In this article I decided to tell you about the most frequent mistake that is made by the people who will offer a speech, and also about what can be done for eliminating it. This mistake refers to the activity of gear up for delivering a discourse in front of a group of persons and it consists in paying attention only to the content of the talk and neglecting almost completely the other essential aspect of the discourse: the presentation. Any father of groom who is expected to speak at his son’s bridal reception should find out about this incorrect approach and especially about the most appropriate manner of preparing a speech. The sections below contain all the details you need to know on this subject. So, I highly recommend you to go through the rest of this useful article for discovering helpful and interesting things about how to properly get ready for your upcoming discourse.
By reading the first section, you will discover the two elements of any speech, elements that most inexperienced speakers are not aware of. The second section deals with the preparation of the most evident element of the two, while the third one presents the recommended manner of getting ready for the other component of your discourse.
Be Aware of the 2 Components of Any Talk
Most people, when thinking to a talk of any kind, such as a father of the groom wedding speech, have in mind only its most obvious element: the text, also known as the content. Well, a discourse means more than its wording. The other essential element of a talk can be easily identified if you think a little bit at how or what you feel during and after listening to or watching such a speech.
You would certainly realize that the manner by which the speaker delivers his or her discourse determines or influences the state of mind of the members of the audience. And, after all, the way the listeners feel while you speak in front of them, and even immediately after you finish your talk, is what really matters the most when it comes to discourses.
So, the two fundamental components of any talk, inclusively the wedding speeches for the father of the groom, are these: the wording and the presentation. To put it more accurately, the text, or the words that you say, and the delivery, or the modality in which you offer your discourse, represent the major elements to which you must pay attention while you gear up for the event when you will speak at your son’s bridal reception. In other words, you have to prepare not only the content of the speech, as most people usually do, but also its delivery.
Wording of Wedding Speeches: Father of the Groom Should Prepare It This Way
Before going into details regarding the preparation of the evident element, let’s see what comprises the text of a discourse. Well, we can talk about four different sub-elements of the content: its topics, the ideas that are communicated, the manner of formulating them and their order. While preparing the wording of his or her talk, the future speaker has to take into consideration all these four sub-components.
The research is the first step in preparing any type of wedding speeches. Father of the groom, for example, should search for articles and resources that contain a lot of tips, samples, templates and examples of discourses that are suitable for his role. One such a resource, which is actually very helpful, is the one that is advertised on this website. After gathering all the informative material that you need for this special event, the next step consists in deciding on the actual wording of the talk.
At this step, the first thing you ought to do is to set the topics that you would like to cover. After this, you should choose the ideas that you intend to communicate through your speech. Next, the modalities of formulating the chosen ideas, as well as their order, must be established. I must also tell you that, when creating the wording of your discourse, you should take account of the best tips that are related to the content of such a talk. I presented in detail these content tips in a special article that I posted on this website, which I highly recommend you to read.
The next stages of preparing the text of your father of the groom speech are:
- repeating the text several times, for remembering its ideas;
- adjusting it, if necessary;
- writing a scheme of it on a paper, which should be used while practicing the discourse;
- writing its main ideas on small pieces of paper, which can be discreetly kept in your hand and from which you can inspire during your talk at the wedding reception.
Here’s How You Should Gear Up the Delivery
Let’s speak a little bit now about how to properly prepare the presentation of the speech, that is to say, the manner of delivering the discourse. After a research on this topic, the speaker should set all the details concerning the modality of offering the talk and then practice it, taking account of the delivery tips that I described in another post published on this website.
These tips teach you not only how to properly get ready for the manner of presenting your talk, but also how to achieve essential things, like conquering the fear of public speaking, which is absolutely necessary when aiming for successful wedding speeches. Father of the groom might not be timid, but, if he is not used to speaking in front of large groups of persons, powerful emotions might overwhelm him, affecting the quality of his discourse.