For visual examples of gestures, great books, and other good stuff...
These communications-related websites are all bookmarked in my computer and the computers of all my associates. I access them regularly for ideas, insight, to check my accuracy and general knowledge.
The History Channel's Speech Archive
This site is a great introduction to the classic works of rhetoric. It makes the seemingly complex simple and gives you lots of information that you can use to impress your friends!
This site is one of the most comprehensive on the web for information on presidential rhetoric. Again, I can't stress enough: if you want to be a great speaker, listen to the great speakers and read the great speeches. Not every speech on this site is a masterpiece but they are all important and impart great lessons about communication on a mass scale.
This site contains a goldmine of information on speechmaking. Political speeches, a survey of ancient rhetoric, and a terrific section on great speeches in the movies make perusing this site a lot of fun.
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The Announcer’s Test
Developed by Radio Central in the 1940's to test a new announcer's reading ability, this is a fantastic exercise to warm up your speech muscles before that key event!