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You Will Need
- Correct names and pronunciations
Introduce yourself and start your remarks by thanking everyone for coming. Be cordial, humble, and speak for a couple minutes at the most. Give your welcome remarks genuinely, as if welcoming people into your home.
Say names correctly
Refer to each special guest, having prepared by writing down their names, including how to pronounce them. Pay tribute to their successes, linking these to the event as you introduce them.
Thank those who have made the day possible, from the organizers of the event to the wait staff working the floor.
Reinforce the purpose or goal of the event. Offer a lead-in to the speech topics or events to follow.
Share your hopes
Share your personal hopes, ideas, or plans about the topic of the day.
End with good wishes
End your speech by wishing all, and especially the guests, an interesting day. Introduce the first speaker, and get out of the way. You are their guide, not the reason they came.