The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches: How to Write and Deliver an Unforgettable Speech or Toast (Paperback)

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The Modern Couple's Guide to Wedding Speeches: How to Write and Deliver an Unforgettable Speech or Toast (Paperback)


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Groom or bride, straight or gay. Nail the perfect words to say.

There's no longer an excuse for wedding speeches to be a tedious succession of predictable platitudes, outdated etiquette and cheesy wedding gags. This book is for nearlyweds who want to make their wedding speeches one of the day's highlights.

Written by Heidi Ellert-McDermott, award-winning wedding speechwriter and founder of Speechy, this guide will help you write and deliver a speech that's memorable for the right reasons.

Heidi's advice has been quoted everywhere from the Daily Mail to the New York Times, and with insights and trade secrets from comedians, TV scriptwriters and wedding influencers, this is the ultimate toolkit for couples wanting to make their wedding speeches a little more wonderful.

Create a lifelong memory as you:
· Plan the perfect speech line up
· Decide how to represent your union 'on mic'
· Swot up on modern speech etiquette
· Gather cracking content and curate your best material
· Discover the simple speechwriter techniques that will help you develop unique, humorous and sentimental lines to add wit and depth to your speech
· Learn the trade secrets to delivering like a pro
· Get inspired by over a dozen wedding speech examples written by professional speechwriters

Heidi Ellert-McDermott is a TV director and writer turned speechwriter.

She worked at the BBC for the majority of her fifteen-year career, producing entertainment shows.

It was her love of comedy scriptwriting that led to her giving a bride speech that got more compliments than her dress.

Realising there was an appetite for wedding speeches that are modern, witty, and unshackled by tradition, she set up Speechy, a bespoke wedding speech company, employing TV scriptwriters and comedians to help couples around the world achieve their wedding speech goals.

The team's passion for storytelling is revolutionising the wedding scene and Heidi's speech advice has been quoted everywhere from the Observer to the Daily Mail, and from The Drew Barrymore Show to the New York Times.

She lives in the Cotswolds, England with her husband Roger and two children.

And, yes, she did write Roger's groom speech.

Product Details ISBN: 9781472147561
ISBN-10: 1472147561
Publisher: Robinson
Publication Date: September 26th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English
A wonderful book for couples who want to prepare a memorable speech and create something personalised for such a special occasion—Eleonora Tucci, Weddings & Honeymoon Media

This comprehensive guide is a must-have for any modern couple who want their wedding speeches to be creative and curated - no cookie-cutter templates here!—Zoe Burke, Hitched

For as long as there have been speeches, there's been a need for advice on how to give great ones. Heidi's book provides anyone giving a speech - wedding or otherwise - with the tools, tips and tricks to turn the mic-shy into great orators, and great orators into history makers!—Eduardo Braniff, Men's Vows

The perfect book for couples who want to break the rules and avoid clichés when it comes to their wedding day speeches—Kat Williams, Rock n Roll Bride

This book will ensure you spend your big day enjoying yourself, not being nervous about your speech!—Hamish Shephard, founder of Bridebook

As most of us have witnessed bad wedding speeches, this is a timely and necessary accessory for any couple and their wedding party, filled with immediately usable tips and techniques—Alan Berg, professional speaker, author and host of the Wedding Business Solutions Podcast