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Quick easy effective tips for vocal variety in speech:14 exercises

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Quick easy effective tips for vocal variety: 14 tone, pitch, volume and rate exercises to help you captivate, rather than bore your listeners.

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Examples of narrative speech topics | 125 ideas for your story speech

125 narrative speech topics

Examples of narrative speech topics: 125 strong ideas for effective story telling speeches, preparation guidelines, plus a printable narrative speech outline.

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Maid of honor speech examples [ + a MOH speech template]

Maid of honor speech examples

2 maid of honor speech examples to help you craft the perfect maid of honor speech to celebrate the happy couple on their wedding day.

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142 good cause and effect topics for speeches and essays

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Cause and effect topics to challenge, connect and make a difference. With help, examples and a free printable blank fish bone diagram to use.

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How to write a speech introduction: 12 of the best ways to start

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Write your speech introduction using one of these 12 captivating attention getters and easily hook your audience's attention.

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Speech topics | 100s of great ideas for students and teachers

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Speech topics by the 100s: lists of interesting, creative demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) speech ideas for middle school and up.

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Proper pronunciation - the benefits of speaking clearly

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Proper pronunciation: the negative impact of mispronunciation, help to correct it and links to excellent free resources.

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How to write a sincere thank you speech [with examples]

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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!

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Church welcome speech sample [full text plus resources]

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A church welcome speech sample: sincere, brief and effective. Use it as a template to prepare your own speech to welcome visitors or newcomers.

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Great funny speeches: how to get the laughter you want

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Great funny speeches: 5 critical key points on crafting a ridiculously good humorous speech, with examples and links to further resources.

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Engagement toasts: 5 short, sincere examples to use as templates

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Engagement toasts: 5 simple speeches from a father, mother, friend, groom-to-be, & bride-to-be to help you write your own.

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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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Funeral Blues [aka Stop All the Clocks] WH Auden's poem

Funeral blues

Funeral Blues - a much-loved poem for memorial services. Listen to it. Read about its meaning and history, then get the printable for your own use.

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15 best loved funeral poems and readings

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Comforting funeral poems: a timeless cross-cultural collection of the best loved readings for services, eulogies and sympathy cards.

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Sample eulogies - Help and resources to write a eulogy

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70+ 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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Funeral poems - readings of loved funeral poems

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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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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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Self-introduction speech: help to make a good first impression

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Self-introduction speech: how to quickly prepare a short effective speech about yourself. Step by step help with an example speech to use as a model.

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Funeral poems| 4 Remember Me poems with text, audio & printable

4 funeral poems called Remember Me

Four short uplifting popular funeral poems called Remember Me. Perfect for a eulogy or memorial service. Read, listen & download a printable for your own use.

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Declamation speech resources for students and teachers

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How to choose, understand & deliver a declamation speech well. Multiple speech collections to browse.

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Sample speech outline: examples with a printable template☺

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Sample speech outline template: guidelines, with examples, to help you structure your speech effectively. Plus printable blank outline.

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How to write a good speech [7 easily followed steps]

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A step by step guide for writing a great speech. Learn how to engage your audience from start to finish. With examples and a printable speech outline.

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Public Speaking Games: Speech Activities for Confidence and Skills

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Public Speaking Games: 7 outrageously good fun-filled speech activities to build confidence and skills. Good for middle school upwards.

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Activities for public speaking: 10 superb skill building improv games

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10 fun effective impromptu activities to build competent, confident public speaking skills. Suitable middle school up.

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Student Council Speeches: How to Write a Winning Speech

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Student Council Speeches: a template to help write your winning 'vote for me' speech. Planning, delivery guidelines and an example speech.

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The vocal aspects of speech delivery

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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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Farewell speeches: How to say goodbye with style

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Farewell speeches: how to write and give a gracious goodbye speech. Complete guidelines with an example farewell speech to colleagues and audio.

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Impromptu public speaking topics: 150 speech ideas

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Impromptu public speaking topics: 150 interesting, diverse speech topic suggestions for 'off the cuff' speaking practice.

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How to end a speech effectively - 3 example closes with power

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Examples of effective speech conclusions, with audio, to help prepare a memorable closing statement to support your speech purpose.

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Christmas speech sample: an awesome template to adapt

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Christmas speech sample: a flexible and easily adaptable speech to use as a starting point for writing your own

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Christmas speeches: how to write the best Christmas speech ever!☺

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Christmas speeches made joyfully easy with a step-by-step speech template and a free printable outline. Part of your gift to your audience is using them!

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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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How to write a good welcome speech [with a sample speech]

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Write a warm welcome speech for an event: step by step. It's easy with a template to follow, a sample speech, and a printable blank outline to use.

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Online public speaking courses survey: what should they be about?

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A simple one question survey about what topics people would like covered in short online courses. Can you spare a minute to answer it? Thanks!

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Overview of the 4 modes of speech delivery [plus pros and cons]

4 modes of speech delivery

The most common speech delivery styles are manuscript, memorized, impromptu and extemporaneous. Find out how to choose the right one.

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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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Benefits of public speaking: 14 good reasons to let go of fear

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14 benefits of public speaking: compelling motivators to get over fear of public speaking: increased chances of professional success, social connection...

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The fight or flight response and public speaking fear explained

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What is the fight or flight response? Find out why and how it kicks in when you have a speech to make.

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Acute anxiety help:14 ways to calm public speaking fear

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

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Banishing impromptu speaking blues: tips and templates to succeed

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Impromptu speaking: Yes, you CAN learn to love it. Become confident and competent. Get the effective strategies you need to succeed.

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Fun persuasive speech topics: 105 great ideas for college students

fun persuasive speech topics

Unique, humorous, droll, absurd, zany and ridiculous speech topic ideas for funny persuasive speeches. Go on, make your audience smile!

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Eulogy examples | 70 + heartfelt funeral speeches

70 eulogy examples

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.

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Maid of honor sister speech: a template and example speech

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Your maid of honor sister speech: an easy-to-use adaptable template, plus example speech, to help you write a sincere, heartfelt wedding speech.

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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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Speech examples: read before you write

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Speech examples: farewell, birthday, tribute, welcome, introduction, engagement, eulogy and more. Kick start your creativity by reading before you write.

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Public speaking nerves: 5 excellent strategies to manage fear

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Public speaking nerves: 5 positive, proven and easily implemented strategies to manage fear of making a speech

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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: step by step guidelines to find just the right words, with examples and brainstorm & outline docs to use.

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Fun impromptu speech activities: 17 of the best, ready to go!

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17 fun impromptu speech activities: an instantly available bundle of proven activities, with guidelines and printables for middle school up

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

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Speech writer for hire: a highly recommended bespoke writing service. Engaging customized social and business speeches at a competitive rate.

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