Speech writing is not easy and writing a wedding speech is even more challenging.
In particular, they have asked how I crafted my humorous speech once I got the idea for the subject. Below I have set out the final written version of my speech with comments added.
Black is the text of the speech; red is commentary that gives some insight into why I wrote something a certain way when drafting the speech; blue is additional commentary, particularly things that were going through my mind while on stage.
For those of you who wish to compete in a contest or just give a humorous speech, I hope that this analysis is helpful and that you come away with some ideas and inspiration for your own speeches.
Before reading further, I recommend that you watch the video of my speech which can be found by clicking the link above in this paragraph or going to the post immediately below this one.
Then read the analysis. Yet I did not start the speech for another 9 or 10 seconds.
Always wait for the Contest Chair to be seated before beginning. Time does not start until you speak; you get a few more seconds to get used to the setting; and you look poised. Inthe English playwright William Congreve wrote those famous words: This one was particularly good given the subject.
Today … not much has changed. It sets up the light humour that follows and did get a chuckle. A year ago, I was having a beer with two friends. Note that I did not give any introduction.
I go straight to a story. What did she say? Repetition is a powerful technique, especially in humorous speaking. This is so unexpected that it is funny. But in fact, it is only a set up for what follows, which is even more unexpected.
Come out and fight like a man! One second more and I would be disqualified. Contest chair, fellow Toastmasters, and all you men out there who know just how tight it is under a bed. Playing on the joke about the bed.
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Get inspired Need to find some inspiration?
Brainstorm ideas while watching your favorite sitcom or funny movie, or listening to a stand-up comic. You don’t want to copy the jokes you hear word for word, but they may spark your own creativity.