Giving a speech is a real nightmare for some people. Which words are the right ones? Who may I address personally and who must I not forget? Which topics are taboo and how is a good opening speech structured?? These and other questions are answered in the following article. It shows you how to create your opening speech for your gala step by step and how to prepare for it in a relaxed way.
What is the difference between an opening speech and a classic speech?
A speech is given on many occasions. At a wedding, the groom gives a speech before the buffet is opened. At a company anniversary, the boss thanks his employees for the good cooperation, at the open day, the entrepreneur welcomes the guests who are eager to explore, and at a gala, you give the first speech of the day. The opening speech is also called a welcome speech, because you greet your guests with "Ladies and Gentlemen". The gala is opened with your speech. So the timing is crucial. The opening speech, also known as the welcome speech, is the first item on the program for your gala. It should be
- and introductory
Be and don’t steal the show from the keynote speaker. Therefore, it is important what you say in your opening speech and what words you choose to use.