A good resource for already written speeches is OurSpeeches.com. This website offers original speeches delivered by students at public speaking competitions and is searchable by keyword or year. More »

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A formal speech is a preplanned speech that is given to an audience at a formal or professional event, business lectures and celebrations like weddings being the most common. Formal speeches differ from impromptu speeche... More »

Some best and memorable speeches include Halle Berry’s acceptance speech during the 2002 Oscars, when she thanked the black actresses who had come before her. Cuba Gooding Jr. also gave a memorable acceptance speech duri... More »

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, given in 1863 during the American Civil War, was only two to three minutes long and contained only 246 words. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech reacting to Pearl Harbor lasted appro... More »

Free-Sample-Letter.com, Write-Out-Loud.com and Find-the-Words.com provide examples of generic welcome speeches that are suitable for many occasions and audiences. The welcome speech on Free-Sample-Letter.com is a fully w... More »

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Samples of different types of speeches are available at iSpeeches.com, Best-Speech-Topics.com and Find-the-Words.com, as of 2015. These sites provide a variety of speech samples, as well as speech writing instructions an... More »

Some effective motivational speeches include John F. Kennedy's "Inaugural Address" of 1961 and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech, given in 963. Historians also recognize Helen Keller's Lions Clubs ... More »