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Example eulogies: a heartfelt collection of 50+ funeral speeches shared by readers all over the world to help those in need write a eulogy.
How to write a poem in free verse: easily followed guidelines with examples and audio.
Read a sample eulogy to help you write. There are two here; different in style, unique, as were the people they celebrate.
How to write a eulogy: a step-by-step guide to writing and delivering a loving, sincere funeral speech. With a printable eulogy planning template.
Impromptu public speaking topics - 50 interesting and diverse speech topic suggestions to practice making spontaneous speeches.
5 instantly printable public speaking resource files for 5 fun public speaking games. An evergreen resource for teachers.
Manage public speaking anxiety using self-hypnosis - an efficient, effective way to swap fear for confidence
The speech builder helps you quickly and easily create unique, personalized farewell, welcome and thank you speeches.
3 instantly available fun public speaking games for middle school up - 1 minute speeches, tangling tongue twisters ... with full instructions and resources.
Public speaking games ebook: 28 fun speech games & activities for middle school to adult; complete with printable resources, and full how-to guides
Quick and easy effective tips for using pauses in speeches. Learn how, when and why to use silence when you speak.
Reading a sample tribute speech makes it easier to write your own. This is mine for my mother. I've included the outline too.
Sample speech outline template: guidelines, with examples, to help you structure a speech effectively. Plus printable blank outline.
Need a retirement speech sample to read? Use this farewell speech to kick-start the process of writing your own.
Diction exercises: have fun listening and learning how to speak clearly with the best of tongue twisters.
Good demonstrative speech ideas: themed lists to help you choose the best visual aids speech topic for yourself and your audience.
Step by step guidelines, with examples, on writing a great retirement speech for those either retiring, or speaking about someone who is.
Reap the benefits of using humor well, and avoid the pain of not being funny, by understanding how humor works.
Milestone birthday quotations: a selection of 20th, 30th, 40th, 50th, & 60th plus quotes for significant birthdays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.