Making A Toast Speech

What is a toast speech?

Well, let's start with the difference between toasts and speeches. In practical terms, a toast includes two elements.

First, you make a short statement to present your good wishes (possibly in joke format) to someone. Second, people present then drink to express their support for whatever you have said.

For example, these are toasts:

"Good health"
"The Bride and Groom"
"Happy birthday"

You could hardly call these few words 'speeches'.

A speech will last longer - but could be less than a minute long. Also, drinking is not necessarily part of the whole thing.

So, let's say that you have been asked to make a toast at someone's retirement party. You need to be quite clear as to whether you need to give a speech or make a toast.

Remember: toasts are short. Don't waffle on but a few well directed words before the actual toast are fine.

If your job is to make a speech ending with a toast then I guess you could call it a toast speech.

An Example Of A Toast

Retirement Toast

50Th Wedding Anniversary Toasts

Anniversary Toast

Anniversary Toast Speech

Anniversary Toast Speeches

Anniversary Toasts

50th Anniversary Toast

50th Anniversary Toasts

A Toast Speech

Free Anniversary Toasts

Toasts for 50th Anniversary

Free Retirement Toasts

Free Birthday Toasts

Graduation Toasts

50Th Birthday Toast

Drinking Toasts

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