IN AN effort to help men through one of the most stressful days of their life, Tavistock Round Table has released its definitive guide to writing a best man's speech.

Tavistock Round Table asked people in Devon to submit their speeches, advice and incriminating footage all contributing to the final result — a foolproof best man's speech manual that can be viewed at">

Jason Thomson, vice president of Round Table, said: 'The best man's speech is notorious for daring jokes and embarrassing anecdotes, but these can go spectacularly wrong. Understandably, the speech is something that best men across the UK worry about, and from reading some of the stories we've had sent in, it seems a lot of them end up making hilarious gaffes.

'If we can help just one man to avoid red faces and awkward silences at his best friend's wedding breakfast, we'll be very happy!'

The guide includes a comprehensive list of do's and don'ts, ranging from good common sense tips like starting with a joke, to obscure but important hints, such as not re-using material from the internet.

'For men across the country, the manual will provide a welcome modern day reference when it comes to doing their wedding day duty,' added Jason, 'We've been overwhelmed with emails offering advice from both our members and the general public, and we'd like to thank them.'

As well as personal development skills such as speech writing, public speaking, and of course organising the all important stag-do, Round Table offers a wide range of activities — visit">