We know it’s been a while, but welcome back to The Celebrant Talk Show! In this episode we’re responding to questions from you, our lovely listeners. Feel free to send us your questions by email to [email protected], or even record yourself asking us your question and send us the audio file!
00:00 Josh’s travel story: Plan to be early!
0400 All BDM’s (not NSW) … finally onboard online with Marriage Equality
0455 QLD online system kicking it!
0615 NSW Online System: Buzzfeed article outs NSW Govt for not being ready for Marriage Equality Same sex couples are filling forms out by hand
10:20 Lifehack: How to get around NSW system upload issues
12:20 NSW BDM wastes $$$
FOLLOW UP ON CRM’s
14:55 Josh’s touches on Studio Ninja
15:35 Who CRM’s are designed for
16:45 Do you really need a CRM? What is the alternative?
19:40 Are they legal or not? The in’s and out’s
21:30 Josh clarifies: What we as Civil Celebrants can/ can’t do
24:20 How Josh does his Bali Destination Weddings
25:00 Don’t Overthink it – Australian laws irrelevant in Bali
26:25 Which date is the anniversary? Legal ceremony vs destination ceremony?
SCRIPTING THE COUPLES STORY
27:35 Jacqueline asks about scripting: Formula for the Couples Story
28:40 Sarah’s formula: What she loves, how she gathers info and delivery tips.
34:25 Josh’s Formula: Why he doesn’t tell the couples story.
40:05 Its the Mabo of the thing
42:00 Keeping the vibe
43:15 Personalization: Sarah’s favorite bits
VIBING THE CROWD
44:35 Andrea asks for tips in Public Speaking in Celebranting
45:20 Side bar: Words are less important than the Vibe
46:50 Tip 1: Rehearse Public speaking vs performance
47:40 Tip 2: Speaking ‘with’ not ‘at’ the crowd
49:45 Tip 3: Observe your peers vibe
53:00 Tip 4: Working it tough
55:50 Tip 5: Sometimes it is what it is
58:10 Tip 6: Giving permission
59:00 Tip 7: Popping Awesome: be authentic
60:04 Three Pre-Ceremony Things Josh does
1 Crowd participation
2 Relatable & safe
3 Be genuine
63:00 Creating the expectation of less than perfect (aka keeping it real!)
65:50 Its ok to be obvious!
65:40 Legal question: NOIM Biological Parents vs non-biological (step parents) and legal names. (Giving defective notice Section 104)
70:05 Documents required to confirm legal name change
73:00 Who can witness signatures on a NOIM?
74:40 Medical Practitioner (can witness NOIM) VS Allied Health Practitioner (can’t witness NOIM)
78:40 JP’s & the Police
81:00 Outro music