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How to give the best father of the bride speech guide

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– FATHER OF THE BRIDE WEDDING SPEECHES -
As the father of the Bride, you already have a lot of responsibility on your plate: not just on the
wedding day itself, but in the days and weeks that lead up to the event.
Aside from all the organization and orchestration of the wedding and reception details, your numberone
duty is to provide your daughter with a solid shoulder to lean upon as her Big Day approaches.
This is your time to really be her rock – you’re the one she’ll be turning to when things get a little
chaotic (as they undoubtedly will do!)

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How to give the best father of the bride speech guide

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  2. 2. How To Give The Best Father of the Bride Speech Guide Click Here Now – FATHER OF THE BRIDE WEDDING SPEECHES - As the father of the Bride, you already have a lot of responsibility on your plate: not just on the wedding day itself, but in the days and weeks that lead up to the event. Aside from all the organization and orchestration of the wedding and reception details, your number- one duty is to provide your daughter with a solid shoulder to lean upon as her Big Day approaches. This is your time to really be her rock – you’re the one she’ll be turning to when things get a little chaotic (as they undoubtedly will do!) On top of all these caring, altruistic responsibilities, there’s also the not-so-small matter of keeping yourself sane and as stress-free as possible. And when you’re expected to make a speech that’s warm, witty, significant, meaningful, and funny – in front of all the people who really matter to you, your family, your new son-in-law, and (most importantly) your daughter, that’s a pretty big ask.
  3. 3. This is where Father of the Bride Wedding Speeches: How to be Witty and Well Prepared comes in: a comprehensive how-to guide by Dan Stevens, experienced public speaker and speech-writer extraordinaire, to writing and delivering the funniest, most eloquent speech of the day. This handbook has been designed and written specifically to meet the precise needs of the Father of the Bride. It deals with all his traditional and contemporary responsibilities on the day itself and in the time leading up to it: not just the crafting, preparation, and delivery of the speech, but everything you need to know to be the most well-informed, supportive, and confident Father of the Bride that you possibly can be! SO WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE BOOK? This is a pretty detailed guide: there’s a lot of information that’s covered. Let’s take a look at the contents. In Father of the Bride Wedding Speeches: How to be Witty and Well Prepared you get: Immediate access to 20 professionally-written, top quality speeches designed explicitly for the Father of the Bride. These speeches have been written in a manner that enables you to piece together the parts that you like, creating your very own, personalized speech which perfectly suits your individual occasion – and what’s more, they’re officially guaranteed to be adaptable to any situation. Over 100 witty, top-quality toasts for you to insert into your speech Detailed, easy-to-follow instructions on how to create your own individual speech from scratch The complete how-to for delivering your speech like a professional: all the tips and practical advice you need to look and sound great when it really counts! The complete protocol and etiquette for the Father of the Bride: all the information necessary for you to fulfil your duties, so you can relax in your role as both a supportive father and a gracious host - who’s never at a loss for the right thing to say or do A complete, no-questions-asked 100% money back guarantee: if you’re not completely satisfied with your speech-making package, you have a full eight weeks to request your complete refund WHAT MAKES IT PARTICULARLY GOOD? Something that’s guaranteed to please is the fact that the book is laid out in such an easy-to-read, mistake-proof format. It seems as though Dan really understands what it’s like to be the Father of the Bride - that there’s little time for poring over densely-written, complex speech-making encyclopedias and 1,000 page Read-Me’s. A pleasant contrast to the other products on the market, the user-friendliness of this book means that it can be read and absorbed in one night (as is attested to by several of the more-than-impressive testimonials on the book’s site). Even those Fathers of the Bride who waited until the night before the wedding to prepare their speech still received standing ovations from the wedding crowd (again, you have to read those testimonials to
