How to Prepare Your Wedding Speech

How to Prepare Your Wedding SpeechThe preparation of a discourse is a subject that is, in general, treated wrong or incompletely, in the sense that only its content-related aspect is debated, without paying too much attention to what is maybe the most important thing at a discourse: its presentation. This is why I decided to write this article, for coming to the aid of the women who gear up for their wedding speeches and toasts, and who are not familiar with this activity of offering discourses and, as a result, are very likely to not be aware of the proper manner of getting ready for their talks.

More precisely, through this post I will help you to become conscious about the importance of preparing the modality in which you will deliver your speech and I will also teach you the most powerful tips and tricks regarding the best manner of preparing such a talk. Maybe the most important thing that you will learn from this article is how to get ready for your discourse so that you conquer the fear of public speaking and you become able to deliver your talk without being overwhelmed by the emotions that are usually caused by the fact that there are a lot of persons in front of you, looking at you and listening to you, while you have to offer your discourse.

Read this article for discovering almost all you need to know about the most effective preparation of a mother of groom speech. Because the first paragraphs of this post might mislead you, I must mention that the pieces of advice provided in this article refer not only to the way in which you should prepare the presentation of the discourse, but also its content. To put it more accurately, this article deals with the whole groundwork that is needed for this type of talk.

Speech’s Delivery Is Often More Valuable than Its Content

You certainly heard the famous saying “Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover!”. Well, unfortunately, most people don’t follow the recommendation in this saying and let themselves fooled by the appearance of persons and things, ignoring their essence. This is valid also when it comes to discourses.

Some of the things that preoccupy the most the women in your situation are these: mother of the groom dresses, suits, hairstyles and shoes. It is very normal to try to improve your physical appearance, especially on an occasion so important as your son’s wedding reception. But, what about the appearance of your speech? Don’t you think it is important, too, and, as a result, you should improve it as well?

Well, just think a little bit: your talk is similar to a dress, suit or even shoe, in the sense that it has two fundamental aspects: the content and the design. In the case of the dress, the content is represented by all the materials that are used for creating it: textiles, buttons, beads, rhinestones, etc. When it comes to the mother of the groom wedding speech, the content is its text along with all the ideas and topics that are covered in it. The design of the dress is represented by the way in which all the materials used for creating it are utilized for producing the dress; its design is, somehow, its shape.

The design of the discourse is represented by the manner in which the speaker decides to formulate the ideas and topics, express them and communicate them to his or her audience. A talk’s design also consists in the gestures, moves, voice tone and look of the speaker, as well as in the whole atmosphere that is created by his or her speech. I hope you understand now why it is so important to prepare not only the content, which is the text, of your discourse, but also its design, which is the presentation, the manner in which you deliver it to your listeners: the wedding guests.

The Two Phases of the Preparation of the Mother of the Groom Wedding Speech

The whole activity of getting ready for your discourse consists in two distinct phases:

  1. the preparation of the text
  2. the preparation of the delivery.

In the first phase, after a preliminary research on this topic, you set the ideas that you will include in your wedding speech, their order and the way of formulating them. The best tips for this phase are:

  • Keep the talk short; it should last for five or seven minutes at most.
  • Use your own words, avoiding the pretentious phrases.
  • Address directly to your audience, by speaking in the second person.
  • Be sincere, speak from your heart and avoid the exaggerations.
  • Follow the templates that are provided in this website’s articles and resources.

In the second phase of your groundwork, you set the manner of delivering your talk to your audience. In this second phase, after you decide on the modality of presenting your discourse, you have to practice it several times, so that you get used to speaking in public and you get rid of the strong emotions and fear of public speaking, which affect almost any mother of groom who is not familiar to this type of activity. The best tips for this second phase are:

  • Repeat the speech, imagining that you are at your son’s bridal reception.
  • Look at many guests and not in a single point, as the poor speakers usually do.
  • Speak clearly, slowly and with intonation, modulating your voice and making short pauses, when necessary.
  • Speak as if all your listeners would be persons that are very important to you and you care very much to them, such as some old friends and family members of yours, and speak as if you would converse with them.
  • If you have learned the talk’s text by heart, don’t show this, by speaking quickly and using the same voice tone. Instead, you must use the previous tip, in such a way that you should let the impression that you compose your discourse right in those moments, when you speak in front of all the attendees. By doing this, your talk will look natural.
  • Be relaxed and confident, just like all the successful public speakers and orators.
  • Be aware that your listeners have their own defects and, even if they are rich and highly trained in their specialty field, they are, in general, poor speakers.
  • Don’t care too much about what the others might think about you or your mother of the groom wedding speech. Just do your best to have an excellent talk.
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