Public speaking is the process or act of performing a speech to a live audience. Public speaking is commonly understood as formal, face-to-face speaking of a single person to a group of listeners. Traditionally, public speaking was considered to be a part of the art of persuasion. The act can accomplish particular purposes including to inform, to persuade, and to entertain. Additionally, differing methods, structures, and rules can be utilized according to the speaking situation.

Public speaking was developed in Rome, Greece, and Latin America. Prominent thinkers in these countries influenced the development and evolutionary history of public speaking. Currently, technology continues to transform the art of public speaking through newly available technology such as videoconferencing, multimedia presentations, and other nontraditional forms.Continue reading

Considering it’s the moment you officially tie the knot, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the ceremony is the focal point of your wedding. However, it’s likely that the reception is what you and your guests are most looking forward to. After all, who doesn’t want to eat, drink, and be merry with family and friends? But with so much to consider, it can be difficult knowing where to begin when it comes to planning. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Think carefully about the venue 

The biggest conundrum around your reception will likely be whether you host it in the same location as your ceremony, or move on somewhere else. For many, the former is the most obvious choice, as it is easier to organise, and you don’t have to worry about transporting guests elsewhere, which lets you make the most of your time. However, in some cases, the venue for your ceremony may be unsuitable for a reception, or the idea of having two separate venues might simply sound more appealing.Continue reading

We all know that car insurance isn’t cheap, especially if you are a first-time driver, or have 0 years no claims. More often than not, it isn’t the vehicle that people struggle to afford, but the insurance, as it can cost a few thousand if you aren’t an experienced driver. 

There are several other factors that determine the price of your insurance, such as your postcode, the vehicle you drive and how often you drive. But, can having a private number plate affect the cost of your insurance? In this article, you’ll find out everything you need to know when it comes to your insurance and having a private number plate. Continue reading

Budgeting is a word that fills many people with dread, but if you look at it in its simplest terms, all it refers to is a plan for managing your money. Budgeting refers to spending your money on paper before you have physically received it. Although many people use budgeting as a way to stop them from spending money on what they want, that couldn’t be further from the truth. It is a way to make your more financially strong going into the future. All it really is, is being intentional with where your money will go. Continue reading

At some point, most people experience a difficult financial period. Indeed, no matter how well you prepare for a short-term cash shortage, it doesn’t make dealing with money troubles any easier. Thankfully, there are a number of ways that motivated individuals can supplement their regular income to navigate tough times. To that end, check out these seven awesome ideas that will help you earn extra capital today:  Continue reading

You heard us! It may sound crazy, but we at House of Silver are here to persuade you that whatever all the adverts say, winter is the perfect time to head on down to the coast for some sea-break fun. We’ve tried it, ad it’s completely revolutionised our holiday life. Some of our best memories come from rocking the waves in early February. But don’t just take our word for it—here are six reasons why you should consider a sea break in winter:Continue reading

Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re in a relationship, that means one thing — it’s time to get a present. Each year, thousands of couples head out to the shops, determined to find that perfect gift that will sweep their partner off their feet. And each year, hundreds of couples become overwhelmed by the endless choices of presents. It can be hard to find a material gift that completely expresses what the special person in your life means to you and how they make you feel, and, inevitably, many of us will ditch the grand gestures and opt for something a little more predictable.Continue reading

Heading out on a city break together is a great way for you and your partner to rekindle the romance, spend some quality time together, and bond like never before. Taking the time to explore a new place can give you the quality time that you really need. It is hugely important that we take the time to do things out of the ordinary with our partners, and making that time as special as possible should be your top priority. Here are some of the ways that you can make your romantic city break away the best one yet! Continue reading

For some of us, the mighty hike is just one of the outdoor activities that we look forward to at the weekend. Spending time outdoors and in the fresh air is a great way to promote not just our physical health, but our mental wellbeing as well. Walking and hiking has been known to help cure depression, increase moods and positively impact problem solving abilities. So with all the benefits that come with walking and hiking, it really is no wonder that you are looking for a few hints and tips. Heading out on a hike can be a powerful, difficult and even life changing activity, but making sure that you are well equipped and readily prepared for your walk is hugely important to its success. Take a look at a few of the tips that we have outlined below and have the best hike yet! Continue reading

It is an astonishing success that there is a city in Baltics with little more than a half of million residents that attract more than two million visitors each year. The Baltic princess as we all know it better is the cosmopolitan and party epicenter in this part of Europe.

This ancient harbor attracted millions of eager partygoers through its history and the trend of the unstoppable party is on the rise ever since. Find out how it came to be that Latvian capital is one of the most thriving party hubs in all of EU.Continue reading