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Humorous, droll, absurd, zany and ridiculous ideas for funny persuasive speeches to make your audience smile.
Persuasive speech ideas - 50+ provocative topic suggestions to help you find a subject best suited to you and, your audience.
Persuasive speech outline - convince using Monroe's Motivated Sequence - the logical, powerful and proven 5 step pattern underpinning the psychology of persuasion.
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.
Speech topics by the 100's: lists of interesting, original demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) public speaking topics for students and teachers.
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.
Free sample eulogies: a heartfelt collection of funeral speeches submitted by readers from all over the world to help those in need of inspiration to write a eulogy.
Fun speech topics: a light hearted list of 60 giggle, chortle and smile ideas for humorous speeches. Suitable for kids of all ages.
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
Speech writer for hire - bespoke speech writing service for custom speeches at a competitive rate.
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.
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Public speaking nerves: 5 positive strategies to manage fear of making a speech
The importance of communication skills - How to improve communication - 5 steps to banish those awkward silences and mumbling moments.
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.
Impromptu Speech Topics - 11 themed lists of creative, wild and whacky ideas for impromptu speaking practice.
Writing a persuasive speech - an action point checklist: how to choose your topic, set a realistic goal, analyse your audience, and select a persuasive speech pattern to write to.
How to write the thank you speech or appreciation speech you'd love to receive. Adapt the ready-made template, choose a thank you quote, write, rehearse and go!
Engagement toasts: 5 short, sincere speech examples (father, mother, friend, groom-to-be, bride-to-be) to help you write your own.
Reading a sample tribute speech before you begin to write makes it easier to prepare your own. This is mine for my mother. I've included the outline too.
How to speech ideas: 50 public speaking topics for demonstrative speeches focusing on toughening up the vital soft skills needed for successful interpersonal relationships.