How do I fight back these tears?
October 5, 2009 3:59 PM Subscribe
I need some techniques to help me get through a relatively heartfelt wedding speech without crying like a big ol' baby...
posted by Del Chimney to human relations (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I shall soon be acting as Best Man at a close friend's wedding. I've written my speech and it is awesome. It's hilarious and, I think, pretty touching too. This is my problem. When I've been practicing the damn thing I can't help but choke up when it comes to the more moving sections and I really do not want to do this on the day. I want everybody else to be in tears, not me.
I've got no problem with public speaking; I've done it many many times for work and even on occasion been a cabaret compere. However, I've never been in a position where the speech I was making was quite so personal or emotional.
Does anybody have any tips to help me keep it together?