of our vision of “Choice employer. Choice consultant. Choice investment.” This vision captures our goals of being a great place to work, a trusted advisor to our clients, and a firm where employee-owners want to invest both their time and capital.

 

An organization’s core values are always incredibly important, but more so than ever given the ever-changing work environment. 

 

We retain our steadfast devotion to our core values of integrity, excellence, reliability, safety, commitment, and respect. These values continue to emphasize our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

 

 

This is an incredibly exciting time to be part of our industry. The stimulus funds available at all levels of government will provide unprecedented opportunity for our public clients to invest in and upgrade their infrastructure.

 

To support those needs, we will continue to invest in our strategic expansion across the Northeast and by delivering innovative and full-service solutions to holistically address clients’ needs through our Whole Asset Approach. Our twelve offices across the Northeast and staff of close to 450 employees allow us to offer broad expertise in a regional service model.

 

Giving Back

 

Giving back through our “Make a Difference” program is always at the heart of our firm. Our employees understand the needs of our communities more than ever during these uncertain times. Our team continued to volunteer for numerous organizations; whether it was participating in environmental cleanups, helping food delivery organizations, mentoring kids in STEM programs, or aiding frontline workers at local hospitals, our employees continue to step up in times of need.

 

A Note of Appreciation

 

I would like to acknowledge and thank all of our clients and business partners for their support and trust in our company. I would also like to extend my deepest appreciation to Tighe & Bond’s exceptional staff.

 

Thank you for exemplifying our core values and producing the high-quality work our clients expect. Our success is due to both our clients and the commitment and talent of our dedicated staff. We look forward to the New Year and the future, together.

 

 

CEO End of Year Message/New Year Speech to Employees: Example #2

 

This second example was delivered this year by CEO of Pharos System International: Kevin Pickhardt 

Here you go:

 

I wish a very Happy New Year to all of our partners, customers and friends on this first month of 2022!

As one year welcomes the next, millions of people are taking this time to reflect on the past year to assess what was and to envision the year ahead to make choices on what can be. So, I take this moment to share some of my thoughts with you.

Most anyone would describe 2021 as anything but a normal year. I heard one commentator referring to this past year as a ‘lost year’, but I believe 2021 challenged us to be more alive and more aware than most years.

 

With so many unknowns between the pandemic, the impact of social distancing on work and life, the challenges of global supply shortages, the impacts of fires and natural disasters, unprecedented cybersecurity threats, and so much more sent our way, it is easy to feel lost and destabilized.

 

However, the challenge to each of us has not changed. Each and every year, and each and every minute, our challenges are the same – to grow in resilience as individuals and a society. That is, to accept whatever life presents us and expand our ability to respond in the healthiest way possible.

 

I believe this is what it means to be human, to live a good and meaningful life. Any living being, individual, organization or society measures its health by its ability to adapt. Witness the adaptation of the virus to find ever new ways to accelerate its growth.

 

We are no different, needing to assess the world as it is and choose actions that accelerate growth. This is why 2021 presented us so many opportunities to be more alive and more human than most years. It asked us to become more alert to changes around us and more adept at choosing healthy responses.

 

This is true for Pharos as well and how we serve in the world. While our customers’ fundamental needs changed little this past year – they still needed to create environments in which employees can work effectively and efficiently from wherever they may be, optimize the use of assets (the most valuable of which is time), and ensure a secure and safe work environment for their employees and customers they serve – the way those needs present themselves changed considerably.

 

The new hybrid workforce (working from home, the coffee shop and elsewhere) has become a longer-term reality, not the blip we once anticipated. This accelerated digital and cloud transformation from a vision of the future to today’s reality. Zero infrastructure and zero trust networks are becoming widespread – even mandatory in the Federal Government. There is more pressure than ever to act and adapt quickly and decisively.

 

In 2021, Pharos worked to support our customers facing these challenges. We significantly increased our investment in our safe, zero trust, global cloud printing infrastructure, enabling our customers to serve their end users better while reducing the time and cost burden on IT to manage the growing complexities of the new hybrid reality.

 

We welcomed more clients to our cloud printing platform than in any other year, improving their employee experience and saving them time and money. We adapted our technologies to be zero touch so that employees can feel safe in shared workspaces. We developed a corporate at-home printing solution that can simplify remote printing without losing the security and tracking required in today’s cyber-threatened workplaces.

 

In short, we listened to the new problems that our clients are experiencing, and we adapted our services and technologies to meet them.

In a time of significant reductions in office printing, we experienced a strong year of growth serving our current clients. Printing may have declined, but as one client put it, printing remained a ‘dial-tone’ service that must be supplied to workers – even if in ever new ways.

 

Even as the omicron variant of COVID threatens renewed closures and worker shortages as we begin 2022, it also may usher in a final, and less severe, wave of infection. We will adapt – because that is what healthy species do.

I look into the coming days with great optimism – because I look at the people around me, my Pharos colleagues, and those of you we serve and I see the hills we have climbed together. I know that there is no mountain too high for those committed to climb it.

 

Thank you for the faith you show in Pharos, and the choices you have made to make us part of your journey. We will, in 2022, strive every day to earn the great honor you do us by being a part of our journey. We wish you health, happiness, faith, and resilience in this New Year!

 

Now, I am going to comment on this next sample extensively, so please take note of my comments carefully as you study it.

 

You may come along with your pen and note pad or journal to jot down ideas that you think resonate with you.

Please take note of this before you even think of jotting something down. Your first have to decide if you want your message to be delivered as a letter, email, or in the form of a speech presented right in front of a camera.

 

That will form the basis by which you write your message. If you look at both examples(1&2) above, you will notice all CEO end of year messages/new year speeches begin with notes of gratitude.

 

You have other diligent employees who helped you achieve your annual goals and objectives.

So, you should always start by writing down a small thank you note. It could be a general note to your employees, clients or customers, sales team as well as the board of directors. Unfortunately, the opening remarks of most speeches are very boring and uninspiring.  Yours should be an exception.

 

Just consider how receptive your message would be if you start this way:  

 

I once read this funny quote that made me smile. It says that an organization is like a tree full of monkeys, all on different limbs at different levels. Some monkeys are climbing up, some down and others doing their own thing. But at the end of the day, they come together against the forces of nature.

We all are like monkeys of some sorts because we play different roles in this firm. But what matters most at the end of it all is when we come together to achieve our goals.

Last year, we came together like those monkeys when we were hit by the global pandemic and I would like you thank you and your family for their love and support. I have gotten heartwarming letters from your kith and kin expressing their delight that you are here with us.

I’d like to read one of them to you. It’s from Martha. She’s the wife of the guy in the accounting department. The man you have nicknamed Blazing Fire…That sounds cool, right?

 

That’s how a funny CEO started his New Year message. Did you notice how different this introduction is from all the other ones you’ve likely heard or read? I wish more CEO speeches could be this hilarious and heartfelt. That’s not the only to start on a bright note.

 

Those videos and these ones have several ideas you can learn from.

 

Your writing assignment/homework assignment: What words of gratitude do you want to tell your staff and employees?

 

Okay….we’re not done yet. Let’s move on to another part of the speech: the body of your presentation. Please read this extract carefully.  

 

As one year welcomes the next, millions of people are taking this time to reflect on the past year to assess what was and to envision the year ahead to make choices on what can be. So, I take this moment to share some of my thoughts with you.

Most anyone would describe 2021 as anything but a normal year. I heard one commentator referring to this past year as a ‘lost year’, but I believe 2021 challenged us to be more alive and more aware than most years.

 

With so many unknowns between the pandemic, the impact of social distancing on work and life, the challenges of global supply shortages, the impacts of fires and natural disasters, unprecedented cybersecurity threats, and so much more sent our way, it is easy to feel lost and destabilized.

 

However, the challenge to each of us has not changed. Each and every year, and each and every minute, our challenges are the same – to grow in resilience as individuals and a society. That is, to accept whatever life presents us and expand our ability to respond in the healthiest way possible.

I believe this is what it means to be human, to live a good and meaningful life. Any living being, individual, organization or society measures its health by its ability to adapt. Witness the adaptation of the virus to find ever new ways to accelerate its growth. We are no different, needing to assess the world as it is and choose actions that accelerate growth.

 

This is why 2021 presented us so many opportunities to be more alive and more human than most years. It asked us to become more alert to changes around us and more adept at choosing healthy responses.

 

This is true for Pharos as well and how we serve in the world. While our customers’ fundamental needs changed little this past year – they still needed to create environments in which employees can work effectively and efficiently from wherever they may be, optimize the use of assets (the most valuable of which is time), and ensure a secure and safe work environment for their employees and customers they serve – the way those needs present themselves changed considerably.

 

The new hybrid workforce (working from home, the coffee shop and elsewhere) has become a longer-term reality, not the blip we once anticipated. This accelerated digital and cloud transformation from a vision of the future to today’s reality. Zero infrastructure and zero trust networks are becoming widespread – even mandatory in the Federal Government. There is more pressure than ever to act and adapt quickly and decisively.

 

In 2021, Pharos worked to support our customers facing these challenges. We significantly increased our investment in our safe, zero trust, global cloud printing infrastructure, enabling our customers to serve their end users better while reducing the time and cost burden on IT to manage the growing complexities of the new hybrid reality. We welcomed more clients to our cloud printing platform than in any other year, improving their employee experience and saving them time and money.

 

We adapted our technologies to be zero touch so that employees can feel safe in shared workspaces. We developed a corporate at-home printing solution that can simplify remote printing without losing the security and tracking required in today’s cyber-threatened workplaces. In short, we listened to the new problems that our clients are experiencing, and we adapted our services and technologies to meet them.

 

In a time of significant reductions in office printing, we experienced a strong year of growth serving our current clients. Printing may have declined, but as one client put it, printing remained a ‘dial-tone’ service that must be supplied to workers – even if in ever new ways.

 

Even as the omicron variant of COVID threatens renewed closures and worker shortages as we begin 2022, it also may usher in a final, and less severe, wave of infection. We will adapt – because that is what healthy species do. I look into the coming days with great optimism – because I look at the people around me, my Pharos colleagues, and those of you we serve and I see the hills we have climbed together. I know that there is no mountain too high for those committed to climb it.

 

Thank you for the faith you show in Pharos, and the choices you have made to make us part of your journey. We will, in 2022, strive every day to earn the great honor you do us by being a part of our journey.

 

Comments/Take home points/writing ideas:

First, let’s take a look a look at this extract once more.

 

#1

 

 

If you compare the words above with the opening remarks, you will realize that it marks a gradual shift from what happened the previous year into the new one.

 

The speaker then goes on to reflect on events that have transpired in that year and how his company thrived in a very turbulent year. A commentator calls it ‘’a lost year’’

Yes, you might have experienced ‘’a lost year ‘’ but as you know by now, behind every dark cloud is a silver lining. So, get to work by first creating a basic outline for your New Year address from which you will create the content of your message.  

 

Well, you can simply do that by providing answers to the following questions:

  • What were the main highlights of the last year?
  • What stories can you use to embellish the highlighted events of last year?
  • What were the challenges you encountered in the previous year?
  • How did it affect your performance?
  • How did you and your team stem the tide?
  • What are some of the major milestones chalked?
  • And how did it you achieve that?
  • What were its impact on productivity and the overall growth of the business?

 

After you have jot down answers to the above questions, just write a rough draft of your speech. Dwell on the last year briefly before you transition to your New Year message to your employees.

 

Again, you may create a framework for your speech and back up every idea you raise with a story or two that will most likely resonate with your staff on a personal level.

 

I know by now you might be wondering how you can easily come up with great ideas for your speech. Please don’t worry because these ideas can help you express your thoughts in chronological order.

 

Here you go:

 

  • If you have risen through the corporate ranks to be the CEO of your organization, then you have probably listened to several messages delivered by former chief executives of your firm. Was there any one that really inspired you to become a hard worker? If you still can remember this person, write a summary of what he said or what his or her work ethic was like.
  • Then, connect that story to what that means for you and your staff in the New Year. Well, if you can’t remember any of that, you can simply tap into your professional experience and briefly summarize the significance of New Years. For example, you can say, it gives the opportunity to come together as a unified voice, develop new insights, and to

 

Here’s an example to illustrate this fact

…………………………………………

 

  • Again, if you have a very special announcement that will delight your employees and spur them into action right before they get back to work; you can let them know about this. It could be about a new product launch which you are working on, a pay raise or new software that will enhance productivity and efficiency and make work much easier. Remember, your employees are humans after all and they absolutely love surprises. So, if there’s anything groundbreaking, you may use your CEO New Year speech to break the good news.

 

  • You may also add a few motivational quotes to your speech. Here a few quotes you may use though.
  • “What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” —Vern McLellan
  • “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” —Melody Beattie
  • Each day is a new beginning, the chance to do with it what should be done and not to be seen as simply another day to put in time.” –Catherine Pulsifer
  • “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” —Charles Lamb
  • “Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.” —Mandy Hale

 

Action Tip:  Just pick one of those quotes and see if you can carve something out of it. Not too hard as you think.

 

Ok. Let me give this a try.

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Finally, let’s look at the conclusion or closing remarks. Here is a brief excerpt

‘’ We wish you health, happiness, faith, and resilience in this New Year!’’

 

Most bosses consider this part of their New Year the least easier to write because they have become so accustomed to hearing the same lines used by several speakers at the start of a new year.

But what if we go the extra line and substitute that with say a poem or even a song that will inspire your team to work/do their darnest. You can probably end with this poem: Allow Yourself by Catherine Pulsifer



Allow yourself to dream,
And when you do dream big
Allow yourself to learn
And when you do learn all you can

Allow yourself to laugh
And when you do share your laughter
Allow yourself to set goals
And when you do reward yourself as you move forward

Allow yourself to be determined
And when you do you will find you will succeed
Allow yourself to believe in yourself
And when you do you will find self confidence

Allow yourself to lend a helping hand
And when you do a hand will help you.
Allow yourself relaxation
And when you do you will find new ideas.

Allow yourself love
And when you do you will find love in return
Allow yourself to be happy
And when you do you will influence others around you.

Allow yourself to be positive
And when you do life will get easier.

Just imagine how impactful your message would be like if you end with those uplifting lines!


CEO Letter or Message to Your Customers or Clients : How Tongue Tied CEO'S Easily Write Inspiring and Heartfelt Messages To Their Customers

 

Are you the president, CEO, boss, manager or director of your company? And are you looking for proven ideas to help you...

  • Write an inspiring message to your clients or customers?
  • Make the most of CEO message to customers’ samples or templates?
  • Write end of year message or New Year speech to your clients?

 

If you answered yes to all of that, then you are in the right place because this piece will cover everything you need to know about writing a nice message to your customers.

Just give me a few minutes of your time and I will show you how to do just that.

 

Let me ask you this simple question: Do you believe in Harry Gordon Selfridge’s business slogan that the customer is always right? I first heard about this well-known business quote when I first started working as a teacher at a primary school.

 

That was the watchword of the CEO of my school. Here was a guy who had many rich and varied ideas about how to run school like a business and he always drummed home on the need to treat parents with utmost care and respect because they were the lifeblood of the school. He liked to call them his clients or customers.

 

Although we did our darnest to follow his instructions to the letter, we knew instinctively that wasn’t always the case as a few rude parents treated us like doormats.

 

In my opinion, customers are always right. Come to think about it. No matter how annoying they sometimes make us feel, they provide our bread and butter when all is said and done.

 

Stories after stories have revealed that customers love CEO’s who care about them like family. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of Arthur Demoulas or read any story about him?

 

Arthur was a much respected and admired CEO because he loved his employees and customers like his own flesh and blood. He was so much invested into his team’s total wellbeing that when he was kicked out of the company by his employer (Market Basket grocery chain) in 2014) everyone go so angry and vehemently called for his immediate reinstatement. On his return, he wrote this thank you letter to his supporters and customers.

 

Here you go: CEO Thank you letter to customers

 

Here's the full text of Demoulas' thank-you letter:

 

To our family of customers, associates, and business partners,

 

We would like to thank you for your incredible support of Market Basket and your belief and trust in us. We are humbled and grateful for everything you have done and the sacrifices you have made to fight for and preserve our company's business model and reputation.

