Gina: I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude to all the people who have helped me along the way…
Mark: You’re not going to start your speech with that boring opening, are you?
Gina: It’s not boring. It’s a nice opening.
Mark: It’s too formal and stiff. How about, “Hey, everybody. Thanks a million!”
Gina: That’s too informal.
Mark: Fine, if you say so. What comes next?
Gina: Well, then I say, “I want to whole-heartedly thank those who stuck with us and who never let us down.”
Mark: That’s too impersonal. How about, “Hey Emiliano, you’re totally awesome. And you, Tania? You’re absolutely fab.
Gina: That doesn’t even come close to expressing how I feel. I want to thank people for their thoughtfulness, generosity, and support from the bottom of my heart.
Mark: That’s so sappy! Why don't you just give props to people who deserve it and a shout-out to the people who helped you? Then, you jump off the stage and walk through the audience to high-five everybody. That’s how I would give a thank-you speech.
Gina: I’ll remember that the next time I speak to a group of 10-year-olds!
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
Category: Daily Life
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