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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.
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.
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
How to write a speech for kids: simple step by step guidelines for adults preparing a speech for children.
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.
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.
Speech evaluation: Get and give valuable feedback with this 5 point scale printable speech evaluation covering all aspects of a public speaking presentation.
Good persuasive speech topics: 50 super-starter ideas, 2 example speech outlines, links to more persuasive speech resources
An example speech (short & sincere) to welcome someone into your family. Suitable for weddings and engagements. Listen & adapt it make it your own.
Free word games -10 fun, confidence-building improvisational speech, drama and public speaking activities. Suitable for 13+ yrs
Step by step guidelines, with examples, on writing a great retirement speech for those either retiring, or speaking about someone who is.
Speech rate is the number of words spoken per minute. Is yours just right, too slow or too fast? Find out how to calculate speech rate.
Public speaking activities: 5 fun speech exercises, with instructions and extension activities, to build skills and confidence. For middle school upwards.
A business thank you speech example - adapt it, personalize it, and use it to thank your employees for a job well done.
Looking for persuasive speech ideas? Here's 100 interesting topic suggestions and tips to help you make your speech a knock out success.
Reading a sample tribute speech makes it easier to write your own. Plus outline, or template, and resources links.
Tribute Speech: a step by step guide, with examples, to prepare a sincere commemorative speech.
Dozens of speech topics for children in middle school: Community & Social Issues, Arts & Culture, Fun & Whimsy, Sports & Games, Food, Seasons & Nature, Animals, Birds & Fish or Hobbies
Inspirational quotations from many cultures and times especially chosen for eulogies, funeral speeches and, to comfort.
Milestone birthday quotations: a selection of 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, & 60th plus quotes for significant birthdays.
An example 18th birthday speech of thanks to family and friends for helping celebrate the speaker's very special day.
Read a sample eulogy to help you write. There are two here; different in style, unique, as were the people they celebrate.
6 classic children's poems to read aloud, to have fun with. With audio and a freebie printable. A perfect home-teaching resource.
Need a retirement speech sample to read? Use this farewell speech to kick-start the process of writing your own.
Prepare the perfect maid of honor sister speech with this easy-to-use adaptable template. Plus a speech example!
Thank you quotes: 38 of the best quotations to help you say 'thank you' creatively and meaningfully.
Christmas speech sample - an easily adaptable speech to use as a starting point to write your own.
Diction exercises: have fun listening and learning how to speak clearly with the best of tongue twisters.
A church welcome speech sample: sincere, brief and simple. Use it as a template to prepare your own.
Birthday speeches: In need of inspiration? Check this warm, witty 50th roast/toast example. Use it as a guide for the speech you need to write.
Persuasive speech outline - example of Monroe's Motivated Sequence the 5 step pattern underpinning the psychology of persuasion. Free template to download.
How to write the thank you speech you'd love to receive. Read the sample, adapt the ready-made template, choose a quote, write, rehearse and go!