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Controversial speech topics for high school and college

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

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Speech topics - 100s of great ideas for students and teachers

Speech topics by the 100s: lists of interesting, creative demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) speech ideas.

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Sample speech outline: an organizational template

Sample speech outline template: guidelines, with examples, to help you structure your speech effectively. Plus printable blank outline.

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Impromptu Speech Topics -11 themed lists: 116+ fun topic ideas

Impromptu Speech Topics - 11 themed lists of creative fun topic ideas for impromptu speaking practice.

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

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

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Speech examples: read before you write

Speech examples: farewell, birthday, tribute, welcome, introduction, engagement, eulogy and more. Kick start your creativity by reading before you write.

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Farewell Speeches - Saying goodbye with style

Farewell speeches: how to write and give a gracious goodbye speech. Complete guidelines with an example farewell speech to colleagues and audio.

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Demonstration speech topics: 290 'how to' speech ideas

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

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180 + unique interesting speech topics for students

How to find the most interesting speech topics: guidelines, and 180+ topics drawn from 5 fascinating subject areas.

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Sample eulogies - Help to write a eulogy

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

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Eulogy examples: 70+ sample funeral speeches

Example eulogies: a heartfelt collection of 70+ funeral speeches shared by readers all over the world to help those in need write a eulogy.

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Impromptu public speaking topics: 150 speech ideas

Impromptu public speaking topics: 150 interesting, diverse speech topic suggestions for 'off the cuff' speaking practice.

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American English pronunciation: ESL lessons and resources

American English Pronunciation: ESL training expert Amanda Lillet shares best practice and resources for improving workplace communication.

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

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

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Quick and easy tips for speaking rate: 6 exercises

Quick effective tips for speaking rate: stop talking too fast, or too slowly. Exercises to make you good to listen to.

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Tongue Exercises for Articulation

Mrs Tongue Does Her Housework - fun, effective tongue exercises for articulation set to a simple story. Suitable for students of all ages.

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Quick and easy effective tips for using pauses in speeches

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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Speech Rate: Do you speak rate too fast, too slow, or just right?

Speech rate is the number of words spoken per minute. What's yours? Find out how to calculate speech rate.

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Quick easy effective tips for vocal variety in speech

Quick easy effective tips for vocal variety: tone, pitch, volume and rate exercises to help you captivate, rather than bore your listeners.

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Story telling setups: how to introduce stories in speeches

Story telling setups: 20 examples of openings to successfully introduce stories in speeches

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Storytelling in speeches

Storytelling in speeches keeps your audience actively listening. How to make them laugh, sigh, gasp with wonder with real, relevant stories.

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Proper pronunciation - the benefits of speaking clearly

Proper pronunciation: the negative impact of mispronunciation, help to correct it and links to excellent free resources.

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Voice Image Secrets - what's the quality of your voice telling others?

Voice image can make or break a career yet few people consciously control what their voice says about themselves. Empower yourself by learning more.

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The vocal aspects of speech delivery

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.

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Building rapport - understanding your audience

Building rapport for public speakers: 9 ways to engage effectively and quickly with your audience.

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How is your teaching voice?

What's the quality of your teaching voice? Research shows a stressed voice impacts student learning. Tips to develop and sustain a dynamic, healthy voice.

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Why is eye contact important?

Eye contact, or the lack of it, plays an important role in face-to-face communication. But how do you teach it? 5 fun activities for making good eye contact.

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What is delivery in speech? It's HOW you say it. Not WHAT you say.

Present your speech well. Help to choose the best of the 4 modes of speech delivery to fit your situation. Plus tools for good vocal and physical delivery.

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An overview of the 4 modes of speech delivery [plus pros and cons]

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

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Bereavement support: a gift for those in need of comfort and hope

Bereavement support - a free series of 7 inspirational messages of timeless wisdom. 'this too will pass' provides comfort, hope and compassion.

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Inspirational quotations, eulogy and funeral readings

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

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Bereavement Poems - a universal collection of funeral readings

Bereavement poems: inspirational funeral readings to help you choose the words you want to express your feelings.

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Funeral poems - readings of loved funeral poems

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

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Free funeral poems and readings

Free funeral poems; a timeless cross-cultural collection of the best loved readings for services, eulogies and sympathy cards.

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Sample Eulogy: two funeral speech examples

Read a sample eulogy to help you write. There are two here; different in style, unique, as were the people they celebrate.

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How to write a eulogy - funeral speeches step by step

How to write a eulogy: a step-by-step guide to writing and delivering a loving, sincere funeral speech. With a printable eulogy planning template.

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How to write a speech [7 easily followed steps]

A format for writing a speech in 7 easily followed steps. How to engage your audience from start to finish. With examples and a printable speech outline.

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Thanksgiving speech: how to prepare a perfect toast

Your thanksgiving speech made easier- read the example, choose a theme, complete the template, practice and deliver.

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Self Introduction Speech Tips

Self-introduction speech: how to introduce yourself well to a group. 6 essential topic tips, a template to follow, plus an example speech.

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Declamation speech resources

How to choose, understand & deliver a declamation speech well. Multiple speech collections to browse.

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Cue Cards: How to make and use note cards in speeches

Cue cards: simple step-by-step guidelines for preparing note cards to help you deliver your speech effectively.

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Persuasive Speech Example: Monroes Motivated Sequence in Action

Persuasive speech example -The impact of suicide on those left behind - a sample persuasive speech using Monroe's Motivated Sequence

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Writing a persuasive speech: a 7 step action plan

Writing a persuasive speech - a checklist with examples: how to choose your topic, set a goal, analyze your audience, and select a speech pattern to use.

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Fun persuasive speech topics - 105 suggestions for students

Humorous, droll, absurd, zany and ridiculous ideas for funny persuasive speeches to make your audience smile.

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Easy persuasive speech topics - 90 examples

90 'easy' persuasive speech topics, plus help to write an excellent speech.

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Persuasive speech ideas - 100 good topics

Looking for persuasive speech ideas? Here's 100 interesting topic suggestions and tips to help you make your speech a knock out success.

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Persuasive speech outline - Monroe's motivated sequence in action

Persuasive speech outline - example of Monroe's Motivated Sequence the 5 step pattern underpinning the psychology of persuasion. Free template to download.

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How to write a welcome speech: effective opening remarks made easy

Write a warm welcome speech for an event, step by step. It's easy with a template to follow, a sample speech to read and a printable blank outline to use.

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Speaking Out Loud - public speaking articles and speech tips

Speaking Out Loud - practical public speaking resources and tips from write-out-loud.com

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