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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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40th birthday speech: sample toast for a daughter

A 40th birthday speech sample to help you prepare a toast celebrating forty: fabulous, fantastic, fun...

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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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Writing a persuasive speech: a 7 step action plan

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.

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Speech examples for when you don't know where to begin!

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

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Planning your speech - step by step

Planning your speech: for success make it audience focused - step by step guidelines with examples

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

14 benefits of public speaking: compelling motivators to get over fear of public speaking: more confidence, leadership skills, social connection ...

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Demonstration Speeches: the essentials of good 'how to' speeches

Demonstration speeches step by step; how to give a successful 'how-to' or 'show and tell' demonstrative speech. Plus a printable blank speech outline.

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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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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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Public speaking exercises - the top 10 essentials

Public speaking exercises: the top 10 simple effective warm-up and delivery exercises for public speaking success

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Story telling setups: how to introduce stories in speeches

Story telling setups: 20 examples of openings to successfully introduce stories in speeches

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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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Quick easy effective tips for vocal variety in speech

Quick easy effective tips for vocal variety: simple voice exercises to help you captivate, rather than bore your listeners.

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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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50th Wedding Anniversary Speeches, Golden Wedding and Toasts

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

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Great funny speeches: how to get the laughter you want

Great funny speeches: 5 critical key points on crafting a ridiculously good humorous speech, with examples.

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How to use humor effectively in speeches

Reap the benefits of using humor well, and avoid the pain of not being funny, by understanding how humor works.

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Persuasive Speech Example: Monroes Motivated Sequence in Action

Persuasive speech example -The impact of suicide on those left behind - a sample persuasive speech using Monroe's Motivated Sequence

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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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Elocution topics for kids

Elocution Topics for Kids: 50+ ideas to help parents and teachers help children choose good, interesting speech topics for themselves.

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Fun speech topics for kids of all ages

Fun speech topics: a light hearted list of 60 giggle, chortle and smile ideas for humorous speeches. Suitable for kids of all ages.

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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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Speech evaluation - giving and receiving meaningful feedback

Speech evaluation: Get and give valuable feedback with this 5 point scale printable speech evaluation covering all aspects of a public speaking presentation.

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Good persuasive speech topics - 50 ideas, plus resources

Good persuasive speech topics: 50 super-starter ideas, 2 example speech outlines, links to more persuasive speech resources

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Welcome to the family speeches - a template

An example speech (short & sincere) to welcome someone into your family. Suitable for weddings and engagements. Listen & adapt it make it your own.

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Free word games: 10 fun public speaking activities

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

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How to write a retirement speech

Step by step guidelines, with examples, on writing a great retirement speech for those either retiring, or speaking about someone who is.

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

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.

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Public Speaking Activities - 5 fun speech exercises

Public speaking activities: 5 fun speech exercises, with instructions and extension activities, to build skills and confidence. For middle school upwards.

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A business thank you speech example

A business thank you speech example - adapt it, personalize it, and use it to thank your employees for a job well done.

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Persuasive speech ideas - 100 good topics

Looking for persuasive speech ideas? Here's 100 interesting topic suggestions and tips to help you make your speech a knock out success.

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A sample tribute speech for my mother

Reading a sample tribute speech makes it easier to write your own. Plus outline, or template, and resources links.

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Tribute speech guide - how to prepare a commemorative speech

Tribute Speech: a step by step guide, with examples, to prepare a sincere commemorative speech.

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Speech topics for children - 8 themed lists

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

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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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Milestone Birthday Quotations: 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th plus

Milestone birthday quotations: a selection of 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, & 60th plus quotes for significant birthdays.

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An 18th birthday speech example

An example 18th birthday speech of thanks to family and friends for helping celebrate the speaker's very special day.

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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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6 Fabulous poems for kids to play with

6 classic children's poems to read aloud, to have fun with. With audio and a freebie printable. A perfect home-teaching resource.

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Retirement speech sample - a teacher's farewell address

Need a retirement speech sample to read? Use this farewell speech to kick-start the process of writing your own.

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Maid of honor sister speech: template and example speech

Prepare the perfect maid of honor sister speech with this easy-to-use adaptable template. Plus a speech example!

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Thank you quotes for speeches or notes

Thank you quotes: 38 of the best quotations to help you say 'thank you' creatively and meaningfully.

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Christmas speech sample: an awesome template to adapt

Christmas speech sample - an easily adaptable speech to use as a starting point to write your own.

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Diction Exercises - Tongue Twisters to Speak Clearly

Diction exercises: have fun listening and learning how to speak clearly with the best of tongue twisters.

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Church Welcome Speech Sample

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

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Birthday speeches for milestone celebrations: a 50th speech sample

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.

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Persuasive speech outline - Monroe's motivated sequence in action

Persuasive speech outline - example of Monroe's Motivated Sequence the 5 step pattern underpinning the psychology of persuasion. Free template to download.

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Thank you speech - How to write a sincere appreciation speech

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!

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