The Wedding Groom Speech Sandwich
Putting together and making a great speech is like making a great sandwich. There are as many speeches as there are sandwiches. The analogy will become clearer as you wrap your mind around it or in this case, wrap your mouth around it.
The first thing that needs to be decided upon is what the speech or sandwich is going to be about and who is going to hear or eat it. There will be times when a peanut butter and jelly sandwich sounds great and other times the classic submarine sandwich will be better. There are speeches for all occasions. They may be for graduations, weddings, funerals and more.
We are going to focus on a wedding groom speech and a submarine sandwich. That way we have already determined the type of speech and the type of sandwich we want to make.
The groom’s wedding speech will be given to an audience of family and friends. The sub sandwiches will be for some of your buddies for half time during the football game. In this sense we have defined whom the recipient or audience is going to be.
Size does matter and is important. The length of your speech and length of your submarine sandwich will make or break it regardless of everything else. Three to five minutes is often long enough to capture your audience’s attention, give your message, entertain and be completed before everyone else wants you done. Depending upon the size of your buddies, their appetites and snacks, a foot long sub is probably better then a six inch. You want enough to eat, but not too much where you cannot enjoy the game and other munchies.
The beginning and end of your wedding speech is much like the choice of breads for your sandwich. Your introduction and finish is what holds your speech together. The bread on your sandwich has a bigger job then just holding the insides together also. A good choice of bread and buns can make all the difference in the world versus plain, skinny, white, sliced bread.
The ingredients of your speech and sandwich need to be what everyone enjoys the most. Both need to be balanced with ingredients and condiments. A boring speech or sandwich with nothing but a huge slab of meat will not interest most people. To many condiments or off subject topics in a speech can also make either distasteful. Always remember who is going to hear and eat what you are making. Parents, grandparents and Aunt Martha enjoy off color topics as much as people who enjoy anchovies on sub sandwich.
Finally, it is important how you present your creation. Serving a great sandwich on flimsy paper plates and no napkins is as enjoyable as someone who mumbles, doesn’t use a microphone, is drunk or distractive when speaking. A great presentation will always improve the speech or sandwich you created.