Online Public Speaking

Training & Practice


Jenna's Maid of Honor Speech for Seth and Jillian

Check out this refreshing, genuine presentation that makes a solid reference point for those looking to deliver a "standard" presentation (no props, singing, etc). Note this presentation is the match for Jillian and Seth's Best Man speech that we profile here in Pspeak. Copy and paste this link to check it out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61TIatw5NrA

Synopsis: Jenna’s Maid of Honor speech happens to be the match for the Best Man speech for Seth and Jillian that we profile here in Pspeak. Jenna delivers a refreshing, genuine presentation that makes a solid reference point for those looking to deliver a “standard” presentation (no props, singing, etc).

Writing:  Jenna tells a funny story and offers some cute advice to the new couple. In one passage she shares a story that comes close to “TMI” – too much information, but it is well received thanks to her engaging delivery, and it should be noted that she only shares one such story like this. It’s easier to safely get a reaction from the audience by telling one such story; telling too many can make people squirm.

Presentation:  This is the strongest aspect of Jenna’s presentation. While she experiences a bit of “nerves” during her speech, she does a wonderful job of using that extra energy to make her speech more engaging and endearing!  Her voice, facial expressions and mannerisms send a clear message that she truly cares about the occasion and the bride and groom.

To read, or not to read:  This presentation could be described as “the most one should read without appearing to read too much”. Jenna refers often to a full-sized written copy of her speech, but she looks up often and it’s apparent that she knows the speech well so it doesn’t become an issue.  We do recommend using less obvious note cards when giving a presentation as opposed to full sized paper.

Length:  At around 4 minutes this speech could have been a tad longer. Actually, Jenna is engaging enough that the audience likely wanted it to be longer! However, it did deliver the necessary sentiments so it didn’t fall short in this regard.

Was the presentation a success?  Yes! Jenna was engaging, got her points across, the audience responded, and the bride and groom clearly enjoyed it.