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Public Speaking: Home

Public speaking resources for the USD Community

Library Workshops

Click here for the Copley Library workshops calendar, which you can also use to register. If you have questions about a workshop please contact the presenter(s). 


Style Guides

Click any of the links below for formatting guidelines.

Note: APA is the standard for Communication Studies at USD.

Welcome to the Public Speaking Guide

This guide is specifically geared towards students in COMM 203 - Public Speaking but may be useful for anyone tasked with preparing an oral presentation. It is designed to give you a start on choosing and researching a topic. Use the tabs above to navigate to the different sections of this guide.

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Communication Studies Librarian

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Hugh Burkhart
Copley Library
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492

Please contact me if you need assistance with finding information or getting help researching for your projects.

For remote consultations and instruction sessions via Zoom, please email