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Persuasive speech outline - convince with Monroe's Motivated Sequence - the logical, powerful, proven 5 step pattern underpinning the psychology of persuasion.
Looking for persuasive speech ideas? Here's 100 interesting topic suggestions and tips to help you make your speech a knock out success.
Easter Speeches: 30+ interesting history-rich topics for fascinating informative or demonstration speeches.
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Speech topics by the 100's: lists of interesting, original demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) public speaking ideas
Humorous, droll, absurd, zany and ridiculous ideas for funny persuasive speeches to make your audience smile.
The importance of communication skills - How to improve communication - 5 steps to banish those awkward silences.
Fun speech topics: a light hearted list of 60 giggle, chortle and smile ideas for humorous speeches. Suitable for kids of all ages.
Thank you quotes: 38 of the best quotations to help you say 'thank you' creatively and meaningfully.
How to write the thank you speech speech you'd love to receive. Read the sample, adapt the ready-made template, choose a quote, write, rehearse and go!
Speech writer for hire - bespoke speech writing service for custom speeches at a competitive rate.
Overcoming fear of public speaking: how to swap anxiety for confidence, write and give successful speeches. Source activities, speech topics & samples.
Writing a persuasive speech - an action point checklist: how to choose your topic, set a goal, analyse your audience, and select a speech pattern to use.
Free sample eulogies: a heartfelt collection of funeral speeches submitted by readers all over the world to help those in need write a eulogy.
Manage public speaking anxiety using self-hypnosis - an efficient, effective way to swap fear for confidence
Persuasive speech example -The affect of suicide on those left behind - a sample persuasive speech using Monroe's Motivated Sequence
Good persuasive speech topics: 50 super-starter ideas plus 'how-to' craft a good persuasive speech. Download a blank Monroe's Motivated Sequence speech outline and check out an example speech.
How to write a speech: step by step speech writing help, from preparing an outline (the beginning) through to delivery (the end), with examples and checklists.
Farewell speeches: how to write and give a gracious goodbye or leaving speech.
The speech builder helps you quickly and easily create unique, personalized farewell, welcome and thank you speeches.
Diction Exercises: learn how to speak clearly with the best of tongue twisters.
Dozens of school speech topics for children in middle school: Community & Social Issues, Arts & Culture, Fun & Whimsy, Sports & Games, Food, Seasons & Nature, Animals, Birds & Fish or Hobbies
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.
Want a retirement speech sample? Use this farewell address from a teacher to kick-start the process of writing your own. Step-by-step guidelines and a large selection of retirement quotations.
100 + demonstration speech topics: plus how to develop and deliver a successful demonstrative or 'how to' speech.
Self introduction speech: how to introduce yourself well to a group. 6 essential topic tips, a template plus an example speech.
Interesting speech topics - dozens of good, original subject ideas to fascinate and captivate your audience.
Impromptu public speaking topics - 50 interesting and diverse speech topic suggestions to practice unscripted, spontaneous, speaking.
Download and print impromptu speech topic cards
Public speaking games ebook: 28 fun speech games & activities for middle school to adult; complete with printable resources, and full how-to guides
14 big benefits of public speaking: compelling motivators to get over fear of public speaking: more confidence, leadership skills ...
Informational speech topics: literally 100s of excellent informative speech topic ideas, ideal for middle school and upwards.
Elocution Topics for Kids: 50+ ideas to help parents and teachers choose good speech topics for children from the child's perspective.
Mrs Tongue Does Her Housework - fun, effective tongue exercises for articulation set to a simple story. Suitable for students of all ages.
Good demonstrative speech topics: dozens of themed how to speech ideas to help you choose the best visual aids speech topic.
Free word games -10 fun, confidence-building improv speech and drama (public speaking) activities. Suitable for 13+ yrs
Public Speaking Games: 7 fun-filled speech activities to build confidence and skills. Middle school upwards.
Public speaking activities and games for middle school up - 20 + fun adaptable exercises to build confidence & skills
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.
Take the mystery out of how to read poetry aloud. If you're reciting a poem and don't know where to begin, these simple tips will teach you how to read with confidence and clarity.
Christmas speeches made joyfully easy with a step-by-step speech template. Your gift to your audience is using it!
Christmas speech sample: celebrate simply and sincerely. Use this easily adaptable sample speech as a starting point to write your own.
Tribute Speech: a step by step guide, with examples, to prepare a sincere commemorative speech.
How to write a eulogy: a complete step-by-simple-step guide to write and deliver a loving sincere funeral speech
Read a sample eulogy to stimulate ideas for the funeral speech you need to write. There are two eulogy examples here; different in style, unique, as were the people they celebrate.
Impromptu speaking: Yes, you CAN learn to love it! Use the KISS formula, choose 1 of the 7 example impromptu speech templates or organisers, pause, think, open your mouth and begin.
Public speaking nerves: 5 positive strategies to manage fear of making a speech
Building rapport for public speakers: If your speech falls flat perhaps you have overlooked one of the most important public speaking skill of them all, understanding your audience.
Overcoming public speaking anxiety breathing exercises: easy to use and very effective. They release tension and improve your speaking voice.