Helpful Speech Preparation Links
Quality Search Engines:
- Electronic Reference Resources
- How Stuff Works
- How Things Works
- The Librarians' Index to the Internet - The LII is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 6,200 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.
- The Internet Public Library - You will find links to reference works, magazines, and serials, newspapers, and online texts.
- THOR+ - Sponsored by the Purdue University library system, THOR is a virtual reference desk that contains browsable dictionaries, thesauruses, almanacs, maps, and many other resources for the researcher.
Print and Electronic Media:
Well-known Speeches from the Past:
Helpful Communication-related websites:
Public Speaking Skills and Speech Writing Websites:
- The Public Speaker's Page - A fantastic site by Maui Community College that can be very beneficial to public speaking students.
- A & B Public Speaking - A very helpful tool in organizing and writing your speech.
- How to Give an Effective Speech - An outline of some of the basics of giving an effective speech.
- Virtual Presentation Assistant - An on-line guide to structuring a presentation.
- LJLSeminars.com - Speaking expert Lenny Laskowski offers helpful speaking tips on this site, including "How to Gesture Effectively," "Five Ways to Make Your Body Speak," and "Elements of an Effective Speech."
- Guides about Speeches and Presentations - This unit, sponsored by Colorado State University, contains useful information on informative speeches, poster sessions, creating and using overheads, and speech delivery.
Managing Speech Anxiety: