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Putting Together a Presentation: Public Speaking

Guide for Edmonds College students working on presentations

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Inspirational Speeches

Inspire yourself by watching great speakers! See below and the Putting It Together tab on this guide for examples of effective speeches. Pay attention to the body language, intonation, and other mechanics of the speeches as well as the effect they have on you.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, August 28, 1963 (16:43)

"Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence" (19:29) (from