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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.

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Impromptu public speaking topics: a list of 50 speech ideas

Impromptu public speaking topics: a list of 50 interesting, diverse speech topic suggestions to practice speaking 'off the cuff'.

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Sample eulogies - Help to write a eulogy

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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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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How to write a welcome speech

Write a warm effective welcome speech, 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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Demonstration speech topics

105 + excellent demonstration speech ideas: plus preparation and delivery guidelines and a free printable demonstration speech outline.

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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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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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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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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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How to read poetry aloud: recite a poem with confidence

Take the mystery out of reading poetry aloud. These simple steps and tips, with audio examples, will teach you how to read a poem with confidence.

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Humorous speech contest - the whole truth & nothing but the truth

Humorous speech - What happens when funny is not enough, especially when you've entered a speech contest!

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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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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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Demonstration speech sample outline, with video

An example demonstration speech outline, with video, and a freebie printable blank demonstration speech outline template.

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1 minute speech topics - 150 exceptionally good ideas ☺

150 1 minute speech topics, 3 sample speech outlines, speech texts, audio & a free printable speech outline. Wahoo! The total one-stop package!

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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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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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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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Public speaking activities and games

Public speaking activities and games for middle school up - 20 + fun adaptable exercises to build confidence & skills

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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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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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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 speech ideas: 50 soft skill demonstration speech topics

How to speech ideas: 50 public speaking topics focusing on the vital skills needed to make and sustain healthy relationships.

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50th Anniversary Toast - a sample golden wedding speech

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.

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How to use props (visual aids) in speeches/presentations

How to use props or visual aids effectively: 10 tips, (& more), to help speakers present with power

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Improv Games: 5 Icebreakers for Speech and Drama Classes

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.

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Speech writer for hire - the stress-less way to prepare your speech

Speech writer for hire - a highly recommended writing service. Custom speeches at a competitive rate.

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How to write a poem in free verse

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

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Build Self Confidence in a Child: Speech & Drama Activities

Build self confidence in a child with speech and drama activities. 36 suggestions, plus games. Suitable for kindergarten upwards.

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Acute anxiety help - 14 ways to calm public speaking fear

Acute anxiety help: 14 effective suggestions to successfully overcome fear of public speaking. Suitable for children and adults.

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Vocal warmups for public speakers

Vocal warmups - essential exercises for body, breath and voice to ensure you are focused and ready to confidently deliver your speech.

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Impromptu speech topic cards : 196 ready to download and print

Printable impromptu speech topic cards. Choose 98 proverbs or 98 quotations, or have both collections. Suitable for middle school up.

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Informational speech topics - ideas for informative speeches

Informational speech topics: 100s of good informative speech topic ideas, ideal for middle school and upwards.

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Easter speeches - 30+ inspirational, interesting speech topics

Easter Speeches: 30+ interesting history-rich topics for fascinating informative or demonstration speeches.

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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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Retirement quotations X 50

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

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Witty birthday quotations for speeches and cards

Witty birthday quotations: a selection of 42 wry observations, mostly on aging, for birthday speeches and cards.

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How to rehearse a speech well

How to rehearse a speech: step by step rehearsal tips for public speaking. Banish ordinary. Be extraordinary!

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Commemorative speech topic: ideas to inspire your audience

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.

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3 public speaking games - 1 minute speeches, tongue twister fun ...

3 instantly available fun, printable, public speaking games for middle school up - 1 minute speeches, tangling tongue twisters ...

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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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Demonstrative Speech Topics or How To Speech Ideas

Good demonstrative speech ideas: themed lists to help you choose the best visual aids speech topic for yourself and your audience.

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Wedding Poems & Readings

A classic collection of wedding poems & readings drawn from many cultures for your special day.

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How to write a speech for kids - guidelines for adults

How to write a speech for kids: simple step by step guidelines for adults preparing a speech for children.

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Giving a living eulogy: an opportunity to show gratitude, to reflect

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.

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Birthday quotations: insights about the real meaning of birthdays

Birthday quotations: 30 snippets of philosophical wisdom, reflections on the real meaning of life and birthdays

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Online coaching - to develop public speaking confidence

Online coaching - one-to-one, affordable, effective help to develop public speaking confidence and competency.

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