Choosing the right after dinner speech topics is essential. If you've been elected to say something following a special meal, then your words should be appropriate, and relevant to the occasion.
Whether the dinner is a business dinner, a wedding rehearsal or a charity fundraiser, the speech is the crowning moment of the night, and the evening won't be complete without it.
On this page, I share a few suggestions for topics that you could consider basing your after-dinner speech. Categories of occasions included include business meetings, charitable events, and wedding celebrations.
If you have to give a speech after a business dinner, the topic is especially important.
Business dinners can have a significant impact on your career. You certainly don't want to deliver an ill-thought-out speech to your superiors and peers, where an inappropriate subject choice could cause negative repercussions!
Here are some 'safe' topics to consider. Confidently prepare and inject a little humor into the subjects, but ALWAYS be tasteful.
Wedding rehearsals are a little more relaxed than business dinners. Nevertheless, it's still important to be tasteful and to ensure that your words do not offend anyone present!
For these occasions, you want to focus on speech topics that are light-hearted and friendly. Here are a few subjects that you can use:
Charitable dinners and speeches delivered at these events have the express purpose of soliciting donations from those present. The dinner party may comprise board members and frequent contributors to the cause concerned. Even then, raising money will still need to be the principal focus of your speech.
Avoid making a direct plea - instead, choose from one of these speech topics: