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1、不再伤感的29岁生日

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2019年05月07日

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1、不再伤感的29岁生日

Nancy要过生日了,这个“奔三”的美女心里对生日真是既爱又恨,因为每次过生日的时候,家人、同事和朋友送给她的blessings(祝福)都让她感到无比幸福,仿佛自己就是世界上最幸福的人。可是这几年,每到生日临近,她就感到自己又老了一岁,岁月无情啊!美女的担心也很正常,但时间老人就是这样,不管你着急也罢,逃避也好,他总是在一刻不停地朝前走。

Time flies!这个周三,就是双子座的Nancy的29岁生日了。她觉得公司里的同事们应该不会有什么举动,于是计划着周三下班后邀请几个好朋友一起go disco dancing(去蹦迪),借这个机会彻底地relax(放松)一下,甩掉工作上的pressure(压力)。朋友们对她的proposal一致赞成。此刻,Nancy真的很庆幸自己有这么一帮无话不谈的“闺密们”,让她不会在这个城市觉得lonely(孤单)。

周三早上上班的路上,Nancy先到一个客户那里取调研材料。回到公司时已经11点了,她一边想着今天要完成的工作,一边加快了脚步。可她一踏进办公室就惊呆了——Marketing Department的所有的同事都围在门口,一起唱着Happy Birthday to You,把Nancy举到半空。Nancy好不容易挣扎下来,哭笑不得,她的办公桌上早已堆满了大家送的gifts and cards(礼物和贺卡)。What a touching moment!

想来大家为等她来已经期待了一上午,Nancy感动得差点哭出来。她刚要向大家致谢,Finance Department的Smith竟不知道从哪里冒了出来。Nancy的assistant宣布:“现在由Smith代表Innovo向Nancy致生日祝词!”Wow,这么正式,而且还是由公司的元老Smith来祝辞,Nancy还是头一回受到这样的礼遇呢!

Smith一副笑容可掬的样子,拿着一杯红酒走到中间:

Good morning everyone.

What a special occasion this morning is and what an honor it is to say a few words as a tribute to Nancy as we celebrate her birthday.

Larry Lorenzoni certainly puts birthdays in perspective when he says, "Birthdays are good for you. Statistics prove that the people who have the most live the longest!"

Now, I've been told that a successful speech needs to have a great introduction and a memorable ending, and that both of these should both be close together with not too much in between.

So, ladies and gentlemen, to reiterate what King Henry said to each of his many wives: "I shall not keep you long!"

Nancy, today as we celebrate your birthday, we wish you a magical day that is profoundly happy and richly blessed.

We appreciate the special and unique role that you play in our lives — long may you continue to do so.

Please know that you are admired and loved by your family members, as a special and caring friend to many and as a colleague of note.

Today we acknowledge how you are always there for us when we need you —through times of adversity and throughout the celebrations in our lives. Your strength, your caring and your support continue to brighten our days in so many wonderful ways — unfailingly, uncompromisingly and unyieldingly.

Without a doubt, birthday can be humbling or liberating, enlightening or a source of introspection, endured or celebrated with carefree abandon.

We hope that your birthday will be liberating, enlightening and celebrated with carefree abandon with those who love you and care about you.

For this is what defines you and always will.

Happy birthday, my friend!

Nancy感动得不知道说什么好,Smith的生日祝辞触动了她的内心,他的祝福让她感到前所未有的温暖。Nancy这次没有忍住,她跑过去给Smith一个big hug。这些可爱的同事们,让她29岁的生日特别地有意义。

blessing 祝福

relax 放松

pressure 压力

lonely 孤单时

touching 感人的

a tribute to... 对……的赞美

memorable ending 难忘的结尾

a colleague of note 名人同事

times of adversity 患难之时

the celebrations in our lives 生命中的欢乐时刻

unfailingly 可靠地,无穷尽地

uncompromisingly 绝对地,坚决地

unyieldingly 顽强地,不屈地

without a doubt 毫无疑问

introspection 反省,沉思

carefree abandon 无拘无束的放纵

Nancy的职场笔记本

狂欢过后,在平静的心绪中,Nancy突然明白:就让自己忘记年龄吧,只要是快乐的,岁月的增加就是幸福的累积。想到这里,她欣慰地笑了。回忆今天Smith代表大家送给她的祝福,这份特别的礼物准备得很成功,Smith的致词幽默又得体。Nancy把自己的感动和感触都记录在自己的职场笔记本里,作为送给自己的29岁生日礼物。

1.同事间的关心和爱护对于增进感情,巩固teamwork是非常有效的。

2.Tips for delivering a birthday speech.怎样在生日Party上致辞:

●Your birthday speech should be clear, upbeat, optimistic and easily understandable by everyone around. 风格要轻松,跟生日派对的气氛相得益彰。

●Don't mention the age of the celebrant in your birthday speech unless it's a special milestone birthday like 21st or 50th. Some people like to celebrate every birthday but don't like to disclose their real age. 千万别提寿星的年龄,尤其是女性,年龄是她们的秘密!

●Refrain yourself from talking about sad moments or events. Birthdays are special celebrations of fun and joy and the mention of a sad moment will most likely kill the merriment. 不要为了显示你们之间的感情有多深就表现得太煽情,那样只能破坏本来轻松愉快的气氛。

●It's always good to be light-hearted and genuine. 真诚不做作,的致辞才显得有水平 。

●Avoid writing reams. The birthday guests are there to party, not to listen to you half-an-hour long speech. It would bore the hell out of them. A three to five-minute speech is good enough. 记住你不是生日派对的主角,不要长篇大论,几分钟就足够了。

4.好的祝辞能够深入人心,打动人的心灵。

5.作为寿星,对于同事和朋友的帮助和关心,要怀有一颗感恩的心。

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