Famous quotes, one-liners, and jokes should be carefully selected and properly blended into the speech.
Rehearse your speech in front of the mirror or in front of someone. Ask for honest input and advice.
DELIVERING THE BEST MAN SPEECH
Make sure that you are properly rehearsed, well rested, and not drunk!
Don't speak forever! It is best to limit your speech to between 5 and 7 minutes.
It is understandable to be a little nervous as public speaking may not come naturally to you. However, simply be yourself and speak from the heart and the speech will go smoothly.
Smile and exude confidence. Make eye contact with the guest before you begin your speech.
Don't overdo or complicate things. Do not get too fancy with your words. Keep your vocabulary simple so that everyone understands what you are saying.
Start by congratulating the newlyweds. Thank the groom for selecting you as the best man. Also thank the bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, and others who contributed to the wedding.
Address the bride and express how happy you are that she is married to the groom.
Mention how long you have known the groom and share a handful of incidences you two shared as friends. Make sure that your stories and anecdotes are good-natured and appropriate.
Expand on your points regarding the groom. Give examples supporting what you are saying about the groom.
Glance at you notes and don't speak too fast. Allow for the audience to take in what you are saying. Allow time for the guests to respond to either serious or humorous points in your speech.