10 Tips for Being a Good Toastmaster

Avoid Clichés

One easy way to make sure your toast gets good marks is by avoiding the classic toast clichés. If you go to a Web site to get inspirational or meaningful quotes about romance and "forever," then you're probably going to come across as unoriginal. In fact, using an oft-used cliché will have the opposite effect of what you intend -- guests will likely disengage and emotionally divest. It's tough for your heart strings to get tugged the 20th time you've heard the words "dance like no one's watching and love like you've never been hurt."