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- English > Public Speaking > Public Speaking
- Reading, Writing and Speaking (KidsClick)
Provides resources compiled by librarians.
- Public Speaking
- How to Reduce Public Speaking Fear (StressCure.com - Orman)
"If you correctly understand the hidden causes of public speaking stress, and if you keep just a few key principles in mind, speaking in public will soon become an invigorating and satisfying experience for you." 3-05
- Boy Suspended for Speaking Spanish (MSNBC News)
Zach Rubio reportedly was talking in Spanish to a friend during a break at Endeavor Alternative School. The account further states that a teacher overheard the exchange and the principal then suspended the student for talking in Spanish. "The school district has officially rescinded his punishment and said that speaking a foreign language is not grounds for suspension. Meanwhile, the Rubio family has retained a lawyer, who says a civil rights lawsuit may be in the offing."
"Conflicts are bursting out nationwide over bilingual education, 'English-only' laws, Spanish-language publications and advertising, and other linguistic collisions. Language concerns have been a key aspect of the growing political movement to reduce immigration." 12-05
- Oral Communication Assessment (NWREL)
Provides a rubric for assessing oral communication. In PDF format. 9-01
- Speech Tips (Allyn and Bacon - Doyle)
Provides suggestions to assess your situation, analyze your audience, research your topic, organize and write your speech, and deliver your presentation. 3-05
- Oral Presentation Rubrics Creator (Rubistar)
Provides printable forms and selectable content for creating rubrics to evaluate presentations. Requires signing up. 3-05
- Rhetoric by Cicero (Tinkler)
Provides instructions on public speaking by the ancient Roman, Cicero. It deals with the deliberative and demonstrative genres of rhetoric. 3-05
- Forbes, James Alexander (NOW with Bill Moyers)
"In their March 4, 1996 issue, Newsweek magazine recognized Forbes as one of the 12 'most effective preachers' in the English-speaking world. He was designated as one of America’s greatest Black preachers by Ebony magazine in 1984 and 1993. Forbes won the Alumni Charter Day Award of Howard University for Distinguished Post Graduate Achievement In Ministry. In 1995 he emerged in the Baylor University Survey as one of twelve remarkable and most effective preachers in the English-speaking world."
"On June 1, 1989, The Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes, Jr. was installed as the fifth Senior Minister of The Riverside Church. Forbes is the first African-American to serve as Senior Minister of one of the largest multicultural congregations in the nation. He is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches and the Original United Holy Church of America." 12-03
- Foreign Policy: Kerry (Issue2000.org)
"In contrast to the dangerous mix of isolationism and unilateralism that characterizes the Republicans, [I support] speaking from a position of strength on international issues-the multilateral cooperative tradition of democratic internationalism forged in the course of two world wars and the cold war. It acknowledges that multilateral organizations are vehicles for the promotion of our ideals and the protection of our interests around the world. And it recognizes that those ideals and interests in this globalized world are consistent with the peace, prosperity, and self-determination of every country on earth."
"Democratic internationalists understand that there are times when America must challenge the UN, NATO, and our allies to stand up for their own preferred values. And they also realize that there are times when America must be challenged to live up to its values as well. America has taken a rare step in human history in arguing that its interests and the world's are one." 2-04
- -09-01-04 Kerry Vows to "Win War" on Terrorism (CNN News)
"Speaking to the American Legion national convention Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry said that despite an earlier statement by President Bush, the United States can and will win the war against terrorism." 8-04
- 10-10-04 Soldiers in Iraq Express Frustration (MSNBC News)
"Several members of the platoon said they were struck by the difference between the way the war was being portrayed in the United States and the reality of their daily lives."
" 'Every day you read the articles in the States where it's like,' "Oh, it's getting better and better," said Lance Cpl. Jonathan Snyder, 22, of Gettysburg, Pa. 'But when you're here, you know it's worse every day.' "
" 'The reality right now is that the most dangerous opinion in the world is the opinion of a U.S. serviceman,' said Lance Cpl. Devin Kelly, 20, of Fairbanks, Alaska."
"Lance Cpl. Alexander Jones, 20, of Ball Ground, Ga., agreed: 'We're basically proving out that the government is wrong,' he said. 'We're catching them in a lie.' "
"Asked if he was concerned that the Marines would be punished for speaking out, Autin responded: 'What are they going to do, send us to Iraq?' " 10-04
- Rhetoric - Classical Rhetoric (Rhetoric.org)
Provides links to classical rhetoric sources, such as Cicero. 3-05
- Toastmasters Leadership Development Program (Toastmasters)
Provides leadership training and communication skills development. Must be at least 18 years old to join.
- How to Plan, Write, and Deliver a Speech (SpeechTips.com)
"Your free guide to speech writing and public speaking for eulogies, graduations, best man, father of the bride and any other public speaking engagement." 3-05
- How to Write a Speech (About.com - Kelly)
Provides a guide to writing a speech. 3-05
- What Does Your Use of Language Reveal? (PBS.org)
"We use language to express our identity. Our way of speaking varies and changes to reflect who we are and who we want to be. Carmen Fought asks the provocative questions: What does your speech say about you?" 3-05
- Language Prejudice (PBS.org)
"We often make snap decisions about character and intelligence based on our language biases. Decisions that can at times have devasting consequences." 3-05
- "Standard American" Dialect for Improving Job Success (PBS.org)
"The thinking behind My True Voice was straightforward: teach a Standard American dialect to underserved children and increase their chances for future success in the working world." 3-05
- "Standard American" Dialect and Dialects (PBS.org)
"Social scientists estimate the number of U.S. dialects range from a basic three - New England, Southern and Western/General America - to 24 or more . Some researchers go so far as to suggest it's actually impossible to count the number of dialects in the United States because under a loose definition of the term, thousands of cities, towns and groups have their own varieties or dialects." 3-05