So, you’re going to be delivering a special occasion speech. Are you the father of the bride, groom, bride, bridesmaids, maid of honour, best man?
This is probably the most important speech you will ever deliver. Are you worried that you won’t do a good enough job?
Whilst you are (hopefully!) going to be great on the day, like most people you are probably feeling a lot of pressure because everyone is depending on you to get it right.
Most of us have never had any formal training in public speaking, beyond basic pointers on body language, but how should a special occasion speech be structured? How much content should I include? How can I control any nerves and anxiety?
The fact is most of us don’t know, as we have probably never delivered a speech like this before. So we rush through preparing the speech in the last minute, the pressure is on, the nerves rise and then we rush through the speech just to ‘get it over with’.
When you get through it, you’re thrilled – you did it! But you daren’t think about how well you did or didn’t do!
The results (impacts) of this?
◦ Rush through your speech and miss out people that you wanted to mention.
◦ The sense that you could have done so much better, but you only get one chance to deliver this important speech.
◦ Your nerves/anxiety get the better of you and you cannot enjoy the day yourself.
Let David be by your side and support you with his ‘Quick Fix’ speech support.
David’s speech support is designed to help you prepare and deliver probably the most important speech you will ever have to make. This can be tailored to suit your individual needs and the amount of time that you have to prepare for the big event.
Some of the things we will cover are:
◦ Getting to grips with the areas of speech delivery that you would like to focus on. Uncover public speaking skills you already have and those you want to improve on.
◦ Content: Identify the must have’s in your speech. Dependent on the occasion, have you covered the basics? Ensure you have all the elements of a good speech.
◦ Structure: Balance the traditional aspects of the speech with personal stories.
◦ Preparation: Strategies for reducing nerves and anxiety around public speaking and presenting. Techniques for memorising your speech or appropriate use of notes.
◦ The venue: Understanding the physical location and how to address/avoid issues. Use of mic or vocal projection.
◦ Delivery: Techniques to ensure everyone listening feels involved in your speech. Techniques for eye contact and body language for confidence and engagement.
Your brilliant speech is only a click away. Get in touch with David for a no obligation chat to see how he can support you on probably the most important speech you will ever deliver.