Communications and Media

19 Presentations and Public Speaking

Last update: Mar 9/20

Textbooks

Exploring Public Speaking, 4th Edition (CC BY-NC-SA)

Exploring Public Speaking is a textbook for basic public speaking courses or courses that include basic public speaking skills as one of their primary learning outcomes. Standout features include coverage of PowerPoint, audience analysis and responsiveness, ethics in public speaking, persuasion, special occasion speeches, and structure of speeches. Because it was written by communication professors with decades of experience in the classroom, Exploring Public Speaking is made to fit the needs of basic public speaking students.

Videos

Public Speaking with an Interpreter (CC BY)

A video and transcript guide on public speaking with an interpreter created by Rev. Clement Wen, PhD candidate and Tutor at the University of Edinburgh in the area of Systematic Theology. Drawing primarily from sermons given by Clement in which the languages used were English and Chinese, much of the guidances are transferable to many different bilingual public speaking occasions, situations, and engagements.

Websites

The Public Speaking Project (CC BY-NC-ND)

An archive copy of a website that offers an assortment of virtual tools to help users improve their public speaking skills. A variety of speech professionals who are dedicated to providing free and low cost instructional materials contributed their original work. Here is where you can access The Virtual Text.

License

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OER by Discipline Directory by BCcampus is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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