  4. 4. believe it!) … In all seriousness though, being the Father of the Bride is a large responsibility encompassing hundreds of specific duties both minor and major. Dan Stevens recognizes that it’s not always possible to spend the necessary time in thinking about and preparing your speech – so he’s done it all for you, by creating a speech-making package that’s not only designed specifically for the Father of the Bride, but has been designed to be easily and quickly readable and absorbable. In short, it doesn’t take much in terms of time or effort to put the information contained within this book to good use! Something else that really ensures every last base is covered is the private email consultation with Dan: for no added charge, Internet customers (who purchase the instantly-downloadable online book, as opposed to the hard copy) receive an individual and personal consultation with Dan Stevens himself. If you have any questions, want more professional advice, or even just some feedback on your speech notes, simply write him an email and get your own personalized reply straight from the horse’s mouth. AND YOU GET BONUS BOOKS, TOO! Yes, there’s even more … As well as all the information covered above, you also get three whole bonus books for free: Unstoppable Confidence Audio Program: this is a downloadable audio track that’s been put together by a professional hypnotherapist – designed to help even the most petrified potential speech-maker, all you have to do is just put on your earphones and watch your confidence sky-rocket. Jokes, Quotes, and One-Liners This book has over 100 of the funniest jokes to paste into your speech – you’ll have them falling out of their chairs with some of these! Guaranteed to inject hilarity into any wedding speech. Classic and Contemporary Sample Toasts : no matter what style of wedding you’re having, there’s a toast in here to augment it – whether it’s formal, casual, or somewhere in between. ALL IN ALL This handbook really does cover it all: it’s got everything you need to give a great speech, handle yourself with confidence, keep the wedding day running smoothly, ensure your daughter’s feeling relaxed and happy as she prepares to embark on her new life, and – last but not least! – manage to actually enjoy yourself at the same time! You can’t put a foot wrong once you’ve read this book: a must-have for any Father of the Bride. Writing The Best Father of the Bride Speech Speeches delivered by the father of the bride during wedding receptions are perhaps the most
  5. 5. sentimental of wedding speeches. In fact, it is more than just a wedding speech as the father is going to talk about his relationship with his daughter. The bride's father will definitely be feeling a lot of emotions on that day and these feelings may overwhelm him if he is unprepared to deliver the traditional father of the bride speech. It is normal for the father of the bride to be sentimental on their daughter's wedding day. The day brings down a flood of memories of their daughter's entire life. They usually reminisce the times when the bride was a young daddy's girl and then they are hit with the reality that their daughters have grown up. The dads realize that their daughters are about to make their biggest step in their life. All of these memories and realizations build up and the best time for dads to be able to release these emotions is during their speech as the father of the bride. Traditionally, the bride's father speaks first during the wedding reception. Wait until everyone has seated before beginning your speech. If a wedding planner is involved, they will usually prompt the wedding party who speaks when. The father of the bride speech is usually followed by the groom's speech and then the best man's speech followed by the maid of honor's speech. Start off your father of the bride speech by getting everyone's attention. Give a short introduction of yourself and then welcome the attendees to the wedding reception. Your speech should welcome not only the groom but also his immediate family into your family. You would also want to mention how the newlyweds look good together. A few words to compliment the ceremony would also be nice additions to your speech. Once you are done with the niceties, you can begin sharing your father of the bride stories. You can share humorous or sentimental memories of your daughter. You can share anecdotes of how she was growing up. Plus, you have to let the world know how proud you are as her father by stating some of her praiseworthy characteristics. You should also compliment her on how gorgeous she looks in her wedding gown. As the father of the bride, you are also expected to give some helpful marriage advice to the newlyweds. This part is easy as you can make use of your own marriage as a case in point. Finish your speech by raising your glass and proposing a toast. Wish the newlyweds a happy life as husband and wife. When you finish the toast, give a short introduction for the groom, whose speech will usually follow the father of the bride's speech. Learn How to write the perfect Father of the Bride Wedding Speech [http://www.weddingspeecheshq.net/father-of-the-bride.php] Today! Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Geraldine_Dinglasa/269207 Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/6494533
