Making a Wedding Speech: How to Prepare and Deliver a Confident and Memorable Address
So you've been asked to say a few words on the day. The problem is, we don't get much practice, do we? That's why this book will prove so useful to you. It will show you how to prepare and deliver a unique and memorable speech that you can be proud of. What's more, you'll enjoy it! CONTENTS: Finding a captivating opening and compelling close - turning listeners into participants - weaving quotations into your speech - saying it with humour - using your voice well - giving out the right non-verbal messages - having self-confidence and coping with nerves - fifty model speeches About the author John Bowden has over 20 years' experience as a professional trainer and senior lecturer in communication skills. He has written several books on speech making and is a member of the Comedy Writers' Association.
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Turning listeners into participants
Weaving quotations into your speech
Saying it with humour
Using your voice well
Giving out the right nonverbal messages
Coping during your speech
Responding to the toast and proposing a second toast
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