 

Over the past two months, our fortitude was tested daily, but it was your incredible display of faith and belief in the Market Basket philosophy that constantly gave us strength to persevere. Your actions became an inspiration of hope to people everywhere, and because of this, Market Basket will be back even stronger than ever!

 

To our cherished customers, thank you from all of our associates and business partners for everything you do in support of Market Basket. We are even more dedicated and committed to provide you with "More for Your Dollar" shopping; where value, service, and quality go hand-in-hand.

 

Over the next few weeks, we ask for your patience and understanding as we work together to restock our warehouses and stores with fresh food offerings.

 

To our 25,000 associates who have shown the world what Market Basket is all about, you have our deepest gratitude, respect, and appreciation. Together, we will move forward to strengthen Market Basket's reputation of being a truly great place to shop and work.

To our vendors and business partners, thank you for your support, patience, and commitment to our customers and company. Together we look forward to forging even strong business relationships to best serve our customers.

On behalf of all of us at Market Basket, we want to sincerely thank our customers.

 

Some may say welcome back, but we think it's more fitting to say, Welcome Home! Market Basket is in the people business first, and we look forward to serving you and your families for many years to come. We are customers. We are associates. We are vendors. We are Market Basket!

 

 

With heartfelt gratitude,

Arthur T. Demoulas

 

Wow… that was a short but brilliant piece. I enjoyed every bit of that letter. Well, you may not be as popular as Arthur Demoulas was. But whatever the case is, you have to write letters and messages to your customers from time to time to reassure them that they are the reason for your existence.

 

To express your thoughts clearly and persuasively, there are a few things you should consider before you even jot down your ideas.  First, you should determine the objective of your letter or message so you can figure out what you really want to share with your customers and clients.

 

To do that, you can write down answers to the following questions and use them to create an outline or bullet point.

  • Are you thinking of saying thank you to your customers? Then, you should consider writing a CEO thank you letter as Arthur Demoulas did.
  • Is the company going through hard times like most firms did when covid-19 struck? Then, you have to speedily send out a letter of reassurance that highlights the changes it has brought and how you intend to stem the tide. Remember, such a letter should timely and urgent.
  • Are you about to retire or move to another firm? Then, please send your clients a thoughtful and appreciative CEO farewell or resignation letter or an email.
  • Did you launch a product or start a service, but have to recall it due to health and safety issues its implementation has wrought? Then, you have to issue a thoughtfully worded apology letter and explain why it occurred in the first place. If you can get this in your own handwriting, that would make it sound more heartfelt. If you are pressed for time, you can simply write it in your own scrawl and ask your team to duplicate it for onward distribution.
  • Are you about to end a new year and start a brand new year? Then, it’s not too late to craft an inspiring new year’s message or letter and send it all over
  • Just got employed as a new CEO? Then, it will be fittingly appropriate to send out a letter of introduction to your customer explaining who you are, why you were picked for the job, and what you bring to the table.

 

Having decided on the kind of letter or message you would like to send to your clients, you can then go on to watch a few videos about kind of message you wish to deliver.

 

For example, if you are going to write a CEO New Year speech to your clients, you can do a quick search on youtube.com and watch a few videos on that topic to stimulate your creative abilities.

Here are two great videos that you can watch and learn from. Just take a few minutes to hit the play button and watch them for some cool ideas.

 

Message From CEO to Customer-Video#1

 

 

Message To Client by CEO -Video#2

 

 

Now, I want to show you how you can easily write a persuasive and motivational letter or message to your clients using well-written speech examples. To make this easy to understand, I am going to share these two examples with you.

 

I am going to break the second example down bit by bit so you can figure out what goes into writing a heartfelt letter or message to your customers. If you can’t wait any longer, then please scroll down the page and get your pair of eyes on the second sample.

 

Here’s the first message: CEO letter or message to customer examples

 

While the COVID-19 situation remains dynamic, we have been vigilant in anticipating and overcoming the obstacles it has presented. This is first and foremost a health crisis, and our thoughts go out to those who have been affected, whether directly or indirectly, by the virus in their communities.

 

We have continued to deliver for our customers, without compromising our employees’ safety. At the onset of the crisis, we took action to enable our employees to work from home. We have surveyed our employees and the feedback we received is that they have the necessary tools and technology to remain connected and productive while working from home offices.

 

At this time, we have partially reopened some of our offices, but are taking a cautious and measured approach to having employees return. We continue to monitor our workplaces and add COVID-19 safety measures based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other government organizations. Our goal is to collaboratively ensure our employees, shareholders and those we work with feel safe and secure.

 

There are many uncertainties and we expect to experience unforeseen impacts, but from a financial and operational standpoint Ahtna is on a sound footing, which enables us to face the current circumstances with confidence.

 

Our companies are utilizing the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Paycheck Protection Program and we have withstood this pandemic very well.

 

Our quick response to rapidly changing client needs has opened new doors for our subsidiaries and produced follow on work with current customers. As our customers shifted their focus to addressing COVID-19 issues and preparations, we were there to support them. You can learn about some of our recent COVID-19 support contracts here.

 

Ahtna Engineering recently finished the Ogliuga Island Remedial Investigation and Davis Air Force Base (AFB) Cantonment Area Removal Action work for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). COVID-19 risk mitigation plans were developed for these projects to ensure federal and state compliance and the safety of our employees. The client was impressed with our ability to complete the remote field work on schedule.

 

The Alyeska spring/summer work we do under Ahtna Construction and Primary Products Company has begun without delay after the winter season projects came to a close. All of the June-start projects were approved by the Alyeska executive team and we received several new rivers and flood plains projects. Also approved was the 2020 Mineral and Mining scope that started after weight restrictions were lifted in late May. The additional pipeline work will add to our bottom line and create more work opportunities for our shareholders in the crafts.

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A newly developed partnership with Stantec, Inc. continues to grow and create new opportunities. Stantec is an international professional services company with over 22,000 employees world-wide that provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects.

 

We have been collaborating on COVID-19 contracting opportunities, such as camp construction and support, and we are looking at other government contracts to team together on. Creation of a Mentor/Protégé arrangement with Stantec under the SBA’s 8(a) program is in the works.

 

There are two Ahtna subsidiary companies that have developed relationships with Stantec’s Government Services/Buildings and Infrastructure departments. Stantec has presented their capabilities on cutting edge digital tools to our subsidiaries, including remote sensing, geomatics/laser scanning, remote visualization/communications (virtual reality), and digitizing construction/inspection data.

 

We have learned many valuable lessons over the past few months, and I am incredibly proud of the resilience and flexibility our employees have shown in meeting our business and client needs during these difficult times. When things get hard, the Ahtna team pulls together, and we couldn’t do it without your support. Stay safe and take care of one another.

 

Thank you,

Tom Maloney, Chief Executive Officer

Ahtna Netiye’

 

Now, here’s the second one: Customer Letter or Message to Clients

 

Please note: My analysis or writing ideas are in and they scattered throughout this second example. Please pause and reflect on it as you go through this sample.

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First of all, I hope you are safe and healthy. Given the situation, I felt like writing down my thoughts in a message to all of you. I know, it is raining letters from CEOs and by now your inboxes and newsfeeds are probably flooded.

 

Still, I hope you’ll take some time to read this.

 

I am writing this letter from the seclusion of my own home. To be honest, it is the first time in years that I have been here for more than 24 hours straight. In the meantime, we have surpassed those 24 hours many times. And we know that there are many solitary days to come.

 

Commentary/Writing ideas: As you know by now, there are three parts of every writing piece or essay. Do you have any idea what they are? Ok, they include the introductory address, body, and conclusion.

 

Ok, first things first though. So, let’s start with the introduction or opening remarks.

As a rule of thumb, your letter or message from the CEO to your clients should be heartfelt, personal, and empathetic because your clients are going to receive stack of letters from family and friends and your words should be so engaging that yours occupy a prominent place on their table.

What’s more, if it’s engaging enough, your customer will always look forward to hearing from you.

 

That can only be possible if you strike a friendlier tone and not sound robotic as most CEO letters are known for. That said, you can really personalize your letter by including your customer’s name in the salutation.

Most letters or messages begin like these:

‘’ Dear Customer ‘’

‘’ Hello Cherished customers’’

 

What if you substituted customer with the recipient’s name?

For example…Dear Mike, etc.

 

Still on the introduction. While it’s quite common for most messages to begin with a note of gratitude, it is by no means the only way to start your message.

 

Depending on the context and objective your letter or speech, you may use one or more of the following ideas as starters.

 

First, you can start with a very brief story. Suppose, you are informing your clients about your imminent departure as CEO, you can start this way:

37 years ago, I made a promise to serve your father (who was one of our first customers) and the journey has nothing short of rewarding. We were a very small company then and I remember how hard we used to work as a family knowing that if we are to people like you proud, then, that would depend on how committed we are to your safety and health…..

 

Did you notice how I weaved in that little story and mentioned the customer’s dad? I wonder who wouldn’t like to read such a letter. This particular example used a story too and you can see that here:

‘’ I am writing this letter from the seclusion of my own home. To be honest, it is the first time in years that I have been here for more than 24 hours straight.’’

 

Second, if your company is experiencing some crises like a product or service recall, you can start off on an apologetic note.

Here’s how I will start such a message if I had to recall one of my products.

 

''Hi Mark (do you remember the personalization tip I shared with you? That’s it in action here)

I am very sorry for everything. I am really sorry because I have let you down. For 20 years, you’ve been a valued member of the Ford family and when I learned that you were having problems with your newly purchased car, I bowed my head in shame. Please just put the blame on me. You see, whenever we are done with production, we take it through…''

 

Did you notice how personal the tone is? I am sure you liked it!

 

Third, you can start with a joke to lighten the mood. Yes, I mean a good joke that brings smile on the customers face. You may begin with a nice joke you have ever heard from your own parents, friends or even grandparents.

 

If there’s an inside joke, you can share it if it resonates with the overall theme of your message.

 

Fourth, if you unexpectedly find yourself in a grim situation like Covid 19 , you should quickly send off a letter about what you are doing to keep your employees safe and what that means for the end user.

 

You see, the point of doing things differently is to make sure your message stand out so that your customer always looks forward to hearing from a boss who truly has his or her best interests at heart.

 

Now, let’s get on to the body or content of your letter.

The body or content of your letter is an exposition of the key points you raised in your opening address.

Whatever point or idea you made in this crucial part of your story should highlight the effects of a distress on the customer or the benefits of a product offering.

For example, when Covid 19 hit everyone across the globe like a wrecking ball against a solid wall, Felipe Valdes the CEO of Tiaxa.com had this message for his clients.

’Dear Taixa Customer

As we enter our twelfth week in quarantine, I wanted to reach out to you in these bizarre and unprecedented days that we are living. I hope you and your loved ones are well and staying healthy. At Tiaxa, nothing is more important than the health, safety and continued success of all of our global stakeholders. These include employees, our customers, vendors and shareholders, all of whom we work with on a daily basis.

We have a massive challenge ahead of us, to help in the rebuilding, and make the most of the novel opportunities that arise in times of crisis.

I wanted to let you know that across our offices in Latin America and South East Asia, we continue to be fully operational with our 7×24 support as well as with all the new deployments that are in progress.

We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that there will be no interruption to our service platforms. Our continuity and readiness plans are in action, with our NOC’s in Santiago, Mexico City, Lima and Manila, and our globally distributed data centers. ''

 

Action Tip: To develop the body, you should first create an outline for your message by first writing down bullet points.

 

So, ask yourself this simple question: What message do I intend to deliver and what are the supporting ideas or stories that will go my main message.

 

Ok…that’s not all. Please let’s continue with other parts of the body.

 

It makes you think, doesn’t it? Humans are social animals by nature. We need and crave human contact. I spend my entire day video calling with all my teams and our customers, from the early morning until the evening. Yet, at night, I don’t feel complete.

I need human contact. I need care. I need my community. We all do.

I could talk to you about Corona, about the numbers and how it is impacting life and business. But enough media outlets are already doing that. I would rather talk about what this means for customer experience.

We are all customers, we still need to talk to companies and buy from them, only the way we are doing so at this point has drastically changed. Maybe your customers can't buy from you now, because you've been forced to shut down for safety reasons. Does the engagement stop there?

Given the need for human contact and our communities, we have to reflect on how we interact with customers at this time. People are bound to their houses and a lot of interactions are happening online, via email or by phone. It’s in these moments that as a brand you can make the difference.

 

We are all feeling a bit confused and we live in uncertain times. No one was prepared for this. We belong to generations who never knew real adversity, at least not in the same way as our parents or grandparents did.

 

In scary times we prioritise and process differently, and we have different needs on various different levels. Being aware of this will help organisations to communicate better and to adjust products and services to create the value that customers need right now.

 

A lot of companies are taking initiative to help out in any way they can. Think of Delhaize. Only a few years back this Belgian supermarket chain found itself in an identity crisis. Today, they are supporting their customers in times of need, and they are doing their absolute best to serve a higher purpose in these unusual times. A few examples

 

  • They already had invested in additional convenience services like ordering online, pick-up points at their stores and house deliveries. When all hell broke loose, they encouraged their customers to use those channels as much as possible.
  • They asked their customers to respect a new guideline so elderly people can access their shops first between 8 am and 9 am, as not to mix different age groups in their stores. This reduces the risk of infection and makes sure that elderly people can do their groceries too, without facing empty shelves due to hoarding behaviour.
  • They communicate clearly and often about their supply chain, to put people at ease that there is no need to hoard, not even toilet paper 😉 – as do a lot of other supermarket chainsby the way.
  • They don’t lose focus on their employees and recognise their value. They have limited the number of customers that can access the store at once, so their teams can restock shelves and can maintain a safe distance. They don’t accept cash payments anymore and have installed Plexiglas walls at the counters to keep their cashiers safe.

On top, they have formed an alliance with another big Belgian supermarket chain, Colruyt. Since medical staff and caregivers are working hard, long hours in our hospitals, they often only get to the stores when most of the supplies are already gone. Via this initiative, they will get priority access to the webshops of Delhaize and Colruyt, and the retailers will deliver their groceries for free close to the hospitals.

Another great example is Easyfairs, who is a customer of ours. As a big event organisation, they are struggling as all events are already cancelled at least until summer. So, they thought about how they can facilitate all of their venues and services in times of need in a way that benefits society. They decided to offer their locations to the government in case emergency care facilities need to be set up.

Right now, we’re living in the worst of times. But this also gives us time and space to focus on what matters most, and what we sometimes easily forget: the importance of the human connection.

 

So be the brand that stands out in keeping things human in these times when we need it the most. Listen to your customers, acknowledge their emotions, understand what they need most right now, and ask how you can offer value in tough times.

Don’t think about what your company wants, but about what people need.

Stay strong, and most of all, stay human, stay connected.

I promise you we will do the same.
See, hear and speak to you later.

 

Commentary/Writing ideas: The above is the conclusion which is fairly easy to write. There are several ways to end on a cheerful note no matter what the company is going through. I am happy to share with you a few ways to wrap up on a memorable note.

 

First, you can thank your clients for their love and support and loyalty.

Second, you can present a problem that your product solves and ask your customers to share it with family and friends. You may give incentives to those who do it.

Third, you can ask your customers to get in touch with you or share feedback or even solicit their opinions on what you think it’s the best way forward for your company.


Maid of Honor Wedding Speech: Just Read This Maid Of Honor Speech Sample and You’ll Be Able to Write a Great Wedding Speech for Your Friend or Sister

 

If you are looking for tips and ideas to help you write a lovely maid of honor wedding speech about your friend or sister on her wedding day, then kiss your worries goodbye because in this short piece, I am going to share with you

 

  • How to easily write a heartfelt maid of honor toast for your sister or friend
  • How to use maid of honor speech samples to put together your thoughts into very lovely words
  • What to say and what not to include so you don’t embarrass your sister or best friend
  • What you should say if you are a Christian or a very religious person

…plus a whole lot more like…how long should your maid of honor wedding speech be?

 

Let’s Start With This One

 

No matter how many times you have been asked by your friend or sister to be her maid of honor can be a truly exciting and magical experience.

