Five Tips for a Great Best Man Speech—No.5: Don't Make it Too Long!

Best Man Speech Tip #5
Don't Make it Too Long!

How long is too long? If your speech goes on for more than seven minutes, that’s probably too much, especially if several people have been invited to speak.

When you’re planning or writing your speech, work on the basis of 160 words = 1 minute. This means that if your speech is much more than 1100 words long, you should seriously consider editing it down. Again, the day isn’t about you, so don’t hog the limelight or the microphone. And remember—it’s always best to leave them wanting more!

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