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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.
Free funeral poems; a timeless cross-cultural collection of the best loved readings for services, eulogies and sympathy cards.
How to write a welcome speech: a step by step guide with a sample speech and printable outline.
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.
Humorous speech - What happens when funny is not enough, especially when you've entered a speech contest!
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
How to write a eulogy: a step-by-step guide to writing and delivering a loving, sincere funeral speech. With a printable eulogy planning template.
An example demonstration speech outline, with video, and a freebie printable blank demonstration speech outline template.
150 1 minute speech topics, 3 sample speech outlines, speech texts, audio & a free printable speech outline. Wahoo! The total one-stop package!
90 'easy' persuasive speech topics, plus help to write an excellent speech.
Voice image can make or break a career yet few people consciously control what their voice says about themselves. Empower yourself by learning more.
Example eulogies to help you write a eulogy for someone you love: a mother, father, sister, brother, friend ... Comprehensive, caring, step by step help.
Proper pronunciation: the negative impact of mispronunciation, help to correct it and links to excellent free resources.
Public speaking activities and games for middle school up - 20 + fun adaptable exercises to build confidence & skills
Inspirational quotations from many cultures and times especially chosen for eulogies, funeral speeches and, to comfort.
Bereavement poems: inspirational funeral readings to help you choose the words you want to express your feelings.
Bereavement support - a free series of 7 inspirational messages of timeless wisdom. 'this too will pass' provides comfort, hope and compassion.
Read a sample eulogy to help you write. There are two here; different in style, unique, as were the people they celebrate.
Building rapport for public speakers: 9 ways to engage effectively and quickly with your audience.
How to speech ideas: 50 public speaking topics focusing on the vital skills needed to make and sustain healthy relationships.
50th anniversary toast example: love for all seasons - a sample golden wedding speech from a husband to his wife to help you write your own.
How to use props or visual aids effectively: 10 tips, (& more), to help speakers present with power
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.
Speech writer for hire - a highly recommended writing service. Custom speeches at a competitive rate.
How to write a poem in free verse to use in a speech: easily followed guidelines with examples and audio.
Build self confidence in a child with speech and drama activities. 36 suggestions, plus games. Suitable for kindergarten upwards.
Acute anxiety help: 14 effective suggestions to successfully overcome fear of public speaking. Suitable for children and adults.
Vocal warmups - essential exercises for body, breath and voice to ensure you are focused and ready to confidently deliver your speech.
Printable impromptu speech topic cards. Choose 98 proverbs or 98 quotations, or have both collections. Suitable for middle school up.
Informational speech topics: 100s of good informative speech topic ideas, ideal for middle school and upwards.
Easter Speeches: 30+ interesting history-rich topics for fascinating informative or demonstration speeches.
Quick and easy effective tips for using pauses in speeches. Learn how, when and why to use silence when you speak. With audio examples
50 retirement quotations: witty one-liners & snippets of wisdom, ideal for inclusion in a retirement speech.
Witty birthday quotations: a selection of 42 wry observations, mostly on aging, for birthday speeches and cards.
How to rehearse a speech: step by step rehearsal tips for public speaking. Banish ordinary. Be extraordinary!
Commemorative speech topic: how to find the perfect idea to celebrate the occasion and to inspire your audience. With resource links to make the process painless.
3 instantly available fun, printable, public speaking games for middle school up - 1 minute speeches, tangling tongue twisters ...
Speech topics by the 100s: lists of interesting, creative demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) speech ideas.
Good demonstrative speech ideas: themed lists to help you choose the best visual aids speech topic for yourself and your audience.
A classic collection of wedding poems & readings drawn from many cultures for your special day.
How to write a speech for kids: simple step by step guidelines for adults preparing a speech for children.
A living eulogy lets those we love know what they mean to us while they're with us. Why, and how to prepare your special tribute speech.
Birthday quotations: 30 snippets of philosophical wisdom, reflections on the real meaning of life and birthdays
Online coaching - one-to-one, affordable, effective help to develop public speaking confidence and competency.
A 40th birthday speech sample to help you prepare a toast celebrating forty: fabulous, fantastic, fun...
Humorous, droll, absurd, zany and ridiculous ideas for funny persuasive speeches to make your audience smile.
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.
Speech examples: farewell, tribute, welcome, introduction, engagement, eulogy and more. Kick start your creativity by reading before you write.
Planning your speech: for success make it audience focused - step by step guidelines with examples