 

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Nevertheless, it can be very tasking endeavor if you really put your whole heart and soul into helping the bride plan a memorable wedding.

 

From making sure the bridesmaids dresses are ordered in a timely fashion, to planning the wedding reception, to picking a dress that suits the occasion, to giving a speech at the reception, you really have a lot to do.

 

But none of that leaves a favorable impression than standing up in front of your family and friends to talk about your friendship with the bride, telling everyone how much you love her, and wishing her and the groom a lifetime of happiness.

 

To make the writing process fairly easy, you first have to pick ideas from well-written maid of honor speech samples.

 

So, let’s look at two examples right away. Afterward, we will break down the second example bit by bit and glean useful tips and ideas from it so we can use what we'll learn to write a beautiful maid of honor wedding toast.

 

Are you ready to come along with me? Ok, let’s start.

 

Here you go:

Maid Of Honor Speech Sample/ Example For A Sister

 

I would like to thank Wedding Forward for sharing this example.

 

Hello there, everyone. I’m Wendi, the maid of honor and sister of the bride. Being a sister grants me special privileges, like allowance to call Elizabeth ‘Liz’, which I’ve been doing forever and can’t bring myself to stop now. As I’ve known Liz her entire life, I wanted to say a few words on her and Dillan’s special day.

 

It’s amazing that Liz and I survived childhood. Yes, we often fought like cats and dogs, putting our parents through a bit of grief. But even when we got along, we were apt to find ourselves in trouble. Like the time I tried to teach Liz to ride a bike… sorry about that sprained arm, sister. Or when we’d squeeze ourselves into the dryer, or jump from the balcony onto a pile of pillows, or make those delicious mud pies… topped with poison berries we found in the shrubs.

 

Write a maid of honor wedding speech

 

I even used to take advantage of Liz’s giving nature, and ask her to walk to pick me up a Blizzard from the Dairy Queen two miles away. Which she totally did. Thanks, sis.

 

We made it through childhood alive. Since Liz is my little sister though, it was hard to see her as an adult for a long time. In fact, I remember the day she stopped being a kid in my eyes, and it was a lot more recently than you might think. Back when both of us lived in Seattle, I was working at a Starbucks inside a grocery store, and Liz was training to be an EMT.

 

 

 

She used to come in and joke with me and order drinks – wait no, she only ordered one drink, a triple-grande-nonfat-vanilla-latte — before her shift started. Those days sort of blend together (not unlike her latte) in a montage of goofiness, with one exception: the day we heard a commotion at one of the checkout stands.

 

Liz ran over to the line to see what was going on. She ran back and asked me for a cup of water, which I gave her, and then she scurried away. She ran back and asked me for a piece of candy, which I gave her, and then she scurried away again. Liz came back again and asked if I could call her work to tell them she’d be late, and she scurried away again. I called her boss and said, “Liz is going to be late, she’s saving someone right now.”

 

Which was totally true. Liz was in the middle of making sure a pregnant woman who had fainted was okay. She eventually came and picked up her triple-grande-nonfat-vanilla-latte and went off to work. After Liz left, the manager of the store came over to me, and told me, “Please thank your sister for me. That was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.”

 

At that moment I realized Liz was not just my sister, and no longer a kid. Liz was – and is – someone who can help people in the most scary of times. She can stop everything, stay calm, and save the day. Liz is a superhero.

 

And I know Liz is bringing her superhero powers to her marriage, too. She’s bringing her eagerness to make others happy. Her aptitude for sharing. Her sense of humor. Her naturally kind disposition. And most of all, her ability to love with her whole heart, selflessly and for the benefit of everyone around her.

 

Liz, I know Dillan is going to make you so happy, and I know in return you’ll do the same for him. I love you both and wish you all the best in your long lives together.

To the happy couple!

 

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Maid of Honor Speech Sample/ Example for a Friend

 

I would like to thank Vow Muse for sharing this example.

 

If you haven’t had the chance to meet me yet, my name is Maggie. Martha and I have been best friends for about 10 years. We met in high school gym class, and we couldn’t stand each other at first. As you can see, things eventually changed for the better.

 

When she first asked me to be her Maid of Honor I felt flattered. But as the big day approached, she also told me to give a speech and a toast. I’m kind of the shy type and tried my best to get out of it. But, as Dan can tell you, it’s almost impossible to tell my friend No and get away with it.

 

I never had a friend like Martha. But she has been like a sister to me for all these years. We have similar tastes, we like similar clothes… I knew Martha had found the one when Dan walked into her life. Well, I’m fine with that – she saw him first!

 

Actually, you could see that it was love at first, second, and third sight. He is her Prince Charming and it seems to me he gives her all she needs – a strong arm, a sympathetic ear, and his credit card.

 

I can’t imagine anyone else but him to be her one and only. They say that anyone can be passionate, but it takes a real pair of lovers to be silly. Well, together, Martha and Dan are two of the goofiest people I know.

 

For many years, they have been through thick and thin, and have shared many memories. I wanted to tell you both how absolutely spectacular you look today. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better-looking couple. I wish you two all the love and happiness in the world. How blessed you are to celebrate your love on this beautiful day.

 

I know you will have challenges as all relationships do. But you know what’s great about love and relationships and marriages? it is learning to grow together. Caring and sharing, and lots of tenderness. And maybe a bit of patience.

 

I know there are many happy years ahead for you. Let’s all raise our glasses to the bride and groom, and wish them a lifetime of love and happiness!

 

Maid of honor wedding speech samples

 

The Three Main Parts of Your Speech

Having read both pieces, let’s move on by breaking down the first example bit by bit so you can figure out what goes into writing a great maid of honor speech or toast.

 

I don’t know if you have a great memory. But, do you remember what your High School English teacher said about the composition of essays?

 

Do you remember him saying way back in the good old days that essays have three main parts? You seem to be smiling which seems to suggest that you know the answer.

 

If you are having these answers: introduction, body, and conclusion in your mind, then your memory is like the lens of a camera! Congratulations! All speeches (including the ones above) have an introduction, body or outline and a conclusion or ending.

 

 

Let’s First Start With The Introduction

Your introductory remark is also known as the hook. It serves two primary purposes:

  • To engage the wedding guests
  • To set the pace for the rest of your presentation

 

P.S It can help ease nervous tension if you start on the right note.

 

Now, let’s go back and cull excerpts of the introductory remarks of the first example so we can learn a thing or two from it.

 

Here you go:

‘’ If you haven’t had the chance to meet me yet, my name is Maggie. Martha and I have been best friends for about 10 years. We met in high school gym class, and we couldn’t stand each other at first. As you can see, things eventually changed for the better. When she first asked me to be her Maid of Honor I felt flattered. ‘’

 

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I know you can just close your eye and simply come up with this example. But if you look beneath the surface of this write-up, you will realize that all introductions have certain key points that the writer probably overlooked.

 

Do you have any idea what they are? If you scroll back up and read it once more, you will notice these elements running through it:

 

  • Short self-introduction and the maid of honor’s relationship with the bride.

 

But not everything was captured though. It actually goes beyond that.  Maggie could have also added these core components:

 

  1. Thanking everyone for coming.
  2. Mentioning some personalities who have had a tremendous impact on the life of the bride. If you are the bride’s sister, you can use this opportunity to thank people like your own mom and dad and other relatives you know.
  3. Here, you also thank the bride for asking you to be her maid of honor.

 

You might think that’s all there is to the introductory remarks. There’s also another part that captivates and engages the audience. Thus, giving an air of expectation that your maid of honor wedding speech won’t be like the ones they often hear at most wedding venues.

 

Here’s how Maggie wrote hers.

‘’… I have been best friends for about 10 years. We met in high school gym class, and we couldn’t stand each other at first. ‘’

 

I don’t know why this happens. But most maids of honors begin their speeches by stating where they met the bride and how many years they have been friends. That’s pretty standard.

 

But if you want your maid of honor wedding speech to be unique, you should start on a rather different tone. I am happy to share with you a few tips and ideas for starting your maid of honor speech with a bang.

 

First, if you really have a good singing voice, you can start with a parody of a well-known song every can sing along to as these wonderful ladies have done.

 

 

 

 

Second, if you want your opening lines to be hilarious, you may start with a funny story about when and how you became best friends.  

 

You may mention her nickname and explain how she got it if there’s a story about it. Or simply use an joke that you think will make the wedding guests laugh out loud.

 

Third, you can lighten up the atmosphere by trying to learn a few phrases if you have guests coming from another country.

 

For example, if the groom is Spanish and his family is coming from say Spain. Then, you can ask him or even your friend or sister to educate you on how to greet and introduce yourself.

 

If you try this, you will endear yourself to the audience and end up making new friends. You never know what will happen if you are still single and looking for love.

 

Maid of honor speech for a friend

 

Fourth, you can strike a sentimental tone by using a few witty lines about friendship or marriage. Now, I am going to share with you some touching quotes you can use and how you can easily use any of them to write something sappy.

 

Quotes For A Friend

  1. ’’Anything is possible when you have the right friend to support you ‘’- Dan Jean
  2. A friend is someone who overlooks your broken and admires the flowers in your garden
  3. “Don’t make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up.” — Thomas J. Watson

 

Quotes for a Sister

  1. A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves—a special kind of double.”
    —Toni Morrison
  2. “I’m the big sister. I want to make sure she has everything, even if I don’t have anything. It’s hard. I love her too much. That’s what counts.”
    —Venus Williams
  3. “Sisters make the best friends in the world.”
    —Marilyn Monroe

 

Let’s see how to use quote the first quote to write a very brief example.

’’Anything is possible when you have the right friend to support you ‘’- Dan Jean

 

Here you go:

 

I once read a quote that says that anything is possible when you have the right friend to support you. I got to understand that better when I met Emily a decade ago when we were both High School students.

 

Fifth, if you are from a strict religious home or are a Christian, you can start with a prayer before you deliver your speech.

 

Now, let’s move to the next part of your delivery:

How to Write the Body or Outline of Your Maid of Honor Speech for Your Sister or Friend

 

As you know, the body is the easiest part of your wedding speech to compose. But I am always appalled when I have to review speeches and see great ideas scattered all over the place.

Do you know why this always happens? It’s because most speech-givers have an idea of what to say. But not what to exclude.

 

To make sure your ideas flow well , you should have a plan and stick to that plan from the start to the end.

How then do you craft a plan to guide you along every step of the way?

You may decide to bring clarity to your words by using one or more of the following ideas or techniques.

 

  1. Do you want to write a little story about your friendship with the bride all these years?

 

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If so, then please write down the highlights of your friendship.

  • Talk about where you first met her. If you are older sister or even a sister, you can mention how you felt when your sister came into your life.
  • Mention how you met her
  • State what drew the maid of honor to your side for the very first time. If you are a sister, you can bring out the influence she’s had on your life.
  • Again, mention how your friendship began to develop. If you are a sister, you can share things you have in common and how that deepened your love for each other.
  • You may mention any misunderstandings or differences you have had and how it was resolved. If she’s the peace maker, you can mention and state why that’s a plus for her going into the marriage.

 

If you choose to share anecdotes about your sister or friend, then you should write about the groom. If you don’t know the groom very well, just express your delight that he’s taking her to be a wife.

 

If you know him like the back of your hand, then you can add these details to your maid of honor wedding toast.

  • How you met him?
  • Your first impression of him
  • How you have seen their friendship blossom over the years?
  • State his beautiful traits and pick out the good ones that you think will make him a great husband and dad. If you are a sister, you can thank him for marrying your beloved sister and welcome him into your family.
  • You may also touch on how they complement each other.

 

This is what I want you to right now. Please jot down ideas about the groom or your brother-in-law and the bride using the tips I just shared with you.

 

You may write as many stories you can possibly remember about the couple. Then, pick the most interesting ones and use them to write a rough first draft.

 

Now, let’s look at

How to Write Ending of a Maid of Honor Speech Toast

 

It’s not uncommon for the overwhelming majority of wedding speakers to toast the couple. There is nothing wrong with that of course.  But if you want to make your speech every enjoyable, then you should try to come up with new ways of wrapping up.

 

Well, here are some proven but rarely used tips you can use to climax your speech.

 

First, you can gift the bride and groom a unique and heartfelt gift. What can you give the couple that will make them remember your kindness for years to come? You better give this a second thought and  give it a try.

 

Second, you can also conclude with a quote. Quotes like the one below can be a perfect ending to a very lovely maid of honor toast.

‘’ I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

Maid of honor speech for my sister

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Mother of the Bride Speech: Just See This Mother of the Bride Speech Sample and You’ll be a Step Away from Writing a Heartwarming Toast for Your Daughter and Son-In-Law

 

Is your adorable daughter’s wedding around the corner? And are you wondering about what to say? If so, please stick around and I will show you:

  • How to write a beautiful wedding toast for your daughter and the groom
  • What to say and what not to say on your daughter’s wedding day
  • How to use mother of the bride speech samples or templates to put together your thoughts and emotions into beautiful words

 

…plus a whole lot more ideas and tips you can borrow and use for your presentation.

 

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Being a mother of the bride can be very tiring experience, particularly if you are single parent or mom.

From being there for your daughter in good times and bad, to helping her plan for her wedding,  to choosing the right wedding dress to wear , your duties never seems to come to an end.

 

Nothing Can Compare To This

 

But none of that can compare to the joy of standing up in front of your family and friends to express your love  and admiration for your daughter and the groom, how your own journey has been like as a mom, and what you wishes for the couple are as they start the roller-coaster ride of marriage together.

 

In spite of it being an honor and privilege to say a few words about your precious baby girl, most mothers cower with fear when they have to deliver a heartfelt mother of the bride wedding speech.

 

For fear of embarrassing their daughters, some mothers decide to skip it altogether. Others are forced to do it but are really scared to death whenever they imagine what to say.

 

Mother of the bride speech sample

 

I can still remember this mother of the bride who asked for help with her speech. She was so excited about the prospect of making her daughter proud with her wedding speech until she wrote back to tell me she couldn’t handle it anymore because the mere thought of making a toast made her heart miss several beats.  I felt so sorry for this poor woman!

 

But other nervous ones have been very successful in spite of their dilemma. Take the case of  Donna who wrote this hilarious and sentimental mother of the bride speech.

 

What she said is what all mothers should aspire to make on the wedding day.  Well, I am going to share her words with you.  After that, we will break it down bit by bit so you can figure out how to easily express the deepest sentiments of your heart on her big day.

 

Here you go:

Mother of the Bride Wedding Speech Sample

 

Hello everyone. My name is Donna and I’m Amanda’s mother.

As most of you know, my daughter lost her dad at age 13. I can’t think of a more terrible time to lose your father. But I feel privileged to have gotten to raise her since then, to love her with my whole heart, and to stand with her today as she marries her prince, Peter.

 

When she was little, she loved puppies. She had a dog that was crate trained and Amanda would take her pillow and her blanket and crawl into the crate, claiming it as her bed. The poor dog had no clue what to do, get into the crate with her or not.

 

As a teenager she was very shy and quiet, of course that is the time that she lost her dad.  But she found comfort in the violin and her drawings. She created beauty from pain. That has always been her gift. She later developed an appreciation for doing hair and make-up and is pursuing that dream now.

 

Amanda, you are quite talented but I’m glad you didn’t give yourself any scars or boils on your face today. You look beautiful! 

 

I have to take a moment to say thank you to her step dad and my husband Charles, as well as Destiny’s Uncle Corey and her other grandparents: Mima and Papa. It was their love that sustained Amanda along with mine during the tough years.

 

Amanda, I know that your dad is looking down on you today filled with the same pride and joy that I have always felt with you. He is your guardian angel, and I’m sure he’s so happy you found the one who completes you.

 

Peter, you are a good man who has taught Destiny to love and to trust in a way that she has never done before. I know you will see this as the gift it is and cherish her heart forever.

 

My advice to the two of you is as you walk through this life cling to one another through the storms and enjoy every rainbow hand in hand. Never go to bed angry. Sounds like a cliche, but it’s true. Don’t hold grudges and always treat each other with respect. Love each other with all your hearts and have a happy life. When you decide to start a family,  that love for each other will be the key to raising children who will grow to know love too.

