Thanksgiving isn’t the only time we should give thanks. It is fitting of course that we should celebrate on Thanksgiving Day and express our gratitude both for our families and for our standard of living. Speechwriters and speakers though should also give thanks on many different occasions. On Veterans Day, for instance, their speeches should give thanks for those who have fought as members of our armed forces. A Boss or C.E.O. often uses the Christmas Staff party or Happy Holiday function as an occasion to express gratitude to the staff for their contribution during the year. At a formal dinner there is often a vote of thanks to the speaker and of course the groom usually expresses his appreciation for all his parents have done for him during his growing years. It is very nice too to hear an expression of recognition to a teacher by parents or students. The outgoing President of a charitable or professional organisation should include some words of thankful praise to those who have helped during his or her term of office. A good M.C. will also give thanks to both delegates and speakers at the end of a conference. Everyone likes to be appreciated and a few appreciative and sincere words in any speech or toast will give that feel good factor to the recipient. So whether you are speaking to volunteers or to your own football team saying thanks for the effort costs nothing and means a lot.
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