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GCAN Speech Courses: Famous Speeches

Resources for researching and creating informational and persuasive speeches for students in GCAN 100, 101, and 215.

Queen Elizabeth II

Christmas Address, 1957

Christmas Address, 2020

 

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey, "Harvard Commencement Speech"

May 30, 2013

Transcript

Body Language

Amy Cuddy, "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are"

June 2012

Gettysburg Address

Transcription of the Gettysburg Address.

Alone Together

"Alone Together" by Sherry Turkle

February, 2012

 

See Also: "The Flight from Conversation" by Sherry Turkle

I Have a Dream

"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

August 28, 1963

Find the full-text of the speech here

Bonus: The Shape of Spectacular Speech: An Infographic Analysis of What Made MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Great

Advice to the Players

Hamlet's "Advice to the Players" performed by Kevin Kline.

Sonia Sotomayor

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor discusses her path to the Supreme Court - her childhood in the South Bronx, receiving a diagnosis of Type I diabetes at 7, her undergraduate years at Princeton and her new memoir "My Beloved World" on the Charlie Rose Show

February 5, 2013

Bryan Stevenson

 Bryan Stevenson, "We Need to Talk About An Injustice".

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