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Christmas speech sample: a flexible and easily adaptable speech to use as a starting point for writing your own
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!
Get the best and most interesting speech topics: 180+ topics from 5 fascinating subject areas, each with an introductory overview.
A church welcome speech sample: sincere, brief and effective. Use it as a template to prepare your own speech to welcome visitors or newcomers.
Farewell speeches: how to write and give a gracious goodbye speech. Complete guidelines with an example farewell speech to colleagues and audio.
Student Council Speeches: a template to help write your winning 'vote for me' speech. Planning, delivery guidelines and an example speech.
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.
Impromptu public speaking topics: 150 interesting, diverse speech topic suggestions for 'off the cuff' speaking practice.
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!
The most common speech delivery styles are manuscript, memorized, impromptu and extemporaneous. Find out how to choose the right one.
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.
Introduction speech: how to introduce a guest speaker well: step by step tips with a short example speech.
14 benefits of public speaking: compelling motivators to get over fear of public speaking: increased chances of professional success, social connection...
What is the fight or flight response? Find out why and how it kicks in when you have a speech to make.
Acute anxiety help: 14 effective suggestions to successfully overcome fear of public speaking. Suitable for children and adults.
Impromptu speaking: Yes, you CAN learn to love it. Become confident and competent. Get the effective strategies you need to succeed.
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.
Unique, humorous, droll, absurd, zany and ridiculous speech topic ideas for funny persuasive speeches. Go on, make your audience smile!
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.
Your maid of honor sister speech: an easy-to-use adaptable template, plus example speech, to help you write a sincere, heartfelt wedding speech.
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.
Examples of effective speech conclusions, with audio, to help prepare a memorable closing statement to support your speech purpose.
End your maid of honor speech positively and memorably. 20 different sample endings (funny, sentimental, religious...) to help you do it well.
Speech examples: farewell, birthday, tribute, welcome, introduction, engagement, eulogy and more. Kick start your creativity by reading before you write.
Public speaking nerves: 5 positive, proven and easily implemented strategies to manage fear of making a speech
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.
17 fun impromptu speech activities: an instantly available bundle of proven activities, with guidelines and printables for middle school up
Speech writer for hire: a highly recommended bespoke writing service. Engaging customized social and business speeches at a competitive rate.
Good persuasive speech topics: 50 super-starter ideas, 2 example speech outlines, links to more persuasive speech resources
Looking for good persuasive speech ideas? Here's 100 interesting topic suggestions and tips to help you make your persuasive speech a knock out success.
310 genuinely interesting persuasive speech topics for college students and/or their teachers: 60 education topics, 50 mental health...
Sample speech outline template: guidelines, with examples, to help you structure your speech effectively. Plus printable blank outline.
Speech evaluation: Get and give valuable feedback with this 5 point scale printable speech evaluation covering all aspects of a public speaking presentation.
3 instantly available fun, effective, printable, public speaking games, with variations, for middle school up: 1 minute speeches, tangling tongue twisters...
150 1 minute speech topics, 3 sample 1 minute speech outlines, speech texts, audio & a FREE printable 1 minute speech outline. Wahoo! A total one-stop package!
Persuasive speech outline sample of Monroe's Motivated Sequence, the 5 step pattern underpinning the psychology of persuasion. Plus printable outline template.
Public speaking games ebook: 28 fun speech games & activities for middle school to adult; complete with printable resources, and how-to guides
How to prepare an effective impromptu speech outline:7 organizational patterns: each with examples and a printable speech outline template.
Speech topics by the 100s: lists of interesting, creative demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) speech ideas.
108 women's rights and feminist persuasive speech topics: a broad collection to challenge, provoke and persuade. Suitable for college students upwards.
Free funeral poems: a timeless cross-cultural collection of the best loved readings for services, eulogies and sympathy cards.
Find just the right poem to read aloud! Classic collections of best loved poems for funerals, weddings, and for fun.
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.
Public Speaking Games: 7 outrageously good fun-filled speech activities to build confidence and skills. Good for middle school upwards.
Download a printable of 40 quality images, and instructions for 5 impromptu speaking/storytelling activities. Suitable for middle school upward.
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 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!