Farewell Speech: Are You An Employee looking for the Perfect Words, Phrases, And Ideas To Write A Memorable Goodbye Speech Even As You Leave Or Retire?
Just Follow This Very Easy to Follow Plan and you’ll be seconds away from giving a beautiful farewell or send off speech even if you think writing and giving speeches is not your thing!
First, let me congratulate you on being a super-productive worker!
I can only imagine how you’ve impacted that firm all these years.
I know for sure your bosses have noticed how hard you’ve worked to help the company achieve its goals and objectives, and it’s only proper you're offered a fitting send-off.
I know your co-workers are filled with mixed emotions because they have enjoyed the warmth of your presence and a few might shed tears at your farewell party.
Now, speaking of that, have you thought about a final speech that will touch hearts and inspire others to work like never before?
Your close pal, bosses and possible your spouse and family might be around and everyone will be expecting nothing but the very best from you!
Let’s face it! Many employees or workers feel very nervous when it comes to giving farewell speeches.
Do you think you’ll have what it takes to speak confidently with clarity and purpose on that day?
Whatever it is, you’re so much admired, respected, and loved by everyone and so you should really say something sweet and heartfelt.
Well, most people choose to speak like this timid speaker who just ''winged'' it and just spoke the following words on his final day of work.
''Okay, well, I wasn’t expecting to say anything, but, well, I guess what I’d like to say is that it’s been an amazing eight years here.
You’re all an amazing team, you’re like a second family, and we’ve really been through some ups and downs together…okay, a lot of downs together. But I will really miss you, although this isn’t really goodbye, because I’m going to stay in touch with all of you…whether you like it or not!''
Really? You weren’t expecting anything? Hmm
How on earth could he have said that? Obviously, this was an unprepared speaker!
You know what? For many years now, I have been helping people all over the world to write and give heartfelt speeches and I am here to help you say something memorable!
The first and most important key to your success is
To Get Rid Of These Mental Demons!
Let me admit that I get the nerves when I am called to address an audience even though clients, friends, and family say ''I am a high-class speaker for sure.''
That shouldn’t come as surprise though…Why? Because I always feel much relieved if I am very well prepared.
To calm your nerves, you need to first do a little bit of self-introspection.
Perhaps you failed to do so well when you were asked to present the company’s budget or ask for a salary raise or even make a short presentation, and you’re thinking if you won’t screw up this time too!
That wouldn’t happen if you ignore what your mind is telling you!
By constantly envisioning yourself speaking with poise and flair on the ''D-day'', you will be gradually eroding the fear lurking deep down in your heart.
Remember, you become a reflection of what you dwell on for a long time!
So, always see yourself smiling and giving the greatest farewell speech ever and you will be empowered from within no matter how you feel about your delivery!
This applies not only to your speech but in every aspect of your life!
Having said that, let’s now look at the best places you can get proven ideas to help you write your speech the easy way.
Do You Love Videos?
Wait…wait….I know you might want to ask. Dan, what videos should I go for?
First, just go any of the video-sharing platforms and type words like ''farewell speeches'' and or something similar.
Second, sit back and wait for hundreds of them to pop up
Third, take a pen and paper and hit the play button and put down ideas and thoughts you find useful, witty and you think you can add it to your own speech.
I want to make things fairly easy for you, so let me borrow a few words from first black U.S President Obama’s farewell speech.
As you know, he is an ''ex-employee'' of The U.S.A, and using his example would make perfect sense!
Here are excerpts of his final address:
''My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes that we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight it's my turn to say thanks.
So I first came to Chicago when I was in my early twenties, and I was still trying to figure out who I was; still searching for a purpose in my life. And it was a neighborhood not far from here where I began working with church groups in the shadows of closed steel mills.
It was on these streets where I witnessed the power of faith, and the quiet dignity of working people in the face of struggle and loss…''
That’s a wonderful introduction right?
Now, let’s see how we can use his intro to write something on our own
Any idea, please?
Okay, I am the ''writing Santa Claus'' so to speak and this is what I have come up with.
''Hello good evening everyone. I have been so touched by all the well-wishes that I received over the past few weeks since I told you of my plans.
Tonight it's my turn to say thanks and to tell you how much you all mean to me over the years we’ve been together!
I have received messages from everyone reminding me of how I am so much admired and loved.
Well, when I first set foot here some 28 years ago, I felt the strong winds of love blowing through the air and I remember saying to myself: Here might be a worker’s paradise! Of course, it is!
