Wedding speech made simple: Learn story telling to captivate
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Wedding speech made simple: Learn story telling to captivate

Make your friends proud to have chosen you to deliver a most engaging wedding speech and connect with all their guests
3.8 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,340 students enrolled
Created by Marianne Dupuis
Last updated 2/2015
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 10 mins on-demand audio
  • 8 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Accept with pleasure when asked for a speech, stress-free!
  • Know to prepare and deliver engaging speech
  • Feel confident to share emotions on an important occasion
  • Impress their friends with their competent story telling
  • Easily find a way to connect with the guests at a wedding
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  • Keep your mind open for new challenges.
  • Get committed to practice at least several times before the D-day.

Frightened to speak at your friends' wedding?
Lacking ideas on what to speak about?

Need to feel more confident about delivering a memorable speech?
Looking for easy ways to make sure you speak and get appreciated?

Reliable step-by-step method to give an engaging wedding speech

This course is made of bite-sized content, directly applicable to prepare your speech.
Not like a thick book of theory, this guides you very progressively to:

  • get free from your fear and instantly change it into your most supportive attitude
  • know exactly where to focus your efforts to save you time in preparation
  • gives you practical "done for you" examples that you just need to adapt
  • share what truly matters to you, staying authentic and credible
  • find your own style, that makes you comfortable and convincing

Backed from experience and results

I've been using this course as a basis to train professional storytellers, since 2006.
You have access here to the essence of the most useful fundamental practices,
derived from training hundreds of people over the last 20 years.

Content Overview

Since you may be blocked by fear of public speaking, we address this first to set you free.
So, the first part deals with mental attitude.

Then, you need to grab the wedding guests' interest and keep it along with you.
So, the second part helps you design a captivating content.

Finally, you want people to appreciate and remember you, while feeling comfortable.
So, the third part deals guides you to embrace the style that suits you best.

Next step

Enrol in this course and within the next hour, you already have designed and rehearsed your speech. Do you then feel ready for the wedding?

Better now than later because

Price will increase to 29$ on March 10th.

Who is the target audience?
  • Managers looking for public speaking in a business context will have to adapt the material.
  • Best men and best women speaking for a first time at a wedding
  • Speakers eager to add a personal touch to their business-like speeches
  • Guests asked to speak and frightened by the challenge
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
Introduction to this course
4 Lectures 09:06

In this lecture, you will mainly get more familiar with the instructor: Marianne Dupuis Janin


This lecture will describe the best practices to really progress thanks to this course on public speaking.

How to make the best use of this course?

This lecture describes the content and format of the while course.

It also present different ways to interact, so that the students can progress quickly and feel supported.

What's in this course & how will we interact?

The Wall of Fame will foster your progress while sharpening your skills
and get you listed among the most famous students!

Check further...

The "Get famous!" challenge
Deal with the fear of public speaking
7 Lectures 23:57
Are you the only one?
3 questions

Discover how emotions can bridge with the audience

The power of connection

Discover how our instinctive brain govern our emotions

The power of our reptilian brain

Learn on how to effectively deal with your fear of public speaking in a very constructive and lasting way.

The way to tease the beast

In this lecture, you will unlock your power to enjoy public speaking.

Move on the gratitude side

In this lecture, you will practice how to unlock your power to enjoy public speaking.

Move on the gratitude side - Practice

This lecture sums-up the first pillar of confident public speaking: a constructive and grateful attitude.


This lecture captures the essence of the first pillar of confident public speaking: a constructive and grateful attitude.

Prepare a memorable Content
6 Lectures 18:02

This lecture zooms on the typical attention that speeches receive over time and which are the critical times to prepare most.

The typical path of attention

Discover the best and easiest way to create a powerful opening for a wedding speech.

Starting to connect

All about what you should include in your story to keep people interested and listening to your speech at a wedding.

Serving the guests

Typical ways so successfully close a wedding speech and still sound very authentic.

Closing in a cheerful way

Essential tips to prepare a most handy help to feel confident delivering a stunning speech in from of wedding guests.

Getting your lifejacket ready

This lecture sketches the essential elements to deliver a speech with a content that guests will appreciate and remember.

Embrace your personal style
6 Lectures 13:41

Learn the exact practical details of great openings

Make yourself comfortable

Cautious words on what not to do when delivering a wedding speech.

Stay on the safe side

Find out the most suitable posture for you!

Check out your body language can serve you instead of dimishing your credibility while speaking in public.

Body language
4 questions

Place your eyes on the right focus to keep connection with the audience.

Choose your Focus

Get insights on how to effectively rehearse to feel confident on the wedding day.


Take all surprising happenings on the bright side to enjoy this exceptional moment. Learn to grow this life changing attitude.

Allow for the unexpected

This lecture sums-up the key points of the third pillar: personal style, with very practical methods.

Conclusion & going further
3 Lectures 02:23

A practical check-list with what you have to take with you and what to do first when you arrive at the reception, to make sure you are ready for your wedding speech.

Check-list: What you must take with you before your leave for the wedding

Where to go and what to do if you need help.

Get answers to your questions

This marks the end of this program and an invitation to enjoy & keeping practising.

About the Instructor
Marianne Dupuis
3.8 Average rating
10 Reviews
2,340 Students
1 Course
Certified Trainer & Coach - Communication & Public Speaking

Certified Coach & trainer, I'm specialized in Communication & public speaking.
I've been training people since 1993, as an integral part of any job I did.
Training really is my passion and even... my second nature.

I've spent 10 years in audit and risk management. My job was to detect risks and to help preventing them to occur again.
So, I had to get powerful speaking skills to:
- tell top management that their choices were not fully satisfying,
- get people to change the way they work,

It gave me a lot of opportunities to use my story telling and persuasion skills in public, as I had to sharpen them until I could see changes happening.

Beside this, I've led more than 300 workshops, for people to discover the different cultures of the world. I kept them captivated and attending again, workshop after workshop. How?
By telling them stories for each and every culture.
It worked so well, that I trained others to tell stories and they've used their skills to make extra money at birthday parties.
All together, we did more than 600 story telling there, in four different languages.

Becoming certified as a Coach, I've been training & coaching people on public speaking both for business presentations or private occasions, just like weddings.

I'm working with clients and companies, in group workshops, individual sessions or through online classes. Together, we enhance their confidence, we get over their fear, we polish their speaking skills and we really allow them to show their truly shining personality. Once they feel inspired to move forward, we include a lot of practice. And... it works!

What a relief people experience when they know that whatever happens, they will be able to face it, every time they need to speak in public... What makes me even most proud, is that many of my clients, moved from public speaking fear to public speaking pleasure!

They seek opportunities to deliver their own authentic and powerful messages.

Training people is a journey and I love to equip my clients with life lasting competences.

Meet Marianne at her website for further insights.