For many people, public speaking is a big challenge. And when you have to speak about someone you love, the challenge is even bigger. Welcome to the wedding speech!
Delivering a speech at a loved one's wedding is an honor. You should do it justice. And you can!
This course will ensure that your wedding speech is moving and memorable. In four simple steps, you will build a terrific speech. You will know what to say and how to say it.
And they will love it!
Changing your chip from "It's all about me" to "It's all about them".
The real reason why you should never ever ever ever use notes for a wedding toast.
We love to talk about everything we know. Wrong!
Generic bla bla will be forgotten long before you sit down after your speech.
Content is king; and in this first step you collect pieces of content that any audience in the world will always appreciate. In this video you find a link to download a list of relevant words for this lecture. You can also download it directly here.
Once upon a time... it just clicks in the minds of people. On the content side, storytelling is definitely the main booster of audience attention. So let's dig deep for your stories.
Focus, focus, focus. Otherwise, who could possibly remember what you said?
Less is more. In this lecture I challenge you to say less. It is never easy, but always necessary.
Good, better, best - will a climax ever be bad?
ABC is not only a great tune by the Jackson 5. ABC is also a great climax-based structure. So what are you waiting for, let's ABC!
Now you dive into the full structure of your speech. You'll discover a foundation, three pillars, a roof, transitions and... a secret element.
Think about how a writer starts a novel. Does the book start like this? "Hello, dear reader, it is a great pleasure to welcome you in my new novel. First of all, I want to say thank you for your kind decision to buy this book. Bla bla." No! This is not the way. Your first sentence of your wedding speech is the holy moment when you capture 100% of your audience's attention.
A speech without a message is like Jesus Christ without a mission. Your wedding speech needs a message that your guests feel obliged to post on Facebook.
In this lecture you learn about the benefit of using a sign post in your speech.
Now you add the ABC pillars (from steps one to three) to your structure.
What goes into the roof, the closing of your wedding speech? You will know.
Thanking people is an act of kindness, which should be part of any wedding speech. While many do it at the beginning, I suggest that you say your thank yous at the end.
At the very end of your speech, say something that connects the roof of your wedding speech with the foundation. The drainpipe spreads goose bumps like no Hollywood movie could do any better.
You've made it. Congratulations! But the work starts now.
An unemotional wedding speech? No way! Here are four ways to add emotion to your speech.
Learn about Aristotle's seven golden rules of storytelling. These seven elements will make your stories shine.
Have you ever experienced a speech that was too funny? For your wedding speech humor is not an option; it's an obligation. Learn about patterns of humor that you can easily apply to your speech.
In this lecture you learn how to make your speech more memorable.
Any speech in the world, independent from its objective or occasion, is also and always about connection. Connection with the people in front of you. One of the main connectors? Direct eye contect.
First we moved, then we spoke. Now you will learn techniques how to unlock your body language.
Your voice is by far the greatest driver of audience attention. Nothing worse than a monotonous tone. And varying your voice is not that difficult at all.
Great content combined with great delivery makes a great speech. Yes, .... but you can always do better in public speaking.
In this mock wedding speech you see how it looks like when it all comes together.
Florian Mueck from Germany, based in Barcelona, worked as a consultant and business development manager for almost a decade for KPMG, the global advisory firm. Since 2009 he has dedicated himself to helping companies improve their team performances and staff retention by teaching them the power of persuasive communication and memorable presentations. His specialty is moving people to action in a fun, pragmatic, energetic way. Florian is the co-creator of the world's first public speaking board game RHETORIC. A collaborator of IESE Business School Barcelona and author of four books, Florian offers transformational communication seminars, keynote speeches and presentation coaching, in English, German and Spanish mainly to international brands like Banco Santander, Microsoft or King, the makers of Candy Crush.