Making a Short Speech or Toast: Practical Advice, Useful Ideas and Lots of Help for Anyone Asked to Speak in Public
Most people are called upon to make a speech or toast at some point in their lives. This book will help the inexperienced speaker to stand up with confidence, and deliver a really effective speech or toast that is appropriate for the occasion. It also contains a variety of toasts and quotes to help those with more experience in public speaking. There are guidelines on how to prepare and deliver a mini speech, including tips on introducing humour and how to avoid embarrassing your audience with inappropriate material. A special section includes interesting quotes and toasts to insert into a wedding speech, whether it's by the best man or woman, bridegroom or father of the bride. A workbook section helps the reader with ideas for appropriate beginnings and endings to speeches. There is even an A-Z of sample toasts for all occasions including anniversaries, achievements, and business occasions; and for a range of subjects such as love, life, and friendship.
Jackie Arnold founded the Brighton Hove Speakers club which is part of Toastmasters International (TM). She is a member and tutor for The Voice Care Network UK and a former BBC broadcaster and Presenter. Jackie coaches senior executives in leadership skills and is an international voice coach and presentations skills trainer. She has presented at several international conferences and gives keynote speeches on a wide variety of topics