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Intro to Public Speaking

Intro to Public Speaking

Intro to Public Speaking


Welcome to our Public Speaking Library Guide!

Learn about how to give effective presentations and improve your public speaking skills.

This guide will help you:

  • Learn public speaking tips
  • Choose a topic
  • Research the topic in the library
  • Incorporate visual aids
  • Make use of statistics
  • Find other online resources
day of infamy


First draft of Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech, delivered to Congress following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Read more about the story behind the "Day of Infamy" speech and it's many revisions at the National Archives. You can also listen to the full speech here.