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A public speaking rubric to download: 5 point rating scale with graded descriptors for every criteria. Useful for teachers, students or anybody wishing to improve their public speaking.
Impromptu public speaking topics - 50 interesting and diverse speech topic suggestions to practice unscripted, spontaneous, speaking.
Public speaking exercises: the top 10 simple yet effective warm-up and delivery exercises underpinning public speaking success
Free funeral poems; a timeless cross-cultural collection of the best loved funeral readings, grief poems and bereavement poems for your use in services, eulogies and sympathy cards.
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.
Cue cards: simple step-by-step guidelines for preparing note cards to help you deliver your speech effectively.
Tribute Speech: a step by step guide, with examples, to prepare a sincere commemorative speech.
14 big benefits of public speaking: compelling motivators to get over fear of public speaking: more confidence, leadership skills ...
How to write a eulogy: a complete step-by-simple-step guide to write and deliver a loving sincere funeral speech
Free word games -10 fun, confidence-building improv speech and drama (public speaking) activities. Suitable for 13+ yrs
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.
Manage public speaking anxiety using self-hypnosis - an efficient, effective way to swap fear for confidence
Speech evaluation: Get or give valuable feedback with this 5 point scale printable speech evaluation template covering all aspects of a public speaking presentation.
Persuasive speech ideas - 50+ provocative topic suggestions to help you find a subject best suited to you and, your audience.
Student Council Speeches - a speech template to help create your winning 'vote for me' speech with planning and delivery guidelines.
Phrases for welcome speeches: 3 ways, with examples, to tailor welcoming words to fit your occasion perfectly.
Build self confidence in a child while having fun through speech and drama activities. 36 postive suggestions plus games. Suitable for kindergarten upwards.
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.
Mrs Tongue Does Her Housework - fun, effective tongue exercises for articulation set to a simple story. Suitable for students of all ages.
Vocal warm ups - a set of essential exercises to ensure you are focused and ready to confidently deliver your speech.
Persuasive speech example -The affect of suicide on those left behind - a sample persuasive speech using Monroes Motivated Sequence
Types of verbal humor: an overview of differing types of verbal comedy, with examples, to spice your speech with laughter.
Commemorative speech topic: how to find the right idea to inspire your audience. Suggestions and research links to make the process painless.
Here's my wishes for you -
Have a wonderful new year!Happy speaking, Susan
Welcome speech package: a 4 step 'how to' guide, template and sample speech to prepare effective opening remarks with ease.
Developing effective listening skills: 10 tips for speakers who want to do more than talk.
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.
How to use humor effectively in a speech. Tips to ensure they're laughing with, rather than, at you!
Birthday speeches: In need of inspiration? Check this 50th roast/toast example. Use it as a guide for the speech you need to write.
Engagement toasts: 5 short, sincere speech examples (father, mother, friend, groom-to-be, bride-to-be) to help you write your own.
A 40th birthday speech sample to help you prepare a toast celebrating forty; fabulous, fantastic, fun...
American English Pronunciation: an interview with ESL training expert Mandy Egle on accent reduction.
Interesting speech topics - dozens of good, original subject ideas to fascinate and captivate your audience.
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.
Introduction speech: how to introduce a guest speaker well - step by step tips with an example speech.
Overcoming fear of public speaking: convert anxiety to confidence. How to write and give successful speeches. Source activities, speech topics & samples.
Online grief support - professional counseling for help with grieving
Public speaking panic attacks - a counter-intuitive technique to manage extreme public speaking fears or anxiety
A declamation speech is the term given to a speech worthy of reciting. A speaker's goal is to interpret and reproduce its power. Find out more about choosing a piece & delivering it.
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.
Controversial speech topics: Understand what makes a good argumentative speech & then select your topic from the references provided.
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.
Audience etiquette tips to ensure you and everyone else gets the most out of listening to a speaker.
Skype coaching - online, one-to-one, affordable, effective help to over come fear and develop public speaking confidence and competency.
3 instantly available fun public speaking games for middle school up - 1 minute speeches, tangling tongue twisters ... with full instructions and resources.
Your thanksgiving speech made easier- choose a theme and complete the template.
A collection of wedding poems & readings drawn from many cultures for your special day.
Good persuasive speech topics: 50 super-starter speech ideas plus 'how-to' craft a good persuasive speech. Download a blank Monroe's Motivated Sequence speech outline and check out an example speech.