  6. 6. Wedding Etiquette For Divorced Fathers of the Bride A wedding should be a happy time for a family, and yet when the parents of the bride are divorced, it can also end up being a stressful occasion. It is not only the bride who has to manage sticky family situations, but her parents as well. To help make everything as smooth as possible, take a look at the wedding etiquette guidelines for divorced fathers of the bride. When the brides parents have been divorced, it is often difficult for the bride to reconcile her vision of the "perfect" family she thinks is a part of everyone else's wedding with the more challenging reality of her own family situation. It is important that the father of the bride recognizes this, and does his best to be sensitive to his daughter's feelings. This may well mean putting her feelings ahead of his own for the duration of the wedding to minimize conflict and stress for the sake of the bride. Even if the divorce was not amicable, it is imperative that the bride's father tries to get along with her mother and stepfather, if there is one, at least for the wedding time. How involved a divorced father of the bride is in his daughter's wedding will depend in large part on what type of relationship they have maintained over the years. There are traditional roles which the bride's father usually fills, particularly when it comes to paying for the wedding and walking her down the aisle. In many cases, the bride will want her father to do these things, even if they have not been all that close over the years. Of course, when it comes to opening his checkbook, the father of the bride has to use his own discretion as well, and come to a decision about whether or not he is able to finance a wedding, and if so, how much say he expects to have in the planning process. One of the most emotional questions for a bride with divorced parents is who should walk her down the aisle. Etiquette says that the bride's father must let her make her own decision with no pressure or guilt. When the bride's divorced dad was not her main father figure growing up, she may feel like her stepfather is a more fitting escort. On the other hand, sentiment and tradition often take priority when it comes to a wedding, so the bride may well prefer to have her natural father be her escort, even if they have not always been close. There are a few things that the father of the bride should always plan to do, divorced or not. It is customary for him to stand up and give a brief toast during the wedding reception. The key is to keep it brief and upbeat. If he has not been much involved in the bride's life, he should not make a mention of that fact; everyone present probably knows all about it anyway. He should stick with gracious platitudes about how happy he is for the newlyweds, and how beautiful the bride looks. When the father of the bride shares some special childhood memories with his daughter, one of those might be a safe thing to include in the toast. Fathers of the bride usually give their daughters special wedding jewelry gifts to commemorate the occasion. If a divorced dad is not sure of his daughter's taste in wedding jewelry, there is no shame in asking her which gifts would be most to her liking. Hopefully when all is said and done, the wedding will be a time which can draw a father and daughter closer together, whatever their previous relationship has been like. Guy writes on many subjects including travel,customs and society. For the most fantastic selection of wedding jewelry gifts [http://www.silverlandjewelry.com/Bridal-Jewelry-Sets.html] visit us at [http://silverlandjewelry.com/], where all jewelry orders over $99 receive free shipping.
  7. 7. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Guy_Antonelli/172369 Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/3504876 How to Make Your Father of the Bride Speech Funny and Memorable With These Great Speech Jokes You can easily work a little bit of humor into your Father of the Bride Speech by using a few clean and tasteful Father of the Bride Speech Jokes. This is the perfect opportunity for you as the father of the bride to add to the magic of this special day in your daughter's life. How do you manage to blend emotion, sincerity and a bit of humor into your father of the bride speech? Let's have a look at how you can use father of the bride speech jokes and add a bit of sentiment in your speech. Who To Include In Your Father of the Bride Speech and Jokes Your Family: You can easily include jokes about your family relating to the wedding in your speech. I'm sure they'll have no problem with that. The Bride: No father of the bride speech would be complete without mentioning a few funny incidents from her childhood or later in her life. This always adds a little extra sentiment and meaning to your speech! The Groom: Include the groom and weave in a joke or two about how he met your daughter of how he proposed to her. This will make him feel part of your family and appreciated! Drop a few pearls of wisdom and you've got the right mixture of sentiment and humor. The Wedding: No wedding ever goes without a mishap or two. Put a little extra twist on these little small mishaps and use them in your speech. There is always a little nugget or two that maybe caught your eye. You can use this in your speech to add a more personal touch to your father of the bride speech. 3 Savvy and Exciting Ways To Include Humor In Your Father of the Bride Speech 1) Use Funny Wedding Anecdotes - A Wedding Anecdote is a short story with a humorous ending. You can either make up your own anecdote or use a well-known one like the following The Promise of Marriage "Molly and Peter have been married for almost 48 years and have raised a brood of 12 children and are blessed with 23 grandchildren. When asked the secret for staying together for such a long time, Molly replies: Many years ago we made a promise to each other: The first one to pack up and leave must take
