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How to Give a Welcome Speech?

Updated on September 15, 2015

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.

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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

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      pryanka Fernando 

      11 months ago

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

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      nisha 

      3 years ago

      Pls prepare a welcome soeech on mono actingcompition guests

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      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

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      Veini 

      3 years ago

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

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      Balaji prabhas 

      3 years ago

      Really it is very useful

      thank you

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Hi kalaivani

      Please prepare based on the key points given in the article

      All the best

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      Kalaivani 

      3 years ago

      I want welcome in our collage for fresher's day

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      vasudevan 

      3 years ago

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

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Dear Meena

      Please prepare one considering the points given above

      Best of luck

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      meena 

      3 years ago

      Plz give me a model of adress the audience

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      falak Naaz 

      3 years ago

      this to great

      and very useful to me

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      MANISH 

      3 years ago

      USEFUL

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      angez 

      3 years ago

      Thanks very useful

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      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

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      charu 

      3 years ago

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

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      balavasi 

      3 years ago

      It is very useful to me

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      Nagaraj 

      3 years ago

      This is very useful hub . I am voting up.

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Hi Joe

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

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      joe 

      3 years ago

      Help me address a Carlos night

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      it's really useful to me.tq 

      3 years ago

      Preethi

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      shalu 

      4 years ago

      great thumbi....the information was very useful to me.......

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      yasmin 

      4 years ago

      it is very useful and creats new ideas

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      Vidyaa 

      4 years ago

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

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      shashank 

      4 years ago

      Plzzz give me a quotation for welcoming the audience

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      milikara 

      4 years ago

      i want a welcome speech for my college new freshers

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      aiswarya 

      4 years ago

      this is a good site.....i gt lot of informations...soo useful...thanks a lot..

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      ALBERT BLESSON V 

      4 years ago

      i wan to do my welcome speech in conference,can you help me to do

      albertblesson87@gmail.com

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      ruchijjw@yahoo.com 

      4 years ago

      this is actually a good site.very helpful ,we need more ideas

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      sowmyalakshmi 

      4 years ago

      Through this article I can get an idea how to start up.vote up......:-)

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      malathi 

      4 years ago

      thank you so much , it is very useful to me

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      nimmi 

      4 years ago

      thank you so much your articles really helped me.. :)

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      nimmi 

      4 years ago

      thank you so much your articles really helped me.. :)

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      4 years ago from India

      Hi Bindu,

      Welcome speech quotes are given in the article itself

      Take care

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      bindu 

      4 years ago

      please tell me a quotation on welcome for a welcome speech

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      4 years ago from India

      Hi Lanu,

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

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      Lanu 

      4 years ago

      please help me how to address at a wedding reception.

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      sarika 

      4 years ago

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

      sarika

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      nandhini 

      4 years ago

      It is very useful to all students...

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      sasi8dharan 

      5 years ago

      i want to presenttation in my college how to do it

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      HARSHA 

      5 years ago

      It is very useful to us . we got more information from this page

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      Bhavin vyas 

      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      xina 

      5 years ago

      Thanks you......

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      jimmy 

      5 years ago

      a good page . i was happy with that . my teachers were happy with my speech also. heartful thanks.........!

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      sal 

      5 years ago

      i want a speech welcoming freshers to college

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      5 years ago

      its vary help full

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      thanks for good guidance 

      5 years ago

      its very helpful fpr me

    • thumbi7 profile imageAUTHOR

      JR Krishna 

      5 years ago from India

      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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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      5 years ago

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      Katleen ghildyal 

      5 years ago

      thanks for suggestion

      hope

      it will help me to speak up the welcome speech

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      Anup 

      6 years ago

      got lot to me...:-)

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      awesome thnx 

      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

      THANKYA.. :)

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      6 years ago

      please all friends help me if I want to give them a welcome speech.

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

      better to give an example

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

      Sirs,- Very useful and worth to note before attempting an appearance in a stage.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for your great help

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

      This is a great article.

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      JR Krishna 

      6 years ago from India

      Hi Deepu

      Thanks for your visit and kind words.

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      6 years ago

      Very informative and useful hub, I started reading your hubs as it is a great place to get more practical ideas.

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      JR Krishna 

      6 years ago from India

      @Trsmd

      Thank you very much for your kind comment.

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      Trsmd 

      6 years ago from India

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

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      JR Krishna 

      6 years ago from India

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

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      6 years ago

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      JR Krishna 

      6 years ago from India

      Thank you Cloud Explorer. I am glad that you liked it

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      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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      JR Krishna 

      6 years ago from India

      Thank you Anil. Thanks for the visit.

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      6 years ago from Kerala

      Hai Thimbi I like your Articles

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      JR Krishna 

      6 years ago from India

      Thank you Ruchi & Shanthi.

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      6 years ago

      great thumbi7..!!the information was very helpful!

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      Ruchi Urvashi 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Thumbi7, great article and I enjoyed reading it. Voted up.

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      JR Krishna 

      6 years ago from India

      Thank you, the singernurse. Thanks for the visit. Please come again.

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      6 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Very well said thumbi7. Concise and informative hub. Voted up!

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      6 years ago from Brisbane Queensland Australia

      Thumbi7 you succintly wrapped up the essence of a welcoming speech. Thanks and a vote up from me too.

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      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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      6 years ago

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