This is my friend, Stick Man.
He would like to read a message on behalf of me. He’s been practising very hard and working on his best speaking voice, but he’s a bit nervous so please just bear with him. Thanks.
(He’s not used to public speaking.)
Isn’t he doing well?
There. What a good job he made of it. I’m sure he’ll stay and take a bow before…
Well, maybe he had to rush off somewhere. Another appointment or something. Yep. That’ll be it.
Thanks anyway, Stick Man.