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Real Students, Real Speeches Videos
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These sample speeches were prepared and delivered by real student speakers in a classroom setting. These sample speeches are not "perfect" but every one of them is genuine and very much like the public speaking that goes on in classrooms around the country every day. You can analyze any speech for its listenable qualities and for things the speaker could have done differently to increase his or her listenability. There is also a bonus speech by an American Sign Language faculty member of Phoenix College.

Note: All videos include subtitles.


Full Student Speech Videos with Commentary from the Author


All Full Student Speeches are also available without commentary.

Speeches of Introduction

Informative Speeches

Persuasive Speeches

Special-Occasion Speeches


Full Student Speech Videos without Commentary

All Full Student Speeches are also available with commentary from the author.

Speeches of Introduction

Informative Speeches

Persuasive Speeches

Special-Occasion Speeches


Techniques Clips

  1. Citing Sources
  2. Connecting the Thesis to the Listener
  3. Stating the Thesis
  4. Providing an Explanation
  5. Using a Vivid Image
  6. Stating the Thesis and Previewing the Main Points
  7. Concluding a Speech
  8. Providing a Take-Away
  9. Using Transitions and Signposts
  10. Using Gestures
  11. Using Narrative
  12. Using Visual Support
  13. Engaging the Audience
  14. Establishing Credibility












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