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Speech: Books and eBooks

Use this guide to help you start your research as you begin brainstorming and composing your speeches for SPCH 1101

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Great Speeches for Better Speaking

Great Speeches for Better Speaking

Master the art of persuasion with lessons from the best speakers of our time.

Speeches That Defined the World

Speeches That Defined the World

Speeches that Defined the World is a collection of the most potent and memorable speeches throughout history. These speeches highlight recurring themes such as politics and power, war and peace, civil rights and human rights. What they all have in common is the power to inspire – emotionally, politically and socially.

Suggested eBooks

Speak with Confidence!

Every presentation you make—whether to 6 or 6,000—is an opportunity to advance your ideas and your career! Speak with Confidence! gives you the tools and techniques you need to make the most of that speaking opportunity

The Book on Public Speaking

The Book on Public Speaking takes a head-on approach and challenges the status quo for business leaders that speak in front of their staff, board of directors, and the public. After reading this book you will be privy to the most current methods for speaking to an audience for maximum impact in today's more sophisticated and skeptical culture

Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever

Karen Hough doesn't want you to be "perfect." People fear public speaking because they worry about having to conform to all sorts of handed-down rules that tie them up in knots and put their audiences to sleep. It's authenticity and passion that win people over, she says, not "polish." But you can't be authentic if you're following guidelines that drain the life and personality out of your presentation.

Public Speaking

From the organization of a speech to knowing your audience, your vocals, and the delivery, this essential guide covers an entire course on public speaking yet is handy enough to reference throughout your speech preparation.