If you need a Welcome speech to be given at a conference, meeting. Lecture, workshop, family occasion, or event, etc there are lots of online sites where you can download free samples of Welcome speeches which you can use and alter your own specific needs and requirements depending on the situation that it is going to be used for. This is ideal if you are not used to writing speeches or havent got time to sit and write one yourself. Some of these sites are free but others may charge you a small fee for downloading their work. There are also sites available online where you can pay for a professional speech writer to write your Welcome speech for you. All you would need to do is give the writer a few details about the occasion, who is it for, etc and he will do the rest. Obviously this is going to cost a lot more than if you wrote the speech yourself. Some sites that charge a fee will also include added little extras such as leaflets on how to give a good speech and what to do with your hands while you are speaking.
Should you want to write one yourself there are some important elements that go into helping you connect with the peopl listening. The last thing you want is for people to satrt fidgeting or daydreaming. Try adding a little bit of humour into your speech and keep the wording short and too the point without wandering off or waffling about something irrelevant to the occasion.
When writing a welcome speech, if you want to write it yourself or even to help you to amend a downloaded one off the internet, there is an acronym using the word Welcome to help you.
W - Welcome: Start by welcoming any special guests or dignataries.
E - Everyone: Welcome everyone
L - Learn: Briefly explain to everyone why they are there.
C - Company: Explain the purpose and aim of the occasion.
O - Occasion: Explain what the occasion is for in more detail.
M - Meaningful: Enter at least one quote which is relevant to the occasion
E - End: End your speech.