Ivan: I’m going to add for anyone giving a toast to hold the microphone just a few inches from your mouth, pointing right to your mouth. If you can give a great toast, but no one hears it, then that is disappointing. Some people start talking with the mic up close and then unconsciously move it down over time to their waist, then you stop hearing what they’re saying.
Eddie: Yeah, they get super comfortable and then they put their arms at their side finally, which is kind of a good thing when you’re giving a speech, but you need that microphone up by your mouth.
Ivan: Thanks so much for sharing your toasting knowledge with us! ‘Although you work with people all around the country virtually, you’re a great resource right here in Cleveland!
So everyone, remember to follow Eddie’s advice when giving a wedding toast:
Honor the couple and the event, talk just 3-5 minutes, write down/practice your toast and don’t drink too much beforehand! If you do these things, you will have a special and memorable toast. If you need help, you can check out Eddie’s book or contact him for toast writing or coaching.