RCL Post #8: Best Man Speech

As I googled and youtubed for speeches to watch, I came across a best man in a wedding, which happened to be the grooms brother, giving a speech. I feel as if the speech should be analyzed for its entirety for it had different elements throughout and shifted quickly. In the beginning of the speech, the best man, Anthony gets up to present a short speech. He was immediately getting laughs out of the crowd and even from his older brother. His delivery seems to be very comfortable. Although he doesn’t look at his “note sheet” at all, he knows what he is saying and seems very relaxed. Anthony looked like he was having fun speaking throughout the whole video which is a fun way to present. His eye contact was constant, looking between the audience and his brother. Overall his speech was very organized, in thought and in content. He started off making jokes like: ” There comes a time in everyone’s life when they meet their true love, their soul mate, the person that is going to know and love them for the rest of their life. That moment came for George 25 years ago, when he met me.” He alternates between comedy and pathos. Towards the end, I think which is very important, he uses pathos by referring to a conversation they recently had. At 4:50, Anthony says that George said something he will never forget in his life. “I just wanna let you know that I’m always on your side. I am now and will always be your biggest fan.” Anthony starts to get emotional and this is where the wrap up of the speech happens. It’s a tearjerker and an amazing speech.

Points of interest:

Funny parts: 0:12-2:10

Serious but amazingly cute parts:4:15-6:20

1 Comment on RCL Post #8: Best Man Speech

  1. Erin Sydney Kelso
    10/23/2014 at 3:37 PM (5 years ago)

    This was a really original choice. I’m not normally one for sweet things but this guy really diffused the sappy stuff with his humour and really portrayed his love of his brother and his new wife well.

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