7 ways to tell all in retirement greetings

7 ways to tell all in retirement greetings
Career changes, marriage, raising children, start to work on your own, retirement age…there are many moments of leaving office, no matter how you love your work. It is the last speech at your office, where you experienced hardness and fun.

“What should I say?” “How should I look at everyone?” You might think about many things and have difficulty deciding what to say in retirement greetings.

Don’t worry, it is natural for everyone. In this article, I will tell you how you can fully express your emotion in a speech. Hope you can give a memorable speech to everyone.



7 ways to tell all in retirement greetings

 

-Put your appreciation into words


There should be bad and hard memories of your work. There may be one or two you don’t want to recall of. However, avoid negative stories in your speech.

There is no meaning to talk about painful memories or complaints at the last moment. This is going to be the last greeting, so put your appreciation to your bosses and colleagues into words.

If you want to talk about certain story to show appreciation, you may talk about it simply and say “Thank you very much for helping me at that time”. Just be careful not to mention private episode.

 

-Hold back tears


For some reason you need to leave your loving office, you might want to cry with emotion, but hold it back.

Your words of appreciation will be washed away by tearful voice, and people listening will confuse to react. Just some tears falling is acceptable, but an adult bursting into tears will trouble people around you.

 

-Encourage people remain in office


You are leaving, but many others of course remain in the office. The company continues after your retirement, and projects and businesses keep progress.

Therefore, include a word or two to encourage people in the office. You don’t need to think difficult, simply wish for their success about ongoing projects or new businesses.

 

-Conclude with a smile


Even if you get a bit teary in a speech, conclude with a smile and “thank you very much”.

This is the last official greeting you make in front of everyone. The expression of you in their memory should be a smile, isn’t it? Finish with warm smile with a feeling of appreciation.

 

-Talk in clear, loud voice


Any well arranged speech is meaningless, if it can’t be heard. If you usually talk in a quiet voice, still mind to talk louder and in clear voice when talking in front of people.

You can naturally talk in good volume if you try to talk to a farthest person from you.

 

-Be careful not to be hasty


We tend to talk faster when we are nervous. Be conscious to talk a little slower than usual. Broadcasters are said to read 400 letters (or syllables) per minute.

A little more slower than that is appropriate when you give a greeting. If you can’t avoid being hasty from nervousness, try to open your mouth wider than usual.

You can pronounce every sounds more clearly, so words can be understood even if you talk fast.

 

-Talk about private episode privately


There are many people in the office, so some of them might be closer to you than others, such as bosses and senior associates who taught you and took care of you, colleagues who entered company at the same year and worked hard together, and junior fellows.

However, avoid talking about private memories and episodes, what are called “private stories”, in an official speech. The episode that only few people know is boring for others, and they don’t feel good about it.

If you really want to talk about it, go out for lunch or ask to go drinking privately.

 

Did you like it?

Those who are reading this article have many thoughts on retirement.

Going to a new office, challenging to launch new business, starting new life with a partner, beginning a new life after retirement…there are many reasons for retirement, but “All’s well that ends well”, “A bird does not foul the nest that it is about to leave”.

Retirement greeting decides your final impression to the office, so please make it without any regret. And please start new life with refreshed mind.

I wish for your happiness in the new life.

 

Summary

7 ways to tell all in retirement greetings

-Put your appreciation into words
-Hold back tears
-Encourage people remain in office
-Conclude with a smile
-Talk in clear, loud voice
-Be careful not to be hasty
-Talk about private episode privately