Most people are called upon to make a speech or toast at some point in their lives. This book will help the inexperienced speaker to stand up with confidence, and deliver a really effective speech or toast that is appropriate for the occasion. It also contains a variety of toasts and quotes to help those with more experience in public speaking. There are guidelines on how to prepare and deliver a mini speech, including tips on introducing humour and how to avoid embarrassing your audience with inappropriate material. A special section includes interesting quotes and toasts to insert into a wedding speech, whether it's by the best man or woman, bridegroom or father of the bride. A workbook section helps the reader with ideas for appropriate beginnings and endings to speeches. There is even an A-Z of sample toasts for all occasions including anniversaries, achievements, and business occasions; and for a range of subjects such as love, life, and friendship.
Most people are called upon to give a toast sometime in their lives; from senior executives, managers, leaders, performers and presenters to speakers, teachers, trainers and dads or mums at their children's christening, wedding, graduation or prize-giving. Anyone without experience who needs to present a toast as part of his or her work, or who is called upon to speak in public on a regular basis will find this book invaluable. It gives a lively history of the art of toasting, tips on how to organise a short speech, plus advice on how to plan and prepare it. It also presents a rich variety of toasts, quotes, proverbs and rhymes to help you make a real impact.
Whether it's a christening, retirement or confirmation, an engagement, wedding, or funeral, never again will you be stuck for words. With the help of this invaluable book, you can add that special something to any family occasion. Inside you'll discover lots of ready-made ideas, plus tips on preparation and delivery. So whether it's you that's celebrating a reunion or retirement, or you just want to say something nice on someone's birthday, the answers are all here. -- Packed full of speech-making ideas
Perfect Wedding Speeches and Toasts is an invaluable guide to preparing and delivering unforgettable speeches. Covering everything from advice on mastering your nerves to tips about how to make a real impact, it walks you through every aspect of preparing for the big day and speaking in public. Whether you're the father of the bride, the bride herself, the groom or the best man, Perfect Wedding Speeches and Toasts will help make sure your speech goes off without a hitch. The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.
In Last Minute Speeches and Toasts, Andrew Frothingham gives you useful tips and ideas on how to make a winning last minute speech or toast. You'll find helpful advice and reassurance including: Tips on how to choose and use quotes and jokes within the speech or toast. Six last minute resources to use. Little-known tricks of toasting. Killer openers to launch your speech or toast in the right direction. Seven facts that can spice up almost any speech (really). Easy-to-use event-specific material. Whether it's an awards banquet toast or a keynote speech, whether it's serious or funny, or anywhere in between, Last Minute Speeches or Toasts is your lifeline, your key to a perfect presentation.
This book offers eight easy-to-follow steps to speak with confidence, credibility and charisma, with each exercise enabling the reader to express ideas with authority, develop leadership and communicate with power, in a book that covers every aspect of speaking situations and prepares the reader for any occasion in which they will speak to an audience. Original.
"Public Speaking Basics provides a semester's worth of information and exercises to help college students master public speaking. There is an emphasis on creating good thesis sentences and on using effective forms of outlining. A sample speech is provided with each of the six different speaking assignments."--BOOK JACKET.
The focus of this book is on that brief but terrifying prospect: the Best Man's speech. The book includes techniques for using stories, jokes and quotations that will lift your speech well above the bare necessities, helping you not only to make the speech, but also to enjoy it. More than just a guide to the Best Man's speech, this book is a one-stop guide to being a really effective, all round, Best Man. Above all its purpose is to help you enjoy your role as Best Man and to make it an occasion that honours the groom and his chosen bride.
More and more business is conducted over the dining table in executive dining rooms, homes, clubs, and restaurants. This is today’s success strategy—entertaining. It is essential that you as a business professional feel confident in all dining situations. Knowing the ins and outs of dining etiquette will help put you and others at ease. We normally are perplexed about many things when we enter a star hotel, and we ask ourselves the following questions. - How to conduct ourselves with ease without showing any discomfort on our face? - Which fork is what? - What do I do with my napkin when briefly leaving the dining table? - Which way should my knife blade face when resting on my plate? - Which salad plate, bread and butter plate and drinks are mine? - How should I place my utensils when I am done with my meal? - How do I hold the different wine glasses? - During a business meal, when should I begin to discuss business? - Do I always pass the salt with the pepper even if someone asks for salt only? - Where do I place my name badge? - What does RSVP mean? Do you need a quick course in formal dining? Not just in basic eating, but you also have to know what to do with that place setting from Titanic? If you don't know amuse-bouche from other five to seven courses, let alone how to locate your bread plate, RELAX! You can easily brush up on your dining skills so you at least know how to handle yourself with grace at any social engagement or business meal. Remember, meals are supposed to be relaxing and entertaining—even business meals.