Speech & Rhetoric Programs
This remarkable series inaugurated our company and had an enormous impact of the study of speech. For 25 years libraries and instructors have archived and preserved some of history’s most influential addresses. Now and 25 years from now you and your students can watch FDR declare war, Churchill attack Hitler, Harry Truman announce the bombing of Japan, Lou Gehrig bid farewell to baseball, Martin Luther King, Jr. relay his dream, Nixon resign the presidency, Reagan plead to tear down the Berlin Wall, and a young Barack Obama ignite a 2004 convention in a speech that would change the course of the country. In their entirety— at your fingertips—in a clear full screen (widescreen where available) image, these speeches breathe life and relevancy into our history and clearly demonstrate the power of speech! More than just speeches, each is accompanied by a biography and analysis of the event and the speech. As Walter Cronkite used to say, “You are there!” To celebrate our 25th anniversary, call us for special prices on the purchase of multiple volumes or access to our On Demand website.
An effective tool for the introductory speech course at the secondary or college level. These lecture-launching, discussion-provoking videos are ideal for in-class showing. Dr. Jessica Stowell provides simple stepby- step explanations of the various components and skills required for effective communication.
As a companion to our Great Speeches Series, the Today's Women Series offers important, but hard, if not impossible, to find speeches by contemporary and historically influential women: Barbara Jordan to Elizabeth Edwards, Margaret Thatcher to Michelle Obama, Sara Weddington to Lilly Ledbetter and Condoleezza Rice to Hillary Clinton. This collection presents noteworthy speeches that command attention not only for gender studies, but also for any serious study of historic public addresses.
By observing and analyzing some of the best and worst speech techniques, students are encouraged to examine their own speeches more critically.A supplement to any speech textbook, these programs offer the following features:
Some of the best speeches given by Republican and Democratic party
leaders from their last six conventions are presented in their entirety.
The only NCA-sanctioned series of its kind for both graduate and under-graduate application. Each video in this series allows a distinguished scholar to introduce course material and generate class discussion.
A narrative presentation of the greatest rhetorical moments of the 20th Century. Visually and rhetorically introduces high school and college students to these and other key history makers:
Franklin Roosevet • John Kennedy • Ronald Reagan • Adolf Hitler • Martin Luther King, Jr. • Colin Powell • Winston Churchill • Richard Nixon • Hillary Clinton • Eleanor Roosevelt • Jimmy Carter • Bill Clinton • Harry Truman • Geraldine Ferraro • Nelson Mandela • Douglas MacArthur • Jesse Jackson • Christopher Reeve
Cat. # 1024D
"...you've really identified what's happening in these presidential addresses. Your four stages really hold up no matter the date or the war. I feel like if everyone saw this video, we would not be led as easily into what the narrator calls, 'this great killer of youth…' -Pete Weissman, Political Speechwriter, Washington D.C.
An original examination of how presidents rhetorically move a nation to war.:
Cat. # 3802D
Original (and often rare) audio and video footage brings these American leaders into your classroom.
Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama
Cat. # 1903D
Barbara Bush electrified the 1992 Republican Convention by being the first wife of a candidate to speak in behalf of her husband at the national convention since Eleanor Roosevelt—and on prime time television. Since then speeches by the candidates’ wives have been an expected part of a national campaign. This program highlights some of those.
Cat. # 8251D
JFK's legendary speechwriter offers a skills-oriented presentation on the fine points of writing an effective speech. He thoroughly enumerates and explains the various structural and literary components that make up a successful speech. Highly recommended for any advanced speech or speech composition class.
Cat. # 2451D