So, during a wedding, you are either the Best Man or the Maid of Honor, right? And then there’s the nerve-wracking prospect of those tense times when a few dozen or a few hundred eyes are going to be staring at you, gazing at you as you give the speech. How can you make the most of those minutes that aren’t very pleasant and are likely to get your pulse beating throughout a race? There are several steps you can take to ensure that you pass with flying colours and that the whole gathering, including you, has a good time as a result of your efforts.
To begin, your speech at the wedding shouldn’t include any language that may be considered rude to any of the guests. It is recommended that any and all remarks on religion and politics be avoided at all costs. You may not have intended things a certain way, but others could take it that way anyhow. It’s possible that this will lead to a sticky scenario. Second, you should make every effort to avoid ending on a bad note. It is not necessary for you to inform the audience that this is the first time you have given a speech of this kind in front of such a large crowd as this one. You don’t need to validate it and lose some more confidence in the process since people will already have guessed it if it is a terrible one. In any event, people will already have guessed it if it is a bad one.
It’s best to steer clear of jokes that are too personal. You are free to make jokes as a general entity, but you shouldn’t focus too much attention on a specific person or community. This will inevitably result in a contentious scenario. In addition to this, you should never laugh at your own jokes. If you are of the opinion that the joke was funny despite the fact that the audience did not react positively to it, it is in your best interest to eliminate all of the humour from the presentation.
The most anxious moment is when you are standing in line to have your speech given; in fact, there are occasions when this waiting period is even more uncomfortable than the actual giving of the speech itself. You are able to solve this issue by speaking out the opening line of your speech to yourself while another person delivers the speech.
Check to see if other people have already utilised the anecdote or tale you are going to tell about the pair if you are going to talk about anecdote or story linked to the couple. If this is the case, removing it off your list is the best course of action in every circumstance. It’s possible that the people in the audience aren’t interested in hearing the same thing again.
Keep in mind that if you ever find yourself in the position of becoming a wedding speaker, you should consider this to be the single most important chance of your whole life. It is essential that you be aware that no one in the audience want for you to do poorly on this. You have the support of everyone. It’s possible that this won’t hold true for other kinds of public speaking chances.