If you are like the great majority of people, you are not accustomed to public speaking. Even if you are a man, huge emotions can still overwhelm you when you have to deliver the father of the groom speech having a large audience in front of you. But have you ever wondered why you are feeling in this way when it comes to speaking while many persons are looking at you? The main cause of this fear of public speaking is represented by a poor preparation.
Helping you to properly prepare your toast for your son’s wedding is the main purpose for which I created this useful website. An essential preparation stage refers to the composition of the content of the oration. In some of the previous posts of this website I revealed you that one of the secrets of the successful wedding speeches is that they follow the usual format: intro, body, ending. In other words, a great speech has to begin with a short preliminary part, it must contain an important midsection and it should conclude with a brief final part.
In this post I proposed to present an overview of the main ideas that should be covered in any successful introduction of such a wedding speech. If you are introduced to the guests by another person (a master of ceremony or the individual who has offered a toast just before you, in case you are not the first person to give an oration, the father of groom toast, at your son’s wedding reception), you must thank that person prior to commencing to deliver your oration; a short “Thank you!” is sufficient. [Read more…]