Q: I'm the maid of honour at my best friends wedding and I am terrified to do a speech in front of all her guests. How can I get over these public speaking jitters?
A: Whether you are a guest, or the host, delivering a toast/speech at any event can leave some people feeling tongue tied and just plain nervous. Just remember these three simple pointers: prepare your speech in advance, keep it short and simple, and above all else, keep it sincere. The most successful speeches are those that come from the heart.