I will be receiving an Exceptional Citizenship award from my city for the volunteer work that I do for an organization that has submitted my name. Now I have to speak on award winning in the annual sales and marketing conference.
Hence I am requesting that you that please provide me with ideas. Was it your enthusiasm, dogged determination, or working 12 hour days?
I'm really pleased and proud to receive this award. If you are good at speaking to an audience you could bring in something memorable that happened on the course and perhaps thank the tutors. One of colleges among them invited us to a seminar function and award function where I will receive an award on behalf of my branch and I have to say some words there.
I am an officer in a bank and my branch has accounts of all the schools and colleges in that area.
My General Manager received an award recently and being the Sales Manager, I have been chosen to give a speech on behalf of the employees for our GM. I have to provide a 4-5 sentence statement about my experience with the company that will be published in the company newsletter. Presuming your 15 years with the company have been good ones, MN, why not concentrate your remarks on thanking the individuals who i) recognized your ability and took the opportunity to hire you, ii) those among your co-workers who helped you with projects through the years, iii) anyone who mentored you / helped your career and perhaps iv) the owner(s) who provide jobs and products / services. As one who has written many speeches for others, I can tell you to start with "Congratulations." You might like to continue by commending your co-worker for all the traits which (s)he contributes to an enjoyable workplace: lending a hand where needed, boosting morale by being cheerful, looking for solutions instead of laying blame (for example)? An interesting story that illustrates your work with them would be good; as would a funny story, as long as it makes everyone involved feel good, not embarrassed. Sounds like a very nice "honor" for anyone/company to receive. I will be recognized for the 15 years of service with the company. Be sure and say how grateful you are for the good working relationship you with the schools, and thank them for the honor.