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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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60 speech topics to highlight body language and gesture

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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40 picture prompts for impromptu speeches [Free printable]

Download a printable of 40 quality images, and instructions for 5 impromptu speaking/storytelling activities. Suitable for middle school upward.

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Persuasive speech topics for college: 310 of the very best ideas ☺

310 genuinely interesting persuasive speech topics for college students and/or their teachers: 60 education topics, 50 mental health...

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Sample eulogies - Help to write a eulogy

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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180 + unique interesting speech topics for students

How to find the most interesting speech topics: guidelines, and 180+ topics drawn from 5 fascinating subject areas.

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Impromptu public speaking topics: 150 speech ideas

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

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

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

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.

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Church welcome speech sample [full text plus resources]

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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Eulogy examples | 70 + heartfelt funeral speeches

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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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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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. [Plus resource links].

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Declamation speech resources for students and teachers

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

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

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

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A Man of God who Made History

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

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Eulogy to a Dear One

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

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Ted Jacobs

So many hats ... So many titles ... So many words I have learned to call Ted Jacobs; - Businessman, - Proprietor, - Teacher, - Mentor, - Solider, - Boxer,

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Storytelling in speeches

Storytelling in speeches keeps your audience actively listening. How to make them laugh, sigh, gasp with wonder with real, relevant stories.

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

17 fun impromptu speech activities: an instantly available bundle of proven impromptu speaking activities with guidelines and printables

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Stand With Ukraine: how you can help

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.

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Public speaking activities and games

Public speaking activities and games for middle school up - 30 + fun adaptable exercises to build confidence & skills

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Impromptu Speech Topics -11 themed lists: 116+ fun topic ideas

Impromptu Speech Topics - 11 themed lists of creative fun topic ideas for impromptu speaking practice.

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Impromptu speech outline: 7 structural patterns with examples

How to prepare an effective impromptu speech outline:7 organizational patterns: each with examples and a printable speech outline template.

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Banishing impromptu speaking blues: tips and templates to succeed

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

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Public Speaking Games: Speech Activities for Confidence and Skills

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

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Vocal warm ups for public speakers: the top 3 essentials

Vocal warm ups: exercises for body, breath and voice to ensure you are focused and ready to confidently deliver your speech.

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Fun persuasive speech topics - 105 suggestions for students

Humorous, droll, absurd, zany and ridiculous ideas for funny persuasive speeches to make your audience smile.

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Free word games: 10 fun public speaking activities

Free word games -10 fun, confidence and skill building improvisational speech and drama activities. Suitable for 13+ yrs

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Public speaking games ebook: activities to build skills & confidence

Public speaking games ebook: 28 fun speech games & activities for middle school to adult; complete with printable resources, and how-to guides

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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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Sample speech outline: an organizational template

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

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The 4 types of speeches: overviews, writing guidelines, examples

Overviews of the 4 main types of speeches: informative, demonstrative, persuasive and special occasion. Preparation guidelines, plus example speeches.

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Speech examples: read before you write

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

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

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.

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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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How to rehearse a speech well [7 steps to brilliance☺]

How to rehearse a speech: 7 step by step rehearsal tips for public speaking success. Banish ordinary. Be extraordinary!

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The Speech Builder - create an original speech in minutes

The speech builder helps you quickly and easily create unique, personalized farewell, welcome and thank you speeches.

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What is delivery in speech? It's HOW you say it. Not WHAT you say.

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.

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Quick and easy tips for speaking rate: 6 exercises

Quick effective tips for speaking rate: stop talking too fast, or too slowly. Exercises to make you good to listen to.

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Speech Rate: Do you speak too fast, too slow, or just right?

Speech rate is the number of words spoken per minute. What's yours? Find out how to calculate speech rate.

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How to read a speech effectively

How to read a speech effectively - 4 good ways to sound natural while reading a manuscript

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Controversial speech topics for high school and college

242 good current controversial or argumentative speech topics with comprehensive guidelines.

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

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

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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 and audio.

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Demonstration speech topics: 290 'how to' speech ideas

290 'how to' demonstration speech ideas: plus preparation and delivery guidelines and a free printable demonstration speech outline.

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American English pronunciation: ESL lessons and resources

American English Pronunciation: ESL training expert Amanda Lillet shares best practice and resources for improving workplace communication.

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Voice health for public speakers [6 dos & don'ts plus resources]

Good voice health guidelines for professional public speakers: teachers, call-center workers, coaches. Practical tips plus resources.

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Tongue Exercises for Articulation

Mrs Tongue Does Her Housework - fun, effective tongue exercises for articulation set to a simple story. Suitable for students of all ages.

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