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Diction Exercises: learn how to speak clearly with the best of tongue twisters.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
Overcoming fear of public speaking: how to swap anxiety for confidence, write and give successful speeches. Source activities, speech topics & samples.
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
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.
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.
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!