And as you all know, I was right because not only do you get to put food on your table, working here brings true happiness and fulfillment because…''
Did you notice how I took the ex-presidents’ words: ''Tonight it's my turn to say thanks...'' and made it mine?
That’s exactly what I mean when I tell you to watch videos and pick ideas from them.
Have You Seen Any Of These Witty Remarks?
By this, I mean using farewell quotes to help you write. By the way, you can get thoughtful quotes by looking them up online!
Well, I tried to get a few good ones for you as I am hell-bent on helping you give a very memorable farewell speech.
See them below!
- ''Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.''-Rumi
- ''There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.''-Mahatma Gandhi
- ''All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.''-Anatole France
- ''Moving on is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.''-Dave Mustaine
- ''Our friendship is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Talking to you made me smile and meeting you set me free. I can’t believe that fate is taking you away and ripping us apart. I just want to say that I will miss you from the bottom of my heart. Goodbye, my friend. See you soon.''
Just as you know, I love examples and would want us to work on something together.
So, let’s go for quotes #4:'' Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.''-Dave Mustaine
and # 5
''Our friendship is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Talking to you made me smile and meeting you set me free. I can’t believe that fate is taking you away and ripping us apart. I just want to say that I will miss you from the bottom of my heart. Goodbye, my friend. See you soon.''
Using both quotes, we will get the words in green
''Even though I am leaving at a time my services are most needed, I have to take this break and spend quality time with my family, so I can get my energy and vitality back.
For the first time in a long time, I slept soundly last night like a rock. Thank God, there was no alarm clock to rouse me out of bed.
It turns out my wife had forgotten this was the last day of work. Well, she’s an early riser and l am of course the late riser!
She obviously had forgotten about this. Can you believe that she pinched me this morning and said: '' are you not going to work honey?''
Then, I said Mike says I can go on vacation with you for the next six months!
Yeah! Today is the last day of work and I haven’t gotten a night of good sleep in a long time!
Then, she burst out laughing!
Ladies and gentlemen, my talk with Michelle this morning should give you an idea of what to expect in the days ahead.
On a more serious note, I guess some of you might be thinking moving on is a simple thing, in reality, it is not! It is such a hard thing as my heart is down with grief as I speak.
Being with you all these years makes me feel like being a part of a loving extended family, I just can’t imagine that fate is ripping us apart. I just want to say that I will miss you from the bottom of my heart.
I hope you saw how that was done? Did you notice how we picked the underlined words from those quotes?
Hope you can do the same and probably lace your message with some humor too?
Have You Considered What Cracks You Up?
Is your workplace a lively work environment where you can crack jokes without upsetting anyone
If so, you better use some of those ''in-jokes'' to spice your address.
It is a great way of endearing your friends or colleagues or co-workers to your side as you give your farewell speech!
But you have got to use them creatively? Want an example? Not this time, please!!!!!!!!
Now, this is my favorite tool for coming up with a heart touching speech.
Spicing Your Piece With Stories!
- Stories like when you first came to the workplace can be used.
- Stories like how the place was like when you first stepped foot there.
- Stories like how the journey has been like ever since you began working there.
- Stories of awards received and how they inspired you to be a better employee.
Now, this is what I want you to do right now-not tomorrow
List as many anecdotes that come to your mind about those stories and try to use the ones you find amusing or inspiring to come up with something remarkable! I am sure you can.
Finally, my favorite scientific- proven trick to easily and quickly writing a great farewell speech like a pro!
Guess what it is?
Short And Sweet Farewell Speech Samples
I can’t just overemphasize how good examples of farewell speeches by employees can help make the writing of your speech a breeze.
But, each goodbye-speech example you will find has its own unique style, content, and structure, so make sure you tweak it a bit if you decide to model yours after one.
That being said, let’s see a sample farewell speech below
and then use it to write our own speech.
Here you go:
''Most people are nervous to meet Ted Koppel. I know I was. When I finally worked up the nerve to say hello, I confidently stuck out my hand and introduced myself.
I then promptly took a step forward and caught my foot on an open file cabinet drawer, which sent me plummeting to the ground.
(pause and laughter) It took me a good two weeks to get past that humiliation.
When I did, I quickly learned that this was a place that offered endless opportunities to a young staffer, far more than I had earned. You were open to my story ideas, welcomed me into edit rooms, sent me on video shoots, and gave me the opportunity to make some very public mistakes.
