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Example of a Welcome Speech

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Watch an example of a welcome speech. Get an actual sample of a welcome speech from a communications expert in this free public speaking video.

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome Jim Johnson here to Austin Texas. Jim is one of the finest major league baseball players in the world and we are absolutely thrilled for him to come play on our first new major league baseball team.

It is an exciting adventure for all of us. And Jim, we hope sincerely that you will find Austin interesting, and unique, and as fabulous as we do.

Here is wishing you the best success as one of the greatest ball players of all times.

And here is wishing the team a pleasant and profitable future here in Austin Texas.

We hope you stay here forever.

Welcome Speech Outline

Structure and Order:

  1. Express pleasure in having the person or organization here.
  2. Give ​a little bit​ of information about the person or organization.
  3. Give the highlights of "here" the town, the organization or the university.
  4. Send off of goodwill. You hope that their experience here in this town is pleasant or profitable.

Welcome Speeches: Do's and Don'ts

Be Brief. 2 or 3 minutes. Hit those highlights and be honest. Know your information and tell the truth.

Do not ​gush​ about the person. They may not meet the expectation you set for them.


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