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Public Speaking Research Guide


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The purpose of this guide is to help you find information in the Newton Gresham Library and on the internet which will be useful in preparing and delivering a speech. 

This guide is not comprehensive; it serves as a starting point for your research.


Own any occasion: mastering the art of speaking and presenting
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Dazzle ‘em with style: the art of oral scientific presentation
Q223 .A63 2006, Main

Elements of great speechmaking: adding drama & intrigue
PN4121 .S536 2004, Main

High-Impact Public Speaking for Business and the Professions
HF5718 .O33 1997 EB, Electronic Book

How of WOW: a guide to giving a speech that will positively blow’em away
PN4193 .B8 C37 2005, Main

Speak to win: how to present with power in any situation
PN4129.15 .T73 2008, Main (also Electronic Book)

Truth about confident presenting
PN4129.15 .O76 2008, Electronic Book

The woman’s public speaking handbook
PN4192 .W65 N38 2004, Main

Subject Headings

Examples of terms that can be used to find materials about how to prepare and deliver a speech are listed below.  These can be used when searching for books, journal articles, and websites.

Public speaking

Demonstrative speech / Demonstration speech


Informative speech

Speeches, addresses, etc.

Motivational speech

Speech anxiety

Narrative speech

Speech apprehension

Persuasive speech

Speech outline

Special occasion speech

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