 

 

Peter and Amanda, your love is forever and a lifetime. Share every fear, every dream, every milestone together. Because now each other’s dreams are your dreams. I wish that every single dream you have comes true!

 

God bless you and I wish you nothing but good health, endless love, and prosperity.

 

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Did you enjoy reading it? I enjoyed every bit of it. It’s a very short and sweet speech.

 

Please Don’t Do It This Way

Guess what most mothers do when they spot such an example? They conclude that they can write something close to that if not better. So, they either swipe it or look for similar ones and then start writing.

 

That approach always help if you are a very gifted writer or you happen to be struck with an air of inspiration that fills your mind with great ideas on the fly.

But as you are pretty much aware, not everyone is blessed with the gift of inspiration or words.

 

First and foremost, you have to plan what to say and how to say it with flair and confidence. It’s more like preparing your favorite dish: you have to use the right cooking ingredients to make it taste yummy.

 

Two steps are involved here in the pre-writing process if you really want to fill your mind with many rich ideas.

First, you have to watch a couple of videos. Why should I watch them? That’s a great question! Mother of the bride speech videos can give you an idea of what to say.

 

So, this is what I recommend you right away. Please go grab your journal or notepad and click on the play buttons in each of the video.

As you do, write down ideas, thoughts, and phrases that you think you can work into wedding speech for your daughter.

 

Here you go:

Wedding Speech for My Daughter- Video#1

 

 

Mother of the bride wedding speech-Video#2

 

 

This Is How to Get Great Ideas to Come To You

 

The final step in the pre-writing process has got to do with picking a theme or style of your speech. There are several options to pick from.

But it’s always wise to pick something that resonate best with your demeanor and personality and not based on the latest fad or trend.

 

To choose a style, you should first reflect on these questions?

  • Am I person of few words? Can I make my speech short and sweet?
  • Do I have a soft heart? Will a sentimental mother of the bride speech be my thing?
  • Can I tell a little story about my daughter’s life and let everyone know how proud I am to be her mom?
  • Do people tell me that I am a smart person? If so, can I deliver something witty?
  • Most mother of the bride speeches sound quite similar. But, can I make my toast a little different? Can I make mine dramatic or even a little poetic?
  • Can I make my wedding speech a video- based one?
  • Am I known for my singing prowess? And I can make my speech like a song?
  • Am I a natural funny person? Do I really have what it takes to make a hilarious mother of the bride wedding speech like this one?

 

  • How about doing a joint speech as parents of the bride?
  • Am I talented enough to do bits and pieces of all that I have listed above?

 

Picking one of the above will ensure that you get a direction or purpose for your wedding toast. After you’ve picked the right style for your wedding speech, you start writing your talk.

 

To make the writing process much easier, you should split the task into these three parts:

  • Introductory remarks
  • Body or content of your wedding speech
  • And the concluding remarks

 

First, let’s figure out what goes into writing a great introduction. To do that, it’s best to re-look at excerpts of the above example.

 

Here you go:

‘’ Hello everyone. My name is Donna and I’m Amanda’s mother.

As most of you know, my daughter lost her dad at age 13. I can’t think of a more terrible time to lose your father. But I feel privileged to have gotten to raise her since then,  to love her with my whole heart, and to stand with her today as she marries her prince, Peter. ‘’

 

As you are pretty much aware, the introductory address of any piece should feature one or more of these core components:

  1. Your name and your relationship with the bride and groom as you can see right above
  2. If you are a single mom or your husband is deceased, you may pay a small tribute to him. Once, this proud mom did that and these were her exact words

‘’ This candle that is burning right

beside me is in honor of  Brook’s dad Rex , who is in heaven. Brook, I can tell you that your dad was immensely proud of you.’’

  • You may also use that opportunity to give a special shout-out to family and friends who have had a tremendous impact on your daughter’s life. Can you write the names of such individuals?

 

Ok, let this give you a clue. You can mention

  1. The father of the bride. What other personalities are on your mind? Please put down their names and mention what they have done for you, your family, and the bride.

 

By the way, this is how it was properly captured in our example.

 

‘’ I have to take a moment to say thank you to her step dad and my husband Charles, as well as Amanda’s Uncle Corey and her other grandparents: Mima and Papa. It was their love that sustained Amanda along with mine during the tough years ‘’

 

What to say about your daughter on her wedding day

 

You may not have realized this. But if you scroll up this very page and read the introductory extract once more, you will notice this part of it as well:

‘’ When she was little, Amanda used to love puppies. She had a dog that was crate trained …‘’

 

The underlined words above are the introductory part of the speech we call hook because it draws the wedding guests into the speech itself.  Make it plain and boring and you will lose everyone’s attention. Make it engaging and you will win everyone’s heart.

 

Wondering how to win the hearts of many with a gripping intro? It’s actually simple and I am happy to share a few of those tips with you.

 

How to Write a Great Introduction

 

First, you can dive right into your presentation by sharing a story about when your daughter was only a little girl. Just make sure you pick something memorable.

 

Second, if you are a very emotional person, you can share a few details about what happened before she was born. It could be about several miscarriages you had prior to her birth, prolonged labor in the delivery room, or when the doctors told you that you were never going to have your own baby girl.

 

Third, you can of course make your remarks very funny or hilarious by sharing a little story.  Here’s an example:

‘’ It’s interesting what actually happened

before she was born. When her dad and I

were expecting her, the doctor told us early

on after examining me during one of our

prenatal appointments that I was going to

have a boy.

I dreamed of little girls and, somehow,

whenever I thought of myself with a child, I

always pictured a girl. So I felt crushed and

disappointed and gave up hopes altogether

of raising a little version of me when he said

that.

 

But that wasn’t the case on my due date

when we shockingly discovered that I had a

baby girl, much to my joy!’’

 

Fourth, you can kick-start with a few witty quotes. Here are some quotes you can use to spruce up your opening remarks.

  • "No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom."
  • A daughter is God's way of saying, ‘Thought you could use a lifelong friend.'"
  • " Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you'd be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved."
    - Jojo Moyes, One Plus One
  • "To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow."
    - Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • "The more a daughter knows the details of her mother's life, the stronger the daughter."
    - Anita Diamant, The Red Tent
  • "God couldn't be everywhere so that is why he invented mothers."
    - Diane Keaton as Daphne Wilder, Because I Said So
  • "By the time a woman realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she is wrong."

 

We are going to use the sixth quote: ‘’ God couldn't be everywhere so that is why he invented mothers’’ to write something brief so you get an idea of how to use quotes to write a short intro.

 

Ok, this is how it is done.

When I was growing up, my own mother used to say that couldn't be everywhere so that is why he made mothers. In my child’s mind, I thought God was a mother who is always busy taking care of his numerous children in heaven and have employed mothers as assistants right here on earth.

 

I held onto that for a very long time until I had my first child who’s now grown into the beautiful bride we have before us today.  A few days after I gave birth to Elaine, mom visited us.

 

I remember that she looked me in the eye and said once more that God couldn’t be everywhere so that’s why he’s made you a mom. Just make sure you make him proud.

 

I smiled back at her and said’’ Mom, I pray that you live long to see the kind of woman she grows into.’’ 

That happened 30 years ago. Mom is now 100 years old and she likes to call herself Sweet Sixteen.

 

For those of you who don’t know, Sweet Sixteen is here with us tonight and can you do her a favor by giving her a thunderous clap? She’s been there for us through thick and thin and her words of comfort and encouragement have sustained us all these years.

 

She’s been such a blessing in our lives.  She and dad will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary next weekend! If that is not love, then I don’t know what is. I pray and hope that Elaine and Mike follow in their stead.

 

Did you see how I managed to infuse that quote plus a little bit of humor and even nostalgia into that short description?  Can use any of those quotes to write something short and sweet? You’ll never know until you give it a try.

 

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Now, let’s consider...

How to Put Together Your Random Thoughts into a Very Nice Speech

 

After you have captured your initial feelings in the intro, you have to put together your scattered or random ideas and thoughts into a very touching mother of the bride speech.

 

On the surface, the body seems fairly easy to write.  But I am always amazed whenever I get desperate pleas from mothers who are unable to write their speeches.

 

In most cases, they have something written down. But their thoughts and ideas don’t flow too well and it’s my duty as a mother of the bride speech writer to connect the dots so to speak.

 

If you are stuck or unable to compose this essential part of your toast, then you can follow this simple plan.

 

Divide your writing sheet into these main branches:

  • My daughter’s childhood
  • My daughter’s teen years or adolescence
  • When she became a woman

 

If you are aiming for a narrative piece, then you can write down memories or anecdotes about each developmental stage of her life and pick out stories you are really fond of.

 

Alternatively, you may write a character-based speech and connect it to why you think your daughter will be an amazing wife and mom.

 

Mother of the bride wedding speech examples

 

For example, you can say that she’s loving, compassionate, and a very patient person. For example, you can elaborate on this character trait (patience) with a story about your daughter’s life.

 

Another technique you can use is to tell a simple story about how the couple met and how you have seen their relationship evolve over the years they have been together.

 

Here’s a very short example.

I remember back at the end of

2010, Dan started talking about

a girl named Ellen. When he

came home for Christmas that

year, he was somewhat

saddened that during the school

holiday break, he thought that

he may have potentially lost

her…

 

Now, let’s talk about…

 

How to Write the Ending of Your Mother of the Bride Speech

 

Your concluding remarks are always the easiest part of your speech to jot down.  But I cringe whenever I hear mothers wrap up because most of their conclusions have very similar tones.

 

It’s all too common to hear the endings in the form of a toast or pieces of advice. But I think you should make yours a little different and unique. By the way, here are some tried and tested ideas you can use to end up on a memorable note.

 

First, if you are a Christian or a religious person, you may end with a prayer or blessing before the food is served.  Here are some words you can use.

“May your marriage always bring glory to God, joy to one another and blessings to your family for many generations to come. May love and laughter fill your hearts and your home for all at the days of your lives. May you face every challenge hand-in-hand and side-by-side knowing that with God’s grace, you’ll conquer all obstacles together. May the world be forever a better place because the two of you fell in love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

 

How about this one from Numbers 6: 24-26

24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” ’

 

 

Second, if you are great singer, you can end it by singing a powerful love song about newlyweds or married couple. Here’s one of them

 

 

 

Third, you can end with a few quotes about marriage or even give them a gift as a token of their special love. For instance, you can write a short advice and frame it and gift it to them.

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Father of the Groom Speech or Toast: Here’s A Really Simple Recipe for Giving a Great Father of The Groom Wedding Speech Even If You Are at Loss for Words

 

Are you feeling overwhelming by how to make a memorable and brilliant father of the groom speech that will make your son so proud of you?

 

Just take it easy because in this post, I am going to share with you tips and ideas about…

  • How to easily write and deliver a father of the groom speech

 

  • How to get ideas for the content of your wedding speech for your son
  • What to include and what not say… just say the wrong stuff and you will embarrass yourself and your son

 

  • What to say about your newly minted daughter-in-law and her family

 

...plus a whole lot of questions you have in mind. Questions like how long your toast should be and what to include and what not to say

 

 

Are you ready to start your toast? If so, then go grab your pen and notepad or journal and jot down ideas you feel you can work into your own message as we go through this together.

 

Most people don’t know this. But there is a special kind of love between a father and his son that surpasses any other kind out there.

 

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If you were very lucky to have spent quality time with your son, then you can be sure that your relationship has been very rewarding and enriching.

Please don’t worry if you were always on the road. You even don’t have to scratch your head about that and wonder where time has flown by so fast.

 

I think you did your best as you worked so hard to provide for the family and I am sure if you could turn back the hands of time, you would have spent every minute with your precious son.

 

Whatever it is, you have to put the past behind you and focus on what you wish to say about your son and daughter-in-law at the wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, or even at the engagement party.

 

So, that leads me to this question on the minds of most fathers of grooms: What does the father of the groom say in his wedding speech?

 

That’s a great question to ask. In the next few lines, I am going to walk you through everything you need to know about writing one of the best ever father of the groom toast or speech.

 

That can only be possible if we first study one of the best father of the groom speech samples/examples so that we can use that as a template to come up with great tips and ideas for a sweet wedding speech for your son.

 

What should the father of the groom say and not say

 

So, without further ado, let’s open our books and study this example with an open mind. 

 

Here you go:

 

Father of the Groom Wedding Speech Sample/ Example

 

Good evening and welcome everyone. Thank you so much for getting together today to celebrate Mary and Mike’s special day.

 

Of course I realize after the last year and a half, it wasn’t hard to convince you to come out all dressed up for any event...but still we are all excited that you are here.

 

What I’m trying to say is, if you really care about someone, the best gift you can give them is your time. You all have come from so far to grace this beautiful occasion and we are highly indebted to a few individuals who helped raise our son.

 

First, let me thank my wife and his mom for all she has done for Mike over the years.  He is truly a mommas boy but that’s a great thing when you look at how she taught him the value of hard work and dedication to excellence and belief that he can achieve his goals.

 

A big thank you goes to Brenda’s sister Diana for giving our family and Mike all those amazing times at Big Bear and the free lift tickets at Snow Summit. All those years of fun times with family in the mountains, have helped to shape Mike into the adventure seeking person he is today.

 

Before Mike was born, Brenda and I didn’t know what to expect but all I know is life as we knew it wasn’t going to exist any longer.

 

We were a bit nervous. I mean we had practiced with a fur baby, a dog named Scratchy, but we knew a baby was going to be much harder. 

 

What made it even more jittery was the fact that we didn’t know if our new arrival was a boy or girl and there were about 15 people at the hospital eagerly waiting to hear news of our baby’s arrival.

 

Finally, the tense waiting period was over and when word got out that we had a baby boy, everyone exploded into wild jubilation.

 

As new parents, we were up for anything but as a baby Mike was colicky and cried for about 6 hours straight each night. We got through that stage and even had another child who turned out to be an easy baby. She was our reward for all those sleepless nights with Mike.

 

When Mike was in middle school, he joined the surf club and I volunteered to drive him to the beach in the morning and could not believe how excited he was for surfing at 4:30.

 

He was always very good at school and sports like soccer and baseball and played a lot with kids in the neighborhood like Craig and Mark who are groomsmen today. He was also on varsity golf and varsity water polo in high school. We have always been very proud of him.

 

 

Nonetheless, I’ve always admired Mike’s bravery to explore new experiences and an opportunity to participate in Kmart commercial, directed by Spike Lee when Mike was in the 7th grade. What an experience this was and I saw him grow in confidence.

 

 

That growing sense of confidence plus his competitive spirit propelled him to work hard in school to get top grades and achieve his dream of becoming a doctor. 

 

A testament to his dedication to hard work and belief he can achieve his goals from Brenda.  I remember once when he was 8 years old, he was playing baseball and he swung the bat into his own leg. He started jumping around like someone had hit his funny bone. His mom just kept yelling “You can do it!” He went back up to the plate and hit the ball. That is the magic of my wife.

 

 

It’s such a heartfelt blessing to see Mike grow up from that a little kid to an absolutely wonderful man that we see before us today.

 

Through the ups and downs and in between, Mike has been a tremendous source of blessing and inspiration to the family and others.

 

Mike is a naturally kind person and always goes out of his way to help me, his mom and sister Amanda.

 

Mike, as parents, we have loved you and stood by you all these years as we strongly believed you that you deserve nothing but true love.

 

But we have always had it in mind someday you will have to spend the rest of your life with the person you cannot live without and she would be so lucky to have you in your life. And I hoped that you would find your own magical, beautiful wife like I did when I met your mom.

 

The more we got to know Mary, the more we felt she was that special one and the more we realized that Mike you are the lucky one to have Mary in your life.

 

She works hard too, and we are so proud of her. She’s studying now to become a pediatric dentist, which is amazing. Mary is caring and compassionate and supportive of Mike.

 

Family is important to her and I feel she will always put family first over herself. She is goal oriented and knows what it is like to sacrifice to achieve them.

  

Mike and Mary, we look forward to watching you both build your lives together in love and harmony. To always put each other first so your love wins in the end. 

 

When you walk on this new path, remember others will join you, like us and Neil and Janie, maybe some kids of your own, friends, and even strangers. But all of us are destined to walk with you only for a short time.

