You’ve been asked to give a wedding toast. But with the big day fast approaching, are you prepared to stand up and deliver?

Sooner or later everyone gets asked to deliver a wedding toast.
The question is, will you be ready when your moment comes?

This episode of PODIUM explores the centuries-old art of the wedding toast.

A lineup of experts explain what works and what to avoid when preparing a wedding speech. From time-tested tips to hilarious horror stories, PODIUM reveals everything you need to know to craft an unforgettable wedding toast.

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PODIUM is a bi-weekly series that embraces the art of public speaking and honors those with something to say. From historic political speeches to contemporary commencement addresses, to wedding toasts, the series explores various genres of speechmaking and provides inspiring, insightful analysis including “how-to” content.

In this episode of PODIUM, THNKR’s lineup of wedding experts, speech coaches, comedians, and former White House speechwriters reveal their Top Ten secrets for delivering an unforgettable wedding toast. Consider this your fail-safe checklist before you take the mic.

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