Speech Writing Resources

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Here is the collection of speech writing resource links.

Aphorisms Galore
Aphorisms Galore provides a large collection of aphorisms that can be browsed by author and subject.

Dave's Guide to Speechwriting
Dave's Guide contains advice on the process of speech writing, the synthesis of speech prose, the use of oratorical devices, and speech presentation tips.

Glossary of Rhetorical Terms
An online glossary of rhetorical terms complete with examples.

How to Write a Great Speech
This article by Joanna Cutrara on Grammarly provides tips about writing a speech, including the step-by-step process and the speech's structure.

John Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations
Online edition of the well-known reference. Provides collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.

LJLSeminars monthly speaking tips
Contains articles about delivering effective speeches and speech writing.

National Speakers Association (NSA)
The NSA is an organization for experts who speak professionally. Since 1973, NSA has provided resources and education designed to enhance the business skills and platform performance of professional speakers.

A print magazine and online resource for speakers.

Quotes from Books
A collection of quotes from select books as well as quotes from books on a variety of topics. Quotes can help make a speech more interesting.

SpeakerNet News
SpeakerNet News is a weekly email newsletter sent each Friday to over 2700 professional speakers, consultants, trainers, and authors.

Speechwriting News
Coverage of speechwriting in the news from our blogs

Ten Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking Skills
A collection of ten handy public speaking tips from Marjorie North for the Harvard extension website.

The International Platform Association
The International Platform Association's members take an active interest in the vital issues affecting the world. In the ancient tradition of the lecture platform, it brings people, ideas and issues together for open and free discourse.

Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization for amateur and professional speakers. Members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment.

Top 100 Speeches
American Rhetoric ranks the Top 100 speeches of the 20th century.