31 Presentations and Public Speaking

Last update: Mar 7/24

Supplementary Materials

Presenter Toolkit: Creating and Facilitating an Accessible Presentation by Rebecca Shortt (CC BY)

This toolkit was created to support presenters in creating accessible and inclusive online and in-person presentations.


Advanced Public Speaking (BETA)  by Lynn Meade (CC BY)

This advanced public speaking textbook is designed to encourage you as a speaker and to help you sharpen your skills. It is written to feel like you are sitting with a trusted mentor over coffee as you receive practical advice on speaking.

Exploring Public Speaking, 4th Edition by Barbara Tucker and Matthew LeHew (CC BY-NC-SA)

Exploring Public Speaking is a textbook for basic public speaking courses or courses that include basic public speaking skills as one of their primary learning outcomes. Standout features include coverage of PowerPoint, audience analysis and responsiveness, ethics in public speaking, persuasion, special occasion speeches, and structure of speeches. Because it was written by communication professors with decades of experience in the classroom, Exploring Public Speaking is made to fit the needs of basic public speaking students.

Introduction to Speech Communication  by Mary Walker; Megan Linsenmeyer; Sarah E. Hollingsworth; Sasha Hanrahan; and Terrisa Elwood (CC BY-NC-SA)

This book is used to support teaching, learning and research for SPCH 2713 at Oklahoma State University. In addition to inclusion of original work authored by the editors to meet the needs of their course at OSU, the editors adapted portions of Exploring Public Speaking: 4th Edition, Stand Up, Speak Out, and Fundamentals of Public Speaking.

Stand Up, Speak Out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking (CC BY-NC-SA) by author removed at request of original publisher

This resource features two key themes. First it focuses on helping students become more seasoned and polished public speakers, and second is its emphasis on ethics in communication. It is this practical approach and integrated ethical coverage that sets Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking apart from the other texts in this market. For questions about this textbook please contact textbookuse@umn.edu. As of January 2024, this book has had 2.5 million page views, 785,000 visitors and 47,000 downloads.


Public Speaking with an Interpreter  by Rev. Clement Wen (CC BY)

A video and transcript guide on public speaking with an interpreter created by Rev. Clement Wen, PhD candidate and Tutor at the University of Edinburgh in the area of Systematic Theology. Drawing primarily from sermons given by Clement in which the languages used were English and Chinese, much of the guidances are transferable to many different bilingual public speaking occasions, situations, and engagements.


The Public Speaking Project  by The Public Speaking Project (CC BY-NC-ND)

An archive copy of a website that offers an assortment of virtual tools to help users improve their public speaking skills. A variety of speech professionals who are dedicated to providing free and low cost instructional materials contributed their original work. Here is where you can access The Virtual Text.

This chapter is adapted from Presentations and Public Speaking in OER by Discipline Directory by Edited by Lauri M. Aesoph and Josie Gray.


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