 

So always stick together, walking hand in hand. Don’t let anyone come between you, and you will find yourselves happy for the rest of your lives.

 

Best wishes on this wonderful adventure, as you build your new lives together. There’s an old wedding blessing that says “May you have the love that never ends, lots of money, and lots of friends. Health be yours, whatever you do, and may God send many blessings to you!”

 

Now, please everyone raise your glasses and let’s propose a toast to Mitch and Mika aka Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Anderson! Cheers to the beginning of your forever. We love you both so very much!!

 

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Now, Let’s Start

 

What grade would you give this writer? For me, he did an absolutely brilliant job and I think I would give him an A.

 

Seriously, he captured the main points of what makes a father of the groom speech tick. Believe it or not, it’s not too hard to write something close if not better than that. 

 

Guess what most fathers do when they have to say a few words about their sons? They simply look up a few father of the groom speech examples and use that as a guide to making their endless thoughts flow onto the yawning paper.

 

If you start writing that way, you can run out of ideas unless you are a gifted writer or find your creative muse which is usually not the case.

 

To start and end well without breaking down, you need to have a plan, stick to that plan and work with it until you are done. So, first and foremost, you need to develop the theme or goal or objective of your message. This indicates the direction in which you want your ideas to go.

 

To get the theme of your speech, you should first ask yourself these simple questions:

  • Am I known to be a funny person? And can I really make my wedding toast very funny?
  • Does my tear start flowing when I talk about my children? Should I make a sentimental toast?
  • Doesn’t most father of the groom speeches sound the same at most weddings? And can I make mine a little different and memorable?
  • Am I a very witty person? And should I make my speech in the form of a poem?
  • I am known for my storytelling abilities. Should I simply tell a story about my son and the bride?
  • Do I have a very nice voice? Can I write a short song about the bride and groom and just sing it the way I want to?
  • Am I good enough to pick up bits and pieces of all the speech styles I have just enumerated and make it my own?

 

Now, let me ask you this: Which of the speech styles best resonates with you? Picking one of them helps you stay focused on the goal.

 

Once you have done that, it will help make you less anxious or nervous and then you can delve into the writing process itself.

 

This Is How the Writing Process Starts

 

The writing process begins by watching a few videos about how father of the groom speeches are made. These would give you an idea of what to expect and how to even deliver your speech in a very compelling way.

 

Thankfully, I found these great videos for you to watch and learn from. So, please click on the play buttons, get your notepad or journal and jot down ideas you think would be very helpful in the long run.

 

Here you go:

 

Father of the Groom Speech Example---Video#1

 

 

 

Father of the Groom Speech Sample---Video#2

 

 

Which of the two did you find most interesting? I did enjoy the second presentation.

 

Well, my friend, the wait is finally over.  Let’s now look at…

How to Write an Amazing Father of the Groom Wedding Speech

 

If you scroll up the page and read this sample once more, you will realize that it has three main parts.  Do you know what they are?

 

Ok, let me give you a hint. Your English teacher mentioned that when you are in high school. Ok, let’s go on if you have no clue. They are introduction, body or content of your speech, and the concluding remarks.

 

Let’s begin by looking at how to write your introductory remarks or address. We can cull excerpts of the above example to guide us every step of the way.

 

Here you go, man.

‘’ Good evening and welcome everyone. Thank you so much for getting together today to celebrate Mike and Mary’s special day.

 

Of course I realize after the last year and a half, it wasn’t hard to convince you to come out all dressed up for any event...but still we are all excited that you are here…

First, let me thank my wife and his mom for all she has done for Mike over the years. 

 

He is truly a momma’s boy but that’s a great thing when you look at how she taught him the value of hard work and dedication to excellence and belief that he can achieve his goals… Before Mike was born, Brenda and I didn’t know what to expect but all I know is life as we knew it wasn’t going to exist any longer. ‘’

 

Did you see those bolded words?  I have plans to use them soon as possible. So, please watch out for them in the course of this study.

 

Well, what can you say about that whole extract? If you take a look at it once again, you will realize that it basically consists of a short-self introduction, greetings or salutation, his relationship with the bride and groom, and expression of gratitude.

 

Wedding toast by father of the groom examples

 

Writing this aspect of your speech is fairly easy. But you should make sure it takes care of every person you wish to say thank you to.

 

Personalities like:

  • Your wife and the mother of the groom
  • His uncles and aunts
  • His teachers and other figures who have helped shape him into the person he is today
  • His grandparents…..if they are not alive, you can simply say: ‘’ They are not physically around. But I know they are here with us in spirits and feel so proud of who their grandson has become’’
  • You can also mention the parents of the bride and thank them for welcoming your son into their family with open arms
  • You may as well thank the event planners and everyone who helped plan the wedding.

 

Let me add this side note: If you are very close with the groom and you’ve been asked to be the best man at your son’s wedding, you can do things a little differently by thanking him, saying how honored you are that he picked you, and you may go on to tell a little story about when you first served as a best man.

 

If there is a funny side of it, then you will be the one everyone will be rooting you even before you say something about your son at his wedding rehearsal dinner, reception, or at the engagement party speech.

 

Now, let’s go back and lift the underlined words we saw in that extract.

 

Here you go:

 ‘’ Before Mike was born, Brenda and I didn’t know what to expect but all I know is life as we knew it wasn’t going to exist any longer. ‘’

 

This sentence is like a movie hook that grabs the viewers’ attention as a reader might expect to find a literary hook in the first chapter or synopsis of a novel. 

 

Right after you have saluted the wedding audience, your opening remarks should do a very good job at making them come along with you from the start to the end of your father of the groom wedding speech.

 

So, how then do you get them to hang onto every word you say? It’s pretty easy you know.

 

Most fathers dive right by starting with a story about their child’s childhood. I think the reason most people follow this route is because that’s what most people are already accustomed to listening to. 

 

However, there are always better ways of opening your speech with a bang. Here are a couple of ways of doing that.

 

First, you can start with a prayer or a simple blessing if you are a Christian or your family is rooted in the faith before you actually deliver your speech.

 

Here’s an example culled from The Love To Know Website:

Dear Lord, we gather in this place in a spirit of celebration and gratitude. Thank you for the blessing of bringing (name) and (name) together in marriage today. We ask you to bless their marriage, their family, and all of their relationships. Help them stay strong in any adversity, and to treasure and protect the joy of marriage.  

 

Second, you can launch into the story by giving a detailed account of what happened before your son was born and what transpired afterwards.  Once again, the bolded sample above illustrates this point.

 

Third, if you are the emotional type of guy, you can possibly start with a story about how you felt when you got married to the groom’s mother and relate that story with your own son’s wedding.

 

Here’s a classic example:

When we were growing up, my dad used to sing this song about how strange love is. I can’t remember who composed that song but dad loved it.

 

I particularly loved the lyrics. But it wasn’t until I got married to my wife in 1985 that I really understood why Johnnie’s grandfather used to hum this song. There are a few lines from that song that still stands out for me though.

Part of it says that if you are lucky, you and your son will find love in the same place. Guess what? My son and his fiancé went to Olen College which is where my wife and I met and started dating in 1989…

 

Fourth,  are you a crooner? Or can you play a musical instrument? If so, you can write a little song about your son’s life and practice singing it and all eyes will be on you. This music video can serve as a shining inspiration.

 

Finally, are you known to be a witty person by family and friends? Then, it’s best to use some good quotes to enrich your wedding toast.

 

Below are a few quotes you may use to sound smart.

  • “A son can change his father from being selfish to selfless.’’- Unknown author
  • “Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.” – Wayne Rooney
  • “I hope I can be as good of a father to my son as my dad was to me.” – Calvin Johnson
  • "Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end."-George Strait
  • "Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, 'Dad' has always been the best."- Ken Norton

 

I think I have showed you several examples to inspire you to come up with your own messages.

 

But can you actually use one of the above quotes to write something engaging?  Ok. I still want to help you out. So, let’s try and use George Strait’s quote to write a short example.

 

"Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end."

 

Here you go:

When I was in college, I read this quote by a wise man that says: Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then. It’s a love without end. I loved that quote so much that I cut it out from my favorite magazine and stuck it to the back of my car because it truly depicted the love my father had for his own children.

 

I remember going back home to visit dad and when he asked me why I had that note stuck to the back of my car , I just looked  him in the eye and told him that it was a reminder of how blessed and proud we were to have him in our lives.

 

That brought him to tears and I remember him telling me to make sure that my children and my wife will be my top most priority when I start my own family someday.

 

His words never slipped out of my mind and I remember thinking about them deeply as I drove miles back to campus to graduate college.

 

 

Well, when I was about to get married, we were lucky to have him with us and when Mike our first child came to my life, he was with us in the hospital. He looked me in the eye and simply reminded me about those words.  

 

That spurred me on and when baby Mike was only a day old, I held in my arms and told my new baby boy that I would sacrifice my all to give him a future he truly deserves.

 

Speech from father to son on his wedding day

 

 

That was it. Now, let’s look at…

 

How To Write The Content Or Outline For Your Toast

 

This is obviously the easiest part to write and deliver because it’s all inside your head.  I am sure you can easily recall all those beautiful stories about his life without blinking an eye.

 

Nevertheless, I have seen through observation and practice how most fathers goof when presented with an opportunity to say something about their sons on the wedding day.

 

This usually stems from the fact that most fathers don’t actually plan what they really want to say. You know, most speakers have lots of memorable anecdotes that they get confused with knowing which stories to use and even where to even start from.  

 

To stop this from happening, you first have to get an outline. By this I mean, dividing your stories into these three parts:

  1. Your son’s toddler years
  2. Your son’s teenage years
  3. His growing up years

 

After you have written them down on paper, sit back and reflect and jot down as many stories as you can remember about each of those stages of his life.

 

As you do that, pick out which stories you really want to use and don’t forget to write about the kind of person he’s grown into. Don’t forget to mention his beautiful qualities and use one or two of them to illustrate why you think he’s going to an amazing husband and dad.

 

Here’s an example though:

 

Eric has grown from the little boy who used to dance around the house like a happy duck into compassionate young man and I am very confident that he will become an amazing husband and dad to Anita and her sons.

 

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Say Something about Your Daughter-In- Law Too

 

Whether you like the bride or not, your speech won’t be complete without a few remarks about who your daughter-in-law is, what her special qualities are, and what she brings into the marriage.

 

If you have known her for a considerable period of time, then you can write some really good points about her.

 

Well, if you really don’t like her personality or you think she’s not the right lady for your son, you can just dwell on her fine attributes or make a sweeping statement about her without stating the obvious.

 

Finally,

You’ve Got To End Your Father of The Groom Speech on a Memorable Note

 

How do you do that then? It’s actually simple. I am going to share with you just a few tips for closing your speech on a very resounding note.

 

First, you can end with a simple toast.

 

Second, you can wrap up by gifting the couple a very nice gift. I once wrote a funny wedding speech where I asked the speaker to give the couple an insect repellant given that the bride hated spiders with such a passion and it worked like a charm. But you can do things differently by giving a very special gift that will outlast time. Can you think of one?

 

For example, you can frame the advice part of your wedding speech and gift it to the couple. Will that work for you? Ok, just do what you are comfortable with.

 

Third, you can offer a few words of advice from a father to his son about marriage. Here’s an example.

 

‘’Love alone is not a reason good enough to get married. Marriage is an extremely close and intricate bond. Though necessary, love is not sufficient for a successful marriage.

 

Understanding, compatibility, trust, respect, commitment, support are some of the other attributes necessary for a long and happy marriage.’’

Father of the groom wedding speech

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Mother of the Groom Wedding Speech or Toast

 

Below Are Some Simple but Proven Tips and Ideas for Writing a Great Mother of the Groom Speech for Your Son and Daughter-In-Law

 

Is your son getting married to the love of his life? And are you looking for great tips and ideas to help you come up with the best ever mother of the groom speech?

 

Just give me a few minutes of your time and I will show …

  • How you can write a sweet mother of the groom wedding speech even if you are not great with words.
  • How to use mother of the groom speech samples to easily come up with a speech that will endear you to your family and friends and other guests
  • How get the right ideas and tips for the content of your wedding toast for your son and his precious bride

 

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Does a mother of the groom have to give a speech at his son’s wedding? This is a question most mothers grapple with when their sons ask them to speak at their wedding.

Well, you really have to honor your son with a great speech and this very short but moving story holds the keys to doing just that.

So, please stay tuned for everything you need to know about saying something about your son on his wedding.

 

What If You Were The One?

 

Mary loved his son not because they were kith and kin. But there was a story behind their very strong attachment.

Their strong bond of friendship was formed even before James was born. Her family had this chronic history of infertility that spanned decades.

A few in the family were lucky to have their own children and her entire tribe had only 10 members. Some had experienced miscarriages, and others lost their tiny babies at birth.

After her marriage to Chris, she really struggled to conceive. Test after test after test showed there was nothing wrong with the couple. When they least expected, the couple had a baby boy who filled their lives with hope and meaning.

 

Speech to my son on the day of his wedding

 

26 years later, their baby boy had grown into a very compassionate man and was about to get married. His mom felt he had to give him a gift that would outlast time itself and prove to everyone how much he loved his beloved son.

 

After carefully weighing several options, she decided to surprise his son with a mother of the groom wedding speech.

 

On his son’s big day, he gave a truly heartfelt speech that captured her story, the beauty of their relationship, and what his son means to her.

 

After reading the tips on this page, she delivered a speech that made his son feel so completely proud.

 

In the next lines, I will share with you her entire sample so you can pick a few nuggets you can use for your own message. So, please read the mother of the groom sample below carefully with an eye towards writing one that will make you so proud of his mom.

 

Here you go:

 

Mother of the Groom Wedding Speech Sample/Example

 

Hello everyone. I’m  Mary, James’s mom and I am so happy that we are finally here to celebrate with James and Stephanie and their true love story. We waited a year, but they finally got the wedding they deserve!

 

James has always been such a good heart. Even when I was pregnant with him, it was a dream pregnancy, so easy. Of course, the birth part was a bit less of a dream. 26 hours of labor.

 

Christopher and I wore a path in that maternity ward, walking and walking all night long.  Everytime we’d pass the nursery we would stop and look at the babies. I couldn’t wait to finally meet you, but apparently you were just fine. And your father with his camera!

 

He took pictures of the whole thing to document my level of pain. But he stayed with me the entire time, and when the three of us could finally go home, he rented a limo to take us. Your first ride in a car was in a limo!

 

 

James was always very smart and basically a great kid.  He did well in school, was loved by his teachers, had many friends, and he loved playing sports.

 

When he turned 6, we introduced him to his new baby brother Tanner. We used to joke that Tanner had 3 parents. James was the best big brother in the world. Always looking out for him, a great role model, very helpful, very supportive, they have a close relationship to this day, even though they are as different as night and day. That is always something that makes me so proud.

 

When James was very small we lived near South Coast Plaza and our favorite thing to do was to walk there to go on the carousel.  James did not like riding on the horse, so we would always end up sitting on the bench.  Going round and round sitting on a bench with a toddler.

 

One day when his Poppy and Grandma Ethel  were visiting, we went to the San Diego Zoo.  When James saw the elephant ride, he got excited and wanted to ride the elephant.  There was a very long line and I thought , “oh great, we’re going to wait on this long line, I’m wearing a skirt and will have to straddle this elephant and I know he won’t go on.”

 

When we got to our turn sure enough, he jumped right up there and loved riding the elephant.  He was afraid of the carousel horse; he had no problem riding the grand elephant. I think that says something about  James. He may be cautious when it comes to cheap thrills, but when it comes to something real? He embraces that part of life with everything he has.

 

Even as a teenager, James was so calm. He played football and when they had to go for away games, he would just sit on the bus doing his homework. Some nights they wouldn’t get home until midnight, but he was completely not stressed. I had to do all the stressing for both of us.

 

James was 1 of 10 valedictorians at his high school graduation.  Then he was off to UC Berkeley where he graduated in 4 years.  He started his own financial /wealth management company this past year during COVID  and is doing well.  He has wanted to do this for a very long time and felt the time was right now. I always thought he would make a great teacher, like mother like son, right? 