  8. 8. all the kids." 2) Use Wedding Limericks - A limerick is a light or humorous small verse. It is very easy to write a limerick and you can even try to make your own limerick for the wedding. Here is an example of a wedding limerick by Graeme King. "The bride threw her floral bouquet but somehow it went the wrong way it fell in the lap of a very nice chap who received three proposals that day!" 3) Use Wedding One-liners - There is numerous wedding one-liners available for you to use in your speech. It is best to start off your speech with a punchy one-liner to grab the attention of the guests and to act as an ice-breaker. Here is examples of a few wedding one-liners you can use: A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished Words to live by - do not argue with a spouse who is packing your parachute If a man opens the door of his car, you know either the car is new or the wife is new These are only a few ways for you to bring a bit of humor into your speech and add a blend of sentiment as well. Make sure you deliver memorable father of the bride speeches and entertain the guests by looking at more funny father of the bride jokes from http://www.weddingspeechesandtoasts.net and get free tips and help to deliver an outstanding speech with comfort and ease! Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Maggie_Mayfair/598807 Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/4262951 Click Here Now Father of the Bride Speech - What You Should Say The father of the bride speech is often an emotional speech remembered by the bride, the mother of the bride and by those attending the wedding for many years. As a result it is crucial that the appropriate time and consideration is given to the speech to ensure it is remembered for the right reasons. The biggest challenge with a father of the bride speech in today's society is to know what say, and what not to say. The outline described below provides a structure and flow that you can utilise to easily prepare your
  9. 9. father of the bride speech. When you are introduced by the MC, mention during your opening lines that you are speaking on behalf of yourself and the mother of the bride. If you are a nervous speaker then add a small humorous line, such as "this is the first time in many years that I have been able to speak without my daughter interrupting me... ". This early laugh will help settle any nerves you have and help you build a connection with your audience. After your opening lines you should welcome everyone to the wedding, and make mention of those who would like to have attended but were unable to for various reasons. You should then thank the people that were involved in organising the wedding and putting on a great event for everyone to enjoy. After completing the early formalities you can now start expressing the pride you have in your daughter. Spend a few moments publicly stating how wonderful she is, and what a fine woman she has grown into. Next it is your opportunity to welcome the groom, and the grooms' family. Take the time to share the positive feelings you have about the groom and his family and your excitement for the future that the bride and groom have to look forward too. After welcoming the groom and his family you can spend some time in the speech sharing some stories of your daughters childhood. Look for memories that will reflect positively on your daughter. Using stories will deepen the connection between you and your audience, as they will, in most cases, recall the events you are describing and have their own memories that will be triggered as a result. If the stories are humorous they will be more effective and enjoyable to everyone in the room. Following this it is time to pay tribute to the brides mother and the outstanding job she has done bringing up your daughter and guiding her to become the women she is today. This will enable you to seamlessly transition into some advice for the newly married couple. Share with them one or two nuggets of advice that they can utilise in their new life together. Again, this is an opportunity to leverage some stories from the brides childhood to highlight the "nuggets" and make them enjoyable for everyone to listen too. Finally you conclude your father of the bride speech by leading the room in a toast wishing the happy couple lots of happiness for the future. This simple structure will allow you to prepare and deliver a father of the bride speech that will be remembered fondly by your daughter, wife, and new son in law for years to come. Mark Kyte lives in Sydney, Australia - and is a public speaking coach. Mark has helped hundreds of people improve their public speaking skills through his coaching and training For your FREE public speaking course please visit the Public Speaking Skills University now. Find more articles on Public Speaking at the Public Speaking Skills University blog.
