Vote of Thanks
Important speech given at the end of the function and the content is based on what the speakers say and on research [know who organized the function including the sponsors] •45 seconds to two minutes
•Show appreciation to speakers
•Show appreciation to organizers
•Thank the main speaker first
•Thank each speaker if the list is short
•Thank the organizers
Honourable [name], Respected [name], Mr Chairman, 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 [name of the organization of the event], and the entire [fraternity /field of interest] here together, and on my own behalf extend a very hearty vote of thanks to all speakers for your important work and sharing with us your findings and opinions today!
SAMPLE OPENING PARAGRAPH
Honourable judges, lecturers, students, and our most valued invited guests, ladies and gentlemen! This was a delightful function, thoroughly educational and entertaining. I am sure you want me to express thanks to all those persons who contributed to the success of this workshop.
SAMPLE OPENING PARAGRAPH
•Can just say ladies and gentlemen alone since the first speaker already addressed the important people
Ladies and gentlemen, 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 Child Labour Organization, and the entire staff here together, and on my own behalf extend a very hearty vote of thanks to all speakers for your important work and sharing with us your findings and opinions today!
Thank the speakers
•Vary in language
•In thanking combine those who have done similar tasks-“to all the performers we say thanks’ ‘to all who contributed in whatever way to the success we are very grateful’ •You do not have to thank the caterers
•If the list is long avoid itemising individuals
•A big ‘Thank You’ to [name speaker], for her/his efforts towards [speech topic]. Refer and respond to just one central idea of the speaker that you found particularly interesting. •If there are more speakers, then consider these vote of thanks examples: I must mention our deep sense of appreciation for [name speaker], for her/his explanation of [speech topic]. Again refer…
Further, we are grateful to [speaker], for demonstrating her/his [speech topic]. [Refer and respond to…]
I may like to express our sincere thanks to [name], for giving an excellent coverage to [her or his speech topic]. [Refer].
I also wish to express my gratitude to [name], for providing encouragement at [speech topics]. [Refer].
I am also very grateful to [name] for her/his analysis of [point that struck you most].
And, we also would like to acknowledge our gratitude to [name], for exposing her/his theory of [speech topic].
We are all inspired by your great words!
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to place on record our hearty thanks to [name], [function] for the perfect logistic support and guidance she/he has extended to all of us at [occasion].
I also extend my thanks to [name], [function] and also to [name], [function] for their enormous cooperation in the organization of this event. when using these vote of thanks examples.
Well, Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, an event like this cannot happen overnight. The wheels start rolling weeks ago. It requires planning and a bird’s eye for details. We have been fortunate enough to be backed by a team of very motivated and dedicated colleagues of [institute, organization] who know their job and are result oriented.
I cannot thank everyone enough for their involvement and their willingness to take on the completion of tasks beyond their comfort zones! Vary on these vote of thank examples till your express motion fits the atmosphere right.
•. Think about people who are responsible for:
ostage setting and lighting
othe press and media contacts
in your vote of thanks speeches.
To our keynote speaker Jovan Walker who so humorously encouraged us to wash our faces with face soaps. Aneita Henry, we knew yo were into facial products, but we did not know you were so talented. Thank you so much Recardo Thompson for your demonstration on how to wash your face with the soap that best suits the type of skin. We will definitely take better care of our skin.
To all those who provided the banner, to the entertainers, to the ushers, to the light and sound technicians, the photographers and videographers and everyone who contributed to the success of the seminar; our heartfelt thank you. Ladies and gentlemen for being a gracious audience, thank you
Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, once again I want to state that we are all most grateful to all speakers on this stage. We thank you for being with us this evening – it’s been a great pleasure. Thank You Very Much!
It was my pleasure to propose this vote of thanks, particulary since i benefitted so much.
Thank you all.