演講致辭開始一般都要以Ladies and gentlemen稱呼聽眾。結束時候一般要以Thank you 致謝。下面是一些各種致辭的開頭舉例：
1)歡迎辭It is my special pleasure to welcome our new staff member, Mr. John Water, who has come here from the United States.
2) 歡迎辭It is really a great honor and pleasure for me to attend and speak at the opening ceremony of 1995 Summer Chinese Program for the Canadians. On behalf of Anhui University, I extend my warm welcome to all Canadian friends who ...
3)歡迎辭On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 1975 Beijing International Swimming Meet, I extend my warm welcome to all of you to this opening ceremony.
4)開幕辭Allow me now to call the meeting to order. First, I welcome you all on behalf of the Executive Committee of the Congress on the Peaceful Use of Atomic Energy.
5) 開幕辭Welcome everybody. Merry Christmas to you all! Thank you for coming tonight to celebrate this happy and joyous occasion.