Here are the steps suggested to easy use.
YOUR SPEECH PLAN
1. Refer to the occasion
2. Express goodwill
Refer to the occasion
Tell your audience the purpose of the gatherings. What is its significance to the participants, to the audience and to the community? What interesting parts of the program awaits your listeners? What benefits will they derive their attendance of participation in such affair?
This second step to your opening remarks should be a pleasant one for you. Here you will praise the people who have come for the occasion.
By your words and actions, make your audience feel glad they came. Make them realize the importance of their presence.
You can also extend a word of welcome if you wish.