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Quick easy effective tips for vocal variety: 14 tone, pitch, volume and rate exercises to help you captivate, rather than bore your listeners.
Examples of narrative speech topics: 125 strong ideas for effective story telling speeches, preparation guidelines, plus a printable narrative speech outline.
2 maid of honor speech examples to help you craft the perfect maid of honor speech to celebrate the happy couple on their wedding day.
Cause and effect topics to challenge, connect and make a difference. With help, examples and a free printable blank fish bone diagram to use.
Write your speech introduction using one of these 12 captivating attention getters and easily hook your audience's attention.
Speech topics by the 100s: lists of interesting, creative demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) speech ideas for middle school and up.
Proper pronunciation: the negative impact of mispronunciation, help to correct it and links to excellent free resources.
How to write the thank you speech you'd love to receive. Read the sample speeches, download the printable planner, follow the steps, write, rehearse and go!
A church welcome speech sample: sincere, brief and effective. Use it as a template to prepare your own speech to welcome visitors or newcomers.
Great funny speeches: 5 critical key points on crafting a ridiculously good humorous speech, with examples and links to further resources.
Engagement toasts: 5 simple speeches from a father, mother, friend, groom-to-be, & bride-to-be to help you write your own.
The average number of words per minute (wpm) in a 1 through to 30-minute speech for slow, medium and fast talkers. A guide to help you fit your time allowance.
Funeral Blues - a much-loved poem for memorial services. Listen to it. Read about its meaning and history, then get the printable for your own use.
Comforting funeral poems: a timeless cross-cultural collection of the best loved readings for services, eulogies and sympathy cards.
70+ example eulogies to help you write a loving eulogy for a mother, father, sister, brother, friend... Comprehensive, caring, step by step help.
Listen to readings of 'I am Standing Upon the Seashore', 'Funeral Blues', 'Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep' and the Prayer of St Francis of Assisi
Find just the right poem to read aloud! Classic collections of best loved poems for funerals, weddings, and for fun. [Many with audio and free printables.]
Self-introduction speech: how to quickly prepare a short effective speech about yourself. Step by step help with an example speech to use as a model.
Four short uplifting popular funeral poems called Remember Me. Perfect for a eulogy or memorial service. Read, listen & download a printable for your own use.
How to choose, understand & deliver a declamation speech well. Multiple speech collections to browse.
Sample speech outline template: guidelines, with examples, to help you structure your speech effectively. Plus printable blank outline.
A step by step guide for writing a great speech. Learn how to engage your audience from start to finish. With examples and a printable speech outline.
Public Speaking Games: 7 outrageously good fun-filled speech activities to build confidence and skills. Good for middle school upwards.
10 fun effective impromptu activities to build competent, confident public speaking skills. Suitable middle school up.
Student Council Speeches: a template to help write your winning 'vote for me' speech. Planning, delivery guidelines and an example speech.
What are the vocal aspects of speech delivery? Why they are an important part of developing leadership skills and how to develop 9 of them effectively.
Farewell speeches: how to write and give a gracious goodbye speech. Complete guidelines with an example farewell speech to colleagues and audio.
Impromptu public speaking topics: 150 interesting, diverse speech topic suggestions for 'off the cuff' speaking practice.
Examples of effective speech conclusions, with audio, to help prepare a memorable closing statement to support your speech purpose.
Christmas speech sample: a flexible and easily adaptable speech to use as a starting point for writing your own
Christmas speeches made joyfully easy with a step-by-step speech template and a free printable outline. Part of your gift to your audience is using them!
Get the best and most interesting speech topics: 180+ topics from 5 fascinating subject areas, each with an introductory overview.
Write a warm welcome speech for an event: step by step. It's easy with a template to follow, a sample speech, and a printable blank outline to use.
A simple one question survey about what topics people would like covered in short online courses. Can you spare a minute to answer it? Thanks!
The most common speech delivery styles are manuscript, memorized, impromptu and extemporaneous. Find out how to choose the right one.
Introduction speech: how to introduce a guest speaker well: step by step tips with a short example speech.
14 benefits of public speaking: compelling motivators to get over fear of public speaking: increased chances of professional success, social connection...
What is the fight or flight response? Find out why and how it kicks in when you have a speech to make.
Acute anxiety help: 14 effective suggestions to successfully overcome fear of public speaking. Suitable for children and adults.
Impromptu speaking: Yes, you CAN learn to love it. Become confident and competent. Get the effective strategies you need to succeed.
Unique, humorous, droll, absurd, zany and ridiculous speech topic ideas for funny persuasive speeches. Go on, make your audience smile!
Eulogy examples for loved family members, friends and colleagues shared by readers world wide. Use them as inspiration for the eulogy you need to write.
Your maid of honor sister speech: an easy-to-use adaptable template, plus example speech, to help you write a sincere, heartfelt wedding speech.
End your maid of honor speech positively and memorably. 20 different sample endings (funny, sentimental, religious...) to help you do it well.
Speech examples: farewell, birthday, tribute, welcome, introduction, engagement, eulogy and more. Kick start your creativity by reading before you write.
Public speaking nerves: 5 positive, proven and easily implemented strategies to manage fear of making a speech
Write a sincere farewell speech for a colleague: step by step guidelines to find just the right words, with examples and brainstorm & outline docs to use.
17 fun impromptu speech activities: an instantly available bundle of proven activities, with guidelines and printables for middle school up
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