The Best Man's Speech
Ways to make it memorable
You are the best man and the groom expects you to make a speech
at the wedding. You have a general idea of what to say, but you want
your speech to be memorable. Here are a few ways to help you accomplish
Tell a Compelling
Events or experiences
you have had with the groom can be inspiration for a story that the
wedding guests would enjoy hearing. Stories, when told well, have
a way of drawing people’s attention. You can make it vivid by describing
what day it happened, if it was raining or sunny, the location or
landmarks surrounding you. Try to get people to see in their mind
what you are describing so they will feel like they are there with
you as it is happening.
Use Funny Jokes
or Witty Humor
a good laugh. There could be moments that you and the groom have shared
which people may find funny. Try to tell a joke that people in general
can relate to or will not be offended by. Go ahead and start making
fun of yourself first so people will let their defenses down and be
receptive to hearing more jokes. It might be hard to come up with
a good line or two, but your audience will really loosened up and
enjoy the evening more.
Take a quote that
relates to marriage or relationships in general and weave it into
your speech. Try to use a quote that's thought provoking, but not
too heavy or deep. If said at the beginning, it could set the tone
for the speech and give you ideas of what to say for the rest of it.
If you say the quote at the end of the speech, it should leave everyone
with a good feeling. You can find quotes for your speech by searching
online or you can visit your local library and browse through books
devoted to quotations.
Invoke Some Emotions
You might not
be a touchy feely person, but saying something sentimental or heartfelt
can make a speech memorable. Perhaps you can think of a time when
the groom helped you when you really needed it and tell the audience
how it made you feel. Okay, you can skip this idea if you don't want
to reveal your emotions in public, but if you do, it may get your
audience to pay attention.
Show Your Personal
Put your personality
into your speech. You just might have enough charm to make the guest
not only like you, but also receive your speech favorably. A little
enthusiasm can perk up your audience. Like performers or actors who
have a "stage presence,” you may find people are attentive because
of your personality.
These are a few
ways to make your speech memorable. Using a bit of creativity, you
can come up with your own way of making a best man speech that people
talk about and remember favorably for many years to come.
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Copyright 2006 by Leroy Chan, Article Source: Ezine