Ready or not, here it comes! It's the season of celebrating family (we just had Mother's Day and Father's Day is on the way), weddings and graduations. There will be family reunions, and receptions, and ceremonies - all of which will be full of speeches and toasts. Are you ready?
If not, there are online resources that can quickly help you get ready. Here are a few:
- Toastmasters International has a plethora of resources for things like overcoming stagefright, preparing a business preparation, developing visual aids, delivering a eulogy, giving or accepting an award, and giving a toast.
- Persuasive Speeches Now has some great outlines and "basics" for writing different types of common speeches.
- Microsoft Office has a template you can download for free to help you write a great speech.
- The Alternative Whiskey Academy has list of how to say "cheers!" in many different languages, which will come in handy if your celebrations take you to countries afar, or to multi-ethnic celebrations in the U.S..
Whatever you're toasting or celebration or remembering this weekend, we here at WebRev wish you a safe and blessed time with family and friends. And let's not forget what this Memorial Day is all about - to give thanks for the sacrifices of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom!
Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking.