My father of the groom speech was wonderful and very inspirational. I can’t believe it myself, but I pulled it off well. My speech was funny, fearless, and flawless. I was so proud and I’m sure that my son and daughter-in-law were also very proud of me and my well written speech.
Before I got my professionally written speech, I was also very much anxious and worried that I won’t be able to make a speech before the wedding. I was so worried that the speech was all I can think about weeks before the wedding. I don’t want to embarrass myself or my family by saying things that are boring or stuttering.
So I went on the Internet and searched for tips that will help me make the wedding speech that I can. Let me share some of the tips that I learned.
First, you need to calm down and forget about any anxiety. Once you are calm you will be able to think of things that can help you. In fact, once I calmed down, I immediately jumped on the Internet for help and tips.
The second thing you need to do is to make a draft of your speech. You have to realize that a first draft is not the final product. It is called a draft for a reason. Writing the draft is like a Japanese sword that you need to fold and repeat again and again until it is sharp enough.
Third, find a single theme and stick with it. Your theme or topic should be a single and over-arching so you won’t confuse your audience. Sticking to one topic will also allow you to memorize your speech better.
Fourth, ask yourself what you want to impart to your audience. What is your point? Do you want to be funny? Do you want to be inspirational? Either way, incorporate a point to your theme. Your theme will guide you get to your point well, but you have to make a point that will have a lasting impact.
Lastly, practice your speech with someone you think will be an honest critique. If you don’t have anyone, you can record your speech and play it back. You can be your own honest critique. You can also use a mirror while rehearsing your speech, so you can see how you enunciate your words.
After applying these tips to my father of the groom speech, I actually made a good showing of myself. I think that I inspired not only the newly weds, I also inspired everyone in the wedding. For more tips and tricks, and professional guide to wedding speech writing, Click here.