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Acute anxiety help: 14 effective suggestions to successfully overcome fear of public speaking. Suitable for children and adults.
An example speech (short & sincere) to welcome someone into your family. Suitable for weddings and engagements. Listen & adapt it make it your own.
Quick easy effective tips for vocal variety: simple voice exercises to help you captivate, rather than bore your listeners.
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.
Overcoming fear of public speaking: how to write and give successful speeches.
Christmas speech sample - an easily adaptable speech to use as a starting point to write your own.
Christmas speeches made joyfully easy with a step-by-step speech template. Your gift to your audience is using it!
Self introduction speech: how to introduce yourself well to a group. 6 essential topic tips, a template plus an example speech.
Impromptu speaking: Yes, you CAN learn to love it. Get the strategies and templates you need to succeed.
Student Council Speeches - a speech template to help create your winning 'vote for me' speech with planning and delivery guidelines.
Your thanksgiving speech made easier- read the example, choose a theme, complete the template, practice and deliver.
Welcome speech package: a 4 step 'how to' guide: template and sample speech to prepare effective opening remarks with ease.
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!
Thank you quotes: 38 of the best quotations to help you say 'thank you' creatively and meaningfully.
Quick and easy effective tips for using pauses in speeches. Learn how, when and why to use silence when you speak.
Speech topics by the 100's: lists of interesting demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) public speaking ideas
100 + demonstration speech ideas: plus how to develop and deliver a successful demonstrative or 'how to' speech.
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.
Inspirational quotations from many cultures and times especially chosen for eulogies, funeral speeches and, to comfort.
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Free birthday speech tips by the dozens to help you write a speech for their special day with examples to read too.
Looking for persuasive speech ideas? Here's 100 interesting topic suggestions and tips to help you make your speech a knock out success.
How to write a speech: step by step help: from preparing an outline (the beginning) through to delivery (the end), with examples and checklists.
Dozens of speech topics for children in middle school: Community & Social Issues, Arts & Culture, Fun & Whimsy, Sports & Games, Food, Seasons & Nature, Animals, Birds & Fish or Hobbies
Diction exercises: have fun listening and learning how to speak clearly with the best of tongue twisters.
Introduction speech: how to introduce a guest speaker well - step by step tips with an example speech.
Elocution Topics for Kids: 50+ ideas to help parents and teachers choose good speech topics for children from the child's perspective.
Interesting speech topics - dozens of good, original subject ideas to fascinate and captivate your audience.
Phrases for welcome speeches: 3 ways, with examples, to tailor welcoming words to fit your occasion perfectly.
Impromptu public speaking topics - 50 interesting and diverse speech topic suggestions to practice unscripted, spontaneous, speaking.
Free sample eulogies: a heartfelt collection of funeral speeches submitted by readers all over the world to help those in need write a eulogy.
Farewell speeches: how to write and give a gracious goodbye or leaving speech.
Speech writer for hire - A highly recommended bespoke writing service for custom speeches at a competitive rate.
Vocal warm ups - a set of essential exercises to ensure you are focused and ready to confidently deliver your speech.
Good voice health guidelines for professional public speakers: teachers, call-center workers, coaches ...
What's the quality of your teaching voice? Research shows a stressed voice impacts student learning. Tips to develop and sustain a dynamic, healthy voice.
How to rehearse: rehearsal/practice tips for public speaking, delivery techniques to take your speech from ordinary to extraordinary.
3 instantly available fun public speaking games for middle school up - 1 minute speeches, tangling tongue twisters ... with full instructions and resources.
Mrs Tongue Does Her Housework - fun, effective tongue exercises for articulation set to a simple story. Suitable for students of all ages.
Cue cards: simple step-by-step guidelines for preparing note cards to help you deliver your speech effectively.
Engagement toasts: 5 simple speeches from a father, mother, friend, groom-to-be, & bride-to-be to help you write your own.
Persuasive speech outline - example of Monroe's Motivated Sequence the 5 step pattern underpinning the psychology of persuasion. Free template to download.
Good persuasive speech topics: 50 super-starter ideas plus tips on how to easily choose the right one.
How to speech ideas: 50 public speaking topics for demonstrative speeches focusing on the soft skills needed for good personal and professional relationships.
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.
Easter Speeches: 30+ interesting history-rich topics for fascinating informative or demonstration speeches.
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.