You have a wonderful opportunity to add to the magic of your daughter's wedding. Your words will linger in memories - they may even be captured on video for future generations to hear. So what are the golden rules of speech-making? How can you convey emotion, seriousness and add a touch of humour?
John Bowden is the author of a number of books on written communication in the professional and public spheres, including public speaking, wedding speeches and writing reports.
Learning the essentials; being sober and sensitive; saying it with humour; beginning and ending in style; putting it together; delivering your speech; jokes and quotes for your speech; sample speeches.