Communications and Media
22 Presentations and Public Speaking
This toolkit was created to support presenters in creating accessible and inclusive online and in-person presentations.
Advanced Public Speaking (BETA) (CC BY)
This advanced public speaking textbook is designed to encourage you as a speaker and to help you sharpen your skills. It is written to feel like you are sitting with a trusted mentor over coffee as you receive practical advice on speaking.
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.
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.
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.