Prince Harry is about to make the best man's speech in front of an audience of roughly two billion. Will he make any ill-advised gaffes or jokes? Wedding season is upon us and there's no bigger wedding than Kate and Will's. Harry's got to stand up in front of the 2 billion people and toast his brother and his bride, this is not the mess hall, and Harry's been known to make gaffes in the past and we've all been to weddings where the best man has made inappropriate comments and dirty jokes leading to embarrassing silences and barely disguised fury from the bridal party. Leading voice and confidence coach Caroline Goyder has some advice for Prince Harry. She knows what she’s talking about, having helped royalty and some of the world’s biggest celebrity’s make speeches, and hundreds of nervous men make their "best" best man speech as well as grooms, brides and even mothers of the bride.
Caroline, author of The Star Qualities, a book with tips and tools from A List celebs including Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Winslet, Ewan McGregor, Helen Mirren and more on how to be confident in any situation and has developed a foolproof toolkit of expert advice and tips from some of the world’s most famous stand-up comedians, public speakers and actors on how to deliver a stand out speech with calm, comedy and charisma on the big day.
Caroline teaches actors at the Central School of Speech and Drama, coaches leading business people at some of the world's biggest companies on how to develop performance skills, present yourself well in public and be confident and is in great demand as a public speaker and has worked with some of the world's most famous actors.
Some of her top tips will include;
How Harry can make his speech funny and also appropriate to his audience and avoid being offensive.
Why the champagne is banned until Prince Harry has made his speech, and what he can do to calm himself down when Dutch Courage isn’t an option.
What Harry can learn from the great stand-up comedians and why he must practice things like pausing before punch-line to get the gag, not leaving it to chance.
Why Prince Harry must learn his speech and avoid the terrifying trap of trying to read the speech with shaking hands.
How Harry can “own the room’ and exude ‘natural’ charisma with a few simple performance tricks of the trade, such as slowing down, speaking clearly and with emphasis and talking to one person at a time.