Common Speaker Pitfalls: Craig Valentine
Creating a Persuasive Speech Which Calls for Action Using an Outline Format*: University of North Carolina Greensboro Speaking Center
How to Conquer the Fear of Public Speaking: Psychology Today
How to Speak So that People Want to Listen: Julian Treasure TED Talk
International Debate Education Association: Debatabase: Leading provider of debate education, offering debate resources, debate training and debate events to educators, youth groups and young people across the world.
The New York Times Room for Debate: The Times invites knowledgeable outside contributors to discuss news events and other timely issues.
Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab: Effective Persuasion Presentation: Introduces students to a variety of factors that contribute to strong, effective, and ethical persuasion in their writing.
Bartleby.com: Familiar Quotations: over 11,000 searchable quotations
Bartleby.com: Quotations: 120,000 most authoritative quotations on the web, with 50,000 other short selections.
BrainyQuote: Family-friendly quotations from history's most prominent figures through to today's newsmakers - famous celebrities, athletes, politicians, authors, and everything in between.
Inspirational Quotes: Thousands of quotations by topic to inspire and motivate.
Quote Investigator: Records the investigatory work of Garson O’Toole who diligently seeks the truth about quotations. Who really said what?
The Quotations Page: Over 28,000 quotations online from over 3,400 authors.
Quoteland.com: Steps and search engine for tracking down quotes.
QuoteWorld.org: Over 15,000 quotations and famous quotes.
Wikiquote: Free online compendium of sourced quotations from notable people.
The American Presidency Project: Authoritative, non-partisan source for presidential public documents. Seeks to promote a more informed citizenry, high quality scholarly and media analysis, and a better understanding of American democracy throughout the world.
American Rhetoric Online Speech Bank: Database of and index to 5,000+ audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
C-SPAN: Live access to the proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and to other forums where public policy is discussed, debated and decided.
Congress.gov: Official website for U.S. federal legislative information.
CRS Reports: The Congressional Research Service approaches complex topics from a variety of perspectives and examines all sides of an issue. Staff members analyze current policies and present the impact of proposed policy alternatives.
Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World: Nonprofit project dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by inspirational, influential and contemporary, women from around the world.
History & Politics Out Loud: Listen to famous speeches made by influential leaders of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Miller Center: Presidential Speeches: Specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history and strives to apply the lessons of history and civil discourse to the nation's most pressing contemporary governance challenges.
National Jukebox: Historical recordings from the Library of Congress.
TED Talks: Nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). Covers almost all topics in more than 100 languages.