The Art of Toasting

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Public speaking coach LeeAundra Temescu shares tips on giving toasts. She talks about the history of the toast, what makes a good one as well as giving a wedding toast. Temescu offers communications coaching services to executives and professionals on her website, The Contrary Public Speaker.

LeeAundra's Toast Tips

1. Be sober.

2. Be concise. No more than 1 minute for a casual toast and 5 minutes for a wedding toast.

3. For the long toasts you should script yourself.

4. Don't embarrass your host.

5.  Don't refer to bodily fluids or sex.

Music break: If Love Is So Good to Me by Larry Elgart