Speechwriting Secrets: Funny or Sentimental?

When it comes to special occasion speeches, one of the most common questions my clients ask is, “Should my speech air on the side of funny or sentimental?” The answer isn’t always black and white. When determining which is best for you, consider these three questions: 1. What is your style? As the speechgiver, you have a good sense of your speaking style. Do you consider yourself to be funny or witty by nature? Are you frequently cracking jokes? Are you charismatic when

Where To Begin? How To Tackle The Speechwriting Process

You’ve been asked to deliver a toast for someone special in your life. You want to make it meaningful and memorable, but you’re not sure where to begin. You might have a lifetime of memories to share, or maybe you are short on material. Regardless of what you have to work with, you have to figure out how to tie your thoughts together and make them flow. When attacking the speechwriting process, here are a few tips to consider: 1. Brainstorm. A great place to start is by