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TED Talks: The official TED guide to public speaking by C. Anderson

Call Number: PN 4129.15 .A53 2017

ISBN: 1472244443

Publication Date: 2017

Public speaking : finding your voice by Osborn, Michael, 1937-

Call Number: PN 4129.15 .O83 2015

ISBN: 1292059982

Publication Date: 2015

Presentation Skills by Michael Weiss

Call Number: HF5718.22 .W456 2015

ISBN: 1606498770

Publication Date: 2015

How to Deliver a Ted Talk by Jeremey Donovan

Call Number: HF 5718.22 .D66 2014

ISBN: 9780071831598

Publication Date: 2014

The Art of Public Speaking by Stephen Lucas

Call Number: PN 4129.15 .L83 2012

ISBN: 9780073406732

Publication Date: 2012


Principles of Public Speaking by Kathleen M. German; Bruce E. Gronbeck; Douglas Ehninger; Alan H. Monroe

Call Number: PN 4121 .E36 2010

ISBN: 0205653960

Publication Date: 2010

The Audience, the Message, the Speaker by John Hasling

Call Number: PN 4129.15 .H38 2010

ISBN: 9780073385044

Publication Date: 2009


Open Source Ebooks

Stand Up, Speak Out - The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking

Public Speaking : Practice & Ethics - by Jason S Wrench (2012)

Public Speaking: the virtual text - by the

Chapter1 of Essentials of Public Speaking (5th Ed) - by Cheryl Hamilton; Cengage books, 2012

Successful Public Speaking

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Presentation Skills by Michael Weiss

ISBN: 1606498770

Publication Date: 2015

Lead Like Reagan by Dan Quiggle

ISBN: 1118928458

Publication Date: 2014

Prophets, Gurus, and Pundits (ebook) by Anna M. Young

Call Number: P301 .Y686 2014 EB

ISBN: 9780809332953

Publication Date: 2014

Taking the Stage (ebook) by Judith Humphrey

Call Number: HD6054.3 .H85 2014 EB

ISBN: 9781118958407

Publication Date: 2014

The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence by John Baldoni

Call Number: HD57.7 .B348944 2014eb

ISBN: 9780814433805

Publication Date: 2013

Online Course on Public Speaking

Introduction to Public Speaking by University of Washington

Instructor : Dr. Matt McGarrity, Senior Lecturer

Department of Communication, University of Washington

  • Self-paced online course;
  • 18 hours videos, quizzes, and peer assessments;
  • This course does not offer Verified Certificates;
  • Subtitles: English.


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American Speech

Coverage: 1925 to Present

Quarterly Journal of Speech

Coverage: 1915 to Present (Earlier Quarterly Journal of Public Speaking)

Executive Speeches

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Vital Speeches of the Day

Coverage: 1934 to present

Open Courseware on Public Speaking

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Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses for anyone to take, for free.

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Conversational Currency

As a Public Speaker you are expected to keep up with the current, global, classic newsworthy events on topics of communication, leadership, special interest and be able to discuss it in class or when required.

Be informed, read newspapers, news magazines, and watch news shows (CNN, BBC, France24, Al Arabia, Al Rai, Al Jazeera International, KTV2), etc., to keep up-to-date on current events.

Students are expected to pay attention to current and classic events and news items about the topics of communication and special interest. Students should be able to discuss, the who, what, when, why and how of the story.

Remember that while you have a right to your opinion but you must respect the right of your classmates, colleagues to have differing opinions as well.


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Great speeches : volume 20 (DVD) by Education Video Group.

Call Number: PN 6122 DVD.115 2006

ISBN: 0073348341

Publication Date: 2006

Great speeches, volume 18 [videorecording] by The Educational Video Group, Great speeches Inc.,

Call Number: PN 6122 VC.13 2003

ISBN: 0618312757

Publication Date: 2003

Public speaking [videorecording] : student speeches video by Osborn, Michael, 1937-

Call Number: PN 4121 VC.14 2006

ISBN: 0618531998

Publication Date: 2006


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