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Free funeral poems; a timeless cross-cultural collection of the best loved funeral readings, grief poems and bereavement poems for your use in services, eulogies and sympathy cards.
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.
Online grief support - professional counseling for help with grieving
Speech writer for hire - bespoke speech writing service for custom speeches at a competitive rate.
Free word games -10 fun, confidence-building improv speech and drama (public speaking) activities. Suitable for 13+ yrs
Audience etiquette tips to ensure you and everyone else gets the most out of listening to a speaker.
Skype coaching - online, one-to-one, affordable, effective help to over come fear and develop public speaking confidence and competency.
3 instantly available fun public speaking games for middle school up - 1 minute speeches, tangling tongue twisters ... with full instructions and resources.
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.
Welcome speech package: a 4 step 'how to' guide, template and sample speech to prepare effective opening remarks with ease.
Your thanksgiving speech made easier- choose a theme and complete the template.
A collection of wedding poems & readings drawn from many cultures for your special day.
Good persuasive speech topics: 50 super-starter speech ideas plus 'how-to' craft a good persuasive speech. Download a blank Monroe's Motivated Sequence speech outline and check out an example speech.
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.
Public speaking games ebook: 28 fun speech games & activities for middle school to adult; complete with printable resources, and full how-to guides
Overcoming fear of public speaking: convert anxiety to confidence. How to write and give successful speeches. Source activities, speech topics & samples.
Easter Speeches: 30+ history-rich speech topics for informative or demonstration speeches.
Fun speech topics: a light hearted list of 60 giggle, chortle and smile ideas for humorous speeches. Suitable for kids of all ages.
Informational speech topics: literally 100s of excellent informative speech topic ideas, ideal for middle school and upwards.
Persuasive speech ideas - 50+ provoking, fresh ideas to help you find the persuasive speech topic best suited to you and your audience.
Overcoming public speaking anxiety breathing exercises: easy to use and very effective. They release tension and improve your speaking voice.
Diction Exercises: learn how to speak clearly with the best of tongue twisters.
Inspirational quotations, eulogy quotes and funeral readings from many cultures and times especially selected for use in eulogies, funeral speeches and to comfort.
Want a retirement speech sample? Use this farewell address from a teacher to kick-start the process of writing your own. Step-by-step guidelines and a large selection of retirement quotations.
Christmas speech sample: celebrate simply and sincerely. Use this easily adaptable sample speech as a starting point to write your own.
November 26, 2016 Church of The Immaculate Heart of Mary. My mother was a liberated woman, and she liked to talk, a lot. And she especially liked to quote
How to write a eulogy: a complete step-by-simple-step guide to write and deliver a loving sincere funeral speech
Thank you quotes: 30+ appreciation or gratitude quotations to help you say 'thank you' meaningfully in speeches.
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.
Good demonstrative speech topics: dozens of themed how to speech ideas to help you choose the best visual aids speech topic.
Good voice health guidelines for professional public speakers: teachers, call-center workers, coaches ...
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! :)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.