Welcome to Blogging Aloud - the "mini" blog of write-out-loud.com.
This is where you get the latest headlines, (and just a little bit more to tell you what it's about), from new or updated pages as they're posted. See the entries below to see what I mean.
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Bereavement support - a free series of 7 inspirational messages of timeless wisdom. 'this too will pass' provides comfort, hope and compassion.
Cue cards: simple step-by-step guidelines for preparing note cards to help you deliver your speech effectively.
Public speaking activities and games for middle school up - 20 + fun adaptable exercises to build confidence & skills
Download 40 quality images, and instructions, for impromptu speaking and story telling practice. Great for distance or at-home teaching.
Tongue twister games for agile articulation, fluency and fun. Instructions plus a resource pdf - 44 printable twisters
Your maid of honor sister speech: an easy-to-use adaptable template to help you write a sincere, heartfelt wedding speech.
Inspirational quotations from many cultures and times especially chosen for eulogies, funeral speeches and, to comfort.
Impromptu speaking: Yes, you CAN learn to love it. Get the strategies and templates you need to succeed.
Self introduction speech: how to introduce yourself well to a group. 6 essential topic tips, a template plus an example speech.
Introduction speech: how to introduce a guest speaker well - step by step tips with an example speech.
Characterization techniques: how to enrich the stories in your speeches simply and effectively using compelling body language and voice
Thank you quotes: 38 of the best quotations to help you say 'thank you' creatively and meaningfully.
Your thanksgiving speech made easier- read the example, choose a theme, complete the template, practice and deliver.
How to write the thank you speech you'd love to receive. Read the sample, adapt the ready-made template, choose a quote, write, rehearse and go!
Story telling setups: 20 examples of openings to successfully introduce stories in speeches
Storytelling in speeches keeps your audience actively listening. How to make them laugh, sigh, gasp with wonder with real, relevant stories.
Birthday quotations: 30 snippets of philosophical wisdom, reflections on the real meaning of life and birthdays
An example 18th birthday speech of thanks to family and friends for helping celebrate the speaker's very special day.
Free birthday speech tips by the dozens to help you write a speech for their special day with examples to read too.
How to empower yourself by overcoming the fear of public speaking to write and confidently give memorable, successful speeches.
Read a sample eulogy to help you write. There are two examples here; different in style, unique, as were the people they celebrate.
Example eulogies: a heartfelt collection of 50+ funeral speeches shared by readers all over the world to help those in need write a eulogy.
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 and 2 example speech outlines,
Engagement toasts: 5 simple speeches from a father, mother, friend, groom-to-be, & bride-to-be to help you write your own.
Humorous speech - What happens when funny is not enough, especially when you've entered a speech contest!
Great funny speeches: how to craft a ridiculously good humorous speech, with examples.
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.
Speech topics by the 100's: lists of interesting demonstration, impromptu, persuasive (and more) public speaking ideas
150 1 minute speech topics plus, three sample speech outlines, speeches & audio. Wahoo! The total one-stop package!
Impromptu public speaking topics - 50 interesting and diverse speech topic suggestions to practice unscripted, spontaneous, speaking.
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.
A 40th birthday speech sample to help you prepare a toast celebrating forty; fabulous, fantastic, fun...
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How to rehearse a speech: step by step rehearsal tips for public speaking. Take your speech from ordinary to extraordinary.
Find out what is fight or flight anxiety and why it kicks in when you have a speech to make.
Proven commonsense solutions to positively manage public speaking fear.
Acute anxiety help: 14 effective suggestions to successfully overcome fear of public speaking. Suitable for children and adults.
An example speech (short & sincere) to welcome someone into your family. Suitable for weddings and engagements. Listen & adapt it make it your own.
Quick easy effective tips for vocal variety: simple voice exercises to help you captivate, rather than bore your listeners.
Christmas speech sample - an easily adaptable speech to use as a starting point to write your own.
Christmas speeches made joyfully easy with a step-by-step speech template. Your gift to your audience is using it!
Student Council Speeches - a speech template to help create your winning 'vote for me' speech with planning and delivery guidelines.
Welcome speech package: a 4 step 'how to' guide: template and sample speech to prepare effective opening remarks with ease.
Quick and easy effective tips for using pauses in speeches. Learn how, when and why to use silence when you speak.
Take the mystery out of how to read poetry aloud. These simple steps and tips will teach you how to read a poem with confidence.
Looking for persuasive speech ideas? Here's 100 interesting topic suggestions and tips to help you make your speech a knock out success.
How to write a speech: step by step help: from preparing an outline (the beginning) through to delivery (the end), with examples and checklists.