You have been asked to give a speech on Teacher's Day and are all excited about it. But, before you pick up the pen and paper to jot down what you think is going to be one of the greatest speeches, do take this into consideration. How many times have you attended a lecture and fell asleep half way through it? A great speech comprises well-crafted words, focus, length, speaker's actions and a few other elements that we will be talking about in this article. So, before you put pen on paper just read on to find out how to prepare a great speech; one that would be admired by your teachers, fellow students and would earn you a place in the school's Hall of Fame.
The opening address has to be crisp, clear and to the point.
Begin by addressing your principal, teachers, fellow students and other audience present in the hall.
Your speech should talk about the relevance of Teacher's day, what changes has the day seen since its inception in 1962, and the role that teachers have played in the growth of the nation.
Do include some quotes or examples of great teachers who shaped the education system in the country such as Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Savitribai Phule, APJ Abdul Kalam, Dr Asima Chatterjee and Dr Manmohan Singh.
It would give your speech a truly global appeal if you could include the names of some famous foreign teachers as well.
Talk about the Indian educational system, how it has evolved, the system of gurukul and gurudakshina, and how, over the years, the educational system has changed but the significance has remained the same.
You would have a lot to say to your teachers and fellow students, so keep the length of your speech short.
Lengthy speeches can often be boring unless they have something new to tell to the listeners. Take a leaf out of history.
The 'Gettysburg Address' was US President Abraham Lincoln's shortest speech comprising just 272 words and went about exactly for two minutes. However, it is considered among one of the greatest speeches not only in the United States but around the world. So, say few but powerful words.
Don't read the speech like you are being forced to do it. No matter how eloquent and meaningful the words are, they will lose appeal if the speaker is devoid of any emotions. So, be interactive by using your hands, facial expressions, actions and emotions.
Draw your audience in, entertain them, inform them and your speech would turn out to be a memorable one. But keep in mind to not overdo it, as it would give you a comic look.
Do not fumble while presenting your speech; it is a big turnoff.
A great speech needs to have a great ending. No matter how engrossing the speech, an abrupt end would leave the audience frustrated and fuming. Pay attention to the end.
Use quotes of some great academicians or personalities to give a fitting finale to your speech. And if you have the creative instinct, then you can create a memorable quote to end in speech.
The ending should be such that would make your speech memorable and worthy of being referred by the future generation of students to come.
Good Morning Respected Principal, teachers, and my dear friends,
Today, we all have gathered here to celebrate a very important occasion “Teachers Day” which not only highlights the importance of teachers in our life but also underlines the importance of a teacher in every field. Anything could not be learned without the help of a teacher. Be it painting, cooking or learning a language, it is a teacher who guides you how to acquire particular traits to excel in any field. Teachers are the backbone of the society as they contribute in building the character and personality of an individual.
Teachers Day provides an opportunity to a student to thank his/her teachers for their selfless efforts and precious inputs which they provide to their students They are the ones who help us recognise our hidden talents and polish us to bring out the best in us. One. The purpose of celebrating this event is to make students realise the importance of teachers
I feel so blessed to have great mentors in my life who have always guided me and led me on the path of success. I draw inspiration from all my teachers who work really hard to groom every child and make them a better version of what they have always been. I would also like to thank all my teachers who contributed in making me what I am today.
A very good morning to the Principal, teachers and all my dear friends. Today we all have gathered here to celebrate the occasion of Teacher's Day. I am really thankful to all my colleagues for granting me an opportunity to share a few words on the role of teachers and their influence in our lives.
Whatsoever I have learned in my life, I have learned it from my teachers. My teachers are more like friends and mentors who provide me with life-changing advice which helps me grow a bit every day. They guide me to follow the right path which is ultimately going to lead me towards success. I have learned a lot from all my teachers. Today, I want to offer gratitude to all of them for educating me and awakening intelligence within me. It is my teachers who have guided me, helped me, imbibed strong values in me to make me what I am today. They have not only helped in increasing my knowledge but have groomed me as a whole.
Thanks for patiently teaching me everything.
Thanks for providing me wings to fly.
Good morning respected Principal, teachers and all my colleagues,
It is indeed so wonderful to be present here for celebrating the occasion of Teacher's Day.
To mark the importance of this day, I would like to deliver a speech to express gratitude to all my teachers.
Whether you call them a guide, a guru, a teacher, a mentor or an educator.. they all mean the same. It is teachers who play an extremely important role in molding our personality and also shaping our lives. Teachers are the ones who selflessly work for our betterment, not expecting anything in return. Today, on this occasion, I would like to thank all my teachers who have taught me to strive for excellence, and become a better version of me. My teachers have contributed to raising my spirits when I was dejected and grief-stricken. They have always shown me the right way to deal with situations and overcome my shortcomings. It is because of the advice of my teachers that I am able to concentrate on myself and am constantly trying to follow the path of goodness and righteousness.
Sometimes, I wonder is it really possible to be as bright and as hardworking as my teachers, is it really possible to focus on a large class and imbibe good values to them. But then, by looking at my teachers I realize they do this job every day.
I would really like to appreciate all the efforts and would like to thank all my teachers for being pillars of support and being such an indispensable part of my life.
Last Updated: 31st July, 2018