Nailing down the basics.
Your head’s hurting, your throat’s drying up, and your usually active mind has now gone blank. Your best mate has just asked you to be his best man.
You tell him “That’s awesome mate, I’d be honoured”.
But you think Why me? Why???
We can nail this down within a week.
Confidence is going to carry you through this ordeal and that comes with a little bit of hard work now. Keep reading and I can get you to a stage where you actually want to stand up and captivate the audience with your speech. One week and you’ll be ready to perform, leaving you more time to prepare for the stag/bucks party. What are we waiting for?
Jot down a few notes first…
- You’re there to thank a few people… the bridesmaids, the family, the guests. Say how nice it is that they could all be here. They’ll really appreciate it.
- Relax and make a joke or two; how you’re overwhelmed/saddened/sick about being asked to perform this duty. But you’ll get your own back one day. Just don’t offend the bride or her family.
- It’s a beautiful day for a wedding… whether it’s rain or shine. They’ll either laugh, or agree.
- Read out a few of the cards, this is great for taking up a bit of time, and is the done thing at a lot of weddings. If they aren’t expecting it, read a few anyway.
- Tell them that Aunt Gloria couldn’t make it because she’s having her wooden leg painted. (Make sure no one had an Aunt Gloria first though…)
Happy days, all this will get you used to talking in front of a crowd. I promise it will get easier as you go along. Feeling braver?
Well remember this, however you got through the first bit, whether you stammered nervously, or blew them away with your confidence, you’re about to go into the night as the best best man they’ve ever seen.
Because they’re not expecting a poem to finish the speech off. Telling funny stories about the groom is one thing, doing it via a poem that rhymes shows you’ve put a lot more effort into this than most. They’ll want more, and you’re going to have them rolling in laughter!
But I can’t write poems!
You don’t have to. Give me the information that I need (I’ll send you a few questions via email), and I’ll do the rest. Every poem is unique to the couple, and six or seven verses after your thank you speech is all you need to have everyone in the room hanging on your every word. You’re going to be amazing!
Not only that, it’s only going to cost you ten bucks a verse, via Paypal, and I write for guys and girls all round the world. Sixty bucks and your best man duties will go down in wedding folklore.
Now feel the nerves subside when you realise you can actually stand up like a professional and nail this speech making after all.