A welcome speech is presented to mark the beginning of an event or occasion or even to welcome a special person, a group of people or an organization. The main objective of a welcome speech might vary – it can be done to welcome the guests at the grand opening of an hotel, office, restaurant or a company etc, it is also made to welcome the chief guest of an event or to welcome a new staff or employee etc. The main point here is that a welcome speech is done to welcome any individual like guests, employees, chief guests, wedding ceremonies, opening ceremonies based on the event demands.
The typical welcome speech could be in the form of greetings or in the form of specific gestures. For visitors entering an department store are welcomed at the main entrance by employees dressed up in formal costumes and waving at them, potential customers in an restaurants are welcomed by the warm smile of the waiters or waitress saying ‘welcome’, flight attendants +welcome the passengers with a polite smiles etc.