Custom Business Speech Sample

A smile, they say, is the universal welcome. If that is so I hope my smile says it all to you tonight because it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this, our annual end-of-year dinner

It's hard to believe that another year has passed. In the great big world they have been wars and famines, elections and international sporting events. Here at (Name of company) there has been another year of successful trading. It goes without saying that this would not have been possible without you. I think it is a fascinating thought that here in this room there are (Number) of people each one different, each one unique. Perhaps using these unique talents and skills has been the secret of our success. Certainly I have a great belief in listening to your thoughts and recommendations because we all have ideas and suggestions and they don't have to be too technical or too clever to be successful. Slicing bread was a very simple thought but it sells very well doesn't it?

Tonight you are all dressed in your finery and that's how it should be. In a world of jeans and sneakers it's good sometimes to take the trouble to dress up to go on the town. It makes this night a special occasion, a night when we celebrate who and what we are.

Our customers know who we are. We are the people who supply them with their dream autos. We are the people who give a personal, yet professional service. We are the people who offer them financial terms and systems that enable them to purchase their cars more easily. We are reputable and they know they can have confidence in us and in our used autos too.

To provide a service like this means that we need many different kind of skills in our workforce. I like to think that all our departments gel well together because you understand that we are all in this together. Whether you are a mechanic, in sales or in the office you all have a vested interest in (Name of company.)

It would be foolish to ignore the fact that the world is in a bad financial state. Hopefully we are beginning to improve economically yet we are not in a boom time yet. I know I cannot ask you to work harder because you already work extremely hard indeed. What I can ask is that you work smarter to achieve even better sales. Whether you are dealing directly with the client, sending them paperwork or fixing their autos you are ambassadors for (Name of company). So each one of you is equally important and equally valued.

Every end is a new beginning and that is true too of this end of year dinner. Next year, we hope, will be even more successful. We will be including a whole new series of autos in our range so there will, quite literally, be a vehicle to suit every need. That's exciting news for us and for our clients. It provides us with a fresh challenge in marketing these vehicles. I know that you will work as hard next year as you have done this year. In fact I hope that I will be praising you to the hilts this time next year and that our sales will go up and up.

Until then enjoy the evening because you are in very good company indeed.


Here's to us and what we do

Here's to our yet-to-be

May we continue to succeed

Here's to our company!

Please raise your glasses in a toast to (Name of Company!)