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Public Speaking - Oakland Campus: Speaking Tips

This research guide is for all COMMRC 0520 Public Speaking and related courses - Spring 2018.

Confident Public Speaking

The Speaking Prep guide was created with the assistance of Josefine Cresswell, MLIS Intern, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh 2010-11. Thanks, Josefine!

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Practice Your Skills

What is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people hone their public speaking skill and become more comfortable in front of an audience.  A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and presentation skills in a friendly atmosphere.  Speeches are critiqued by members in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved.


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