Do you ever wonder how a thinking, sensible person becomes a terrorist? This is the story of Maajid Nawaz, a Muslim British national with Pakistani parents who joined the terrorist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. After being captured and spending years in prison with the on-going threat of being tortured, Maajid left the terror group and now runs Quilliam, a think-tank dedicated to countering terrorism.Read More
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The best man speech below has many solid characteristics of a good best man speech.
First and foremost, Ollie–the best man, presents himself very well speaking clearly and projecting nicely so that everyone can hear him. Though most people may not consider this, Ollie finds himself in a somewhat awkward poistion as he has to do his best man speech on the stairs.
Ollie is clearly fairly comforable speaking and he does many good things in this best man speech: He immediately toasts the bride and groom quickly bringing everybody into his speech. He mentions his knowledge of the couple and their long history together. He integrates humor and history nicely in this speech.
We have written much about blending sincerity and humor in a best man speech. Ollie does this nicely, integrating humor in with his sincere knowledge of the bride and groom.
Enjoy Ollie’s Best Man Speech below as an example of good best man speech.
A Basic, Well-Presented Best Man Speech
Richard CummingsA Funny, Basic, Well-Presented Best Man Speech (Video)
They say that the Best Man Speech can make or break a wedding. In the video we see below, we find a Worst Best Man speech that makes everyone uncomfortable and the entire occasion rather unbearable.
This speech is very odd in that he, Dave–the Best Man, seems to have cue cards accessible. What could have been written on them?
Did the cue cards simply say “Ummmmm….”?
This Best Man Speech only lasts 1:21 seconds and it is excruciating from start to finish. At a distance, and since we were not there, we can find a bit of humor in this crash and burn scenario. I truly hope that the moment has gone forgotten amongst these people, but unfortunately, it’s on YouTube and will live in video infamy.
Please, best men, avoid this fate by using the resources on these pages available to you! Here is the video…
The Worst Best Man Speech
Richard CummingsWorst Best Man: A Speech Gone Wrong
The best man speech has become the focal point of many weddings. The best man either delivered a knock out best man speech and all of the guests are talking about it. Or, he delivered a poor or inappropriate speech that has everyone talking for the wrong reasons.
So, will you be the best man who delivers a knockout performance or will you be the one who accidentally rains on the wedding parade?
The problem with the whole notion of the Best Man Speech is that, in the majority of the cases, the best man has never spoken in public before. He does not have the experience. Thus, his first time as a public speaker comes on a grand stage and, even with lots of preparation, the only true test is the real one…when the best man finds himself in front of dozens or even hundreds of spectators.Read More
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