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Speech Communication: Home
This guide is designed to provide library research support for SPC 2017, SPC 2065, and SPC 2608.
Try one of these databases that have hot topics, social issues, and current event topics.
CQ Researcher Plus ArchiveExplores a single "hot" issue each week, ranging from social and teen issues to environment, health, education, and science. 44 reports produced each year, including four expanded reports. Includes charts, graphs and sidebar articles. Also contains the complete archive of Editorial Research Reports—the venerable precursor to CQ Researcher—dating back to 1923 which includes over 3,000 in-depth reports
Issues & ControversiesOffers a wealth of current topics research information, including pro/con discussions of hot issues, newspaper editorials, numerical snapshots of key topics, photos and graphics, and selected historical source documents.
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Citing in oral presentations is not a hard-and-fast rule. If you find a citation guide you like, please check with your professor to make sure you are following their guidelines.
To cite a source during a speech (orally), you want to provide enough information to help your listeners find your sources and understand that your sources are credible. Depending on the type of source this can be the author, title, and date of a source.
Public Speaking Tips from Toastmasters International
The video "Five Basic Public Speaking Tips" is a general introduction to topics, preparations, body language, and more.
In the video "Toastmasters Tips – Visual Aids," you will learn about presentation equipment, audience interactions, backups, and visual aids' relevance to your speech.
The video "Speaking Mistakes to Avoid" has five tips such as eye contact, marking your notes, setting your pace and voice.
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How Good Are Your Communication Skills?
Communication is one of the most important skills that you need to succeed in the workplace. You can take this short quiz to find out how good your communications skills are.
MindToolsA quiz to help evaluate your communication skills. It should take about 18 minutes to complete.