Public Speaking


The Great Dictator (1940.  Film.  Charlie Chaplin)


Answering and Asking Questions (Kansas State U)

Audio Archive

Body Language (Lapham’s Quarterly)

Brit Lit Resource Kits:  Text & Audio 

British Library:  Sounds

The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) 

Center for Gesture and Speech Research  (McNeil Lab) 

Charlie Chaplin Speaks (The Great Dictator)

Churchill Speech Method CREAM

Communications Toolkit (Michigan State U)

Figures of Speech (Grant Williams)

Gesture and Intonation (Dan Loehr)

How To Start A Podcast, According To The Pros At NPR

How to use Voice Recorder (Microsoft)

Ibiblio:  The Public’s Library and Digital Archive

I’m a Body Language Expert. Here’s What I Saw During the Conventions. (Joe Navarro)

International Phonetic Association

King George VI Addresses the Nation (BBC Archives)

LibriVox:  Accousitcal Liberation of Books in the Public Domain 

Lost Malcolm X Speech Heard Again 50 Years Later (NPR)

Manner of Speaking (House of Commons, Canada)

Nobel Prize Acceptance Speeches

Nonverbal Communication (Daniela Sime)

Online Etymology Dictionary 

Persuasive Speech Outline Template:  3 – 5 minutes

Physics in Speech (UNSW)

Plain Language Guidelines (USA)

Political Speeches (Wake Forest U)

Politics and the English Language (George Orwell) 

Prepare for Public Speaking (Volunteering Australia)

Presentation Tips

Punctuation in Speech and Writing

Public Speaking Tips (MIT) 

Rogerian Method of Argumentation Outline

Socratic Questions

Speaking (Stanford U)

Speech Accent Archive

Structuring Information through Gesture and Intonation (Jannedy & Mendoza-Denton) 

Stuttering Foundation

Thesaurus (Merriam-Webster)

This I Believe 

This I Believe Personal Essay Writing Challenge

Tip Sheets (University Speaking Centre, UNC Greensborough) 

Train the Trainer Manual:  Presentation Tips 

Unspeakable English:  Cussing  (BBC)

What if… (How to Tell Better Lies)



Then read from the treasured volume
The poem of thy choice,
And lend to the rhyme of the poet
The beauty of thy voice.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


The Odyssey (Homer)   …   And grey-eyed Athene sent them a favourable gale, a fresh West Wind, singing over the wine-dark sea. 

And Telemachus called unto his company and bade them lay hands on the tackling, and they hearkened to his call. So they raised the mast of pine tree and set it in the hole of the cross plank, and made it fast with forestays, and hauled up the white sails with twisted ropes of oxhide. And the wind filled the belly of the sail, and the dark wave seethed loudly round the stem of the running ship, and she fleeted over the wave, accomplishing her path. Then they made all fast in the swift black ship, and set mixing bowls brimmed with wine, and poured drink offering to the deathless gods that are from everlasting, and in chief to the grey eyed daughter of Zeus. So all night long and through the dawn the ship cleft her way.