Contact:
Speech Communication Center
Shewmaker 207
Office: (417) 873-6876
Fax: (417) 873-7897
speechcenter@drury.edu

Helpful Speech Preparation Links

Quality Search Engines:

Reference Sites:

Print and Electronic Media:

Quotations Websites:

Well-known Speeches from the Past:

Research Tools:

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: