Making the Speech DVD: Conquer your Fear of Public Speaking

Reality-inspired program teaches public speaking skills.

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Follow shy Stanley Reed as he pursues his school's public speaking prize. Last year he fell off the stage. Will he walk off a winner this year?

With the help of speech guru Doug Masters, Stanley learns the intricacies of public speaking.

Making the Speech is a breakthrough in educational programming, with a storyline that is as entertaining as it is informative.

Presented in a modern, "reality"-inspired style, students will enjoy watching Stanley learn, while they themselves learn as well.

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Features & specs

  • Interactive quizzes
  • Printable PDF notes
  • Teacher's Guide PDF
  • Famous Speeches PDFs

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Conquer your fear of public speaking!

From Last Year's Loser...
...To This Year's Winner

Follow shy Stanley Reed as he pursues his school's public speaking prize. Last year he fell off the stage. Will he walk off a winner this year?



Special Features:

  1. Quizzes
  2. Printable Notes
  3. Teacher's Guide
  4. Famous Speeches
  5. Doug's Drills

Will YOU Make the Speech?

This DVD is subtitled in English.

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Meet Stanley Reed

At last year's speech contest, Stanley Reed fell off the stage. In an effort to redeem his reputation, he sends an impassioned plea for help to the popular reality show, "Do-Over".

They send speech guru Doug Masters along with a video crew to document Stanley's 1-week transformation into a public speaking machine!

Meet Speech Guru Doug Masters

Doug Masters is going to do his best to erase the memory of "Balance Beam" Reed from Excelsior Prep's collective consciousness and replace it with the image of a confident, self-assured public speaker.

Entertaining and Educational

An engaging storyline coupled with a complete survey of making a speech - from topic selection to stylistic devices - makes Making the Speech a hit for both students and teachers alike.

Topics Covered

  1. Topic Selection
  2. Researching
  3. Outlining
  4. Word Choice
  5. Stylistic Devices
  6. Speech Writing
  7. Types of Speeches
  8. Delivering your Speech
  9. Creating and Using Notecards
  10. Props

Bonus Sections

  1. Quizzes: both on-screen and printable
  2. Printable Notes: print out a complete set of notes to give to your students to follow along with the DVD.
  3. Teacher's Guide: program information, discussion questions, and suggested activities.
  4. Famous Speeches: printable versions of 25 famous speeches for students to learn from.
  5. Doug's Drills: short lessons from the guru on advanced speech topics.

Quizzes and Advanced Topics


Making the Speech includes 30 quiz questions that cover all 10 sections of the DVD. You can choose to have the program ask quiz questions at the end of each section or take them individually. All of the quiz questions are available in a printable format.

Advanced Topics

Doug's Drills is a bonus section on the DVD that explores more advanced public speaking topics:

  1. Unhappy Audiences
  2. Openings
  3. Closings
  4. Comedy
  5. Using Pointers
  6. Clothing
  7. Moving from the Lectern
  8. Plagiarism
  9. Presentation Software

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