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    Proper Salutation

    I've just finished helping my new boss draft a short speech for the upcoming company Christmas party, but I am not too sure about the salutation. Could anyone please give me some ideas or advice? I was thinking something like the following:

    - Good evening, everyone from the company, honored guests, and dear friends....... or

    - Good evening, dear colleagues, dear friends, and honored guests..... or

    - Good evening, all company staff, honored guests, and dear friends.......

    Your help is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Proper Salutation

    I would probably go for "Good evening, dear colleagues, dear friends, and honored guests", but with a small alteration:

    "Good evening, dear colleagues, friends and honored guests"

    This way, "dear" can be perceived to include everyone, while before it could be taken as "dear colleagues, dear friends and [hmm...not so dear?] honored guests"

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