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Speech & Communications Teachers / Professors:

Feel free to use any of the following videos for Distance Learning during the Covid19 Shutdown.

More resources available at

(Note: Most videos were produced more than a decade ago, but the principles and information are current.

Don't hesitate to reach out if needed:

The Communication Model

explains the communication PROCESS and basis for all human communication(source, message, sender, receiver, feedback, etc.)

(Notes available HERE)

Factors that affect Communication 

explains the different internal factors that affect the way we communicate, including 1.) the way we process information, 2.) our perceptions, and 3.) our personality styles.

Types of Communication

explains the 5 types of human communication (Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Small Group, Public, Mass Communication

(Notes available HERE)

Group Communication (note: weak quality)

explains characteristics of group communication and provides examples; explains roles within group communication

(Notes available HERE)


explains what "groupthink" is, characteristics, and causes; explains ways to prevent "groupthink" as well

(Notes available HERE)

Stages of Group Development

explains stages of group development and the characteristics of each stage

(Notes available HERE)

A Speaker's Intent

explains the intents: to inform, to persuade, and to promote "social cohesion"

(Notes available HERE)

The Art & Science of Public Speaking

explains characteristics and ways to develop both the art and science of public speaking

(Notes available HERE)

Nonverbal Communication & Listening

explains various aspects of nonverbal communication and the responsibility of the speaker/listener in communication

includes definitions and explanations of denotative & connotative meaning

(Notes available HERE)


explains why speakers should consider the demographic data of any audiences to which they speak

(Notes available HERE)

Choosing an INFORMATIVE Speech Topic

explains what you should/shouldn't do when choosing a topic TO INFORM

(Notes available HERE)

Research & Citing Sources for an INFORMATIVE/PERSUASIVE Speech- Part I

explains why strong research is needed and how to go about obtaining scholarly/credible research for a SPEECH

(Notes available HERE)

Research & Citing Sources for an INFORMATIVE/PERSUASIVE Speech - Part II

explains where to go to get strong research (note: this video was made in 2009, but the principles still apply)

(Notes available HERE)


Ways to Organize Your Speech

explains practical ways to go about organizing both research and information for a SPEECH (including HOW and WHY)

(Notes available HERE)

Writing your Speech THESIS Statement

explains what a thesis is, and why to write and support a strong thesis; gives examples of strong/weak thesis statements)

(Notes available HERE)

Using a "Speech Organizer" to ORGANIZE RESEARCH

explains a specific proven technique to quickly and effectively organize speech research

(Click HERE for a "Speech Organizer" packet)

Writing your Speech INTRODUCTION

explains effective ways and techniques to introduce your speech

(Notes available HERE)

Examples:  Anecdote, Puzzling/Unexpected Scenario, Common Ground, Surprising Stats, Quotation, Audience Participation)

Creating / Using VISUAL AIDS in a Speech

explains how to create and best use a visual aid in a speech

(Notes available HERE) 

(Tips available HERE)

Stage Fright

explains ways/methods to combat stage fright

(TED Talk on Stage Fright - humorous)

Persuasion:  Monroe's Motivated Sequence

explains proven steps to motivate people to change (for your PERSUASIVE speech)

Persuasion:  Ethos / Pathos / Logos

explains the motivational/persuasive appeals of ethos, pathos, and logos; discusses ethical methods of persuasion

Choosing a PERSUASIVE Speech Topic

explains characteristics of topics you should/shouldn't choose for your speech TO PERSUADE

Writing persuasive CLAIMS

explains types of claims and how to write a strong one for your Persuasive Speech (also provides several examples)

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