Finding it easy.
I watched a mate of mine do a speech at his sister’s wedding. The groom didn’t have too many close friends so they asked Steve to be the best man. No worries, so we arrive at reception and Steve sits down with a pint and starts writing down notes – he didn’t even have a speech prepared!
We all sat down, ate food and, as you do, looked forward to the the speeches. He blew everyone away. So natural and confident he sounded like he was loving it, and could’ve stayed there all day. He got away with last-minute prep.
But I can’t do that.
My mind goes blank when I’m staring at a huge group of people, and I want to be anywhere but there. Once up and running, with notes to back me up, I love it, but until then my confidence plummets.
A poem I just wrote is for a guy who said in his initial email “standing in front of a crowd makes me feel physically sick, like I’m gonna pass out”. The groom knows this (and is loving every minute of it), but I think we may have just given the best man the confidence to get up there and blow the whole audience away. I can’t wait to hear how it goes.
Want my advice?
Write down notes, write a speech, and above all, write a funny poem. When you have a captive audience, a well-structured piece of writing, like a poem, will have them wanting more and more. When you’re reading funny, rhyming content, you can’t deviate, you can’t get boring, you can’t forget what you were saying, but you can have them eating from your hand.
When you’re having to wait for the laughter to subside before you can read the next verse, you’re going to wish you could go on forever!
P.S. By the way, the poem I just sent got me the following reply “Dude I am dying. That’s the best!!!! This makes me feel confident. I love it”. Happy days!
If you think that could benefit you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s get started.