Welcoming someone

FrankyFourFingers

Senior Member
Portuguese
Hi guys!
Please tell me which of the following expressions may be used to introduce a speaker to the audience, during a formal meeting:
-Please join me in welcoming (name of participant)
-We're pleased to welcome (name of participant)
-It's a pleasure to receive (name of participant)
-I give you (name of participant)

Thanks a lot.
 
  • Monkey F B I

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    "I give you" is commonly used as an informal introduction. I'd say you should use "Please join me in welcoming..."

    This really depends on what kind of meeting you're at, though.
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Personal responses to each ...

    -Please join me in welcoming (name of participant)
    You are inviting audience applause.

    -We're pleased to welcome (name of participant)
    Perhaps the most formal.

    -It's a pleasure to receive (name of participant)
    Receive is a strange word to use.

    -I give you (name of participant)
    This participant is an entertainer.
     
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