Hello my friends!
Question for you- how many of you out there have ever had to sit through wedding speeches that left you thinking “please just pour the champagne and bring out the cake already!”. Or, even better, how many of you have been tasked with giving a speech at a wedding, and had no idea where to start, how to write it, and whether or not that one embarrassing story you have of the bride or groom should reeeaaally be left out…?
Enter stage left- political speech writer turned wedding speech guru Brian Franklin. In this episode EP 168- Talk About Vows & Speeches With Brian Franklin, I get to chat with Brian all about his fascinating past as a political speech writer, preparing for the mic time for weddings, and how he works with couples to give them confidence from the heart. As well as shedding some light on exactly why wedding pros SHOULD care about our clients’ vows and speeches! Brian offers us stellar tips on what not to do, how to properly and effectively prepare, and how holding for a laugh may just make or break your speech.
So my friends you know the drill- grab your coffee or your tea, grab your favorite notebook, and sit back while we talk it out.
More About Brian Franklin
Brian Franklin is the Co-Founder of Vows & Speeches and oversees all interviews and script writing.
A writer and communications/marketing consultant for over 25 years, most of Brian’s work has been as an award-winning political consultant and communications strategist (including speechwriting and debate prep) for federal and state campaigns.
Knowing his skills as a writer and speaker, his friends and family would ask him for help with their wedding speeches—and he had the honor of officiate a few weddings himself!
In 2021, after interviewing Jon Macks, a speechwriter and a lead writer for the Tonight Show and other comedians for many years, Brian was inspired and started to look at the wedding industry as a possible career change, and ultimately, after getting some feedback on Clubhouse by other wedding pros, he and his wife Nicole formed Vows & Speeches.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys staring at classic cars and watches, playing guitar, boating, and hitting the town with Nicole.
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Title Track Voiceover: Melissa Disney
Editor: M. Lynn
Photos: Courtney Paige Ray
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