How to Raise a Toast

how to raise a toast

How to raise a toast in semi-formal and formal situations

Being clear on how to raise a toast is important for a host’s confidence now that events are fully back in swing post-pandemic.

What a luxury it feels to socialise with large groups of people again; I, for one, will never take it for granted again and intend to appreciate every moment of having my freedom back.

So, toasts and speeches have always been a prevalent part of organised events, but after we have all been through this shared experience, they seem to have taken on a more profound meaning.

I have hosted several events for ladies within my Alumni Society over the last six months, and I have felt somewhat moved and slightly emotional when delivering my welcome address after having wondered if I would ever have the privilege of doing so again!

But, what is the correct way to raise a toast?

Should it be at the beginning of the event, the midway point, or at the end?

Does a toast always include a speech?

What words should be used, and do they differ depending on the formality of the occasion?

And, finally, when can we say, “Cheers”?

I address all of the common questions of how to raise a toast correctly in this video.

I hope you have found this video helpful, and I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy all that life now offers us again.

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