Ireland is a nation of talkers. We have a way with words that is hard to match. However when a friend described writing his Best Man’s speech as, “walking on a tightrope over a mine field, on a windy day,” I had to sympathise! He needed to be funny enough so people didn’t fall asleep mid speech, but respectable enough not to shock the parents and new in-laws. Of course his friends were going to be there to support him, complete with three stop watches and a pile of cash to bet on the length of his speech! I did the only thing a good friend could do, and recommended that he join toastmasters for a few months.
Toastmasters is a public speaking club, with speakers who range from master to beginner levels. You will have the opportunity to listen to others and try your hand at delivering your own speeches. With plenty of support and advice available, it’s the perfect place for you to start on the road to the best, “Best Man” speech ever delivered!