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Public Speaking: Choosing a Topic

Public speaking resources for the USD Community

Topic Ideas

Pew Research Center

A "fact tank" whose goal is to provide information about current issues and trends in America and the world. Here you can find public opinion polling, demographic research, and content analysis.


This venerable research company has become synonymous with its public opinion polls. Its website offers polling data and articles on political and economic topics such as presidential approval ratings and national job performance.


Speeches Online

TED Talks

Speeches on various topic by world leaders and thinkers.

Gifts of Speech

Transcripts of women's speeches from around the world, hosted by Sweet Briar College.

History Channel: Famous Speeches & Audio

Video and audio for historic speeches on a variety of topics.