Becoming a speaker at the wedding, as an emcee, a friend or a relative to the bride is always a nerve wrecking idea. You know that you are being entrusted with a role in the most important day of someone’s life.
We then begin to ask ourselves “Am I going to make a fool of myself? Can I do it?”
The thing is, we will always have our doubts, but we simply need to prepare before the event and when the time comes, speak from the heart.
I find that speeches like these are great when you start off on a humorous note, and then suitably move to a sincere and heartfelt note.
Here are my tips for the blogger:
Remember that silence is powerful if you are doing a sincere speech. If you are nervous, just keep your eyes in the general direction of your sister but look into your mind, play an image of yourself doing a great relaxed speech and imitate your imagination.
Here are some one liner jokes that you can get away with if it’s not funny since it doesnt take up much time:
I am so happy to have control over the 5 minutes that the (bride) didn’t plan…
They say a man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is Finished.
They say Love is blind, but marriage is a real eye opener.
The audience can sense it when you are nervous and uncomfortable. To stop yourself from babbling on, put your champagne or wine glass near you and take a sip to pause. then say ” I’ll be needing many refills today.”
My triplet sister’s wedding is in t-8 days and as the co-maid of honor, I will be speeching. Lord help us all.
In everyday interactions, most people expect very little from me. When I make any kind of joke, they are happy and will give me a laugh. But an audience has expectations. They expect me to be funny, charming, sincere, knowledgeable, sleepy, etc, and they demand their chuckle treats. This and any kind of expectation makes my nerve levels skyrocket.
When I have prepared and practiced for the engagement, it’s possible for everything to go smoothly. When I’m not prepared, however, and when the quotient between the audience’s expectations and my ability to perform is especially high, we’re diving head-on into the danger zone.
I often find myself fighting the temptation to stop speaking and let the entire room sink into silence. How long would they just sit there…
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