Helpful Speech Preparation Links
Quality Search Engines:
- Academic Info. - This is a directory of quality internet resources tailored to a college audience.
- 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.
Print and Electronic Media:
- AJR NewsLink
- CNN Interactive
- Los Angeles Times
- National Geographic Online
- New York Times
- USA Today
- The Washington Post
- Internet Public Library Links to Online Newspapers Worldwide
- Newspapers of the World on the Internet
- Bartlett's Familiar Quotations - If you want to sprinkle your speech with an elegant quotation, this site is the place to go.
- Quotations Home Page - Over 18,000 quotes, organized into 30 categories, most with attributions.
Well-known Speeches from the Past:
- American Rhetoric: Online Speech Bank - An amazing collection of multi-media and written speeches from American public address.
- The Gallup Organization - Excellent source for surveys and polls on thousands of topics.
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.
- 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."
Managing Speech Anxiety:
- Overcoming Speech Anxiety in Meetings and Presentations - This is a helpful article by well-known consultant and professional speaker Lenny Laskowski; see related links.