Nailing the best man speech is a delicate art form: Public speaking is never fun, and when you mix that in with liquor consumption and parental figures you don't know that well, it's a recipe for disaster for the underprepared. It's not a time to play it safe, either: Following a cookie-cutter template will only get you so far, since it's virtually impossible to get people to look up from their phones if they don't feel adequately entertained.
Lucky for you wedding-speaker newbies out there, the internet is chock-full of video footage that depicts just what a spot-on speech looks like. Click through for highlights of the most creative, humorous, and heartfelt best man speeches that will make you want to raise a glass. And, to make that inspiration go a long way, we've included helpful tips gleaned from each clip so you can apply them yourself. Get ready for your standing ovation.