Public Speaking Expert
Harry Styles, one of the members of the internationally successful boy band One Direction may be used to singing at concerts for hundreds of thousands of screaming fans but he has admitted that doing the Best man’s speech at his mothers wedding was the most nerve racking thing he has ever had to do.
Speaking to the British newspaper The Sun, Harry Styles said he was worried that his nerves may get the better of him when it came to standing up at his mothers wedding and giving a best man’s speech to around 100 guests of friends and family.
Speaking about the event which took place in June this year, the One Direction singer said: “I did give a speech and I can honestly say it was the most nerve racking thing I have ever done.”
The teen hear throb continued: “I practised on my own for days beforehand, on the sofa reciting it to myself. I tried to make it have a bit of everything.”
The speech made by Harry Styles took place in a restaurant in Cheshire in front of around 100 guests and many thought it would be easy for Harry who is used to getting up on stage and being the centre of attention but the pressure of the event was enough to make Harry very nervous about giving the speech.
In the end he was able to put all of his training and experience as a performer into practice for the speech.
He said: “When everyone thought it was going to be really emotional, I pulled the rug from under everyone’s feet and injected a bit of humour. It seemed to go well.”
Harry Styles concluded that the wedding had been a “really great day” and he was more than happy to see his mum Anne Cox get married to her partner Robin Twist.
He added in an interview with Fabulous that he doesn’t want to have a bad reputation despite the stories that are often written about him in the press.
He said: “I just don’t want to be seen a a d*******. I don’t worry about my mum because she gets it and she knows what I am like. But I don’t want other people to think I am an a******. But at the same time I am not an angel.”
If Harry Styles gets nervous about making a speech and wants to make a good impression it is no wonder that the rest of us get nervous at important occasions and it shows that often it is not the number of people that you are speaking too but the people who are actually in the audience that can make all the difference about how you feel about public speaking.