Speeches

Posted: November 7, 2009 in Miscellaneous
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Why do people make speeches? To persuade? To give your side of the argument? To sell something? Whatever your opinion is, what makes a good speech? Recently President Obama has been heralded as a great orator. History is full of people who have been judged as great speakers. Churchill, Hitler, JFK, Martin Luther King, Roosevelt and Gandhi to name a few. You may know the names but what speeches did they make?

The names above are all from the 20th century. There have obviously been great orators before this period so you may want to visit the following websites to find out yourself. I can guarantee though that you will disagree with some of the choices. However, history is always subjective!

35 greatest speeches

The Best Orators of All Time

The Itunes podcast is ‘Greatest Speeches in History’ and is free of charge.

If you want to see or hear for yourself, then there are several ways of doing this. Itunes have podcasts available and most speeches are available on YouTube or Google.

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