Purpose of the speech of
To introduce a speaker and/or to present a topic
area that a speaker or series of speakers will then
address in detail.
To gain the attention and arouse the interest of the
audience. Your speech should pave the way for
favorable and attentive listening. The speech of
introduction is basically informative in nature.
Guidelines for Speeches of Introduction
Establish the Significance of the Speech
Establish Relevant Connections
Stress the Speaker’s Credibility
Be Consistent with the Main Speech
Don’t Cover the Speaker’sTopic
Don’t Oversell the Speaker orTopic
Few points to remember
Don't talk too long. Keep your introduction to between 45
seconds to 3 minutes.
Do not to include something that may be controversial or
potentially embarrassing, unless you ask them first.
Ask the speaker what he or she would like you to say in
If possible, find out what the speaker plans to focus on in
Speech of Thanks
A thank you speech is a short public speech, which
serves to express gratitude for something that was
- Award/Honor Received
Guidelines of Speech
Expressing the gratitude
Appreciating the value of the material present/Words
Identifying the personal significance of the gift for the
E.g. Retirement, Farewell etc
E.g. Retirement Speech
The introduction integrates the person into the organization
or society as one of the many whose impact on their
development was enormous.
The body of the speech.
A brief account of the person's employment
Emphasis on personal achievements.
Emphasis on personal attributes.
The person's influence on other people involved.
The conclusion: Happy retirement!