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Building rapport for public speakers: 9 ways to engage effectively and quickly with your audience.
Example eulogies to help you write a eulogy for someone you love: a mother, father, sister, brother, friend ... Comprehensive, caring, step by step help.
How to speech ideas: 50 public speaking topics focusing on the vital skills needed to make and sustain healthy relationships.
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.
Proper pronunciation: the negative impact of mispronunciation, help to correct it and links to excellent free resources.
50th anniversary toast example: love for all seasons - a sample golden wedding speech from a husband to his wife to help you write your own.
How to use props or visual aids effectively: 10 tips, (& more), to help speakers present with power
Improv games -5 superb warm-ups/icebreaker drama activities to sharpen focus and concentration, encourage mental flexibility while developing awareness of body language and communication.
Speech writer for hire - a highly recommended writing service. Custom speeches at a competitive rate.
How to write a poem in free verse to use in a speech: easily followed guidelines with examples and audio.
Build self confidence in a child with speech and drama activities. 36 suggestions, plus games. Suitable for kindergarten upwards.
Acute anxiety help: 14 effective suggestions to successfully overcome fear of public speaking. Suitable for children and adults.
Vocal warmups - essential exercises for body, breath and voice to ensure you are focused and ready to confidently deliver your speech.
Printable impromptu speech topic cards. Choose 98 proverbs or 98 quotations, or have both collections. Suitable for middle school up.
Informational speech topics: 100s of good informative speech topic ideas, ideal for middle school and upwards.
Easter Speeches: 30+ interesting history-rich topics for fascinating informative or demonstration 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
50 retirement quotations: witty one-liners & snippets of wisdom, ideal for inclusion in a retirement speech.
Witty birthday quotations: a selection of 42 wry observations, mostly on aging, for birthday speeches and cards.
How to rehearse a speech: step by step rehearsal tips for public speaking. Banish ordinary. Be extraordinary!
Commemorative speech topic: how to find the perfect idea to celebrate the occasion and to inspire your audience. With resource links to make the process painless.
Humorous speech - What happens when funny is not enough, especially when you've entered a speech contest!
3 instantly available fun, printable, public speaking games for middle school up - 1 minute speeches, tangling tongue twisters ...
Speech topics by the 100s: lists of interesting, creative demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) speech ideas.
Good demonstrative speech ideas: themed lists to help you choose the best visual aids speech topic for yourself and your audience.
A classic collection of wedding poems & readings drawn from many cultures for your special day.
How to write a speech for kids: simple step by step guidelines for adults preparing a speech for children.
A living eulogy lets those we love know what they mean to us while they're with us. Why, and how to prepare your special tribute speech.
Birthday quotations: 30 snippets of philosophical wisdom, reflections on the real meaning of life and birthdays
Online coaching - one-to-one, affordable, effective help to develop public speaking confidence and competency.
A 40th birthday speech sample to help you prepare a toast celebrating forty: fabulous, fantastic, fun...
Humorous, droll, absurd, zany and ridiculous ideas for funny persuasive speeches to make your audience smile.
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.
Speech examples: farewell, tribute, welcome, introduction, engagement, eulogy and more. Kick start your creativity by reading before you write.
Planning your speech: for success make it audience focused - step by step guidelines with examples
14 benefits of public speaking: compelling motivators to get over fear of public speaking: more confidence, leadership skills, social connection ...
Demonstration speeches step by step; how to give a successful 'how-to' or 'show and tell' demonstrative speech. Plus a printable blank speech outline.
Storytelling in speeches keeps your audience actively listening. How to make them laugh, sigh, gasp with wonder with real, relevant stories.
Public speaking exercises: the top 10 simple effective warm-up and delivery exercises for public speaking success
Story telling setups: 20 examples of openings to successfully introduce stories in speeches
Free funeral poems; a timeless cross-cultural collection of the best loved readings for services, eulogies and sympathy cards.
Quick easy effective tips for vocal variety: simple voice exercises to help you captivate, rather than bore your listeners.
Public speaking games ebook: 28 fun speech games & activities for middle school to adult; complete with printable resources, and how-to guides
50th wedding anniversary speeches: a 'how-to' recipe to tell a golden wedding anniversary love story, speech topic ideas for toasts for family and friends
Great funny speeches: 5 critical key points on crafting a ridiculously good humorous speech, with examples.
Reap the benefits of using humor well, and avoid the pain of not being funny, by understanding how humor works.
Persuasive speech example -The impact of suicide on those left behind - a sample persuasive speech using Monroe's Motivated Sequence
Elocution Topics for Kids: 50+ ideas to help parents and teachers help children choose good, interesting speech topics for themselves.
Fun speech topics: a light hearted list of 60 giggle, chortle and smile ideas for humorous speeches. Suitable for kids of all ages.