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How to give a vote of thanks?

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While drafting a vote of thanks speech, it is important for you to understand the motive behind the same. The purpose of a speech of this type refers to you expressing a thank you or acceptance talk, showing your gratitude for something given or shown to you. A speech of this sort is usually given at the end of the program. It is addressed to express thanks to all the efforts put by those responsible for  organizing  the event.

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What is a vote of thanks speech?

A vote of thanks speech is a brief talk, given on behalf of the organization, as a group to a specific person or group of people. It can also be given to the individuals who were responsible for the technical arrangements, catering, setting up of the event, etc. A 'thank you' speech should also be short and crisp. While drafting the speech, make sure to keep the English language simple and to the point, and ensure your speech ends with a call to applause from the crowd for all those who have been responsible for organizing it all.

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Sample vote of thanks speech:


Situation- Formal Corporate Vote of Thanks

Honorable Mr. D'souza, Respected Mr. Pawar, Mr. Chairman, and our most valued invited guests, ladies and gentlemen! It's my privilege to have been asked to propose a vote of thanks on this occasion. I, on behalf of eAgeTutor Spoken English, and the entire team, wish to extend a very hearty vote of thanks to all speakers for gracing their important work and sharing with us their findings and opinions today! Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to place on record our hearty thanks to the entire organizing team for the perfect logistic support, the stage set up and for all the undying efforts they've put into making this program a huge success.

Thank you to one and all!

Situation- School Social Function

A warm welcome ladies, gentlemen, staff, pupils and ex-students. I will keep this a short vote of thanks, so don't worry! I would like take this opportunity to thank Fr. Almeida, both for the spiritual guidance and for presenting the school awards. I would also like to acknowledge the dedication of all the teaching staff, without whose help and support this grand function would not have been possible. Lastly, together we would like to express deep gratitude to all of you for all that you have done for this school.

I would like to end my vote of thanks with a grand applause for everyone present here! Thanks.

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If you read the above-mentioned samples, you will get a clear picture of how to maintain an English fluency throughout. Also, while delivering the speech ensure you have your English communication skills at its very best to refrain from making unwanted errors. In addition, understand the fact that practice makes perfect and hence, developing and improving your spoken English skills will help you present a vote of thanks with utmost ease and confidence.

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