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