Laugh Staff Applauds Richard Branson’s Public Speaking Advice

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Following Richard Branson’s column in Entrepreneur on public speaking, Laugh Staff responds to the businessman’s advice.

On February 13, 2013, Laugh Staff, a service that provides best man speech examples, responds to a recent column by Richard Branson in Entrepreneur.

In the Entrepreneur article Branson responds to a question from a reader who seeks advice on conquering public speaking, one of the most common and wide spread phobias. The reader asks, “My biggest fear is speaking in public because I usually start shaking or stammering, or sometimes I can't speak at all. How can I overcome my fear?”

Branson responds by admitting that his first attempt at public speaking was an extremely nerve-wracking experience. The article reports that years later Branson conquered his fear of public speaking in order to become the face of his airline company. He learned the importance of practicing and eventually improved his public speaking skills.

“The key is to understand your message, put your own personality into it and convey it in your own words. Remember, not everybody has a huge vocabulary. Often a short word will work much better than a long one that you may mispronounce anyway,” Branson explains.

In addition, Branson recommends imagining yourself speaking among friends in the comfort of your living room. This method is helpful because it takes some of the edge off and gives you the opportunity to relax.

“This is great public speaking advice and can definitely translate very well to giving best man speeches,” says Josh Womack, a representative for Laugh Staff. “No matter how many best man speech examples you see, you’ll never find one as good as the one that comes from the heart. It adds a personal touch that truly piques the interest of the audience.”

Womack offers his own advice for wedding speeches, affirming the importance of adding a personal touch. He explains, “You’ve probably known the bride and/or groom for years so speaking about a personal experience can truly help create a memorable speech.” Womack adds that humor is always an excellent addition to wedding speeches and that enlisting comedic assistance could truly transform a wedding speech.

Laugh Staff provides speechwriting services to friends and family members of the bride and groom. They assist best men and maids of honor in speech-editing, speechwriting, and provide training on speech delivery. Recognizing the importance of the big day, Laugh Staff's professional comedians work with best men and maids of honor to ensure their speech is memorable.


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