 

Well, James says he is a  sort of teacher.  He says “ I teach people how to manage their money to live their best life” He is extremely passionate about what he does and his clients are full of praise for him.

 

That’s why I could not imagine a more perfect partner for him than Stephanie. She’s also so hard-working and intelligent. She recently completed her PhD in public health. She also kept up with her studies and maintained a long-distance relationship with my son, making sure they got to see each other almost every weekend. That is determination. Christopher and I call them 2 peas in a pod, and it’s really true.

 

We met Stephanie at a wedding. James was the officiant, so Stephanie had to hang out with us. I really believe she became part of our family right then and there. But I’m still so glad that she’s actually family now.

 

You know, I started running in my 50’s and James and I completed our first half marathon together.   I have continued running and when I completed the Beach Cities Challenge, James said, that if my mom can do this, so can I and he completed it too.  He finished his series after me, so I ran an extra race, so I could run with him when he completed his Beach Cities Challenge. He was a big support to me and always very encouraging. 

 

When I ran the LA Marathon he and the rest of my family was there to cheer me on. The reason I’m telling you this is it is a good example of something my husband always makes a point of saying. He says that our “core family” which did  mean the four of us, and now means the five of us, always stick together.

 

I know that someday our core family will be even bigger when James and Stephanie have beautiful babies. We are always going to be here for the two of you as you go on this great marathon we call life. Don’t ever forget that.

 

My hope for you two is that you always have one another to talk to, to be best friends, and to depend on one another in good times and bad.

 

And I hope that your home is always filled with love and laughter. James, this is not a carnival ride, this is the elephant! Have a blast both of you.  L’Chaim! To James and Stephanie!

 

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They say a promise is a promise and I really want to do everything possible to honor the promise I made earlier on this page.

 

So, without further ado, let me walk you through how you can make the most of the above mother of the groom sample to write a sincere speech that comes straight from your heart.

 

But before we start, let’s look at a few things you need to know before you think of putting your ideas together. 

                                            

The first step is to decide what you have to do.

Like everything else in life, the speech writing process involves planning.  Planning what to say, how to say it, and where to get the ideas to say what you wish to say.

 

Of course, it is possible to wing it if you have this sudden bout of inspiration that compels you to write so well like one of the finest writers of our time.

The key to pulling it off is to start on a right note. So, you should first get a purpose and theme for your toast.

 

And by this, I mean deciding how you want your mother of the groom wedding speech to achieve a certain effect. To do that, you should ask yourself these simple questions:

  • Do I want to give a short and sweet speech?
  • Should my speech be sentimental, sappy, or heartfelt?
  • Have I been asked to simply make the welcome speech?
  • Do I want to render it in the form of a poem?
  • Can I make it different by making my speech like a song like this one?
  • Can I keep it as simple as I can?
  • Can I make it a narration of my boy’s life by picking a few memorable stories about his life?
  • Am I funny enough to give a funny mother of the groom wedding speech?
  • Can’t I do a father-mother of the groom speech or a joint speech with my husband?
  • Or can I use bit and pieces of all the above styles to say something about the groom and the bride?

 

Moter of the groom wedding toast outline

 

Please take this from me: If you are going to speak at more than one venue, then you may decide to say make a simple toast at one setting(rehearsal dinner) and give your mother of the groom toast itself at another venue, say the wedding reception.

 

Second, you need to get a clear idea of how such speeches are made. I know you have been to several weddings in the course of your life. But you obviously weren’t there for the speeches. But for the food and drink and everything that comes with it.

 

So, you can warm up your brain and mentally prepare for task by watching a few videos about how mother of the groom wedding speeches are delivered.

 

The theme or purpose you selected above will ultimately influence the kind of videos you watch.

 

For instance, if you think you are a naturally funny person, then you can search for ‘’funny mother of the groom speeches’’ with the intention of getting great ideas for writing your own hilarious wedding toast.

 

Similarly, if you are thinking of making a sentimental mother of the groom wedding speech, then you can input that phrase into the search box of your favorite video sharing platform.

 

By the way, here are two of the best videos I found online that can stimulate your brain into coming up with the best ideas. 

Now, please press the play buttons in the following videos below. Then, watch them, and write down tips and ideas that speak to you.

 

Here you go:

 

Mother of the Groom Speech Video Sample #1

 

 

Mother of the Groom Toast Video Example #2

 

 

Which of the videos did you most enjoy watching? I am not sure about you, but the second clip was my favorite.

 

A step-by-step approach for writing a mother of the groom wedding speech

 

Now, let’s dive right in by looking at a step-by-step approach to writing a memorable toast for your son and daughter-in-law.

 

First, let’s start by looking at how to write the introduction. We can do that effortlessly by reviewing the opening address of the above template.

 

Here it is again:

‘’ Hello everyone. I’m Mary, James’s mom and I am so happy that we are finally here to celebrate with James and Stephanie and their true love story. We waited a year, but they finally got the wedding they deserve! Derek has always been such a good heart.  ‘’

 

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Please keep the underlined sentence in mind as we will come back to it later. I know it’s been ages since you left high school.

 

But do you remember what your high school English teacher said about writing an engaging introduction? Can’t give it a try?

 

If you said that a great intro compromises of a short self-introduction, then I think your memory is like a magnet! Congratulations!

 

Please don’t worry if you had no clue.  If you really don’t want to waste time on this aspect of the introduction, then you can simply emulate the example you saw.

 

But it goes beyond that because your introductory remarks should also prominently feature one or more of these components:

 

  • Give a special shout out to people who played a tremendous role in your own life, your family, as well as your son
  • Thank the parents of the bride for welcoming your son into the family

 

Action Tip: Can you write down a short intro and mention names of people you want to say thank you to for something they have done?

 

Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and write down names of people you want to express appreciation to for their love and support over the years.

 

 

Now, let’s come back to this: James has always been such a good heart.

 

 

I know you might be wondering what the heck that means? Ok, it is called the hook and I will explain what that means as we go on.

 

You see, that is part of the introductory example we are looking at. You might not know this. But all opening addresses are made of these elements:

  1. Greetings and a short self-introduction(which we looked at the onset of this page)
  2. The hook (it is that part of the speech that draws in the listener into the story)

 

The hook should be funny, engaging, and inspiring so that your family and friends imagine your speech to be a very special one and not like the boring stuff they often hear at most wedding receptions, rehearsal dinner or even at engagement parties.

 

How to Capture the Attention of The Wedding Guests

 

How then do you can capture the attention of the wedding guests from the get go? It’s simple and the following examples can help you capture the spirit of a great intro.

 

First, you can start with a joke or tease your son with a story that won’t embarrass him. 

 

Here’s an example.

 

About half of you know the groom (my son) as Jack. Others call him Bread….But I like to call him Jack Bread because that weird combination sounds like music to my big ears!

So, for just a few minutes, I would like to tell you a few stories about your favorite guy: Jack Bread.

For those of you who don’t me, I am Margaret and my friends call me Miss. Bread….Sounds strange right? That a mom and his son share the same nickname. Just hold on and I will tell you the complete story.

Well, I actually got that cool nickname when I was in high school….

 

Did you notice how I slipped in that small story to entertain the audience? If you are not a naturally funny person or love to joke as a family, then you should just go with something you are very comfortable with.

 

Second, if you are a musically inclined person, you can simply write a simple song about your son’s life and toss in a few pictures without actually making a traditional speech. This music video can serve as a very useful guide.

 

 

 

 

Third, if you are a Christian or you have a strong religious upbringing, then it makes a lot of sense to start your speech on a note of gratitude to God as well as to your family and friends or a simple prayer.

 

Fourth, if you are a very emotional person and think your mother of the groom speech should have streaks of that to be felt throughout your message, then you can start with some touching quotes.

 

Here are some great ones you can make good use of.

  • "You mean more to methan anyone in this world." —Peter Pan, Peter Pan

 

 

  • "You are my greatest adventure." —Mr. Incredible, The Incredibles

 

  • "If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love."---Steve Wonder
  • "Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever."- Unknown

 

Finally, if you have ever written a letter to your son that captured your love for him in a very special way, you can start with that. For example, if it was a letter to him advising him about his future spouse, then you can start from.

 

This is how this can be done. Please read this example very carefully.

 

When my little husband (that’s what our neighbors used to  call us when he was toddler because we were extremely close). Well, when my little husband (now Rose’s sweetheart) turned 21 years old, I wrote him a letter that gave him great advice on what to look out for when choosing a spouse someday.

 

In that letter, I said Mike if you marry who loves you more than anything else and you will never regret it. I had never seen him with a lady. So, when he first brought Rose home 6 years later, my mind went back to the contents of that letter and I realized that his choice of spouse was a reflection of that maternal advice.

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If you remember writing a lovely letter to your son, just dig around for it and see if you can rework parts of it for his wedding speech. I did it once for a client called Lori and her speech was a hit with everyone from family to friends of the bride and groom.

 

How to Give Them Something to Smile About

 

The body comes next after the introduction. So, let’s see….

How to put together the Content of your mother of the groom wedding speech

The body of your presentation is all about saying something about your son and daughter-in-law.

 

Here, you first begin by talking about your son. To make things much easier for you, you can do a little brainstorming and write down at least four (4) character traits of your son starting from when he was a toddler until now.

For example, my son is a kind, diligent, patient, daring, and caring young man.

 

Next , get stories or anecdotes for each attribute and use those that appeal to you write a rough first draft. Remember, you can always go back to review it until you are very happy with your speech.

 

That’s not all though. You can write a few things about your daughter-in-law. What you say should be thoughtful, honest and sincere and devoid of any resentful tone even if you think or feel she’s not the right woman for your precious son.

 

Now, let’s see

How You Can End Your Mother of the Groom Wedding Speech with a Bang

 

The golden rule of all memorable speeches is this: start with a bang, and end with a bang. It’s not uncommon for most wedding toasts to end like this:

‘’ Without further ado, please raise your glasses and toast to the happy couple’’

 

Is there anything wrong with that, really? Absolutely not. But that closing remark is not really inspiring since a first grade student can even master that.

 

Believe it or not, this is one of the most important tributes you will give in your lifetime so your conclusion should pack a punch.

 

Well, you can easily wrap up with any of these tips if you really want your speech to stand out.

 

First, you can end with an advice. Here are a few practical marriage advice that can always help the couple stay true to their promises. You may share what has actually helped you and your husband weather the storms.

 

  • Choose to love each other even in those moments when you struggle to like each other. Love is a commitment, not just a feeling.
  • Make time together a priority. Budget for a consistent date night. Time is the “currency of relationships” so consistently invest time into your marriage. There are no shortcuts. Building a strong marriage takes time and effort.
  • Your friends will impact your marriage, so choose your friends wisely. Surround yourself with friends who will strengthen your marriage and remove yourself from people who may tempt you to compromise your character.
  • Give your best to each other, not your leftovers after you’ve given your best to everyone else.
  • ‘’Your words matter to your spouse. But the tone in which you speak those words matter just as much. ‘’----Dave Willis

What to say and write to your son on wedding day by his mom

 

Second, you may end with a blessing or bible quotes or even a prayer if you are a Christian or a person of faith. My friend Christine used this bible verse when her sons were getting married and I am sure she would still use them when her grandchildren are also getting married someday.

Psalm 128

A song of ascents.

Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
    who walk in obedience to him.
You will eat the fruit of your labor;
    blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
    within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
    around your table.
Yes, this will be the blessing
    for the man who fears the Lord.

May the Lord bless you from Zion;
    may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
    all the days of your life.
May you live to see your children’s children—
    peace be on Israel.

This is also another powerful verse you can use in a prayer for the couple.

Numbers 6:24-26

New International Version

24 “‘“The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”

 

Third, you can end with a few quotes from the movies. I am really fond of these ones.

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” – The Notebook

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – When Harry met Sally

 

Fourth, you can make your conclusion super memorable by asking a few members of your family to share with the couple what has worked for them in their marriage on video and share it with couple. It may project it on a screen.

 

Furthermore, you can put your own piece of advice on a picture frame and gift them to the couple and they will thank you for that very kind gesture.

Wedding speech from mother to son on his wedding day

P.S: Is the thought of giving you a great wedding speech keeping you up at night? It shouldn’t if you do what most moms do. By following this simple plan that's guaranteed to help you write a great mom speech like the one you read above.

Claire was quite skeptical when she came to us but we kept assuring what she will make her son and family proud-and this is what she sent over after the wedding was over

'' Hello Dan, their wedding went very well. The usual stress beforehand for the couple organizing the event but all things to do went so smoothly. I also like to say that I'm so proud of my speech, almost got a standing ovation, lol! I'm so glad I've found you. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family in future weddings. I wish you the very best.''-  Claire, New Zealand

Want to know how she did just that? She got on board our wedding speech program and one of our talented speech consultants helped her out.

Want to get on board? You should!

Ok, Is This Offer For Me?

  • Yes, if you are expecting nothing less than a very special, beautiful, unique, and memorable speech.
  • Don’t have much time to write a perfect speech just as you want it because of work demands and other life's pressure or even sick? Then, let’s take care of it and the guests will definitely sing your praises--we have done it for so many others and it's your turn now!
  • Yes, if you are overwhelmed by the pressures of work and don’t have the time to put together a very meaningful speech, so you can have your peace of mind
  • Yes, if you want your family, your son, friends, and wedding guests to shower you with very sincere compliments…just imagine how you will feel
  • Yes, if you are not good with words and you feel you’re not a natural writer and you are struggling to find the right words but still want to give a great speech.
  • Yes, you get so scared anytime you’re asked to say something before an audience and you really want to save yourself from any form of embarrassment on your son's big day.
  • Yes, if you are not too eloquent or not too sure if you are on the right track.
  • Yes, if you absolutely hate speaking in public or feel this is not your thing but you want to make your son feel very proud
  • Yes, if you have a day or less to the wedding and you are worried that you might make some horrible mistakes
  • Yes, if you are a good speaker but you still want someone to look over or review what you've come up with!

Just imagine leaving your entire presentation in the hands of skilled wedding speech consultants who will take away your pain of spending hours thinking hard and long about what to say and what not to say.


Also, envision being patiently guided to say something that will leave a favorable impression on the mind of your listeners.


And also imagine the thrill and feeling of excitement and pride you’re going to experience when the audience leaps onto their feet and scream and shouts and even sing your praises.


Won’t you love that? I hope you do...

Wedding not too far away? Or happening in less than 24 hours? Trust me, we can deliver! it doesn’t matter if your speech is today, tomorrow, next week, next month ,next year,... we can make things work for you  

 

Ok, I am Interested, What’s the Cost?

You simply pay what you want after you’ve got your beautiful speech.

Why? As you know, the current health crisis has caused severe hardships for most people.

Precious lives have been lost, jobs wiped out and families displaced, leaving everyone wondering what the future holds.

Yet, some sons are still getting married and asking their moms to give speeches.

''It was perfect Dan.  I changed a few things in the speech. And I had several people come up and tell me how well done it was. I couldn't have done it better. Thanks for your help''- Marilyn, Canada

Nonetheless, not every mother could afford our services even before the pandemic suddenly hit us.

So, we have dropped our normal rates so you can simply pay what you want after you have got your beautiful speech.

Please note: When life gets back to normal, this offer will be scrapped for good.

So, please take advantage of it now even if your daughter’s big day is in the future.

Even though we are going through this crazy time, if you do a poor job at it, your speech will be captured on video and your son and daughter-in-law and other viewers will forever remember what you said and would not attribute your poor performance to the fact there was a deadly disease in town.  

So, please take advantage of it now even if your daughter’s big day is in the future by simply paying what you want after you get your beautiful speech.   

Moms idea

Oh Ok, How Then Do I Get Started Since I Want To Get On Board Right Away?

Ok, here’s how it works

All you have to do RIGHT NOW is to click on this link to receive an easy-to-fill-in questionnaire via email. Check your email a few hours after you’ve submitted your request.

So,

1)CLICK HERE  NOW TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR GREAT SPEECH NOW BY FILLING OUT THIS QUESTIONNAIRE---you only pay after your beautiful speech has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind!

