"General" Speech Sites

Sites Explanation of Resource
National Communication Association This NCA site offers a panoramic view of the communication discipline.
Toastmasters International View this site to find a branch of this organization near you and to review some public speaking tips.
McLennan Community College Links The Speech Department at McLennan Community College offers a collection of links: communication ethics; communication process; corporate, cultural, gender, health, and interpersonal communication; listening, oral language style, persuasion, preparation….
Speechmastery Developed and maintained by Jonathan Steele, this site provides the basics of all aspects of the speech-making process.
Public Speaking: An Online Resource Guide The Wise Old Sayings website provides public speaking resources, including websites and apps.
Public Speaking: An Online Resource Guide Same name as above but with different content. This QuotesPill site provides pitfalls, websites, blogs, educational courses, mobile apps, articles, and tools---all with a public speaking emphasis.
Speaking Tips Stephen Boyd provides various resources.
Silva Rhetoricae This site by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University provides a” guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric.  This site is intended to help beginners, as well as experts, make sense of rhetoric, both on the small scale (definitions and examples of specific terms) and on the large scale (the purposes of rhetoric, the patterns into which it has fallen historically as it has been taught and practiced for 2000+ years).”
Internet Speech Activities This site provides ideas on how to use the internet during various stages of creating a speech.
Kurylo’s Communication Links Index Comprehensive site that lists dozens of web sites on a variety of communication topics.
The Art of Speaking in Public While the title of this site is similar to the one above, this site is “manned” by one person. He claims that “contents of this web site are recommended resources by many esteemed organizations and educational institutions all over the world. Every single tip given here, has been used by me for years, so I am sure they’d be helpful to you too.” You be the judge.
Speaking Resources: Succeed in Public Speaking This page is a general resource on public speaking topics: fear of speaking, business presentations, resources, and so on. The link to anecdotes to use in speeches is especially easy to use. If anecdotes are what you need, check out Anecdotage.com. An anecdote will pop up, but then you can conduct your own topic/anecdote search.
A Guide to Public Speaking Voices.com provides some helpful hints for giving a presentation.
Six Minutes: Speaking and Presentation Skills This page is a an archive of articles by the editor and founder of Six Minutes, Andrew Dlugan, who is also an award-winning speaker and speech evaluator.
Speech Topics This site by Bedford St. Martin publishers provides a variety of topics categorized by purposes: inform, persuade, special occasion.
Demonstration Speech Topics Find some “how to” topics here as well as a sample outline for a demonstration speech.
Speech Tips This site includes some quick tips on how to prepare a speech.
Presentation Tips The site Presentation Skills.com includes numerous tips and resources about presenting a speech.
Dave’s Guide to Speechwriting According to Dave, this site “is a resource of advice on the step by step process of speech writing, the synthesis of “speakable prose” (as opposed to readable prose), the use of oratorical devices, and presentation tips. I’ve also included a few samples of competitive and graduation speeches to illustrate the methods discussed.”
SpeechWriter 2.0 with Fletcher Dean Read speech-related news, such as “McChrystal Speech a Model of Eloquence” from July 30, 2010.
Studying Great Speeches School for Champions uses “great” speeches as a means to teach speech basics.
Using Transitions
Making Connections with Transitions
These various sites provide examples of transitions and how to use them.
The Critical Thinking Community Critical Thinking on the Web Both sites provide resources for information and sites related to critical thinking.
Computerized Speech Writer According to the site’s author, “I have programmed a computerized speech writer that you can use to outline a simple speech.” Check it out if outlining and organizing is a problem for you.
Advanced Public Speaking Institute Various articles related to all aspects of public speaking can be accessed at this site.
Corporate Conference Calls A collection of resources provide information on how to “manage speech anxiety, prepare a speech and deliver it with style and confidence.”
MacMillan Pronunciation Dictionary This site allows speakers to hear how words are pronounced.
Delivery Tips SpeechTips.com presents some delivery tips.
Exploring Nonverbal Communication This site presents an overview of nonverbal communication.
Using Note cards This Flash movie reviews the basics of creating and using note cards. It includes a review quiz at the end.
Speaking Five Ways to Make Your Body Speak by Lenny Laskowski Practical delivery advice from Lenny.
Aristotle’s Rhetoric “Welcome to the online version of Aristotle’s Rhetoric . These hypertext pages are based on the 1954 translation of noted classical scholar W. Rhys Roberts.”
The Ultimate Public Speaking Resource Guide Links to resources on a variety of public speaking topics.
PresentationSkills.me College student Lale Byquist has create this collection of “FREE materials and exercises that can help students better navigate the many aspects of public speaking.”

This page developed and maintained by Kathleen Beauchene. Send comments and suggestions to kbeauchene@ccri.edu.

Last Updated: 5/17/19