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Phrases for welcome speeches: 3 ways, with examples, to tailor welcoming words to fit your occasion perfectly.
Speech writer for hire - bespoke speech writing service for custom speeches at a competitive rate.
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.
Manage public speaking anxiety using self-hypnosis - an efficient, effective way to swap fear for confidence
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.
Impromptu public speaking topics - 50 interesting and diverse speech topic suggestions to practice unscripted, spontaneous, speaking.
Persuasive speech ideas - 50+ provocative topic suggestions to help you find a subject best suited to you and, your audience.
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.
Public speaking games ebook: 28 fun speech games & activities for middle school to adult; complete with printable resources, and full how-to guides
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.
Speech evaluation: Get or give valuable feedback with this 5 point scale printable speech evaluation template covering all aspects of a public speaking presentation.
Controversial speech topics: Understand what makes a good argumentative speech & then select your topic from the references provided.
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.
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.
Free word games -10 fun, confidence-building improv speech and drama (public speaking) activities. Suitable for 13+ yrs
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.
Free sample eulogies: a heartfelt collection of real funeral speeches submitted by readers from all over the world to help those in need of inspiration to write a eulogy.
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.
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.
Easter Speeches: 30+ history-rich speech topics for informative or demonstration speeches.
Fun speech topics: a light hearted list of 60 giggle, chortle and smile ideas for humorous speeches. Suitable for kids of all ages.
Informational speech topics: literally 100s of excellent informative speech topic ideas, ideal for middle school and upwards.
Overcoming public speaking anxiety breathing exercises: easy to use and very effective. They release tension and improve your speaking voice.
Diction Exercises: learn how to speak clearly with the best of tongue twisters.
Inspirational quotations, eulogy quotes and funeral readings from many cultures and times especially selected for use in eulogies, funeral speeches and to comfort.