Allyn & Bacon Public Speaking Website
Five modules that you can use along with your textbook to learn about the process of public speaking and to help you prepare your speeches.
Craig Valentine’s Blog Articles
A series of articles by a master speaker on how to improve your speaking skills.
Lenny Laskowski Free Monthly Speaking Tips
Lenny Laskowski is an international professional speaker and an expert on presentation skills and related topics. Below are a collection of Lenny’s most requested monthly speaking tips.
Manner of Speaking
If you’re looking for informative and entertaining tips to improve your public speaking skills, you’ve come to the right place. Have a look around and enjoy your stay.
Response to the Akron Beacon Journal Attack on Homeschooling. By Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn, two homeschoolers.
Rules of Debate
Parliamentary debate is a formal contest of rhetorical skill between two opposing pairs in the traditions of a parliamentary body. American Parliamentary Debate Association.
Toastmasters’ 10 Tips For Successful Public Speaking
Feeling some nervousness before giving a speech is natural and healthy. It shows you care about doing well. But, too much nervousness can be detrimental. Here’s how you can control your nervousness and make effective, memorable presentations.
A chart to help you judge the quality of a speech.
Write a Speech
Takes you step by step through the process of organizing and writing a speech.
Douglass Archive of American Public Address
An electronic archive of American oratory and related documents.
President Barack Hussein Obama’s Inaugural Address
America: In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come.
Thomas Jefferson On Politics & Government
Our most eloquent spokesman on the founding principles of American self-government. The excerpts were chosen, not for their historical significance, but as an expression of Jefferson’s principles of government that have relevance for us today.
Homeschool Debate Groups
National Christian Forensics and Communications Association
NCFCA believes that formal speech and debate can provide a means for home schooled students to learn and exercise analytical and oratorical skills, addressing life issues from a Biblical worldview in a manner that glorifies God.
Parliamentary Debate and Speech Association of Logical Thinkers
A Parliamentary Debate League for Homeschool Students ages 12-18, in the Greater Kansas City area.
Find or start a Speakers League club. Become part of our fast-growing global community of youth-run public speaking clubs.
American Legal Experience
A “camp” for budding lawyers, it offers students a unique opportunity to learn general speaking and communication through a concentrated focus on the American judicial system. Camps held at four California universities.
A List Of Fallacious Arguments
“The jawbone of an ass is just as dangerous a weapon today as in Sampson’s time.”
— Richard Nixon
National Forensic League
Contests are held in Policy Debate, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Legislative Debate, Public Forum (Ted Turner) Debate, United States Extemporaneous Speaking, International Extemporaneous Speaking, Original Oratory, Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Commentary, Impromptu Speaking, Prose Reading, Poetry Reading, Expository Speaking and Storytelling.
Find a Topic
Use this page to think about your speaking goal. Then browse through topical lists for ideas for your subject.
List of 100+ best persuasive speech topics
When you’re passionate about the subject you are speaking on, it will automatically come through in your delivery, helping you to gain your audience’s trust and attention.