  10. 10. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Mark_Kyte/662160 Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/8117497 Father of the Bride Speech - Wedding Speech From the Father Well that day has come and your little daughter has finally gotten married. You may think that all the attention is going to be on her but in reality at some point in the evening you are going to have to give that famous father of the bride speech. You may pay attention and do not like to speak publicly but this is one time in your life where you will need to get over your fear. It is her big day in the one thing she wants to hear from you is great praises and well wishes. It is always a good idea to think of what your essay before you actually speak. You have to remember that in most weddings you will have a for people that are half from the brides side of the family and half from the grooms side. Take all of this factors into account before you start to speak. The one thing you don't want to do is to totally embarrass your daughter to the point where she will not want to speak to you again. The most important thing you want to do with a father of the bride speech is to talk from your heart. You can go online and see several speeches that others have given but the ones that are the best come from deep inside. You need to think about your daughter and why she has meant for you over all of these years. Once you do this giving this speech will be a piece of cake for you. Remember that even though it is your daughters wedding at some point in the evening you will be called upon to give a famous speech. Take into consideration all the people that will be there and make a speech that comes straight from your heart. Get: Wedding Speech Advice [http://eweddingadvice.info] Free: Great Wedding Advice [http://eweddingadvice.info] Bryan Burbank is an expert in the field of Weddings and Receptions Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Bryan_Burbank/130197 Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/4806832
  11. 11. Common Guidelines For a Father of the Bride Speech The father of the bride speech is one of the most important parts of a wedding ceremony. In his speech, a Father traditionally recalls the memorable moments he has shared with his daughter. The best speech is simple but natural. If your daughter is about to marry, then do you not owe it to her to make your very best effort to properly prepare a good and effective wedding speech? Usually, the father of the bride speech comes first among all speeches at a wedding reception. This places extra pressure on the speaker as he will need to gain the attention of the crowd and make them interested in what he has to say. It is normal to experience some apprehension at the thought of having to speak in front of all your family and friends, with the knowledge that all eyes and ears will be on focused upon you. That is why careful preparation is needed so that you are able to deliver your very best performance, which your daughter undoubtedly deserves on this, the most joyous occasion of her life. As father of the bride, giving the speech should not be a burden. It should be seen as an opportunity to express your love and care for your precious daughter. The father of the bride speech can however be a challenging task. You have to ensure that you succeed on behalf of your guests, extended family, and the newlywed couple. As father of the bride, you are expected to be a hospitable host to everybody present at the ceremony. This includes making all members of the group feel comfortable and at ease, so that they as well can relate to, and enjoy, the celebration. As you deliver your speech, you should welcome the guests and introduce the groom, his family, and your family. This makes a good introduction and is more than mere formality, as you are symbolically presenting the couple to their new relationships and friendship to each other's family and friends. The speech itself is usually composed of two distinct elements. First this is an opportunity to speak from your heart and share with the crowd many good things about your daughter. Second is the opportunity to facilitate a toast for the couple. Not all fathers are used to announcing in public their love and affection for their daughter. The occasion on which a daughter gets married however, presents a one-off 'golden' opportunity for any father to express out loud his enduring love and devotion to her as she steps out with her new husband to take up a new way of life. The father of the bride should conclude with a traditional toast to the couple. This gesture focuses the attention of everyone gathered to celebrate one of the most important events of the couple's life. Facilitating the toast not only offers the opportunity for the guests to express themselves, but also serves to encourage the good spirits of everyone present. Prepare the speech therefore with thought-out content, properly sequenced and to be delivered in a respectful manner. The speech is supposed to be a fun and enjoyable event, so do not make it too stifled. Insert some jokes or humorous asides to lighten the mood, but throughout be careful not to
  12. 12. offend anyone among the guests at the reception. Just relax, enjoy the experience and give your daughter the most memorable wedding possible. Wendy Gorman is a respected and proficient author and niche website developer with wide ranging interest around the net. For more information on how to prepare a wedding speech she recommends you to visit the wedding speech site and also take a look at some informative reviews of other products. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Wendy_Gorman/229225 Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/4115376 Everything You Need to Know to Make Father of the Brides Speeches Meaningful and Memorable Delivering Father of the Bride Speeches is probably the most important and emotional speech of a wedding. Usually wedding speech etiquette requires that the father of the bride makes the first speech at the reception. It is a very special moment for him to address the guests and say a few words to his daughter and new son in law. Fathers usually get very emotional at this stage because they must speak about their precious little girl. It can be hard to control that big lump in your throat and to keep your pose. If you feel a tiny bit nervous about how to prepare your speech here is a brief outline of what any Father of the Bride Speech should include: Introduction and Welcome The Guests First and foremost, introduce yourself to everyone present. Welcoming all the guests who has come to join in this joyful day. You should in particular mention all the guests that had mad an effort to attend the wedding and have traveled far. When it comes to speech delivery you should adresss: The wedding guests The Bridal Party Your beautiful daughter Your New Son-In-Law Breathe deeply and take your time. If you do this then you will have no problem at all giving a meaningful father of the bride speech. Your speech may even be a motivation for other fathers to give similar speeches on their daughter's wedding day. So, you can set the standard.. Concentrate on The Bride You can then proceed and mention your lovely daughter. Compliment your daughter on how beautiful he looks on this extra-special day in her life. Mention her wonderful personality, how proud you are of her achievements and how you will always treasure this moment. Tell some stories about her childhood that will bring up happy memories for her, and which reflects and shows the special relationship with each other.
