Vote of Thanks Speech in English

Wondering how to prepare a vote of thanks speech? This article will help you with everything you need to know.

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Vote of Thanks – What Is It and How to Write?

A vote of thanks is a well-prepared speech given formally and publicly to thank the host, the organiser and other participants for their presence and contribution to an event. It is an important part of every event.

Preparing a vote of thanks speech is always thought of as a Herculean task, and it does not have to be so if you know what exactly you have to do. Choose your words carefully. It is very important that you do not miss out to include any of the esteemed guests, the host or the dignitaries in your speech. You should also take care to thank the participants and the people who were a part of the event.

The Vote of Thanks is probably the last item for any event – be it Teacher’s Day, Annual Day or a birthday party – the list goes on. Make sure that you do not write long unwinding sentences. Keep it short and simple. You can start your vote of thanks speech by greeting everyone present or with a good quote on gratitude, followed by the list of guests you have to extend your thanks on behalf of the organization or the party that is hosting the event. It is then that you thank the participants and everyone who has been there for the event. Finally, you can end by thanking the hosts for having given you the opportunity to represent them.

Sample Vote of Thanks Speech

A few examples of vote of thanks speeches are given below for your better understanding.

Example 1 – Vote of Thanks Speech for a General Event

Good Evening everyone. It has been such an honour to be a part of this wonderful event. On behalf of the organization, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed guests, Mr. Chandhrasekar, Manager, IT Solutions and Mrs. Sunitha, Director of NSM Technologies. Thank you. Sincere thanks to the heads of the various departments who handled the event throughout. A wide round of applause and thanks to all the participants who made the event a memorable one. Finally, I would like to thank all of you present here for making the time to be with us today and helping us make this event a grand success. Thank you one and all.

Example 2 – Vote of Thanks Speech for Teachers’ Day

A very good morning to all. On behalf of all students and staff, I am glad to be standing here to express my vote of thanks. A special thanks to our Chief Guest, Ms. Sandhya, for accepting our invitation and for being here with us today. Your thoughts have truly inspired us. I thank our Headmistress, Mrs. Karishma, for always supporting and guiding us. Our Teachers, the superstars of today, always put in a lot of effort and love into making each one of us good students and wonderful human beings. You have always been generous with your time when your students need you no matter what. Thank you dear Teachers. I would be failing in my duty if I did not thank my fellow students who have made this day possible. I would also like to thank each and every one of you for being here and making this day a wonderful and memorable one for our dear teachers. Thank you once again.

FAQs on Vote of Thanks Speech


On what occasions can you give a vote of thanks?

A vote of thanks speech can be given in any public events like Teachers’ Day, Annual Day, Fresher’s Day, a farewell, a party and so on.


What are the best quotes to use in a vote of thanks speech?

Quotes like “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” – Cicero, “A moment of difference makes a difference in your attitude.” – Bruce Wilkinson, can be used.


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