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Manage public speaking anxiety using self-hypnosis - an efficient, effective way to swap fear for confidence
Strong action verbs add vibrancy to speech writing; telling your story precisely and powerfully. They set a scene or change a mood quickly and concisely. Find out more.
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, with examples, on writing a great retirement speech for those either retiring, or speaking about someone who is.
Acute anxiety help: 14 effective suggestions to successfully overcome fear of public speaking. Suitable for children and adults.
Speech examples: farewell, tribute, welcome, introduction, engagement, eulogy and more. Kick start your creativity by reading before you write.
Milestone birthday quotations: a selection of 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, & 60th plus quotes for significant birthdays.
How to write a eulogy: a complete step-by-simple-step guide to writing and delivering a loving sincere funeral speech, with examples.
Read a sample eulogy to help you write. There are two here; different in style, unique, as were the people they celebrate.
Example eulogies: a heartfelt collection of 50+ funeral speeches shared by readers all over the world to help those in need write a eulogy.
A declamation speech is a recitation delivered as an exercise in rhetoric. Find out how to choose a piece to suit your needs and deliver it well.
How to use props or visual aids effectively: How to use props or visual aids effectively: 10 tips, (& more), to help speakers present with zing
Voice image can make or break a career yet few people consciously control what their voice says about themselves. Empower yourself by learning more.
Quick effective tips for speaking rate - Stop talking too fast, or too slow - 6 exercises to make you good to listen to.
Quick and easy effective tips for using pauses in speeches. Learn how, when and why to use silence when you speak.
Diction exercises: have fun listening and learning how to speak clearly with the best of tongue twisters.
Public speaking exercises: the top 10 simple effective warm-up and delivery exercises for public speaking success
50th wedding anniversary speeches: the 'how-to' recipe to tell a golden wedding anniversary love story, speech topic ideas for toasts for family and friends
Student Council Speeches - a speech template to help create your winning 'vote for me' speech with planning and delivery guidelines.
Inspirational quotations from many cultures and times especially chosen for eulogies, funeral speeches and, to comfort.
A business thank you speech example - adapt it, personalize it, and use it to thank your employees for a job well done.
Prepare the perfect maid of honor sister speech with this easy-to-use adaptable template. With speech example!
Bridesmaid Speech: What to include; a survival kit to help prepare an excellent maid of honor speech
How to write a speech: step by step help: from preparing an outline (the beginning) through to delivery (the end), with examples and checklists.
How to speech ideas: 50 public speaking topics focusing on the skills needed for healthy relationships.
100 + demonstration speech ideas: plus how to develop and deliver a successful demonstrative or 'how to' speech.
Demonstration speeches step by step; how to give a successful 'how-to' or 'show and tell' demonstrative speech. Plus a printable blank speech outline.
An example demonstration speech outline, with video, and a freebie printable blank demonstration speech outline template.
Public speaking games ebook: 28 fun speech games & activities for middle school to adult; complete with printable resources, and full how-to guides
Speech topics by the 100's: lists of interesting demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) public speaking ideas
239 of the best current controversial or argumentative speech topics for you to choose from. Plus comprehensive guidelines.
Good persuasive speech topics: 50 super-starter ideas and 2 example speech outlines,
Persuasive speech outline - example of Monroe's Motivated Sequence the 5 step pattern underpinning the psychology of persuasion. Free template to download.
90 'easy' persuasive speech topics, with examples and help to write an excellent speech.
How to write a poem in free verse: easily followed guidelines with examples and audio.
Public speaking activities: 5 fun speech exercises to build skills and confidence. For middle school upwards.
6 classic children's poems to read aloud, to have fun with. With audio and freebie printables. A perfect home-teaching resource.
Reading a sample tribute speech makes it easier to write your own. This is mine for my mother. I've included the outline too.
Tribute Speech: a step by step guide, with examples, to prepare a sincere commemorative speech.
Examples of effective speech conclusions to help you prepare a memorable closing statement supporting your speech purpose.
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.
Impromptu Speech Topics - 11 themed lists of creative, wild and wacky ideas for impromptu speaking practice.
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.
Speech evaluation: Get or give valuable feedback with this 5 point scale printable speech evaluation covering all aspects of a public speaking presentation.
Types of verbal humor: an overview of verbal comedy, with examples, to get the laughter you want when you give a 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.
Public Speaking Games: 7 fun-filled speech activities to build confidence and skills. Middle school upwards. Perfect for at-home teaching.
Download 40 quality images, and instructions, for impromptu speaking and story telling practice. Great for distance or at-home teaching.
Tongue twister games for agile articulation, fluency and fun. Instructions plus a resource pdf - 44 printable twisters