To write a good vote of thanks, one must think about the type of event where the thanks will be presented, making sure to express gratitude to the stakeholders, be creative and not take too much time. A vote of thanks should have brevity because it is typically given at the end of an event, so it is important to not make it too long or drawn out.
It is very important to be aware of the audience that the vote of thanks will address. For example, the speaker should be aware of the age of the audience that he or she is addressing. Religious views, political leanings and other characteristics should be taken into account as well.
A vote of thanks should be eloquent but should not use very long or technical words. A speech that is difficult to understand will simply alienate the audience and take away the importance of the speech's message. A thesaurus can come in handy for finding the right words that will avoid this problem.
Speeches are more interesting when they include anecdotes, quotes, poems and other interesting references. These speeches can also have more color added to them by making the "thank you" parts creative and endearing, and as is the case with many kinds of speeches, humor can be very useful.