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Learn By Example: Great Speeches
Includes an online speech bank with video, audio, and transcripts.
Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World
Gifts of Speech is a non-profit project, sponsored by Sweet Briar College, dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by inspirational, influential and contemporary, women from around the world. It only includes transcripts for included speeches.
History Channel: Famous Speeches & Audio
Includes video and audio for famous speeches on a variety of topics.
British Library Sounds
Wide range of audio for topics including accents and dialect, oral history, and sound recording history.
American RadioWorks: Say It Plain, Say It Loud
African American Speeches. Offers background information, transcripts, and audio.
Thanks to the libraries at Butler University.
Videos about Public Speaking
Public Speaking Resources
Books & eBooks
Ebook Central This link opens in a new window
Contains over 130,000 full-text e-books in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines. There is a powerful user interface that includes highlighting, bookmarking and automatic citations.
Good Arguments by
Call Number: BC 177 .H645 2017
Publication Date: 2017-08-22
This brief introduction to making effective arguments helps readers to understand the basics of sound reasoning and to learn how to use it to persuade others.
How to Deliver a Ted Talk by
Call Number: PN 4129.15 .D656 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-24
A complete guide for creating presentations that inspire others through your story.Based on intensive study of the most popular TEDTalks, this step-by-step playbook shows you how to select your topic, craft your narrative, master your delivery, and refine your design.
7 Steps to Fearless Speaking by
Call Number: PN 4121 .W3865 1999
Publication Date: 1999-04-26
Top communications consultant Lilyan Wilder offers some sound advice on how to overcome the crippling inhibition of public speaking.