How to study and write for Speech
Personal Report of Communication Apprehension
How nervous are you? This assessment categories the anxiety into group discussion, meetings, interpersonal, and public speaking. See what bothers you most.
Reducing Speech Anxiety
Giving a speech is the #1 fear. Worse than the fear of death. HELP.
A Speech! ... I can't give a Speech!
Oh, but you can and here's how.
Choose a Topic
Not as easy as it sounds.
Managing Nervousness During Presentations
Causes and cures. Yeah! Learn performance strategies.
Public Speaking: How to Close a Speech
Don't speak too long. Here are some good ideas for ending your speech.
Strategies for the First Speech and Impromptu Speeches
This site not only includes presentation tips, but also pre-speech strategies.
Practical tips to help you make it from your chair to the front of the room for the speech.
Two words: Research and Practice
Speeches just don't happen. You have to practice them. Yes - outloud!
Giving an Oral Presentation
Mostly in college we are asked to give oral presentations rather than formal speeches. Still the strategies for both are similar. This Australian University provides points for using visual aids as well as dealing with nervousness.
Information Organization Strategies for Speech
Gives examples not only of speech flash cards but also of speech matrixes and several other ways to organize your information so you can remember it for your speech!
Oral Presentation Checklist
This 5 part checklist can be read online or you can download the whole checklist to post on your bulletin board in your study area.
Reading, Memory and Test Preparation Strategies for Speech
Now that you're organized, you may still need more help in memorizing that speech. Check out the memory strategies here. There are also test taking and reading speeches strategies, just in case you need these as well to pass the course!
Improving Your Speaking Skills
This video/powerpoint presentation includes 10 tips for Great Communication. (Requires RealMedia player. Free download.)
Making an Oral Presentation
Can you convince your audience that they have something to gain from listening to you? Here is a straightforward list for a successful presentation.
Designing Effective Oral Presentations
After college, you may spend more time creating oral presentations than writing papers. Better get started now to learn how.
How do I write a speech, if I am not going to read it?