There are occasions when you may be asked to say a few words to commemorate an event or a person. Giving a speech at such an occasion, especially if the mood is festive, would not only be entirely unwelcome and a bore but also not appropriate for the context.
So, what can you do? Give a toast of course!
By definition, proposing a toast involves wishing a person or people future success, happiness and health and asking others to raise their glasses and join in a drink.
Toasts are diverse in that they can be given at retirement parties, awards dinners, weddings, birthdays, thanksgiving ceremonies and engagement parties, among others.
They can be made over festive beverages such as wine, sparkling cider or champagne, as well as any other beverages.
If you are ever called upon to share a few words to add a personal touch to any social gathering, here are a few tips to help you propose a toast that will not only mark the special occasion but also be memorable.