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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.
60 speech topic ideas to help you work with body language and gesture. Perfect for Toastmasters Pathway Level 2: Effective Body Language.
Giving a speech? Teach yourself body language - tips and exercises to make sure your body tells the story you want it to.
17 fun impromptu speech activities: an instantly available bundle of proven impromptu speaking activities with guidelines and printables
Public Speaking Games: 7 outrageously good fun-filled speech activities to build confidence and skills. Good for middle school upwards.
Speech topics by the 100s: lists of interesting, creative demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) speech ideas.
Download a printable of 40 quality images, and instructions for 5 impromptu speaking/storytelling activities. Suitable for middle school upward.
310 genuinely interesting persuasive speech topics for college students and/or their teachers: 60 education topics, 50 mental health...
70+ example eulogies to help you write a loving eulogy for a mother, father, sister, brother, friend... Comprehensive, caring, step by step help.
How to find the most interesting speech topics: guidelines, and 180+ topics drawn from 5 fascinating subject areas.
Impromptu public speaking topics: 150 interesting, diverse speech topic suggestions for 'off the cuff' speaking practice.
How to write the thank you speech you'd love to receive. Read the sample speeches, download the printable planner, follow the steps, write, rehearse and go!
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.
A church welcome speech sample: sincere, brief and effective. Use it as a template to prepare your own speech to welcome visitors or newcomers.
Eulogy examples for loved family members, friends and colleagues shared by readers world wide. Use them as inspiration for the eulogy you need to write.
150 1 minute speech topics, 3 sample speech outlines, speech texts, audio & a free printable speech outline. Wahoo! The total one-stop package!
Commemorative speech topic: how to find the perfect idea to celebrate the occasion and to inspire your audience. [Plus resource links].
How to choose, understand & deliver a declamation speech well. Multiple speech collections to browse.
The most common speech delivery styles are manuscript, memorized, impromptu and extemporaneous. Find out how to choose the right one.
Eulogy for my father-in-law R.K.Samuel Some people watch history, some people make history. Our beloved father and Uncle R.K. Samuel, I would say made
We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs
So many hats ... So many titles ... So many words I have learned to call Ted Jacobs; - Businessman, - Proprietor, - Teacher, - Mentor, - Solider, - Boxer,
Storytelling in speeches keeps your audience actively listening. How to make them laugh, sigh, gasp with wonder with real, relevant stories.
Stand with Ukraine: positive practical ways you can support the people of Ukraine in their fight for the right to live peacefully in their own land.
Public speaking activities and games for middle school up - 30 + fun adaptable exercises to build confidence & skills
Impromptu Speech Topics - 11 themed lists of creative fun topic ideas for impromptu speaking practice.
How to prepare an effective impromptu speech outline:7 organizational patterns: each with examples and a printable speech outline template.
Impromptu speaking: Yes, you CAN learn to love it and be competent. Get the effective strategies you need to succeed.
Vocal warm ups: exercises for body, breath and voice to ensure you are focused and ready to confidently deliver your speech.
Humorous, droll, absurd, zany and ridiculous ideas for funny persuasive speeches to make your audience smile.
Free word games -10 fun, confidence and skill building improvisational speech and drama activities. Suitable for 13+ yrs
Public speaking games ebook: 28 fun speech games & activities for middle school to adult; complete with printable resources, and how-to guides
Sample speech outline template: guidelines, with examples, to help you structure your speech effectively. Plus printable blank outline.
Overviews of the 4 main types of speeches: informative, demonstrative, persuasive and special occasion. Preparation guidelines, plus example speeches.
Speech examples: farewell, birthday, tribute, welcome, introduction, engagement, eulogy and more. Kick start your creativity by reading before you write.
The average number of words per minute (wpm) in a 1 through to 10 minute speech for slow, medium and fast talkers. A guide to keep speech preparation on track.
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.
How to rehearse a speech: 7 step by step rehearsal tips for public speaking success. Banish ordinary. Be extraordinary!
The speech builder helps you quickly and easily create unique, personalized farewell, welcome and thank you speeches.
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.
Quick effective tips for speaking rate: stop talking too fast, or too slowly. Exercises to make you good to listen to.
Speech rate is the number of words spoken per minute. What's yours? Find out how to calculate speech rate.
How to read a speech effectively - 4 good ways to sound natural while reading a manuscript
242 good current controversial or argumentative speech topics with comprehensive guidelines.
Examples of effective speech conclusions, with audio, to help prepare a memorable closing statement to support your speech purpose.
Farewell speeches: how to write and give a gracious goodbye speech. Complete guidelines with an example farewell speech to colleagues and audio.
290 'how to' demonstration speech ideas: plus preparation and delivery guidelines and a free printable demonstration speech outline.
American English Pronunciation: ESL training expert Amanda Lillet shares best practice and resources for improving workplace communication.
Good voice health guidelines for professional public speakers: teachers, call-center workers, coaches. Practical tips plus resources.