Visit the The Douglass Archives of American Public Address
to find examples of famous speeches made in the United States. Douglass is an electronic archive of American oratory and related documents intended to serve general scholarship and courses in American rhetorical history. Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, hosts the site.
Access the electronic text of the book Teaching and Persuasive Communication: Class Presentation Skills by Patricia Hogan Hamm, Ph.D., presented by the Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning
. This handbook is intended to provide teachers and students with a starting point in developing and assessing their public speaking skills by examining what communication is, what aspects of communication the speaker has control over, and what kinds of rhetorical options are available to the speaker.
Sweet Briar College’s website Gifts of Speech: Women’s Speeches from Around the World
is dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches made by influential contemporary women.
Access Teaching Online’s Confidence in Public Speaking
oral language lesson for middle or high school at http://www.teachingonline.org/publicspeaking.html