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COMM129 Principles of Public Speaking: Home

St. Ambrose University's Communications 129 course: Introduction to public speaking principles, emphasizes fundamentals of organization, development and delivery of informative and persuasive oral presentations. Extemporaneous style of delivery stressed.

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Sunday, 1pm - 9:00 p.m.

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Choosing an Informative Speech Topic

This video was produced by a high school speech teacher. Her tips for thinking about informative speech topics are helpful.

What Makes a Good Persuasive Speech?

The guidelines provided by this high school speech teacher explains criteria about choosing a persuasive speech topic based on a social problem and creating action steps that an audience can take after hearing the speech.

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