  1. After that, we will send you a very short questionnaire to fill out via email! You only have to check your email a few hours after you have made your request
  1. Then, you fill out the questionnaire sent through your email, and please have it sent back to us…
  1. We will confirm receipt of it…If something is not too clear, we will ask you to clarify….
  1. If not, we will send you a wonderful draft in a couple of hours if this on very short notice….If not, after a few days
  1. Then, you look it over and tell us if you are okay with it or you want to amend it till you are happy with it--although we always get it right even with the first draft.
  2. Then, we ask you to shell out your cash for it. It's as simple as that!

Satisfaction guaranteed for mother of the groom

Just a reminder of what you pay after it’s duly completed.

Ok, I am Interested, What’s the Cost?

You simply pay what you want after you’ve got your beautiful speech.

Why? As you know, the current health crisis has caused severe hardships for most people.

Precious lives have been lost, jobs wiped out and families displaced, leaving everyone wondering what the future holds.

Yet, some sons are still getting married and asking their moms to give speeches.

''It was perfect Dan.  I changed a few things in the speech. And I had several people come up and tell me how well done it was. I couldn't have done it better. Thanks for your help''- Marilyn, Canada

Nonetheless, not every mother could afford our services even before the pandemic suddenly hit us.

So, we have dropped our normal rates so you can simply pay what you want after you have got your beautiful speech.

Please note: When life gets back to normal, this offer will be scrapped for good.

So, please take advantage of it now even if your son’s big day is in the future.

Even though we are going through this crazy time, if you do a poor job at it, your speech will be captured on video and your son and daughter-in-law and other viewers will forever remember what you said and would not attribute your poor performance to the fact there was a deadly disease in town.  

So, please take advantage of it now even if your son’s big day is in the future by simply paying what you want after you get your beautiful speech.   

Please note: Your speech draft comes with a proven and simple tip to master your speech or remember your speech just as you want it without carrying a paper with you.

Just see what someone said about that great tip that's proven to calm your nerves and help you speak with purpose, poise, and clarity!

''Hi Dan,

The speech went very well, I modified it a bit and practiced it as you suggested (great advice).  Thanks for all your help and if I need a prepared speech again I’ll definitely contact you.

All the best,

Matt''

Please note: Don’t fill out this form if you’re a dishonest individual. This offer is for a limited time.

So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR GREAT SPEECH NOW BY FILLING OUT A QUESTIONNAIRE---you only pay after your beautiful speech has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind and not lose money. The risk is on us!

You don't have to worry about paying our per speech for now.

Forget about money and let’s write something for you. We believe in the values of honesty and integrity and we think you should be happy with our work first.

So, Here Are The Benefits You Get When You Get On Board!

  • A great speech written by our wedding speech consultants that reflects what you want to say exactly
  • We coach you on how to use your voice to make your speech very exciting.
  • We show you a simple but often overlook strategy to rehearse your speech even if you have a very poor memory. This method is used by great speakers like Obama and was used by Abraham Lincoln and his compatriots
  • The most effective way to get your entire speech into your head without memorizing your speech. Guaranteed to help you even if you have a very poor memory or your memory is like a gold fish…most of our clients still wonder where we got this idea from. This ensures that you don't read off a sheet of paper...

Just see what someone said about that great tip that's proven to calm your nerves and help you speak with purpose, poise, and clarity!

''Hi Dan,

The speech went very well, I modified it a bit and practiced it as you suggested (great advice).  Thanks for all your help and if I need a prepared speech again I’ll definitely contact you.

All the best,

Matt''

  • Ways to include humor in your speech and what it takes to do so

So, CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED NOW TO GET YOUR GREAT SPEECH NOW BY FILLING OUT A QUESTIONNAIRE---you only pay after your beautiful speech has been delivered. So, you can have peace of mind and not lose money. The risk is on us!

Remember, you have to see your speech first before you pay. So, you can relax and let us sweat it out at our expense!

 

 

 

 

 

 


New CEO Welcome Speech or Letter To Employees : This Is How Any Incoming CEO Can Easily and Quickly Write an Inspiring Speech That Will Endear You to Your New Staff

 

Are you a new CEO, President, Manager, Boss or Director of a company?  If so, you are at the right place at the right time because in this piece, I am going to share with you tips and ideas about…

 

  • How to write an inspiring new CEO acceptance speech that will earn you the trust of your new staff and employees
  • How to put together your random thoughts and ideas into a great introduction speech
  • How to use CEO welcome speech samples you can model your own message after

…plus a whole lot more

 

Have you been appointed as a new CEO, President, Director or Manager of an organization you are truly passionate about and want to make a difference?

 

If you nodded yes to that, congratulations! What a wonderful blessing to have this new job.  I know you have worked hard to reach this point and I am so happy that you have been recognized for your accomplishment with this new assignment. It’s well-deserved!

 

Whether you have been promoted from within your current firm or tapped from somewhere else, you are going to work with diverse group of workers with different expectations, and your new CEO or welcome speech presents a perfect opportunity to not only make a favorable first impression but to also reassure the staff, board of directors, and employees that you will always be there for them through thick and thin. 

 

This would be one of the most important speeches you will make in your professional since your new employees would always remember what you said in hard times.  So, you better brace yourself for it.

 

How then can you deliver an inspiring CEO acceptance speech that will unify, inspire and reassure your employees and staff?

The following examples are replete with great ideas that can help you do justice to your presentation.

 

First and foremost, let’s study it carefully and then we will break it down bit by bit so we can figure out what went into writing them both. Some bosses prefer writing while others opt for speeches. So, let’s look at them in detail.

 

Now, let’s look at the letter Tim Cook wrote to his employees when he was a new CEO at Apple.  

 

Team:

I am looking forward to the amazing opportunity of serving as CEO of the most innovative company in the world.

Joining Apple was the best decision I’ve ever made and it’s been the privilege of a lifetime to work for Apple and Steve for over 13 years. I share Steve’s optimism for Apple’s bright future.

 

 

Steve has been an incredible leader and mentor to me, as well as to the entire executive team and our amazing employees. We are really looking forward to Steve’s ongoing guidance and inspiration as our Chairman.

 

 

I want you to be confident that Apple is not going to change. I cherish and celebrate Apple’s unique principles and values. Steve built a company and culture that is unlike any other in the world and we are going to stay true to that—it is in our DNA.

 

 

We are going to continue to make the best products in the world that delight our customers and make our employees incredibly proud of what they do.

I love Apple and I am looking forward to diving into my new role. All of the incredible support from the Board, the executive team and many of you has been inspiring. I am confident our best years lie ahead of us and that together we will continue to make Apple the magical place that it is.

Tim

 

This second example is ex- Microsoft CEO’s letter or email by Satya Nadella.

 

Today is a very humbling day for me. It reminds me of my very first day at Microsoft, 22 years ago. Like you, I had a choice about where to come to work. I came here because I believed Microsoft was the best company in the world.

 

I saw then how clearly we empower people to do magical things with our creations and ultimately make the world a better place. I knew there was no better company to join if I wanted to make a difference.

 

This is the very same inspiration that continues to drive me today.

It is an incredible honor for me to lead and serve this great company of ours. Steve and Bill have taken it from an idea to one of the greatest and most universally admired companies in the world.

 

 

I’ve been fortunate to work closely with both Bill and Steve in my different roles at Microsoft, and as I step in as CEO, I’ve asked Bill to devote additional time to the company, focused on technology and products. I’m also looking forward to working with John Thompson as our new Chairman of the Board.

 

 

While we have seen great success, we are hungry to do more. Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation. This is a critical time for the industry and for Microsoft. Make no mistake, we are headed for greater places — as technology evolves and we evolve with and ahead of it. Our job is to ensure that Microsoft thrives in a mobile and cloud-first world.

 

As we start a new phase of our journey together, I wanted to share some background on myself and what inspires and motivates me.

 

Who am I?

I am 46. I’ve been married for 22 years and we have 3 kids. And like anyone else, a lot of what I do and how I think has been shaped by my family and my overall life experiences.

 

Many who know me say I am also defined by my curiosity and thirst for learning. I buy more books than I can finish. I sign up for more online courses than I can complete.

 

I fundamentally believe that if you are not learning new things, you stop doing great and useful things. So family, curiosity and hunger for knowledge all define me.

 

 

Why am I here?

 

I am here for the same reason I think most people join Microsoft — to change the world through technology that empowers people to do amazing things. I know it can sound hyperbolic — and yet it’s true. We have done it, we’re doing it today, and we are the team that will do it again.

 

 

I believe over the next decade computing will become even more ubiquitous and intelligence will become ambient. The coevolution of software and new hardware form factors will intermediate and digitize — many of the things we do and experience in business, life and our world.

 

 

This will be made possible by an ever-growing network of connected devices, incredible computing capacity from the cloud, insights from big data, and intelligence from machine learning.

 

This is a software-powered world.

It will better connect us to our friends and families and help us see, express, and share our world in ways never before possible. It will enable businesses to engage customers in more meaningful ways. I am here because we have unparalleled capability to make an impact.

 

 

Why are we here?

In our early history, our mission was about the PC on every desk and home, a goal we have mostly achieved in the developed world. Today we’re focused on a broader range of devices. While the deal is not yet complete, we will welcome to our family Nokia devices and services and the new mobile capabilities they bring us.

 

As we look forward, we must zero in on what Microsoft can uniquely contribute to the world. The opportunity ahead will require us to reimagine a lot of what we have done in the past for a mobile and cloud-first world, and do new things.

 

 

We are the only ones who can harness the power of software and deliver it through devices and services that truly empower every individual and every organization. We are the only company with history and continued focus in building platforms and ecosystems that create broad opportunity.

 

 

Qi Lu captured it well in a recent meeting when he said that Microsoft uniquely empowers people to “do more.” This doesn’t mean that we need to do more things, but that the work we do empowers the world to do more of what they care about — get stuff done, have fun, communicate and accomplish great things. This is the core of who we are, and driving this core value in all that we do — be it the cloud or device experiences — is why we are here.

What do we do next?

 

 

To paraphrase a quote from Oscar Wilde — we need to believe in the impossible and remove the improbable.

 

 

This starts with clarity of purpose and sense of mission that will lead us to imagine the impossible and deliver it. We need to prioritize innovation that is centered on our core value of empowering users and organizations to “do more.”

 

We have picked a set of high-value activities as part of our One Microsoft strategy. And with every service and device launch going forward we need to bring more innovation to bear around these scenarios.

 

 

Next, every one of us needs to do our best work, lead and help drive cultural change. We sometimes underestimate what we each can do to make things happen and overestimate what others need to do to move us forward. We must change this.

 

 

Finally, I truly believe that each of us must find meaning in our work. The best work happens when you know that it’s not just work, but something that will improve other people’s lives. This is the opportunity that drives each of us at this company.

 

 

Many companies aspire to change the world. But very few have all the elements required: talent, resources, and perseverance. Microsoft has proven that it has all three in abundance.

 

 

And as the new CEO, I can’t ask for a better foundation.

Let’s build on this foundation together.

Satya

 

I think you will agree with me when I say that both examples are excellent speeches you can learn and adapt from.

 

I am sure you might be wondering how you can make the most out of those examples since you are a busy executive.  It’s very simple, really.

 

First, you need to watch a couple of videos to get a fair idea of what to say and how to say it better.

Thankfully, youtube.com has plenty of such videos online to equip you and also help you master your presentation.

By the way, here are two videos you can watch and learn from.

 

New CEO welcome speech sample---(video #1)

 

 

New welcome acceptance speech example --- (video#2)

 

 

Now, let’s begin breaking down the second written example down bit by bit with an eye towards writing our own script.

First, let’s start with the introductory remarks or opening address. Let’s recap excerpts of it so we can be guided every step of the way.

New CEO Speech a

The introduction is always the hardest part to write because your new employees and managers will most likely be judging you by what you say. 

 

So, your opening remarks should be engaging, positive, and even funny without alluding to any seeming tension in the firm (if there is one).

To easily write one that will set the right tone for your tenure and potentially signal your leadership qualities, you can start with one or more of these proven tips and ideas.

 

First, you can simply talk about your excitement about assuming the new managerial position.

 

Second, if you have risen through the ranks to be the overall boss of your organization, then you can share just a little story about what your journey has been like over the years and your ‘’new employees’’ will enjoy every bit of it.

 

Here’s an example from Satya’s introduction speech.

 

Today is a very humbling day for me. It reminds me of my very first day at Microsoft, 22 years ago. Like you, I had a choice about where to come to work. I came here because I believed Microsoft was the best company in the world.

 

I saw then how clearly we empower people to do magical things with our creations and ultimately make the world a better place…

 

Third, you keep the atmosphere lighthearted by sharing a funny story about what happened when you assumed that position.

 

Let’s look at this example.

My youngest son, Mark has been a fan of comics ever since I can remember. Guess what happened a month ago.

 

When Mark came back from school, he dashed into my room and said, Dad, mom tells me that you are moving to Danny Toys in the fall. Pleeeease (stress it with facial gestures) don’t take up that job!

 

I scowled at him and retorted…’’Let’s make a deal, Mark. If I don’t take it up, then I will change your school and you will miss your friends!

 

He always outdid me.  But he almost pulled this hair out on that.

 

Then he countered through the tears and said dad, I get it. But I understand those guys work tirelessly like wall clocks! Just make sure you don’t wear yourself out!

 

The next day, he tiptoes to my room smiling and says’’ Dad, I have been thinking about your new appointment and I think you should give it a shot. But on one condition that you sack Superman from that cartoon series so I can take over from him.

 

I think I can do better than him as the hero. Do you remember the time I flew from our roof to save a stray cat?  Will you do that?

 

May be! Let’s see what happens! I will probably give it my best shot.

 

At that, he jumped off my bed and fell with a thud!

 

At that, I looked at him once more again and said: Mark, do you still want to take over from Superman?

 

Oh no, I almost sprained my ankle and I think I need more time to train harder before I think of ousting him!

 

Ladies and gentlemen, just like Mark, I thought for so long before taking up this post because I didn’t want to be the next Superman. But someone who will work as hard as Mark put it(like a wall clock) and flow with everyone on the team to make…

 

I am sure you enjoyed this brief example?

 

Fourth, you can adapt this tip used by management consultant and coach Mike Hawkins. He illustrates this with this example.

When I was approached by Stem about taking this position, I had four primary interests: this market …, working for a company with a compelling vision, capitalizing on great capabilities, and working with great people.  o

 

My view of your market is that it has tremendous potential.

 

My view of your vision is that you have it right. My initial view of your capabilities is mixed. You do some things very well and some not so well.

 

But isn’t anything that can’t be improved. Our future is within our control and I look forward to improving our capabilities together.

 

My view of you is that you will be the best people I’ve ever worked with.So that’s why I accepted this position and am excited about being your leader.

 

I’m going to take ninety days to assess our strategy and operations before making any substantive changes.

 

Unless I find something urgent that needs immediate change, I’m going take these first ninety days to get to know you, what you do, and what we all need to do to take this organization to the next level.

 

Now, let’s consider…

 

How you can easily write the body of your CEO welcome speech

 

It sounds easier to write that, right? It seems so simple but most bosses really struggle to put together their random thoughts into a very orderly message.

 

Do you why this happens? It’s because most speakers have years of corporate memories tucked in their brain that they don’t know how to begin or even where to start from.

 

To get your ideas across more clearly and persuasively without sounding stiff like a terrible boss, you need to present your vision in a coherent manner.

Well, we can go back to see excerpts of the above example so we can figure out what to do.

 

Please note that I will be inserting my comments, observations and even asking questions below each extract. You just have to provide answers to the questions asked and use them to craft your own rough speech or message.

 

Ok, please let’s start.

 

Excerpt:

 

‘’I saw then how clearly we empower people to do magical things with our creations and ultimately make the world a better place…’’

 

Comments: Here, the incoming CEO tells a story of when he was first hired for the job. He reminisces about the good old days from his first day at work until he was appointed to head the firm.

 

This approach is particularly useful if you have picked from within and have decades of hands on experience on the job.

 

Question: If you have been working at the firm so long, what has the years been like? Just write down your experiences (particularly the memorable ones)

 

Let’s continue….

 

We’re still looking at the excerpts…

 

''I’ve been fortunate to work closely with both Bill and Steve in my different roles at Microsoft, and as I step in as CEO………..''

