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- Informative Speech
Speaker teaches his/her audience by conveying information and facts about objects, processes, events, or concepts.
- Persuasive Speech
Speaker takes a stance on an issue and uses arguments to convert the audience to his or her point of view.
Think of something you know a lot about, like a hobby, or something you want to learn more about. Keep in mind that finding sources is much easier if your topic isn't obscure. Read a newspaper or watch the news to find out what issues are hot and talked about a lot.
- Speech and Term Paper Topics - get ideas for a speech topic.
Viewpoints - books on current topics like
abortion, the death penalty, gambling, and much more. Search CUNYPlus for books to check out.
- Lamm, Kathryn (1995). 10000 Ideas for Term
Papers, Projects, Reports and Speeches. New York: ARCO.
Location: Stacks - LB 1047.3.I35 1998
It takes time to research, write a book and get it published, so it is difficult to find a book on a very current subject. For example, it is extremely unlikely that you could have found a well-researched book on the events of September 11th as early as December 2001.
Articles in magazines and journals are published on a weekly or monthly basis, or in the case of newspapers, even daily. This means it is much easier to find articles on current topics.
- Most of the library's journals are available in databases. The databases can be used in the library and off campus.
- The library also subscribes to many journals and magazines in print. For help finding articles go to the Periodicals room in the back of the library (S-400).
Anybody can publish on the Web. Just because a Website exists doesn't mean the information in it is reliable. Therefore, it is important to evaluate Web content before you use it in a speech or paper.
- De la Cruz, Adriano (2000). Curso de oratoria : como aprender a hablar en publico en diez horas. Santo Domingo : Editora Collado.
Location: Stacks - PN 4128.D35
- DeVito, Joseph A. (2000). The
Elements of Public Speaking. New York : Longman.
Location: Stacks - PN 4121.D389
- Lucas, Stephen (2012). The
Art of Public Speaking. Boston : McGraw-Hill.
Location: Stacks - PN 4121.L72 2001
- Informative Speaking
Structure and outline of an informative speech with a method to improve delivery.
- Tips for stage presence and gestures when delivering a speech.
- (2000)The American Reader: Words that Moved a Nation. New York, NY : Perennial.
Location: Stacks - E173 .A753 1990
- (1996)Voices of Multicultural America: Notable Speeches Delivered by African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans. New York : Gale Research.
Location: Stacks - PS 663.M55 V64 1996