For almost 70 years, the “go-to” resource for helping students become confident, engaging public speakers
From personal, persuasive, and information speeches to business presentations and speeches for special occasions, each of the 38 projects focuses on the speaking, listening, and evaluation skills needed to thrive as a public speaker.
Each speech project follows a clear four-step process—Preparing, Organizing, Presenting, and Evaluating.
Clear expectations, specific guidelines, and models for each type of speech builds students' confidence and competence.
A beginning unit covers the basics of building, delivering, and evaluating a speech.
Talking Points focus on specific elements of public speaking such as stage fright, visual aids, technology skills, listening skills, and persuasive techniques.
An On File feature stimulates critical thinking and encourages textual analysis through projects requiring close reading and online research.
Projects cover the most common types of public speaking experiences
—business and career