This book is about on good advice on how to speak well. It is written in an easy to read fashion, with many examples and anecdotes. It examines introductory dinner speeches, the value of a good story and how to use it, after dinner speeches, including how it and toasts started, how to make effective toasts, responding to toasts, and holiday speeches, among others. He offers advice, such as how to handle a situation where a person planned a speech, is scheduled to give it after another person, and that person delivers a speech that is far better than what he can give. The author assures his readers that even accomplished speakers will gain from his ideas.