People know Nightline is a great show, but they probably don’t know how great its staff is at making a young, aspiring journalist feel like a fully initiated part of the team.
My mother tells me that my grandfather never missed a Nightline. He died in 1982, when I was nine-years-old and when Nightline was only two. '
To this day, every night when I hear that opening theme music, I think of him, and how proud he would have been to know that his grandson worked here, with all of you. Thank you.''
Now, let’s get creative and make something out of that.
''Most people would tell you that although working at Anxiety & C., is a fantastic opportunity, I almost fainted when I first came here. Yes, I almost passed out. I am not kidding.
When I first came here, I met Ted.
When I finally worked up the nerve to say hello, I confidently stuck out my hand and introduced myself.
He looked me straight in the eye and said do you have what it takes to work like a wall clock?
That almost gave me a heart attack literally.
Feeling very nervous, I then promptly took a step forward and caught my foot on an open file cabinet drawer, which sent me plummeting to the ground.
(laughs) It took me 2 months to get past that humiliation!
When I did, I quickly learned that this was a place that offered endless opportunities to a rookie like myself.
I learned to work hard like a robot as he Todd put it and I had the opportunity to handle important assignments without breaking my spine….''
Wasn’t that short and sweet?
Remember, people will remember you after you are gone. But, they will never forget what you said…And so you have to come up with a brilliant piece.
This will leave you in complete shock !…A man reveals how workers leaving or retiring are writing best farewell speeches ever without lifting a finger… How? You better read this and you will be blown away! Ignore and you might be embarrassed!
Just as you know, it’s very prudent that you leave or retire on a positive note!
They say first impressions count and that’s right you know. But, last impressions far outweigh everything you’ve done at the workplace.
You’ve worked so hard, and you have been a super-productive worker and you are also admired and respected!
Why not cement your legacy by giving a sweet and inspiring speech?
(Please you can double click on the image if you can't see it clearly)
We know for sure how hard coming up with the right words to help you say something sweet and memorable can be.
That’s why we are giving you a rare chance to come up with something inspiring and funny without pulling your hair out! Remember, your managers and even C.E.O will be around and you don’t have to settle for anything ordinary. They and your friends will be counting on you to leave on a favorable note!
Want to get on board? You should by first clicking here to fill out a simple and short questionnaire!
(This is another person we helped with her farewell speech.Please you can double click on the image if you can't see it clearly)
Ok, Is This Offer For Me?
- Yes, if you really love your co-workers and bosses and want to tell them how working with them has been a blessing
- Yes, it’s for you if you are overwhelmed by the pressures of work or other things and don’t have the time to put a beautiful speech together.
- Yes, you have to get on board; if you don’t know how to start or are not too sure if you can. Believe it or not, if you screw up, people will remember you for that as well.
- Yes, if you are not too eloquent or not too sure if you are on the right track.
- Yes, if you feel writing and giving speeches is simply not your thing! You just hate it!
- Yes, if you are still struggling to find the right words and ideas to say something memorable.
- Yes, if you have a day or less to the farewell party and you feel that you are under pressure and might make some horrible mistakes!
- Yes, if you are a good writer or speaker but you still want someone to look over or review what you've come up with!
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 workers are still leaving the office set up and asking their co-workers and friends to give speeches.
Nonetheless, not everyone 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 by simply paying what you want after you get your beautiful speech.
Oh Ok, How Then Do I Get Started Since I Want To Get On Board Right Away?
All you have to do RIGHT NOW is to click on this link to receive an easy-to-fill-in questionnaire in your email to get started.
- After that, we will send you a very short questionnaire to fill out!
- Then, you have it sent back to us via email
- If something is not too clear, we will ask you to clarify.
- If not, we will send you a wonderful draft.
- 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.
Please note: Don’t fill out this form if you’re a dishonest individual and you are bent on robbing us. We want also good people to work with because good people like you make the world go around!
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 before you pay.
So, you don’t have to think twice before you get on board. Remember, you have to be happy before you pay.
So, here are the Benefits You Get When You Get On Board!
- An inspiring speech written by our 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
- Then we show 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!
- Ways to include humor in your speech or letter and what it takes to do so
Remember, you have to see your speech first before we both negotiate on a price that’s fair to you. So, you can relax and let us sweat it out at our expense!
Let me remind you once more that your managers and even C.E.O will be around and you don’t have to settle for anything ordinary. You’ve to put on a good show!