Your wedding will be one of the best days of your life. It can also be one of the most stressful. The planning and preparation are intense … AND you have to make a speech.
Most people we speak with say that they don’t really relax and enjoy the day fully until they’ve given their speech. It is always at the back (or front) of their mind and, well, this can take away from the enjoyment of the day. It is supposed to be fun – not stressful.
We help all members of the bridal party who need to give a speech:
- Best Man
- Father or Mother of the Bride
- Father or Mother of the Groom
- Or any other options that the bridal party choose.
Speeches, and the order of the speeches, can be as traditional or as personalised as you want to make them. The main thing is that they come from the heart and connect with the audience.
We offer individual face-to-face training, individual Skype training or small group training – no more than 6 people per group.
Individual and group training packages generally run across two x 2 hour sessions which are held at least a week apart. That way you can develop your speech, learn speech delivery techniques and practice. You then have a week to tweak your speech. After a week you come back for the second session to practice and refine the speech – including coaching on more delivery techniques.
Skype training packages run across 3 x 1 hour sessions held at least 3 days apart.
- Training includes:
- Speech development techniques – including structure, timing, story-telling style, recognizing and developing your own natural speaking style;
- Review of speech by trained Special Occasion Speeches staff;
- Hints and tips on how to write a speech that really connects with the audience;
- Techniques on delivering the speech – including microphone techniques, how to connect with the audience, how to use the space, voice modulation, how to beat those nerves, body language
- Multiple opportunities to practice your speech
- Recording of your practice sessions so that you can see what the audience sees
All of our training is tailored to your needs and our packages can be modified to suit your time and training requirements. As such, the total price will depend on the final training package you choose.
As a guide, listed below are prices for training. Check out the packages tab for more information:
Group Training: $299 per person
Skype Training: $399 per person
Individual Training: $1290 per person
Enquire about our Platinum Package
We also offer group discounts if more than 2 people in the bridal party want help with their speech writing and preparation.
Contact us today to discuss the style of training that is right for you. Click here to send us an email or call on 03 9939 7599.