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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

4 types of speech

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

A star-burst list of all the roles Jon played in his life.

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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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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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

 A Mother's Love - poem by Helen Steiner-Rice

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

4 modes of speech delivery

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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What is delivery in speech? It's HOW you give your speech.

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Delivery in speech is its presentation. Discover the 2 basic principles of good speech delivery and get practical tips and exercises to help you excel in both.

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The vocal aspects of speech delivery | how to maximize vocal potential

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What are the vocal aspects of speech delivery? Why they are important in developing communication or leadership skills & how to develop 9 of them effectively.

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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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How to write a eulogy | with a free printable eulogy planner

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How to write a eulogy: a complete step-by-step guide for preparing a loving, sincere funeral speech. With FAQs, answers and a printable eulogy planner.

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Easter speeches | 30+ inspirational, interesting speech ideas

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Easter Speeches| 30+ history-rich topics for fascinating informative or demonstration speeches. Egg rolling anyone? A slice of Simmel cake? An Easter bonnet?

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

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How to make cue cards: 10 features of effective cue cards that will help you to remember and deliver a speech easily.

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Persuasive speech outline: Monroe's Motivated Sequence in action

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Persuasive speech outline sample of Monroe's Motivated Sequence, the 5 step pattern underpinning the psychology of persuasion. Plus printable outline template.

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Speech topics for children: 141 ideas for school speeches

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141 speech topics for children that even their parents will enjoy helping them with! Good for middle school upwards.

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How many words per minute in a speech: a quick reference guide

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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.

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Diction Exercises: Tongue Twisters to Speak Clearly [36 of the best]

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Diction exercises: have fun listening and learning how to improve your diction (enunciation) with 36 of the best tongue twisters.

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How to easily write a great farewell speech for a colleague leaving

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Write a sincere farewell speech for a colleague: find the right words with step-by-step guidelines, examples and printable brainstorm & outline docs to use.

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Eulogy examples | 70 + heartfelt funeral speeches

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Eulogy examples for loved family members, friends and colleagues shared by readers worldwide. Use them as inspiration and help for the eulogy you need to write.

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1 minute speech topics - 150 exceptionally good speech ideas☺

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150 1 minute speech topics, 3 sample one minute speech outlines, audio & a FREE printable 1 minute speech outline. Wahoo! A 1-stop impromptu speaking package!

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How to write a welcome speech in 3 steps (with sample speech)

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Write a welcome speech for an event in 3 steps. It's easy with a template to follow, a sample speech and 2 printables to use - a planner plus an outline.

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Persuasive speech ideas - 100+ of the best topics

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Good persuasive speech ideas for high school students -100+ interesting topic suggestions and tips to help you make your persuasive speech a stand-out success.

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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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Public speaking exercises - the top 10 essentials

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Public speaking practice exercises: the top 10 simple effective warm-up and delivery exercises for public speaking success.

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Eulogy for my mother - a heartfelt, genuine example eulogy

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What do you say in a eulogy for your mother? Read a warm, loving example contributed to help and inspire others with a eulogy to write for their own mother.

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