Department of Communication

Introducing Public Speaking

The Basics

How to Give a Public Speech: A Chart

Tips for Success

Preparing the Speech

Selecting a Topic

Audience Adaptation

Informative Speaking

Persuasive Speaking

Commemorative Speaking

Writing the Speech

Organization

Outlining

Transitions

Language

Credibility

Reasoning

Evidence

Delivering the Speech

Delivery

Anxiety

Visual Aids

Question and Answer

Other Resources