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Speech Writing Resources

by Ron Kurtus (updated 9 February 2022)

The following is a compilation of resources on speech writing.


Use these resources to help your understanding of the material.


The Fundamentals of Speechwriting - From Graduate School of Political Management - Georgetown University

Effective Speech Writing - From

How to write a speech - Overview from

How To Write A Great Speech: 5 Secrets for Success - Pointers from Forbes Magazine


Speech Topics - Listing of many suggested topics

Public Speaking Speech Topics and Ideas

Persuasive Speech Topics

Argumentative Speech Topics

Informative Speech Topics

10,000 Speech Topics


Speech Samples - From, a professional speech writing business

Outliners for speech writers

MindGenius - Business mind-mapping software

Inspiration - A graphical outliner or mind-mapping application aimed at younger students

Mindmapper - Another good mind-mapping tool.

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Speechwriter - Overview of profession from Wikipedia


10 Steps to Writing a Vital Speech: The Definitive Guide to Professional Speechwriting by Fletcher Dean; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2011)

Speechwriting: The Expert Guide by Simon Lancaster; Hale Expert Guides (2011)

Writing Great Speeches: Professional Techniques You Can Use by Alan M. Perlman; Pearson Publishing (1997)

Top-rated books on Speech Writing



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