From audience analysis to giving a presentation, Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking will guide students through the speech making process. The authors focus on the process of speech making because they have created this book to be a user-friendly guide to creating, researching, and presenting public speeches. While both classic and current academic research in public speaking guide this book, the authors believe that a new textbook in public speaking should first, and foremost, be a practical book that helps students prepare and deliver a variety of different types of speeches — and that is the primary goal of this book.
Public Speaking: The Virtual Text is a free online public speaking textbook available through publicspeakingproject.org. A variety of speech professionals who are dedicated to providing free and low cost instructional materials contributed their original work. There are 18 chapters covering a wide variety of topics related to public speaking, each by a different author. Outlines for chapters and testbanks are available for faculty who register at the website. Each chapter may be downloaded or viewed in PDF and may be printed in black and white or in color. Video modules and other learning aides are also available.