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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 skills needed for healthy relationships.

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Demonstration Speech Topics: 100 + 'how to' speech ideas

100 + demonstration speech ideas: plus how to develop and deliver a successful demonstrative or 'how to' speech.

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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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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 full how-to guides

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Speech topics - 100's of good ideas for public speaking

Speech topics by the 100's: lists of interesting demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) public speaking ideas

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Controversial speech topics for high school and college

239 of the best current controversial or argumentative speech topics for you to choose from. Plus comprehensive guidelines.

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Retirement speech sample - a teacher's farewell address

Want a retirement speech sample? Use this farewell address from a teacher to kick-start the process of writing your own.

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Good persuasive speech topics - 50 ideas, plus resources

Good persuasive speech topics: 50 super-starter ideas and 2 example speech outlines,

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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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Easy persuasive speech topics - examples

90 'easy' persuasive speech topics, with examples and help to write an excellent speech.

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How to write a poem in free verse

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

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Public Speaking Activities - 5 fun speech exercises

Public speaking activities: 5 fun speech exercises to build skills and confidence. For middle school 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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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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Eulogy examples: 50+ sample funeral speeches

Example eulogies: a heartfelt collection of 50+ funeral speeches shared by readers all over the world to help those in need write a eulogy.

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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 freebie printables. A perfect home-teaching resource.

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A sample tribute speech for my mother

Reading a sample tribute speech makes it easier to write your own. This is mine for my mother. I've included the outline too.

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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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How to end a speech effectively - closes with power

Examples of effective speech conclusions to help you prepare a memorable closing statement supporting your speech purpose.

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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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Impromptu Speech Topics -11 themed lists of topic ideas

Impromptu Speech Topics - 11 themed lists of creative, wild and wacky ideas for impromptu speaking practice.

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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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Speech evaluation - giving and receiving meaningful feedback

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

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Types of verbal humor

Types of verbal humor: an overview of verbal comedy, with examples, to get the laughter you want when you give a speech.

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How to read poetry aloud: recite a poem with confidence

Take the mystery out of how to read poetry aloud. These simple steps and tips will teach you how to read a poem with confidence.

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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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Public Speaking Games: Speech Activities for Confidence and Skills

Public Speaking Games: 7 fun-filled speech activities to build confidence and skills. Middle school upwards. Perfect for at-home teaching.

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40 picture prompts for impromptu speeches

Download 40 quality images, and instructions, for impromptu speaking and story telling practice. Great for distance or at-home teaching.

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Tongue twister games

Tongue twister games for agile articulation, fluency and fun. Instructions plus a resource pdf - 44 printable twisters

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Public speaking activities and games

Public speaking activities and games for middle school up - 20 + fun adaptable exercises to build confidence & skills

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Bereavement support: A gift for those in need of comfort and hope

Bereavement support - a free series of 7 inspirational messages of timeless wisdom. 'this too will pass' provides comfort, hope and compassion.

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Cue Cards: How to make and use note cards in speeches

Cue cards: simple step-by-step guidelines for preparing note cards to help you deliver your speech effectively.

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Maid of honor sister speech

Your maid of honor sister speech: an easy-to-use adaptable template to help you write a sincere, heartfelt wedding speech.

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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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Banishing Impromptu Speaking Blues

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

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Self Introduction Speech Tips

Self introduction speech: how to introduce yourself well to a group. 6 essential topic tips, a template plus an example speech.

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Introduction Speech: a 'how to', with an example speech

Introduction speech: how to introduce a guest speaker well - step by step tips with an example speech.

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Characterization techniques for storytelling in speeches

Characterization techniques: how to enrich the stories in your speeches simply and effectively using compelling body language and voice

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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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Thanksgiving speech: how to prepare a perfect toast

Your thanksgiving speech made easier- read the example, choose a theme, complete the template, practice and deliver.

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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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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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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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Birthday Quotations: Wise 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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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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Free birthday speech tips: how to write a great birthday speech

Free birthday speech tips by the dozens to help you write a speech for their special day with examples to read too.

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Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking

How to empower yourself by overcoming the fear of public speaking to write and confidently give memorable, successful speeches.

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Sample Eulogy: two funeral speech examples

Read a sample eulogy to help you write. There are two examples here; different in style, unique, as were the people they celebrate.

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Engagement toasts: 5 short, sincere examples to use as templates

Engagement toasts: 5 simple speeches from a father, mother, friend, groom-to-be, & bride-to-be to help you write your own.

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