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Building rapport - understanding your audience

Building rapport for public speakers: 9 ways to engage effectively and quickly with your audience.

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Sample eulogies - Help to write a eulogy

Example eulogies to help you write a eulogy for someone you love: a mother, father, sister, brother, friend ... Comprehensive, caring, step by step help.

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How to speech ideas: 50 soft skill demonstration speech topics

How to speech ideas: 50 public speaking topics focusing on the vital skills needed to make and sustain healthy relationships.

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How to write a eulogy - funeral speeches step by step

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.

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Proper pronunciation - the benefits of speaking clearly

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

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50th Anniversary Toast - a sample golden wedding speech

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.

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How to use props (visual aids) in speeches/presentations

How to use props or visual aids effectively: 10 tips, (& more), to help speakers present with power

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

Speech writer for hire - a highly recommended writing service. Custom speeches at a competitive rate.

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How to write a poem in free verse

How to write a poem in free verse to use in a speech: easily followed guidelines with examples and audio.

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Build Self Confidence in a Child: Speech & Drama Activities

Build self confidence in a child with speech and drama activities. 36 suggestions, plus games. Suitable for kindergarten upwards.

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Acute anxiety help - 14 ways to calm public speaking fear

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

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Vocal warmups for public speakers

Vocal warmups - essential exercises for body, breath and voice to ensure you are focused and ready to confidently deliver your speech.

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Impromptu speech topic cards : 196 ready to download and print

Printable impromptu speech topic cards. Choose 98 proverbs or 98 quotations, or have both collections. Suitable for middle school up.

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Informational speech topics - ideas for informative speeches

Informational speech topics: 100s of good informative speech topic ideas, ideal for middle school and upwards.

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Easter speeches - 30+ inspirational, interesting speech topics

Easter Speeches: 30+ interesting history-rich topics for fascinating informative or demonstration speeches.

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Quick and easy effective tips for using pauses in 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

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Retirement quotations X 50

50 retirement quotations: witty one-liners & snippets of wisdom, ideal for inclusion in a retirement speech.

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Witty birthday quotations for speeches and cards

Witty birthday quotations: a selection of 42 wry observations, mostly on aging, for birthday speeches and cards.

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How to rehearse a speech well

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

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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. With resource links to make the process painless.

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Humorous speech contest - the whole truth & nothing but the truth

Humorous speech - What happens when funny is not enough, especially when you've entered a speech contest!

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3 public speaking games - 1 minute speeches, tongue twister fun ...

3 instantly available fun, printable, public speaking games for middle school up - 1 minute speeches, tangling tongue twisters ...

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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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Demonstrative Speech Topics or How To Speech Ideas

Good demonstrative speech ideas: themed lists to help you choose the best visual aids speech topic for yourself and your audience.

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Wedding Poems & Readings

A classic collection of wedding poems & readings drawn from many cultures for your special day.

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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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Giving a living eulogy: an opportunity to show gratitude, to reflect

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.

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Birthday quotations: insights about the real meaning of birthdays

Birthday quotations: 30 snippets of philosophical wisdom, reflections on the real meaning of life and birthdays

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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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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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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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