Published On: Fri, Feb 19th, 2016

How the farewell speech makes its impact


Farewell is a name of sadness and melancholy but it has also a powerful purposive spirit. When people saying goodbye have as they follow their spanking lives later than leaving some of their loved ones or associates which may involve colleagues, superiors, long-lasting friends, neighborly acquaintances, classmates, members of a joined club or alliance, or relatives.

Farewell speeches are emotive by nature, as leaving is merely one of the most difficult events in human’s life. Departure brings an emptiness that appears too hard to replace, as everyone is exclusive and every departure signifies that a person, or a group of persons, who have been considerably at a few point in our lives, departs beside their exclusiveness that appears too rigid to triumph.

So a farewell speech should deliver the uniqueness. Farewell, speeches are delivered for a lot of purposes, for example, early retirement, career closure, moving to another location (company or residence), end-of-school, or still at an internment where the departure is permanent. The farewell speech also highlights the act of departing and the best wishes all and sundry desires to present, but to narrate how the individual or the team of individuals offering goodbye turned inextricably connected with the olden times of their beginning. For example, to tell how did a worker facilitate the company considerably? A farewell speech for friend shares about the best time spent with that friend. For a graduating batch, it is told that how their times in the college or university where has passed? For the person who has just passed away, the moments of his whole life are shared and what did he do during his whole life?

The individual or the team who is departing will deliver the farewell and shared their good times highlighting the history of the place they’re leaving by focusing more on the audience and the people with whom they have shared more time together. For example, an employee who will leave, he will give remarks as how much he’s valued the company; he can carry on by illustrating how he has enjoyed his time working with the company in its ups and downs, he will deliver this by involving the audience. He will tell about the fun he had with the people there, the most emotional moments where they worked hard and become strong, in spite of all anomalous points confronting their favor. It will make audience emotional with tears and the address will have created its impact.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.