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How to Give a Welcome Speech?

Welcome Speech Example

How to Give a Welcome Speech/Welcome Address?

Welcome speech is the most important speech in any function because it sets the mood of the function. An appealing welcome speech has its effect permeated throughout the function; beginning till end. A welcome speech in English uses certain terminologies to express the proper meaning on different occasions. For example, a wedding welcome speech and a graduation welcome speech will be totally different in the phrases and terminologies used. This hub describes how to do a formal welcome speech

Characteristics of a Welcome Speech:

Welcome speeches in general should be brief. It is important to state the objectives or the purpose of the meet in the beginning itself. Chief Guest (welcome speech for chief guest) of the formal function should be welcomed first followed by other important guests on the dais. People sitting on the dais should be addressed first followed by guests on the front row and then everybody down the hall. A variety of expressions should be used during the speech to make it livelier; but at the same time it should not be overdone. Most importantly, a sincere and confident approach from the speaker will create a feeling of unity and purpose among the audience and reflects hospitality.

How to Start a Welcome Speech?

Usually a welcome speech starts with greeting the chief guest, guests on and off the dais. This is followed by a brief description about the objectives of the meet. On some occasions, if the chief guest is not a known person, a brief introduction of the chief guest is also given by the person who gives the welcome speech. Of course this depends on how long the introduction of chief guest should be.

What Tactics do You Use to Look Confident While Delivering Welcome Speech?

The following are some common "Welcome Quotes"

  • I extend a hearty welcome
  • I offer a warm welcome
  • I accord a genial welcome
  • I salute him with a winsome welcome
  • I welcome him with the loving hearts of all present
  • I welcome him with my whole heart
  • I welcome him with all my heart
  • I am delighted to offer a happy welcome
  • Let me offer you a pleasant welcome
  • Please permit me to offer you a fraternal welcome
  • I request the members of the audience to join me in offering a warm – hearted welcome
  • We feel honoured in offering you a cheerful welcome

How to Conclude a Welcome Speech?

A welcome speech should not be concluded by thanking. That is the job of the person who gives the vote of thanks. Welcome speech should be the one leaving the participants at ease and eagerly waiting for the upcoming events. Maximum duration of welcome speech can be three to four minutes. If it is extended beyond that the guests may feel bored and it will kill the anticipation for the events to follow.

Welcome Speech for Event


pryanka Fernando on December 20, 2017:

like to get prepared a a good speech for an officer in the Navy senior , visiting my house

nisha on October 14, 2015:

Pls prepare a welcome soeech on mono actingcompition guests

JR Krishna (author) from India on August 10, 2015:

Hi Veini

Please prepare your speech according to the guidelines given. If you are speaking to the fresher's I dont think it needs to be very formal. You can welcome them in a very reassuring, friendly and cheerful manner.

Good luck

Veini on August 10, 2015:

I need some lines to speak on the fresher's meet on behalf of the old timer's to the freshers. Please help.

Balaji prabhas on July 06, 2015:

Really it is very useful

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thank you

JR Krishna (author) from India on June 28, 2015:

Hi kalaivani

Please prepare based on the key points given in the article

All the best

Kalaivani on June 27, 2015:

I want welcome in our collage for fresher's day

vasudevan on June 21, 2015:

it's very usefull because anyone have doubt how do somethink(function)it's all are clarify among them....

JR Krishna (author) from India on June 12, 2015:

Dear Meena

Please prepare one considering the points given above

Best of luck

meena on June 11, 2015:

Plz give me a model of adress the audience

falak Naaz on April 16, 2015:

this to great

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MANISH on March 22, 2015:


angez on February 12, 2015:

Thanks very useful

JR Krishna (author) from India on February 07, 2015:

Hi Charu

I cannot write unless I know the specifications. Please use the tips in the article and write on your own

All the best

charu on February 05, 2015:

Can you give me a welcome address of any company inviting chief guest

balavasi on February 04, 2015:

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JR Krishna (author) from India on December 24, 2014:

Hi Joe

Please follow the instructions given here. Best of luck!!

joe on December 24, 2014:

Help me address a Carlos night

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something that helpd me.......can u give any teacher's day welcome adreses......

shashank on August 14, 2014:

Plzzz give me a quotation for welcoming the audience

milikara on July 23, 2014:

i want a welcome speech for my college new freshers

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ALBERT BLESSON V on April 10, 2014:

i wan to do my welcome speech in conference,can you help me to do on March 25, 2014:

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sowmyalakshmi on February 22, 2014:

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JR Krishna (author) from India on January 12, 2014:

Hi Bindu,

Welcome speech quotes are given in the article itself

Take care

bindu on January 12, 2014:

please tell me a quotation on welcome for a welcome speech

JR Krishna (author) from India on January 12, 2014:

Hi Lanu,

I don't usually do wedding receptions. Please take help from people who have done it already.

Lanu on January 11, 2014:

please help me how to address at a wedding reception.

sarika on January 06, 2014:

i want to give welcome sppech for my inter college school comptition function as a director.


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sal on June 09, 2013:

i want a speech welcoming freshers to college

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thanks for good guidance on February 25, 2013:

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JR Krishna (author) from India on February 20, 2013:

Hello Rani,

Here I have mentioned the basics of a welcome speech. Your speech can be prepared taking core points from this article suiting to the occasion, events and people involved.

Thanks for the visit

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Hi Deepu

Thanks for your visit and kind words.

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Thank you very much for your kind comment.

Trsmd from India on February 23, 2012:

Thumbi7- you have given great insight about how to start the welcome speech with some example. Thanks for sharing:)

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Thank you Ashik, I am glad that this article helped you.

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Awesome presentation for a welcome speech, I would love to use this when I have need for such. Voted up indeed!

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