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SPEECH ADVICE

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Not sure where to start? 

 

Let us give you some free useful tips, tricks and hacks on your wedding speech.   

And if you want to save the time, stress and effort, then you can contact us and we'll do the hard work for you!

A PIECE OF ADVICE

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TELL YOUR STORY

  • Introduction -  You'll want a killer hook and ensure your audience is listening from the first word.  Always avoid cut and paste gags from the internet!

 

  • Thank You's / Toasts - Everyone will be thanked to death in the other speeches, but if you do thank make sure there is a good gag.​

  • Your Relationship - Where did you meet?  If you're family, then there is material there or if friends, many stories can be shared..

 

  • Funny Stories - Try to avoid anything too vulgar or swearing.  You want a good mixture of embarrassment along with imagined images people can understand - so no "you had to be there" gags.  You can stretch the truth as long as it follows.

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  • Go Home Time - Always finish strong and it's your turn to say a few nice things about that significant person!

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ON THE BIG DAY

  • Practice - It's good to remember keywords and use cue cards to keep you honest.  Nobody is expecting a Shakespeare soliloquy and people expect some nerves, so just nail certain areas of the speech and you'll be fine.​​​​

  • Check the venue - Take a look at where you'll be speaking.  See if you can stand in the spot and visualise.  Check how the room is set up - is it large or small? High or low ceilings? Any background noise? If you're not first to speak, then how loud does the other speech seem? If you're first, then it's fine to begin with a few 1 2's or "can you hear me at the back".   It's better to find out now, rather than guests telling you that they couldn't hear a word!

  • Timings - When roughly will you speak?  Is it before or after food?  You can a joke if people are hungry or they how the food went down.

  • Drinks - If you have alcoholic drinks, go easy!  There will be plenty of time after your speech to enjoy.  By all means, have a drink to steady nerves, but too much and you'll slur, stagger, forget your words and be remembered for the wrong reasons!  However, have a large glass of water beforehand and on the table ready.

  • Microphone / Cue Cards - If you have a mic, then try practising at home with one at home (cheap to buy) or use similar.  Cue cards are great but only put a few keywords on them as reminders of your stories.  Remember if one hand has a microphone and one had cue cards you limit yourself with hand movements.​

  • Look around - Don't just look at your speech or one place.  Raise your head and scan the room.  If you don't want to catch people's eyes, aim for the top of their heads.​

  • Sit down gracefully - Ensure people know it's the end of your great speech and sit down knowing you've performed amazingly!

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OR WE CAN DO IT ALL FOR YOU...

  • Why not get rid of the stress and have me write your speech for you! You can tell me how fast you want the speech delivered.  

  • Would you like some extra coaching on a phone call or video consultation?  Maybe a recorded version of the speech?  ​Once you've decided, it's now in my hands to provide a confidential customised service leaving you completely composed and confident.

  • I'll work hard to craft the ultimate speech for you whilst providing tips and tricks on delivery.  Advice on your body language, vocal tones, and word usage.  ​My speech will be unique and hit all the right spots when it comes to the event.  

  • It's more than sending you something with little thought or a template.  Every wedding is special, so should be your speech! ​I also understand that it's not just what you say, but how you deliver it, so I can coach you with your nerves or concerns whilst proving the perfect words.  It's important you feel great speaking them...and you will!

  • Once completed, I'll send you the speech for revision via email and when happy then we can guide you to the big day...

  • So choose your wedding speech here

"...Richard was very easy to work with. He accepted my work request in a timely manner and was very responsive to my questions. His writing skills are exemplary and will prove useful when I need to deliver an important speech at my daughters wedding. Thank you Richard, it was pleasure doing business with you."
Mike, Father of the Bride

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