  13. 13. Father of the Bride Speech Etiquette requires you to concentrate on your daughter as this is her day. Try to mention something in your speech that will show her how much you all care and love her. Assure her that her happiness is important to you.Although your focus should be on the bride, don't forget to mention your wife and the role she played in bringing up your daughter. Your New Son-In-Law You can share how you came to meet him and perhaps relate how he asked for your daughter's hand. Tell some funny incidents that took place between them. Above all tell him how happy and delighted you are that he is now part of your family. Make sure to welcome him and his parents into your family. Talk About Married Life Next you ought to include some advice about married life in your father of the bride wedding speech. It can be from your own marriage or you can give some general advice about trust, loyalty and love in a marriage. Keep it genuine and say something meaningful to act as a guidance for the newlywed couple. Who To Include in the Thank You The first thank you ought to go your wife as the mother of the bride for her all the efforts and hard work she put into organizing the wedding. Also mention her support of yourself and your daughter. Then it is time to thank the bridesmaids for assisting and supporting the bride. Tell them all how beautiful they all look. The next thank you should be to the minister, florists, caterers and anyone else who contributed to make this day a special and joyful occasion. Make sure you do not leave anyone out and hurt their feelings. It is probably best to confer beforehand with your daughter and wife to make sure you've included everyone. Include some Humor You can easily include some humor in your speech with a few father of the bride speech jokes. There is no need for your speech to be boring. Humor always help to lighten the mood and will make your speech entertaining and memorable. Keep it on the light side and tactful. Finish With A Toast Finish your speech with a father of the bride toast. When you are about to propose your toast, look at the bride and groom, then at the guests. Try to make eye contact with a few guests as this will ensure that you address all of them. Raise your glass and propose a toast to the bridal couple's happiness, success and health. Well done! Delivering father of the bride speeches is the perfect time for your as the father of the bride to publicly and graciously accept that your precious little girl has now bloomed into a beautiful woman. For more great resources on how to prepare and deliver a meaningful father of the bride speech visit http://www.weddingspeechesandtoasts.net for great examples and speech templates guaranteed to make your speech memorable and perfect for the occasion. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Maggie_Mayfair/598807
  14. 14. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/4014958 7 Tips For Giving Father of the Bride Speeches For many fathers, the moment when they have to give the father of the bride speech at their daughter's wedding is one of the few occasions when they are called on to speak in public. The combination of a lack of experience with an attack of nerves can be very unsettling. Giving a speech among friends and family need not be a frightening experience. Here are some simple tips that experienced public speakers use to make their speeches successful. 1. Take three deep breaths before you stand up and try very hard to relax. Put a smile on your face. Seriously, people will smile back and it helps you to relax. 2. Stand up straight and keep your head up, and look around your audience and make eye contact. You don't have to launch immediately into your speech. A brief pause at this moment helps you to collect your thoughts while your audience turns to give you their attention. 3. When you start to speak, speak confidently, slowly, loudly and with feeling. Insert some emotion, emphasis, an occasional pause for effect and changes of tone. At all costs avoid a rapid fire reading of your speech notes in a robot-like mechanical tone. 4. Be brief and to the point, and have something to say rather than give the impression you are just there because you have to say something. This is where your speech preparation pays off. It saves you from rambling on without any direction. Focus on the points you want to make, no more no less. 5. Avoid giving a lecture. People want to be entertained rather than instructed. The most powerful way to interact successfully with your audience, and to get a response, is to add some human interest with a story. A funny story is even better. 6. Remember that you are the center of attention when you are speaking. It is not just what you say that people will notice. It is also how you look and your attitude. Be positive, avoid giving offense to anyone, actively look around at your audience while you speak and try hard to look as though you are enjoying the moment. 7. Work up to the highlight of the speech which is the toast to the bride and groom. Have a few lines for the toast prepared in advance, and deliver them loudly and with enthusiasm as you raise your glass. Tips For Father Of The Bride Speeches Unless they have a large family, most fathers don't get the opportunity to become very experienced at speaking at their daughter's wedding. It helps to learn from the experience of others. Make it easy for yourself and get more detailed tips on how to give father of
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