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Welcome to the NEW Fox Professional Speakers!

Welcome to the Fox School’s newest public speaking shadow organization!

Did you know that speaking in front of a crowd is the #1 fear of the average person? Well, have no fear because FPS is here! Using a brand new curriculum designed for novice public speakers, our goal at FPS is to practice comprehensive and innovative techniques with Temple students in order to improve each member’s ability to effectively communicate.

Given the implementation of our new curriculum as of Spring 2017, we recommend that a novice speaker enrolls as a Fox Professional Speaker. We recommend that a more experienced and comfortable communicator enrolls as a Temple Toastmaster, which will still be available as an accelerated program.

Remember, this organization meets every Friday from 12:00 pm to 12:55 pm in Speakman Hall, Room 113 and is open to students of all majors. There are no financial obligations for attending your first meeting so please drop by! We will see you soon and look forward to meeting you!

– Fox Professional Speakers Executive Team


Herb Brooks’ 1980 Olympic Hockey Pre-Game Speech, by Kurt Russell

The head coach of the Olympic men’s hockey team for the United States delivers a brilliant speech about achieving great moments by seizing great opportunities. This speech was delivered by Herb Brooks in 1980 before his team went on to stun the Soviet Union in one of the most iconic victories in sports history. This clip is a reenactment performed by actor, Kurt Russell, in the 2004 film, Miracle.

Steve Jobs Commencement Address

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.