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  Public speaking is one of the best (and fastest) ways to grow your author platform. Below is a collection of resourcesPublic Speaking Resources that may help you get started or improve your public speaking.

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Public Speaking Organizations
Public Speaking Resources
Speech Archive Sites
Public Speaking Articles
Speakers' Bureaus                                                                  Back to Public Speaking Page
   
 
Public Speaking Organizations
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  Dale Carnegie Training

International Speech Communication Association

National Speakers Association

Public Speaking Meetup Groups

Toastmasters
 
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Public Speaking Resources
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  Electronic Language Journals.  Links to the best electronic language journals and selected websites, collected by Lewis A. Armstrong, M.A., M.L.S.

Collection of Language Websites.  Links to selected language websites, collected by Lewis A. Armstrong, M.A., M.L.S.   

Electronic Communication Journals.  Links to the best electronic communication journals and selected websites, collected by Lewis A. Armstrong, M.A., M.L.S. 

Collection of Communication Websites.  Links to selected language websites, collected by Lewis A. Armstrong, M.A., M.L.S.

Public Speaking Online Resources.  A variety of resources, including how to organize a speech, how to fight nerves, how to gauge the audience, and how to evaluate a speech.

Presentation Tips.  Information on preparing and presenting a speech, with links to additional sites.

How to Make Presentations Accessible to All.  Tips to help you make your presentations, talks, meetings, and training accessible to all of your potential audience, including people with disabilities and others.

Improve your Communication Skills.  Inc. Magazine edition devoted to improving communication skills.

Effective Speechwriting.  About.com page on effective speechwriting with info on choosing a theme.

Speechwriting Under the Gun Articles by Nick Morgan from the Harvard Business School Archive.

Ragan Speechwriting Blog.  News and ideas for communications.

Toastmasters Speech Directory and Treasury of Resources

Presentation Prep Forms.  Free downloadable forms from Tim Koegel's The Exceptional Presenter.

Boring to Bravo.  Proven presentation techniques to engage, involve, and inspire your audience to action.

 

Six Minutes. Your guide to becoming a confident and effective speaker.

 
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  History Channel's Great Speeches.  Dozens of great speeches on the speech archive page.

Online Speech Bank.  An index to 5000+ full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons,lectures, and more.

Sample Speeches. Nine speech examples with a diversity of personal speaking styles, presentation strategies, audiences, and messages.

TED Talks. Amazing presentations from the annual Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference where the presenters are challenged to “give the speech of their life” within 12 to 18 minutes.

Top 100 American Speeches of the 20th Century.  This list unfortunately does not include the texts of the speeches, but enough information is given that a good librarian could help you find them. 
 
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Public Speaking Articles
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  When Your Presentation Crashes ... Who You Gonna Call?  
Eric Matson article from FAST COMPANY, Feb/March 1997.

10 Biggest Public Speaking Mistakes  from Toastmasters.com

20 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking from Toastmasters.com

New York Times articles on public speaking

Articles from the Advanced Public Speaking Institute

Public Speaking Articles from SelfGrowth.com

Articles on Public Speaking from PublicSpeakingInternational.com

Basics of Public Speaking from TeacherJoe.us
 
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