Writing A Wedding Speech
Giving a speech in public can be one of the greatest fears
that you can imagine. Giving a speech can be as frightening as
the highest height imaginable! In fact, some surveys have
suggested that public speaking is the number one fear for many North
Americans. Some respondents to surveys about speech giving have
even admitted that they would rather go out of their way to avoid any
social situations in which speeches might be necessary.
So just why are speeches so frightening?
Studies have suggested that most people are afraid of looking foolish
or saying the wrong thing while giving a speech. Those people who
fear giving speeches find that they are being judged and looked
at. The pressure to give a speech can make some people feel
nauseous, shaky, and have a sick feeling in their stomach. People
who suffer from a serious phobia of giving speeches may actually become
violently ill before appearing in public.
Despite all the problems with giving speeches most of us are expected
to give a speech from time to time. For many of us our first
confrontation with giving speeches comes at a wedding.
Weddings are a time when everyone involved seems to be expected to give
a speech. While many people do so willingly others are more
reserved about it because it can be hard to find just the right words
to say that will be welcomed and enjoyed by the Bride, Groom and guests
at the wedding, including the Bridal party. The pressure to say
the right things at a wedding can be tremendous burden when you’re
required to come up with the perfect speech that is sure to capture the
attention of everyone attending and be remembered years from now.
If you are nervous about giving speeches, or have never given one, this
guide will cover some of the basic information that you need to come up
with the perfect speech and overcome your fear. This book covers
the fundamentals of writing a wedding speech and will tell you how you
can deliver a speech that is sure to make an impact. Some of
things that you’ll learn in this book include:
• the history of wedding speeches and toasts
• the basics of giving a good speech
• some things to consider when you’re writing a wedding speech
• how to start your speech
• how to use “Mind Mapping” to create a speech
• tips for wedding toasts
• sample wedding speeches and toasts
• how to present your speech and make an impact
• how to build your confidence
• how to deal with speech anxiety
• topics for wedding speeches
• all about jokes and anecdotes
You will learn how to write a wedding speech, how to give a speech
orally, and much more. You will also learn good relaxation techniques
that will help make you appear and feel more confident when you’re in
front of an audience. The selection of sample speeches will give
you a starting point for creating your own personal speeches and
One of the most important things to remember is that you don’t
have to agonize over any wedding speech that you’re giving at a
wedding. After reading this book the next time that you are at a
wedding and have to give a speech you’ll be prepared to leave them all
smiling. This book will allow you to be as prepared as
possible for the speech that you’ll be giving so that you can enjoy the
celebration without worrying about your turn in the spotlight.
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