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Good demonstrative speech topics: dozens of themed how to speech ideas to help you choose the best visual aids speech topic.
Inspirational quotations, eulogy quotes and funeral readings from many cultures and times especially selected for use in eulogies, funeral speeches and to comfort.
Welcome speech package: a 4 step 'how to' guide, template and sample speech to prepare effective opening remarks with ease.
Speech writer for hire - bespoke speech writing service for custom speeches at a competitive rate.
Public speaking games ebook: 28 fun speech games & activities for middle school to adult; complete with printable resources, and full how-to guides
Good voice health guidelines for professional public speakers: teachers, call-center workers, coaches ...
Read a sample eulogy to stimulate ideas for the funeral speech you need to write. There are two eulogy examples here; different in style, unique, as were the people they celebrate.
How to write a eulogy: a complete step-by-simple-step guide to write and deliver a loving sincere funeral speech
Free sample eulogies: a heartfelt collection of real funeral speeches submitted by readers from all over the world to help those in need of inspiration to write a eulogy.
One hen, two ducks, three squawking geese ... It's fun and, a fantastic enunciation exercise! Perfect for solo or group practice. Click on the image to open and download it in a printable pdf format. I included this, along with other diction tips, in my last newsletter. If you click open the newsletter link you'll have the opportunity to hear yours truly, me, saying it! :)
Free word games -10 fun, confidence-building improv speech and drama (public speaking) activities. Suitable for 13+ yrs
Public speaking panic attacks - a counter-intuitive technique to manage extreme public speaking fears or anxiety
Public speaking activities and games for middle school up - 20 + adaptable exercises to build confidence & skills while having fun.
Thank you quotes: 30+ appreciation or gratitude quotations to help you say 'thank you' meaningfully in speeches.
Voice image can make or break a career yet few people consciously control what their voice says about themselves. It's not the actual words, but how they're spoken making the difference.
Impromptu Speech Topics - 11 themed lists of creative, wild and whacky ideas for impromptu speaking practice.
Speech topics by the 100's: lists of interesting, original demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) public speaking topics for students and teachers.
Diction Exercises: learn how to speak clearly with the best of tongue twisters.
Impromptu speaking: Yes, you CAN learn to love it! Use the KISS formula, choose 1 of the 7 example impromptu speech templates or organisers, pause, think, open your mouth and begin.
Overcoming fear of public speaking: convert anxiety to confidence. How to write and give successful speeches. Source activities, speech topics & samples.
3 instantly available fun public speaking games for middle school up - 1 minute speeches, tangling tongue twisters ... with full instructions and resources.
Persuasive speech example -The affect of suicide on those left behind - a sample persuasive speech using Monroes Motivated Sequence
Public speaking activities: 5 fun speech exercises to develop fluency and confidence for middle school upwards.
Public Speaking Games: 7 fun-filled speech activities to build confidence and skills. Middle school upwards.
Speaking Out Loud - a free newsletter/ezine chock full of practical public speaking tips from write-out-loud.com
Who is Susan Dugdale from write-out-loud.com? Find out about and contact me here.
An award acceptance speech example - an inspiring, heartfelt, thank you speech by Zambian Birdland School Principal Olive Mumba
How to write a speech: step by step speech writing help, from preparing an outline (the beginning) through to delivery (the end), with examples and checklists.
Elocution Topics for Kids: 50+ ideas to help parents and teachers choose good speech topics for children from the child's perspective.
A business thank you speech example - adapt it, personalize it, and use it to thank your employees for a job well done.
Public speaking nerves: 5 positive strategies to manage fear of making a speech
Bereavement support - a free series of 7 inspirational messages each with a theme drawn from timeless wisdom. 'this too will pass' provides comfort, hope and compassion.
Storytelling in speeches keeps your audience actively listening and involved. Make them laugh, sigh, gasp with wonder... How to include real and relevant stories in your speeches.
Acute anxiety help: 16 effective tips to successfully overcome fear of public speaking.
There is a special bond that a father has with his son. That bond builds strength over the time and events that each of us are fortunate enough to share
Writing a persuasive speech - an action point checklist: how to choose your topic, set a realistic goal, analyse your audience, and select a persuasive speech pattern to write to.
What's the quality of your teaching voice? Research shows a tired, stressed voice impacts student learning. Tips to find and sustain a dynamic voice.
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Professional motivational speaker, Kevin Biggar, transatlantic rowing race winner and South Pole adventurer, shares how he went from couch potato to speaking to motivate others.
Commemorative speech topic: how to find the right idea to inspire your audience. Suggestions and research links to make the process painless.
Quick and easy effective tips for speaking rate - 6 exercises to develop flexible, responsively paced speech.
A church welcome speech sample: sincere, brief and simple. Use it as a template to prepare your own.
Speech rate is the number of words spoken per minute (wpm). What is a slow or fast rate of speech? How to improve communication by varying your speaking rate.
Engagement toasts: 5 short, sincere speech examples (father, mother, friend, groom-to-be, bride-to-be) to help you write your own.
Bridesmaid Speech: What to include; a survival kit to help prepare a better than ordinary bridesmaid speech
Characterization techniques: how to enrich the stories in your speeches simply and effectively.
A declamation speech is the term given to a speech worthy of reciting. A speaker's goal is to interpret and reproduce its power. Find out more about choosing a piece & delivering it.
Overcoming public speaking anxiety breathing exercises: easy to use and very effective. They release tension and improve your speaking voice.
Commonsense effective solutions to positively manage public speaking fear.