Web resources for informative speech assignment

At the class web site I provide several links to help students get started with research and organization of their birthday speeches.

Where to start research for birthday speech:

Brainy History

  • Go to birth year and search for date on list

 TV News Archive at Vanderbilt

  • Summary of content covered on evening news programs from 1968 on. You will need to register to see full lists, but registration is free

Internet Movie Database

  • Click on year of birth, then use yellow box at left to check for celebrity births, deaths, marriages, movie premieres, etc.

Internet Public Library

  • Links to several historical sites that can be searched by date

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I believe public speaking can go from most dreaded class to favorite class. I'm a former public speaking college instructor who spent years seeking out activities, assignments and examples to make the class interactive as well as educational -- they are collected here. I welcome suggestions for additions.

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