Boston’s premier public speaking and leadership training organization, the Institute of Public Speaking was recently reference in Town & Country magazine. Owner and Senior public speaking and leadership trainer Joseph Guarino shared his expertise on giving an effective best man speech. In ‘Ahem, Is Thing Thing On? A Gentleman’s Guide to Best Man Speeches’ Joseph shared some key pointers on constructing and delivering an effective best man speech. Joseph states in the article: “”After working with thousands and thousands of clients, one of the biggest mistakes I see is that people write the whole thing out and deliver it word for word,” says Joseph Guarino, the president at the Institute of Public Speaking. “They assume that they have this road map that is etched in stone and that they can’t improv on or breathe any real life into.” So ditch the script for a list of bullet points to hit. But whatever you do, don’t wing it. Otherwise giving the speech will go by like three minutes…under water.” Go check out the article on Town & Country’s website. We will explore the art and science behind an effective best man speech in future posts and videos. Until then, please do leave comments and suggestions below. Have a burning public speaking or leadership question? Drop us an message or send us a Tweet.
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Joseph Guarino is a professional public speaker, trainer and owner of the Institute of Public Speaking, a Boston based international public speaking & leadership training organization. A seasoned public speaking trainer & professional speaker, he enjoys helping other succeed in this worthy and rewarding craft. With over 20 years of success in a variety of leadership roles, he brings a wealth of real world leadership skills to his training and seminars. He has written for and been cited in a variety of publications such as The Boston Globe, Boston.com and Town & Country magazine, among others. The Institute of Public Speaking offers a variety of public speaking courses for individuals (1 on 1 training), executive speech coaching, one day public speaking bootcamps, Virtual Training and public speaking seminars for corporations & groups of any size.