Would you like to know how you can have your speech ready in less than 60 minutes?
Of course you do, we all want to finish any task as quickly as possible, it’s in our human nature.
The good thing is that this can be easily done, and in this article I’ll show you how I did it and how you can do it too.
A while ago I ran a survey on this site asking guys just like you what are their biggest struggles and the top 3 answers they chose were (in the order of importance, first having the most votes from by blog readers):
- I want to finish my speech as fast as possible, I don’t have too much time to prepare it
- I have no idea how to structure a proper speech
- I’m not very confident I’ll be able to handle my emotions, during the speech delivery at the wedding
Well, there are many things to say on point 3, so I’ll leave this for another time, when I’ll write an entire article on this, but now I want to focus on the first two points.
Use speech examples as inspiration
So, the best way to get your speech ready as fast as possible is to find some speech examples which you can use as inspiration source (click here for some speech examples).
Forget about reading dozens of sites which offer tens of different tips that actually confuse you, rather than help you.
Why not go straight to the source? And by that I mean check out some professional examples and build your speech adapting them to suit your needs.
This is what I did when I had to prepare the speech for my son’s wedding.
Initially, I also thought about trying to write the speech all by myself, I started browsing lots of sites and after a long day of research, with little-to-zero results, I found a blog promoting this site: www.bestfatherofthegroomspeeches.com.
While at first I was a bit skeptical about it, I then decided to give it a try. After all, it was just $20 and it came with 60-days money back guarantee. I had nothing to lose.
So, I bought the pack of speeches and other useful resources, I paid with my credit card (although you can pay with paypal as well, if you have an account there) and in less than 2 minutes I received an email with a link to download the program.
I was pleasantly surprised to find in there some amazing speech examples of all kinds: funny speeches, sentimental or general examples.
I found a funny one that I liked and started to modify it and in about 40 minutes I had my speech ready. Well, that was the first draft.
Then, I read the other resources that come with the program, a PDF full of useful tips regarding the creation and the presentation of the speech, I checked some of the quotes and one-liners that were included in the program as well, and modified the previous version I had and in another 20 minutes the final version of my speech was ready.
So, there I was, finishing my speech in about 60 minutes or so, and laughing at myself because previously I wasted a whole day browsing all those useless websites on this topic.
Then, I spent another 1-2 hours reading about how to present my speech, how to overcome the fear of public speaking and how to be confident on stage. Of course, I found these tips in the resources that came with the examples.
So, the bottom line is, after about 2 and a half hours, I had everything ready: finished writing the speech, rehearsed it and was ready to deliver it at the wedding.
What I’ve learned from this is that: it’s always better to seek professional help and learn from the best, rather than wasting your time with lots of “free” tips from amateurs. They aren’t free also, they cost you tens of hours of research.
Wouldn’t you rather pay $20 to save at least 10 hours of boring research? I would take this trade any time of the day.
And you know what else, by using these professional speech examples, no only it will save you a lot of time, but in most cases, you’ll end up with a much better speech than you could create yourself from scratch.
So, if you’re interested in these examples, click here to download them on your computer.