Giving a good toast is challenging – so keep these points in mind:
– Short, from the heart and to the point is always best.
– If you have to read it, it’s too long (see above).
– Make sure you have the room’s attention before you begin.
– Hold the microphone very, very close to your mouth or no one will hear you (I promise).
– Speak slower and a little louder than normal. Dramatic pauses will emphasize key points.
– Bring up a napkin in case a tear may arise.
– Always end the toast with having everyone raise their glasses.