This article is written for the bride’s mother, but actually the tips apply almost entirely for the groom’s mother speech also. I hope you enjoy it and don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know if this helped you and what other topics you want me to write about on this blog.
If you are aiming to deliver your discourse just like a professional public speaker, that is to say, in a confident and relaxed manner, then I have good news for you: this article is actually all that you need, in terms of pieces of advice. More precisely, the sections of this post contain the amazingly simple tips that can enable virtually any person, no matter how might be, to offer a wedding speech without any trace of fear or strong emotion. To put it more accurately, the paragraphs of this article reveal you the easiest path to a relaxed and confident discourse.
Modify Your Thinking for Successful Mother of the Bride Speeches
The truth is that, actually, your mind is the one that is responsible for the fact that you are afraid of speaking to large audiences or that your discourse might be affected by powerful emotions. More exactly, the main culprit in these two problems is the way you think about certain things. So, when it comes to conquering this type of fear and these emotions, it’s your thinking that needs to be adjusted, first and foremost.
But, in order to understand why your mind is so valuable in this matter, let me show you quickly how your thinking plays an essential role in the fear of public speaking. Well, all of the causes that make you to run away from preparing and delivering your mother of bride speech are related to the manner in which you think. Let’s see the typical causes for this fear and for these emotions:
- having the impression that the listeners are perfect, in the sense that they don’t have any weak points and that they are even excellent public speakers;
- having the impression that the listeners are pretentious;
- having the feeling that they look at you in a critical manner;
- thinking that you are expected to say something extraordinary in your talk and that your discourse has to be perfect;
- thinking that getting ready for such a speech is very complicated;
- thinking that you won’t be able to deal with this fear and these emotions and even that you can’t satisfactorily prepare and deliver the speech at the wedding reception as the bride’s mother;
- having the impression that what the listeners and, in general, all the other persons, think about you is so important that their opinions, or, more precisely, the opinions that you think they have about you, actually determine your state of mind; to put it more accurately, if they are content of your talk, then your self-esteem is increased and you are feeling very well; on the other hand, if they don’t like your talk, then your self-esteem decreases dramatically and you are feeling very bad;
- having the feeling that, if you don’t satisfactorily deliver your speech, this will be a real catastrophe for you, the end of the world.