Wedding Speech Designer
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Wedding Speech Designer

Building your wedding speech in four simple steps
5.0 (2 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.
13 students enrolled
Created by Florian Mueck
Last updated 4/2017
English
Price: $50
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Structure and build your wedding speech.
  • Fill the structure with entertaining content - humorous, emotional, memorable.
  • Perform your wedding speech with more impact thanks to concrete tips and techniques for a more powerful delivery.
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Requirements
  • You need two sheets of blank paper and a pencil.
  • The additional offline work takes 20 to 30 minutes.
  • After the course you need to practice, practice, practice.
Description

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!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is specially made for best men, bridesmaids, parents of the groom and the bride, and anyone else who faces the challenge of giving a wedding speech.
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
01:13:07
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INTRODUCTION
5 Lectures 08:38

Changing your chip from "It's all about me" to "It's all about them".

Preview 01:13

The real reason why you should never ever ever ever use notes for a wedding toast.

Preview 01:36

We love to talk about everything we know. Wrong!

Less is more
01:08

Generic bla bla will be forgotten long before you sit down after your speech.

Specific beats generic
02:27
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STEP 1
2 Lectures 07:50

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.

Who's king?
05:18

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. 

Digging for stories
02:32
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STEP 2
2 Lectures 02:45

Focus, focus, focus. Otherwise, who could possibly remember what you said?

To be (remembered) or not to be
01:13

Less is more. In this lecture I challenge you to say less. It is never easy, but always necessary.

Only the best of the best
01:32
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STEP 3
2 Lectures 02:32

Good, better, best - will a climax ever be bad?

Avoid the bummer
01:24

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!

Raising the tension
01:08
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STEP 4
9 Lectures 17:49

Now you dive into the full structure of your speech. You'll discover a foundation, three pillars, a roof, transitions and... a secret element.

The Speech Structure Building
01:08

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. 

Capture their attention
05:51

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.

What's your message?
01:58

In this lecture you learn about the benefit of using a sign post in your speech.

Pre-structure their minds
01:44

Now you add the ABC pillars (from steps one to three) to your structure.

The body
01:18

What goes into the roof, the closing of your wedding speech? You will know.

Repetition works
01:14

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.

Thank yous
01:10

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.

Build the drainpipe
01:56

You've made it. Congratulations! But the work starts now.

Cut the ribbon
01:30
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CONTENT KINGS
3 Lectures 14:35

An unemotional wedding speech? No way! Here are four ways to add emotion to your speech.

Emotion, emotion, emotion
03:09

Learn about Aristotle's seven golden rules of storytelling. These seven elements will make your stories shine.

Preview 06:33

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.

Make them laugh
04:53
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DELIVERY DELIGHTS
4 Lectures 10:21

In this lecture you learn how to make your speech more memorable.

Make it tangible
03:33

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.

Windows to their souls
01:45

First we moved, then we spoke. Now you will learn techniques how to unlock your body language.

Make your body speak
02:49

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.

Be like Braveheart
02:14
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BONUS CLIPS
2 Lectures 08:37

Great content combined with great delivery makes a great speech. Yes, .... but you can always do better in public speaking.

The secret sauce
04:40

In this mock wedding speech you see how it looks like when it all comes together.

Florian's mock wedding speech for Trent
03:57
About the Instructor
Florian Mueck
5.0 Average rating
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13 Students
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International Speaker, Trainer and Author

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.