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How to end a speech effectively - 3 example closes with power

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Examples of effective speech conclusions, with audio, to help prepare a memorable closing statement to support your speech purpose.

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Eulogy for a special Dad - a heartfelt tribute from his daughter

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An example eulogy for a very special Dad from his daughter - loving personal stories, beautifully told. Use it to help write a eulogy for your own father.

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Thank you quotes for a vote of thanks speech or a note of appreciation

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Thank you quotes: 38 of the best quotations to help you say 'thank you' creatively and meaningfully.

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Breathing exercises for public speaking anxiety and voice quality

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Two breathing exercises for public speaking with multiple variations: easy to use - will effectively lessen nervous tension while improving voice quality.

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Voice health for public speakers [6 dos & don'ts plus resources]

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Good voice health guidelines for professional public speakers: teachers, call-center workers, coaches. Practical tips plus resources.

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180 + unique and interesting speech topics for students

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Get the best and most interesting speech topics: 180+ topics from 5 fascinating subject areas, each with an introductory overview.

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Quick and easy tips for speaking rate: 6 excellent exercises

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Quick effective tips for speaking rate: stop talking too fast, or too slowly. 6 practical exercises to increase the impact of your speech.

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Maid of honor sister speech | a template and example speech

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Write a warm heartfelt maid of honor sister speech easily using a FREE 5-step printable speech outline template. Full guidelines. Plus, an example speech.

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Self-introduction speech: help to make a good first impression

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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.

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Welcome to the family speeches - a template

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An example speech (short & sincere) to welcome a new person into your family. Suitable for weddings and engagements. Listen & then adapt it make it your own.

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Public speaking activities and games | 40+ fun skill builders

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Public speaking activities and games for middle school up - 40 + fun adaptable exercises to build confidence & skills

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A sample tribute speech for my mother

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A sample tribute speech to read to help make it easier for you to write your own. With, a speech outline, or template, to use and resource links.

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Retirement quotations X 50 for cards and speeches

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50 retirement quotations: witty one-liners & snippets of wisdom, ideal for inclusion in a retirement speech.

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Retirement speech sample - a teacher's farewell address

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Need a retirement speech sample to read? Use this farewell speech from a teacher to help kick-start the process of writing your own.

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Impromptu public speaking topics: 200 good speech ideas

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Impromptu public speaking topics: 200 interesting, diverse and funny speech topic suggestions for 'off the cuff' speaking practice.

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About me, contact - Susan Dugdale from write-out-loud.com

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Who is Susan Dugdale from write-out-loud.com? Find out about and contact me here.

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How to manage public speaking anxiety with self-hypnosis

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Manage public speaking anxiety using self-hypnosis - a proven 10 step efficient, effective way to swap fear for confidence.

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How to write a sincere thank you speech [with examples]

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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!

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How to write a poem in free verse

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How to write a poem in free verse to use in a speech: easily followed guidelines with examples and audio.

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Overcome fear of public speaking

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Empower yourself. Resources to overcome fear of public speaking and become the confident, competent presenter you want to be.

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Fun speech topics for kids of all ages

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Fun speech topics: a light hearted list of 60 giggle, chortle and smile ideas for humorous speeches. Suitable for kids of all ages.

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The 4 types of speeches: overviews, writing guidelines, examples

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Overviews of the 4 main types of speeches: informative, demonstrative, persuasive and special occasion. Preparation guidelines, plus example speeches.

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6 fabulous poems for kids to play with

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6 classic children's poems to read aloud, to have fun with. Group and solo activity suggestions, plus audio and a freebie printable. Suitable for kids of all ages.☺

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Poems to read aloud at funerals, at weddings and, just for fun

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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.]

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Action Verbs for Dynamic Speech Writing

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How using strong action verbs adds vibrancy to speech writing, by telling your story precisely and powerfully. They set a scene or change a mood quickly and concisely.

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Eulogy for father from his son: Lessons my Dad taught me

Three life lessons from Dad. Eg: Don't ever be afraid to make mistakes, just make sure you always learn from them.

