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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Great funny speeches: how to get the laughter you want

Great funny speeches: how to craft a ridiculously good humorous speech, with examples.

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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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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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1 minute speech topics - 150 exceptionally good ideas

150 1 minute speech topics plus, three sample speech outlines, speeches & audio. Wahoo! The total one-stop package!

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Impromptu public speaking topics: a list of 50 speech ideas

Impromptu public speaking topics - 50 interesting and diverse speech topic suggestions to practice unscripted, spontaneous, speaking.

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Birthday Speeches for Milestone Celebrations: a 50th speech sample

Birthday speeches: In need of inspiration? Check this warm and witty 50th roast/toast example. Use it as a guide for the speech you need to write.

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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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About me, contact - Susan Dugdale from write-out-loud.com

Who is Susan Dugdale from write-out-loud.com? Find out about and contact me here.

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How to rehearse your speech

How to rehearse a speech: step by step rehearsal tips for public speaking. Take your speech from ordinary to extraordinary.

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The fight or flight response to public speaking explained

Find out what is fight or flight anxiety and why it kicks in when you have a speech to make.

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Essential tips for overcoming performance anxiety

Proven commonsense solutions to positively manage public speaking fear.

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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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Welcome to the family speeches

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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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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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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Christmas speeches: how to write a short, simple & sincere speech

Christmas speeches made joyfully easy with a step-by-step speech template. Your gift to your audience is using it!

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Student Council Speeches - How to write your speech

Student Council Speeches - a speech template to help create your winning 'vote for me' speech with planning and delivery guidelines.

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Welcome speech: effective opening remarks made easy

Welcome speech package: a 4 step 'how to' guide: template and sample speech to prepare effective opening remarks with ease.

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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.

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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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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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How to Write a Speech - step by step help

How to write a speech: step by step help: from preparing an outline (the beginning) through to delivery (the end), with examples and checklists.

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