Speech Hotline

A Creative, Compelling and Experienced Speechwriter

Most wedding speeches are filled with tired (even silly) lines and generic compliments everyone has already heard many times.

In other words, most wedding speeches are about as fun as scraping paint from a fence in the Texas sun. 

I help fathers, mothers, best men, maids of honor and others give surprisingly fun, warm and original speeches that actually honor the bride and groom, and entertain the audience.

After earning a B.A. in communication studies and an M.A. in journalism on scholarship, I began my career in marketing agencies creating strategy and writing ads, films, speeches, books, websites and other materials for Fortune 500 companies and global nonprofits.

CEOs and other executives at client companies would sometimes ask me to write a speech for a wedding, anniversary, funeral, retirement, milestone birthday or other social event in their personal lives.

These execs were also typically nervous about delivering their social speeches despite being accomplished business executives.  That's because wedding and other social speeches tend to push people out of their comfort zones.

And there is a strong emotional component to weddings where, for example, a father is speaking to his daughter or a maid of honor is honoring her big sister.

I not only found I was good at social speechwriting, but it was an area where I could add real value to the world.  If you’ve been to many weddings you know the world doesn’t need another ad campaign for insurance, the world desperately needs good wedding speeches.

I've since helped hundreds of speakers knock their speeches out of the park at weddings in the Grand Ballroom of The Plaza New York, Sydney Opera House and Karma Beach in Bali.... to banquet halls, country clubs and backyards around the world.

In many cases I've created speeches for fathers of multiple daughters or sons (the record is four) along with best men or maids of honor serving in several weddings over a period of years.  

But chances are your speech is a once-in-a-lifetime honor. So, why not make it one of the best experiences of your life?