A reader-submitted heartwarming, deeply personal example eulogy for a father from his son. Use it as inspiration to help you write your own eulogy.

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40 picture prompts for impromptu speeches [Free printable]

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Download a printable of 40 quality images, and instructions for 5 impromptu speaking/storytelling activities. Suitable for middle school upward.

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Inspirational quotations, eulogy and funeral readings

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Inspirational quotations from many cultures and times especially chosen for eulogies, funeral speeches and, to comfort.

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Quick and easy effective tips for using pauses in speeches

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Quick and easy effective tips for using pauses in speeches. Learn how, when and why to use silence when you speak. With audio examples.

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Eulogy for Dad who died suddenly: a heartfelt tribute

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A warm, sincere eulogy for a Dad who died unexpectedly. Written by his daughter, it shares vivid family stories, as well as the pain of unexpected loss.

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Sample eulogies - Help and resources to write a eulogy

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70+ example eulogies and resources to help you write a loving eulogy for a mother, father, sister, brother, friend... Comprehensive, caring, step by step help.

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Icebreaker speech Toastmasters | 5 stress-free ways to master it

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Prepare your icebreaker speech for Toastmasters - 5 ways to choose a topic and write a great speech. Step by step help, with an example speech. (+ Audio)

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Example eulogies for mothers from their sons - 4 loving tributes

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What should a son say in a eulogy for his mother? How do you begin? For help and inspiration read 4 heartfelt sincere eulogies for mothers from their sons.

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Educational institutions who reference and use write-out-loud

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A growing list of educational institutions who use write-out-loud articles and printables in their courses.

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Types of verbal humor: an overview with examples

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Types of verbal humor: an overview of comedic language devices, with examples, to get the laughter you want when you give a speech.

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Elocution topics for kids: creative speech ideas for children

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Elocution topics for kids: 50+ ideas to help parents and teachers help children choose good, interesting speech topics for themselves.

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Demonstration speech topics: 290 good 'how to' speech ideas

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290 'how to' demonstration speech ideas: plus preparation and delivery guidelines and a free printable demonstration speech outline document.

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Student Council speech | Treasurer example

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An example student council treasurer speech to use to help you easily write your own. With a printable planner and speech outline.

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How to end a maid of honor speech: 20 examples

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End your maid of honor speech positively and memorably. 20 different sample endings (funny, sentimental, religious...) to help you do it well.

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60 speech topics to highlight body language and gesture

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60 speech topic ideas to help you work with body language and gesture. Perfect for Toastmasters Pathway Level 2: Effective Body Language.

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Persuasive speech topics for college: 310 of the very best ideas ☺

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310 genuinely interesting persuasive speech topics for college students and/or their teachers: 60 education topics, 50 mental health...

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Declamation speech resources for students and teachers

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How to choose, understand & deliver a good declamation speech. Multiple excellent speech collections to browse to find just the right piece..

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'Easy' persuasive speech topics: 309 great examples

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309 'easy' persuasive speech topics on current and interesting topics that will grab your audience's attention and keep it: education, mental health, ethics...

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Introduction Speech: a 'how to', with an example speech

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Introduction speech: how to introduce a guest speaker well: step by step tips with a short example speech.

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Controversial speech topics for high school and college

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242 good current controversial or argumentative speech topics with comprehensive guidelines.

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Impromptu speech outline: 7 structural patterns with examples

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How to prepare an effective impromptu speech outline:7 organizational patterns: each with examples and a printable speech outline template.

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Eulogy for a mother from her daughter - 5 short loving examples

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What should a daughter say in a eulogy for her mother? How do you begin? To help and inspire read 5 genuinely heartfelt eulogies for mothers from daughters.

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Eulogy for Dad from daughter- an example full of lovingly told stories

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A beautifully sincere example eulogy for Dad from his daughter to help and inspire others who are wondering what to say in a eulogy for their own Dad.

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The 4 modes of speech delivery: an overview, plus their pros and cons

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The common speech delivery styles are manuscript, memorized, impromptu and extemporaneous. Find out how to choose the right one to fit your topic and audience.

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