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Engagement toasts: 5 short, sincere examples to use as templates

Engagement toasts: 5 short, sincere speech examples (father, mother, friend, groom-to-be, bride-to-be) to help you write your own.

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Retirement speech sample - a teacher's farewell address

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.

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Introduction Speech: a 'how to', with an example speech

Introduction speech: how to introduce a guest speaker well - step by step tips with an example speech.

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A business thank you speech example

A business thank you speech example - adapt it, personalize it, and use it to thank your employees for a job well done.

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Thank you speech - How to write a sincere appreciation speech

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!

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50th Wedding Anniversary Speeches, Golden Wedding and Toasts

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

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40th birthday speech: sample toast for a daughter

A 40th birthday speech sample to help you prepare a toast celebrating forty; fabulous, fantastic, fun...

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Birthday Speeches for Milestone Celebrations: a 50th speech sample

Birthday speeches: In need of inspiration? Check this 50th roast/toast example. Use it as a guide for the speech you need to write.

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How to write a eulogy - funeral speeches step by step

How to write a eulogy: a complete step-by-simple-step guide to write and deliver a loving sincere funeral speech

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Maid of honor sister speech

Your maid of honor sister speech: an easy-to-use adaptable template to help you write a sincere, heartfelt wedding speech.

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How to Write a Speech - step by step help

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.

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Farewell Speeches - Saying goodbye with style

Farewell speeches: how to write and give a gracious goodbye or leaving speech.

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Improv Games: 5 Icebreakers for Speech and Drama Classes

Improv games -5 superb warm-ups/icebreaker drama games to sharpen focus and concentration, encourage mental flexibility while developing awareness of body language and communication.

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Phrases for welcome speeches : how to say welcome uniquely

Phrases for welcome speeches: 3 ways, with examples, to tailor welcoming words to fit your occasion perfectly.

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Welcome speech: effective opening remarks made easy

Welcome speech package: a 4 step 'how to' guide: template and sample speech to prepare effective opening remarks with ease.

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Writing a persuasive speech: a 7 step action plan

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.

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Building rapport - understanding your audience

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.

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Good-bye public speaking fears - a free 7 part e-course

Help for public speaking fears - a 7 part free e-course of step by step practical, do-able strategies to rid yourself of public speaking anxiety. Sign up to start changing 'can't' for 'can' now.

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Speaking Out Loud - public speaking articles and speech tips

Speaking Out Loud - a free newsletter/ezine chock full of practical public speaking tips from write-out-loud.com

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Quick easy effective tips for vocal variety in speech

Quick easy effective tips for vocal variety: simple voice exercises to help you captivate, rather than bore your listeners.

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Skype coaching - help to develop public speaking confidence and competency

Skype coaching - online, one-to-one, affordable, effective help to over come fear and develop public speaking confidence and competency.

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Speech writer for hire - take the stress out of preparing your speech

Speech writer for hire - bespoke speech writing service for custom speeches at a competitive rate.

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Student Council Speeches - How to write your speech

Student Council Speeches - a speech template to help create your winning 'vote for me' speech with planning and delivery guidelines.

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Sample Eulogy: two funeral speech examples

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.

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Impromptu speech topic cards : ready to download and print

Download and print impromptu speech topic cards

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Public Speaking Rubric

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.

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Impromptu public speaking topics: a list of 50 speech ideas

Impromptu public speaking topics - 50 interesting and diverse speech topic suggestions to practice unscripted, spontaneous, speaking.

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Public speaking exercises - the top 10 essentials

Public speaking exercises: the top 10 simple yet effective warm-up and delivery exercises underpinning public speaking success

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Free funeral poems: sympathy poems, bereavement poems, and funeral readings

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.

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Free Sample Eulogies, Funeral Speeches, Eulogy Examples

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.

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Cue Cards: How to make and use note cards in speeches

Cue cards: simple step-by-step guidelines for preparing note cards to help you deliver your speech effectively.

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Tribute speech guide - how to prepare a commemorative speech

Tribute Speech: a step by step guide, with examples, to prepare a sincere commemorative speech.

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Benefits of public speaking: 14 good reasons to let go of fear

14 big benefits of public speaking: compelling motivators to get over fear of public speaking: more confidence, leadership skills ...

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Free word games: 10 fun public speaking activities

Free word games -10 fun, confidence-building improv speech and drama (public speaking) activities. Suitable for 13+ yrs

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Public speaking games ebook: activities to build skills & confidence

Public speaking games ebook: 28 fun speech games & activities for middle school to adult; complete with printable resources, and full how-to guides

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How to manage public speaking anxiety

Manage public speaking anxiety using self-hypnosis - an efficient, effective way to swap fear for confidence

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Speech evaluation - giving and receiving meaningful feedback

Speech evaluation: Get or give valuable feedback with this 5 point scale printable speech evaluation template covering all aspects of a public speaking presentation.

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Persuasive speech ideas - 50 good topics

Persuasive speech ideas - 50+ provocative topic suggestions to help you find a subject best suited to you and, your audience.

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Build Self Confidence in a Child: Speech & Drama Activities

Build self confidence in a child while having fun through speech and drama activities. 36 postive suggestions plus games. Suitable for kindergarten upwards.

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How to Banish Impromptu Speaking Blues

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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Tongue Exercises for Articulation

Mrs Tongue Does Her Housework - fun, effective tongue exercises for articulation set to a simple story. Suitable for students of all ages.

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Vocal warm ups for public speakers

Vocal warm ups - a set of essential exercises to ensure you are focused and ready to confidently deliver your speech.

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Persuasive Speech Example: Monroes Motivated Sequence in Action

Persuasive speech example -The affect of suicide on those left behind - a sample persuasive speech using Monroes Motivated Sequence

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Types of verbal humor

Types of verbal humor: an overview of differing types of verbal comedy, with examples, to spice your speech with laughter.

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Commemorative speech topic: ideas to inspire your audience

Commemorative speech topic: how to find the right idea to inspire your audience. Suggestions and research links to make the process painless.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2018

Here's my wishes for you -

  • that when you open your mouth to speak only the best and most apt words come out
  • that those words arrive without too much hesitation
  • that they are well ordered
  • that they express what you want to say
  • that they are clearly articulated
  • that they elicit responses to surprise, delight, and serve you well.

Have a wonderful new year!
Happy speaking,
Susan

Effective listening skills

Developing effective listening skills: 10 tips for speakers who want to do more than talk.

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How to use humor effectively in speeches

How to use humor effectively in a speech. Tips to ensure they're laughing with, rather than, at you!

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American English pronunciation: ESL lessons & ESL pronunciation

American English Pronunciation: an interview with ESL training expert Mandy Egle on accent reduction.

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