Resources for Speakers
Some excellent resources for speakers and speechwriters are
available on the web. If you need inspiration for a
it is a wedding toast, retirement speech, euology or
special presentation, here
are some websites that will help.
for presenting an effective speech
Minutes: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills blog
Dlugan got the title of his blog from the average time of a
Toastmasters speech. His site focuses on speaking and speechwriting
tips as well as reviews of books to help speakers and writers
Zimmer, an attorney who has captured some international
from Toastmasters provides excellent advice on delivery
techniques. He also analyzes great speeches so we can all improve by
studying these examples.
The educational organization known worldwide
for helping people become
accomplished public speakers has a variety of resources.
Search for a local chapter to find a solid program that
will help you gain confidence and enhance your speaking skills.
– A Comprehensive Discussion of Rhetoric
and Argument from the Howard L. Nations Law firm.
This article focuses on helping
attorneys develop compelling closing arguments but
you don't have to be
a lawyer to use these techniques.
Professor James Tomlinson of Bloomsburg
gives examples and concise definitions of rhetorical devices
used in great
what you mean with conviction
This short video by Justin Taylor
is a wake-up call about getting rid of useless phrases in your speech.
School Resources Public Speaking Guide
treasure trove of speaking tips from reducing anxiety to using
PowerPoint effectively that was suggested by a student in the Green
Mountain Central School District in Vermont.
A downloadable list of everything a speaker could possibly need from
breath mints to spare batteries.
Speeches Of The Day
Talks: Riveting Talks by Remarkable People – Ideas Worth
Great speakers surface in all walks and
professions. This site collects gems from the worlds of business,
education and civic organizations.
The Top 100 American Speeches as
selected by American
site contains both printable and audio versions of some of the
most significant speeches in American history.
Rhyming Dictionary If you are a poet
and know it, this site will help you write rhyming verses. If you
believe poetry does not need to rhyme, this site will be pretty useless.
Speechwriting Awards: Honoring Excelence In
A site for speechwriters who want to match
their skills with others in the profession.
Collections of everything speech-related
the WalMart for webpages, offers a listing of bloggers
with the best advice on speechwriting, public speaking and
The Quotations Page – A
good source for famous quotes
Living Life Fully - A
collection of motivational and inspirational quotes on a variety of
Quotations for Speakers - More
quotations to help you illustrate your points.
Inspirational Quotes -- Quotes on a comprehensive
list of topics from Acceptance to Work Ethic.
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