Welcome to the SAGE edge site for The Public Speaking Playbook, 3e!

Learn to speak in public without breaking a sweat!

The Public Speaking Playbook, Third Edition coaches students to prepare, practice, and present speeches at their highest level. With a focus on actively building skills, authors Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble guide students in the fundamentals of the public speaking process, and uses frequent interactive exercises that allow students to practice—and improve—their public speaking. Students want to put their skills into practice quickly, so the Playbook gives them the essentials in brief learning modules that focus on skill-building through independent and collaborative learning activities. As students master their skills, they are also encouraged to think critically about what it means to “play fair” in your public speaking—with a focus on diversity, ethics, and civic engagement.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Teri Kwal Gamble and Michael W. Gamble for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Hailey Gillen Hoke of Weber State University, Sheryll Reichwein of Cape Cod Community College, Meg Tucker of George Mason University, and Integra Software Services for developing the resources on this site.