Have you ever been to a seminar or a lecture wherein you get to be the guest of honor? Better yet, were you given the opportunity to welcome a guest speaker for a seminar? How did it go and what did you do? Welcome speeches are used to simply welcome a guest speaker to an event. To introduce the agenda and to simply draw the attention of the audience to the person talking. Let’s say you were given the opportunity to do the speech, are you excited or nervous? If both, that’s okay. This article is here to help you to write a good welcome speech for a seminar, a lecture and to introduce the speaker.
A seminar is an event where people gather to listen, study and discuss a particular topic. They would listen to a speaker or an expert discussing a topic, and would welcome discussions later.
A lecture is a formal discussion on a serious topic given by an individual or a group of people. Lectures are often given at a university or college and their audiences are usually college students.
Anyone who has ever given a speech would most likely understand stage fright can be a big issue. But there is a way to stop that as well as to present a good welcome speech like a pro. Here are some tips to help you succeed in delivering that carefully written welcome speech.
A welcome speech is necessary as this is a way of welcoming people who attended the ceremony. This is also a way of introducing the speaker, the agenda and the people in charge of the event. Without all this, the listeners or the audience would feel lost. Think of a welcome speech as a guide for the people who are attending the event.
You may also add a thank you speech alongside your welcome speech. As it is usually mixed or closed together. But a welcome speech’s use is to draw your audience attention in. While a thank you speech is to simply show your gratitude towards them for attending the event.
Writing and presenting a welcome speech can be both terrifying and exciting. Terrifying if you have bouts of stage fright. Exciting since you also feel the importance of introducing a speaker to a good seminar. Presenting a welcome speech can be a bit scary but if you follow the tips given, you will do just fine. Remember to simply practice before you get up on stage and talk.