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Public Speaking: Home

A guide to help you identify good speech topics and find quality, appropriate resources for them.


This guide presents some of the most useful library resources available at Bethel College for researching and writing speeches.  It is only a starting place; if you need more and/or different sources, contact Gail Stucky for help.


Sample speeches

The link below sends you to video of excellent, competitive speeches, including persuasive and informative.

The speakers you can watch were all finalists at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament in 2007 and 2008.

AFA Finalists

Subject Guide

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Gail Stucky
Co-Director and Public Services Librarian
Bethel College Library