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American Presidency Project

Wooley, John; Peters, Gerhard.

This website includes audio and/or video files of presidential speeches and addresses startig with President Herbert Hoover.

Online Speech Bank

American Rhetoric.

This website includes the full text scripts, audio files and/or video files of hundreds of current and historic political speeches, movie speeches, Native American speeches, and more.

Selecting a speech topic

St. John, Ron.

This website features a list of hundreds of possible speech topics.

Books and ebooks

101 secrets of highly effective speakers : controlling fear, commanding attention

Krannich, Caryl Rae. (2nd ed., PN 4121 .K94 2002)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 4121 .K94 2002

Before you begin -- Plan to exceed expectations -- Build your body, your speech body -- Command attention: your introduction sets the tone -- Close with power -- Prepare lika a pro -- Control fear -- Command attention: your demeanor conveys authority -- Sharpen your delivery -- Respond to your audience -- And in conclusion -- Appendix

Butterflies be gone : a hands-on approach to sweat-proof public speaking

Bell, Arthur H.. (McGraw-Hill, 2008)
McNichols Campus Library

Available through ebrary (Off-campus access requires authentication)

Complete guide to public speaking

Davidson, Jeffrey P.. (Wiley, 2003.)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 4121 .D385 2003

How to Say It for Women

Mindell, Phyllis. (Prentice Hall, 2001)
McNichols Campus Library
HF 5718 .M553 2001

What the language of success will do for you: Follow the leaders to the language of success: Leave the sad stories behind -- Throw off your shackles: Break free of the grammar of weakness -- Assert yourself: Use the grammar of power -- Words that work: Choose them wisely -- Get organized: Recipe for confident communication -- Stand up and speak like a woman: Perfect your presentations -- Body language of power: Lead without words -- Success has its style: Play your role with panache -- Writing the language of success: Use the mighty pen -- Why can't a woman read more like a man? Empowerment through reading -- "But I thought you said...": Precise listening prevents problems -- Running the world--onward and upward -- Executive suite: How to lead with the language of success -- Issues and answers: Putting it all together in a complex world -- Our heroes, ourselves: Empower yourself and others -- Bookshelf -- About well-read.

Lend me your ears ; all you need to know about making speeches and presentations

Atkinson, J. Maxwell. (Oxford University Press, 2005)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 4129.15 .A85 2005

Table of Contents

Available in print or online in ebrary (off-campus access requires authentication).

Lost Art of the Great Speech : How to Write One - How to Deliver It

Dowis, Richard. (AMACOM, 2000)
PN 4121 .D78 2000

Available in print or online in ebrary (off-campus access requires authentication).

Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker

Nowak, Achim. (Allworth Press, 2004)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 4129.15 .N68 2004

Voice -- Body movement -- Gestures -- Eye contact -- Energy -- Finding the intention -- Selecting the frame -- Embracing humor -- Inviting dialogue -- Transforming resistance -- Clarifying values -- Releasing fear -- Choosing spontaneity -- Dismantling the box.

Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience

Gallo, Carmine. (McGraw Hill, 2010)
McNichols Campus Library
HF 5718.22 .G35 2010

Presentation skills for students

Emden, Joan Van. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 4129.15 .V36 2010

Presentations that Change Minds: Strategies to Persuade, Convince, and Get Results

Gordon, Josh. (McGraw-Hill, c2006)
McNichols Campus Library
HF 5718.22 .G67 2006

Presentations that Persuade and Motivate

(Harvard Business School Press, 2004)
HF 5718.22 .P74 2004

Public speaking : building competency in stages

Ferguson, Sherry Devereaux. (Oxford University Press, 2008)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 4129.15 .F47 2008

Speak up! : oral presentation skills

Garner, Simon. (Insight Media, 2003.)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 4129.15 .S64 2003

"Covers steps to creating a successful oral report in school, including choosing a topic and format, research and writing, adding interest, practicing and timing, and putting it all together." (22 min.)

Student's guide to presentations : making your presentation count

Chivers, Barbara.. (SAGE Publications, 2007)

Available through ebrary (Off-campus access requires authentication)

Toastmasters International Guide to Successful Speaking: Overcoming Your Fears, Winning Over Your Audience, Building Your Business & Careeer

Slutsky, Jeff.; Aun, Michael. (Dearborn, 1997)

Available in the NetLibrary database (Off-campus access requires authentication)

Voice : onstage and off

Barton, Robert. (Routledge, 2011)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 4162 .B27 2011

Visual communication research designs

Kenney, Keith R.. (Routledge, 2009)
McNichols Campus Library
P 93.5 .K46 2009

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