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.
Contents: 1. Your complete guide to being best man 2. Myths and legends 3. Duties of the best man 4. Planning your speech 5. Preparation 6. Writing the speech in eight steps 7. Things to avoid 8. The big day 9. Delivery 10. Anecdotes 11. Jokes and quotes 12. Traditional and celebrity sayings 13. Sample toasts – beginnings, middles and endings 14. Mixed marriages Sample speeches