Speaking in public makes a lot of people feel sick at just the mere thought of doing it. Now imagine speaking publicly, not in front of strangers at something like a conference, but you are going to be speaking in front of all your friends and family. Now if you just broke out into a cold sweat here are some things that will help you conquer your fear, so on your big day you are still the big man.
Tip 1: Prepare Your Speech
Take the time to write out your speech. For most people, writing and delivering the wedding speech for the groom is about as unnatural as the tuxedo you’ll be in when you give it. No problem, with an hours worth of prep time you’ll be ready to give an amazing speech that will wow your lovely bride and make your momma proud. If you use note cards that is fine too. No one ever begrudged a man his note cards during a speech, especially a speech as big as this one.
Tip 2: Practice Often
There is no shame in running through the speech once or twice before you actually deliver it. In fact, it’s probably a good idea. Practicing it will help you figure out the flow of the speech, and it will give you an idea of how long you are going to talk for. Sometimes when people get nervous they talk really fast. This is a good time to temper that. This is your wedding speech for the groom. Make it sound good!
Tip 3: Get a Second Opinion on Your Speech
If you have a mother, a sister, and aunt or some other female presence in your life, now is the time to call her up and ask for a favor. Get a second opinion on your speech. Have them listen to it and read it. By getting feedback on your wedding speech for the groom, you can tweak it and get it just right. Get a woman’s opinion because she’s is going to be able to tell you if you were near the mark for this speech. A woman’s intuition is going to be invaluable for this. Still, just make it your own, and make it special. You’ll do fine!