How To Write A Welcome Speech For A Mother Daughter Tea?


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First you should determine which perspective you want to write from: The mother's, the daughter's, or a mixture of both. Once you've made that choice, you can come up with a theme to base your speech around, and from there you can figure out the right tone to use. Decide on what you want to include, figure out what is important for you to say, and try find a way to appeal to your wider audience.

Begin by abandoning the notion of crafting a grandiose speech, and instead dedicate yourself to writing in your own natural voice, be it warm, witty, wise or whimsical. As long as you write from your heart, you will be speaking to the hearts of each and every member of your audience. So be yourself and write organically.

Think about how you, personally, communicate best with other mothers and daughters and how you like them to communicate with you. This will be your theme. Let everyone know what the relationship between a mother and her daughter means to you. Avoid speaking too subjectively though -- this event is for and about everyone in the room, after all -- but don't be afraid to include personal anecdotes to illustrate what you're trying to say. Or to put it more simply, write to strike a balance between relating to everyone present and helping them relate to you.

Above all else, keep in mind that you're setting the stage for a warm and relaxed event of familiarity and familial bonds. You'll want to ensure that your speech is light, friendly and positive. Remember that everyone present will be anticipating a fun afternoon of family and friendship, and do your best to encourage others to embrace the joy of this event.

If you're still at a loss, think back on speeches that you enjoyed hearing, or ask your own mother or daughter to assist you. Writing your welcome speech shouldn't be too difficult overall however; you're going to be surrounded by family and friends, so why not just enjoy yourself?

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