 

Comments: If you are taking over from someone who was really admired and respected by your new employees, you can say something about that person and mention why you also admire him or her. But, please make sure you do that out of a very sincere heart.

 

Questions:

 

  1. Whose big shoes are you stepping into? Please put down his or her name.
  2. What do you really admire about him or her?
  3. Is there something he’s or she’s really known for that you wish to briefly talk about?

 

Please note: If the outgoing CEO had a frosty relationship with the board of directors and even your new employees, then you should keep your words to yourself as there’s no need to scratch an old wound.

 

By the way, please put down answers to the above questions (a-c) and see if you can write a little story out of that.

 

 

Let’s continue by looking at the snippets….

 

''I am 46. I’ve been married for 22 years and we have 3 kids…Many who know me say I am also defined by my curiosity and thirst for learning. I buy more books than I can finish…''

 

 

Comments: If you are known to be a very warm person or family oriented, then it’s always a great idea to talk about who you are. You could talk about your upbringing, who or what shaped your character, and what your personal work culture is.

 

Here, you can throw in some personal attributes that tie in with your assigned responsibilities as CEO or president of your new workplace.

 

Let's go on with this

 

 ''Why am I here? I am here for the same reason I think most people join Microsoft..''

 

Questions:

  1. Who are you?
  2. What do you stand for?
  3. What are your personal ideals?
  4. Why did you take up the post as CEO or Boss of your firm?

 

Again, form a few sentences with your answers.

 

 

Let’s continue….

 

''I believe over the next decade computing will become even more ubiquitous and intelligence will become ambient. This will be made possible by an ever-growing network of connected devices, incredible computing capacity from the cloud…'' 

 

Comments: I read this and realized that this writer is a visionary because we can all see what became of Microsoft in the years ahead.

 

 

As we look forward, we must zero in on what Microsoft can uniquely contribute to the world…

 

 

Questions:

 

  1. What’s your vision for the organization? Your dreams should be in sync with that of your new place of work.

 

  1. What do you expect from your employees and co-workers?

 

  1. Do you have any piece of advice for them?

 

 

  1. Do you have anything to share that will inspire them to work harder?

 

  1. Finally, you can reassure them that you will give them a listening ear and lead with patience, clarity and purpose in times of turmoil.

 

 We are not done yet. Please let's keep at it

''This starts with clarity of purpose and sense of mission…

Next, every one of us needs to do our best work, lead and help drive cultural change. We sometimes underestimate what we each can do to make things happen and overestimate what others need to do to move us forward. We must change this…

 Finally, I truly believe that each of us must find meaning in our work…

 Many companies aspire to change the world. But very few have all the elements required: talent, resources, and perseverance. Microsoft has proven that it has all three in abundance.

 And as the new CEO, I can’t ask for a better foundation…''

 

Action Tip or assignment: Now, this is what I want you to do now. Please put all your answers together and just write your speech or letter without worrying so much about how it flows. You can always go back and review it until it comes out much better.

 

 

 


Baby Shower Speech or Toast for Your Sister or Sister-In-Law

 

If you are looking for help with any of the following ideas, then you are in the right place at the right time

 

  • How to write a sweet baby shower speech or toast for your sister or sister-in-law
  • Ideas and tips and advice to help you write a great baby shower toast for your sister or sister-in-law
  • Baby shower speech sister examples or templates you can easily model your speech after

 

If you have a sister who means the world to you, then you can be sure that a very good sister is a priceless gift.

If you have one who is always there for you, then you can count your lucky stars.

 

From when you were little sisters, you’ve pulled her hair, yanked her clothes, fought with her when she’s hogged the washroom, thwacked her on the head with pillows, stolen her clothes, made her cry to your parents on multiple occasions, argued with her till the break of dawn, robbed her of her secret chocolate stash, teased her with her high school crushes till she’s been red in the face...all of this is literally just the tip of your sibling rivalry.

 

How to write a baby shower speech for your sister or sister-in-law

 

Now, your “snotty older sister” or “bratty younger sister” is all grown up.

 

Both of you are probably married by now and she’s expecting a baby child.  I am sure you wish another sweet baby girl is added to the old so you can possibly outnumber the guys in the family!

 

I know you’re incredibly thrilled for her deep, deep down. As her sister, you may also have the distinct honor and privilege of organizing her baby shower. What an honor!

 

But have you really considered what you will say when it’s time to talk about who your sister is, the bonds of friendship you shared over the years, and what you look forward to when you imagine her holding her cute bundle of blessing in her fragile arms?

 

I hope you did love to!

By the way, do you really have it takes to write a baby shower speech for your sister or sister-in-law?

 

Whether you are great with words or not, please don’t worry because in the next few lines I am going to share with you everything you need to know about writing and delivering a sweet baby shower speech for your sister even if you have never spoken before a small crowd your whole life.

 

Are you ready to come along with me? Ok, let’s get started.  Just like every journey, you have to start by looking at what goes into making a baby shower speech and plan for it accordingly.

 

To do this, you have to watch a couple of views to get a fair idea of how such toasts are made because they put you in the mood for the proper expression of your thoughts and ideas in a very logical manner.

 

By the way, I found these video clips for you. I hope it not only inspires you but also fill your mind with rich ideas to help you put together your random thoughts and ideas.

 

Baby Shower Speech for a Sister (Video example #1)

 

 

Baby Shower Speech for a Sister-In-Law (Video example #2)

 

 

I hope you learned a thing or two from watching those clips? If you haven’t, you can go back and watch them one more time.

 

That’s not all.  You actually need written samples to complement those videos because they reinforce what you have heard or watched.

 

Now, let’s first look at this very touching baby shower speech sample for a sister.

 

After we have read through it together, we will break it down bit by bit so we can use the lessons learned to say something about your sister at her shower.

 

First and foremost, let’s look at the entire template. Go grab your pen and journal and see if there’s anything you can lift from this example. Let me say thank you to Caitlin's Happy Heart for letting us post this very beautiful, honest, funny, and sincere toast here.

 

Here you go:

 

Baby Shower Speech Sample For a Sister

 

Hi I’m Katrina Caitlin’s oldest sister!!!!

Well at least I always thought I should have been the oldest sister.

Let me tell you about my oldest sister Caitlin. She was always getting in the way, taking some of the attention. Bossing me around.

 

Yes, admittedly she taught me lots of useful life skills.

Like how to hold the guinea pigs

Like blowing bubbles in my drink

Writing on walls

Picking all Dad’s carrots out of the vegie patch!

And climbing the Cupboard that held the Christmas presents.

 

The Christmas Present Cupboard wasn’t all she snooped in.  She was always reading my diary and would even write a message back at me in my diary starting an argument – in my very own diary!

Things didn’t always go to plan.

I still remember the day that she was helping me escape from the cot and she tipped the whole thing over on top of us both.

 

The last I remember was waking up to an ambulance officer standing over me and then I had to get my chin stitched up.  Apparently she knocked herself out too!  Mum wasn’t too impressed.

 

Alas the years of fun and games began.

We were the best of friends and the best of foes all at the same time.

When it suited us we got on very well.  But truth is it just didn’t suit us all the time!

Dad used to say, you two need to learn to get on.  Your sister will be the best friend you will ever have!

 

I remember she used to get so jealous of me some days.  Why does Katrina get to go to bed at the same time as me or why does Katrina get this or that too….

It was always easy to get a bite out of her on these days!

The years seemed to fly by so quickly and soon we were teenagers.

 

How to write a toast for my sister at her shower

 

My sister used to hate me coming up to her in high-school and talking to her when she was with her friends.  So much so I used to seek her out – after all aren’t we meant to be best friends for life?  Well so Dad says anyway.

 

She used to pretend she didn’t know me on the school bus and I used to annoy her by talking to all her friends!

We attended youth group together and some days we got on really well and other days I used to annoy and embarrass her.  We seemed to be always competing with each other. 

 

In fact our whole life seemed to be competitive…

She learnt to ride her push bike – so I got Dad to take my training wheels off and took off.

 

She finally got her driver’s license after a delayed start, a couple of failed tests and being a very nervous driver.  And so it happened that the government changed the law and the day I turned 16 ½.

 

I went straight in and got my learners and license 6 months later.  Now we had to share the car!

Boys – she got a boyfriend and suddenly a very nice young man begins to take me out as well!

 

You guessed it.  The Weddings came.  She was married in January 1998 and I was married in September the same year.  

 

( I wasn’t allowed to marry a day sooner either because my parents made me wait to give Caitlin a chance – not to mention give their bank balance a chance.)

 

This is when Dad’s prophesy actually started to eventuate.  We enjoyed a friendship   once we were married.

 

After a few years of married bliss my sister began to desire to start a family. Then suddenly out of the blue the shock announcement happens!

I was expecting my first baby….

 

But it was now apparent the “Pain of infertility” was my sister and her husband allotment. That was  followed by the pain of a miscarriage.  My pregnancy only inflicted more hurt on my sister and only emphasized the pain she was feeling.  It didn’t help that she miscarried twice during my pregnancy with my first born.  

 

Suddenly all the years of competing and sibling rivalry were not important, suddenly I wished that my sister could experience the same joy as me.  I think this is the one area that we were never competing yet somehow, strangely it seemed like I was the winner and she was the loser.

 

At first my sister didn’t know how she could love my child but once my little girl Emily was born neither of us can imagine how she couldn’t love her little niece.

 

The years passed and I fell pregnant with my second but still no joy of babies for my sister.  I was so sure this baby would be another girl because my sister had always wanted a boy first and surely she would produce the first grandson/nephew.  

 

To my surprise our little boy was born and I beat my sister to producing the first grandson as well.  

 

Baby shower speech for sister or sister in law

Out of deference to my sister we did not use my Dad’s name, because we knew she wanted to use it as a 2nd name if she had a boy.

 

{Small side note from Caitlin: In the end, we didn’t use Dad’s first name, but rather his 2nd name for Toddler T’s middle name.

 

And we didn’t use it for J Boy because we realised there was a tradition in the Accountant’s family of naming first born son’s after their father. So in the end, Katrina was able to use Dad’s name for the middle name of her fifth child.}

 

I remember crying my own tears over this terrible road of infertility my sister was experiencing.  Suddenly people started to think I was the older sister as I had the kids and she was still childless.  It just didn’t seem like a victory having people think I was the oldest anymore.

 

Eventually my sister and her husband gave up on their desire to fall pregnant and moved over to England to pursue travel and career.  After 6 months over there I can still remember the phone call from my sister – she was pregnant at last!  We were all so excited.  

 

A few months later I found out I was pregnant with my 3rd child and it was nice to experience pregnancy with my sister.  Especially considering my other two pregnancy’s I couldn’t really share with her because of the emotions of pain and hurt that my pregnancy’s evoked on her

 

She had a boy – I had a girl – A cousin for my kids at last!  Her little boy and my daughter are the best of friends (and foes) even now as two little 4 year olds going to kindy together.

 

 

The years continued to pass and soon I was in hospital having my 4th child and on the very same day my sister was a few doors up in the hospital going through the IVF procedure in the hope to have a sibling for J Boy.  9 months later my second nephew arrived!

 

When I fell pregnant with my 5th child

People started to marvel…

“I don’t know how you do it!” they would say.  I would always look them in the eye and tell them that being a mum was the best job in the world and I don’t have 5 babies.  I have all different ages and really it is quite manageable!  You see I have  9, 6, 4, 2 year olds and a baby,

 

They are all different ages and stages. My sister and her husband started to tease us…  They have never been keen on vans and they would giggle at us and say WE WILL NEVER BUY A VAN.

 

To tease them back I taught my nephews to love driving with us in the tarago and I even taught them to say Tarago amongst their first words dad, mum, bub, twargo!

We all seemed to settle in to life knowing that I would have the larger family full of kids and my sister would have the nice neat smaller family. 

 

After another round of IVF in hope for their final child – hopefully even a little girl and some disappointments along the way February this year my sister finally had success – she was pregnant again!  

 

The big surprise was that this time there was not one but two babies!  How exciting twins!

 

Another early scan brought the biggest surprise of all…Not one, not two but 3 little babies inside.  (2 identical and 1 fraternal!)   My sister was having triplets.

 

After all those years of teasing and vowing to never own a van, after all those years of me being the one with the most kids, after all those years of infertility and pain….

 

 

I can now say with a giggle and a grin…How do you do it with 5 children – 5 years and under?

 

I did 5 one at a time and had a chance to adapt with each new addition…I have one child for every age group….

 

After all those years of competing, teasing and bickering I can now most sincerely say….

You are a legend sister dear!  I say it with a giggle and a good luck too….

Sister you have won!

 

Ok, let’s start breaking down this lovely example bit by bit with an eye towards writing your own baby shower speech or toast that comes straight from your heart.

 

First, let’s start with the introduction or opening remarks. Let’s recap what we saw in the above example so that we can be guided to do this very well.

 

‘’Hi I’m Katrina Caitlin’s oldest sister!!!!

Well at least I always thought I should have been the oldest sister.

Let me tell you about my oldest sister Caitlin…’’

 

One common thing runs through this line and it’s a short self-introduction. Here, you state your relationship with the mom-to-be and her husband.

 

After you’ve said, you then proceed to thank the people present. Here, you can single out personalities who have been a tremendous blessing in the lives of the expectant mother and her family and mention why you are giving them a shout out.

 

If you go back to read the entire speech once more, you will realize that the writer dives into the story straightaway into what her relationship with her sister has been like over the years.

 

I am sure she had a brainwave and had no trouble at all putting down her thoughts. But what about some of us who really struggle to put words together?

 

That’s where you need to work with a solid plan. Working with a solid plan depends on the objective of the speech.

 

Have you been asked to simple thank everyone for coming, asked to give a welcome speech or just do your own thing?

Ok, let’s look at each of the above toasts.

First on the bill is welcome baby shower speech. If you are asked by your sister or sister-in-law to give some brief remarks welcoming everyone to the event, then you can go with this kind.

 

Baby shower speech for sister samples

 

Here’s an example

Hello and welcome everyone. For those of you who don’t know this cute girl, my name is Kate a.k.a The Redhead.

 

Thank you so much for coming to this occasion and by your presence, you have shown how much you love the most beautiful mom-to-be. If you care to know, she is my best friend and sister.

 

Second, you can simply thank everyone for coming to the event after welcoming them to your sister’s very special event.

Third, you can simply thank and welcome the guests and say a prayer if you or most of the guests are Christians.

 

Now, let’s dive right into how you can put together your scattered thoughts into a very beautiful toast.

Again, it all comes down to planning.  Planning what to say, how to say it, and when to say what you wish to say.

To do that, you first have to decide where you want to take this from. Do you want to give an account of your relationship with your sister over the years or you simply want to dwell an aspect of her pregnancy or life.

 

Whatever angle you are aiming at, these easy-to-answer questions can fill your mind with rich ideas that can help you write a sweet baby shower toast for your sister or sister-in-law.

 

So, please grab your pen and let’s do a little brainstorming and then provide answers to the following questions.

 

  • What fond memories do you want to share?
  1. How did you feel when she came into your life? You can put in your views if you are an older sister.
  • What was life like growing up with your sister?
  1. What can you say about your teen years? This is how it’s captured in the above sample.

 

‘’The years seemed to fly by so quickly and soon we were teenagers.

My sister used to hate me coming up to her in high-school and talking to her when she was with her friends.  So much so I used to seek her out – after all aren’t we meant to be best friends for life?  Well so Dad says anyway…



  1. What makes her a very special person or sister?
  • In what ways has she been a blessing in your life?
  1. Can you talk about her marriage or day of the wedding event? Were you the maid or matron of honor? And how did you feel on her big day?

 

Now, let’s pause and carefully consider a few things about her fertility and pregnancy

 

  • Is this her first child? Or she has other children?
  • If she has other children, how did she prepare for their arrival?
  • If this is her first baby, then how has she been preparing to meet her cute bundle of blessings?

 

Action Tip: Using the answers you have written down, quickly put your thoughts and ideas together to form a very rough draft. Don’t worry about how it flows because you can always go back and take out what you don’t really need.

Baby shower speech for your sister-in-law