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    How to Make a Great Wedding Speec

    ISBN-10: 1845283139
    ISBN-13: 9781845283131
    Author(s): P. Calvert
    Description: Practical, comprehensive and entertaining, this book's aim is to inspire anyone who has to make a wedding speech to deliver it with self-assurance, style, sincerity - and joy! It features tips for specific personality types, and advice for brides or  More...
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    Edition: 2nd
    Publisher: How To Books
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 192
    Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 0.638
    Language: English

    Practical, comprehensive and entertaining, this book's aim is to inspire anyone who has to make a wedding speech to deliver it with self-assurance, style, sincerity - and joy! It features tips for specific personality types, and advice for brides or mothers-of-the-bride who want to make a speech.

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Planning Your Speech
    When You Realise You Have to Make a Speech
    Fast facts
    Fail to plan - plan to fail
    What is it about making a speech that causes us to become so fearful?
    It's a control thing
    Summary
    Who Says What and When
    Great expectations
    The beautiful bride vs the beautiful game
    What to do and say
    The father of the bride
    Key features of the father of the bride's speech
    The groom
    Key features of the groom's speech
    The best man
    Key features of the best man's speech
    Summary
    The Golden Rules: What Makes a Memorable Speech
    Just do it!
    Using notes
    Be creative and different
    Communicate with the guests
    Mention guests by name
    Using humour
    How to decide what sort of humour to use
    Telling stories
    Why are stories so effective?
    The golden rules
    Summary
    The Biggest Sin of All - Being Boring
    Best man
    Father of the bride
    How to tell if the guests are bored
    The drunk best man
    Some thoughts on alcohol consumption
    Final thoughts
    Rehearsing Your Speech
    Impromptu wedding speeches
    Rehearsal techniques
    Tips to aid preparation and rehearsal
    Visualise yourself delivering a great speech
    Tips on visualisation rehearsals
    Final thoughts
    The Big Day
    Presentation is Everything
    The story of Jim and Laura
    Final thoughts
    Confidence and Relaxation
    Who gets the most nervous?
    Tackling those nerves
    Tips to help build your confidence
    Pretend you are confident
    Use famous quotations in your speech
    Look out for people you know well
    Go on - smile if it kills you!
    Talk out loud
    Look the part
    Rehearse
    Boost your feeling of authority
    Remember that we all make speeches every day without realising it
    How to relax before your speech
    More tips to make you feel relaxed and comfortable
    Breathe
    A breathing exercise
    Make happy memories work for you
    Take a walk
    Avoid caffeine
    Surviving the worst case scenario
    Final thoughts
    Scripts, Notes and Cue Cards
    My tips for using notes
    Mind maps�
    Final thoughts
    Be Yourself
    The Father of the Bride
    The general role of the father of the bride
    Dad no. 1: Mr quiet
    Private moments
    Dad no. 2: Mr embarrassing
    Tips for the father of the bride
    Act as the warm up man
    Introductory remarks
    The weather
    The guests
    So far so good
    Welcome the groom's family
    Get the groom's name right
    The story of Mark Anthony
    Do not embarrass your ex-wife
    Use of humour
    Look to the future
    Final thoughts
    The Groom
    Entertainment value
    Remember it's not a competition
    What else should you include?
    Final thoughts
    The Best Man
    Embarrass but do not humiliate the groom!
    Messages from those unable to attend
    Making the toast
    Final thoughts
    The Mother of the Bride and the Mother of the Groom
    Mothers' impromptu speeches
    Do the mothers need any particular speaking skills?
    When might the mothers speak?
    Final thoughts
    The Bride
    When should the bride speak?
    A little preparation goes a long way
    What should the bride say?
    Final thoughts
    Speaking Tips for Different Character Types
    Tips for very shy people
    Keep it short and sincere
    Don't try to be funny
    Smile
    Have a glass of champagne
    Express affection
    Look at someone you know well
    Use notes
    Don't look down
    Practise reading out loud
    Practise your speech
    Don't fiddle!
    Visualise everyone smiling
    Tips for very confident people
    Speak slowly
    Keep it short - don't ramble on and on and on
    Don't have too much to drink
    Be sincere
    Don't mention too many people no one knows
    Don't shout
    Don't talk about yourself
    Watch your step!
    Tips for very nervous people
    One drink only
    Deep breaths
    Smile and laugh
    Rehearse
    Use of notes
    Tell people that you are nervous
    Oh, what the hell - here goes
    Final thoughts
    Using Ready-made Material
    Some useful quotations
    Sarcastic marriage quotes
    A Final Toast!
    Remember the 5cs
    Clarity
    Confidence
    Conviction
    Connection
    Compassion
    Anything else?
    Prepare it
    Enjoy it
    Rehearse it
    Pace it
    Mean it
    Postscript
    Resources
    Sample mind map�
    Index

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