2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 2 November 2009
The idea of making a speech fills me with dread. But if I had to, I'd need lots of help. This book is full of advice on how to prepare (advice that could be applied to any situation, not just a wedding), including how to gather material together, writing and abridging the speech, rehearsing and final delivery. There are short, pithy suggestions and longer sample speeches. Unlike many similar books, this one includes ideas for situations that might be tricky, such as children from a previous marriage, pregnancy, recent bereavement and where there is a distinguished guest in the party.