Association of Speakers Clubs of Great Britain www.speakersclubs.uk for information about Speakers Clubs, how they can help you and where to find a club in your area..
The Speakers Trust www.speakerstrust.org/ is a public speaking training organisation with links to the Association of Speakers Clubs
The Midland District of the ASC has a website called www.speakerblog.org.uk and which also has a link to tips about in the 'Advice' page. There is also a link on that page to Easy Public Speaking - a site created by Keith Davis which opens up a raft of different views about public speaking including links a number of other interesting and helpful sites
Want some tips about public speaking?
For check lists of tips and techniques try www.speakerstrust.org
You could also try www.toastmasters.org for some useful tips on public speaking.
Try these sites for help
an excellent site which contains numerous tips on public speaking. Have a look at: Rule the room public speaking
For a free book try Dale Carnegie (he of 'How to make friends and influence people' fame)
The Public Speaking Institute (American) www.public-speaking.org/ has a lot of free tips available - if you can withstand the adverts that surround the real information.
Another source which deals with some of the techniques to overcome speaking difficulties is www.uncommon-knowledge.co.uk
And if you want to be inspired - watch this 12 great speeches
But of course the best way to become a confident public speaker is
or one of the other excellent Speakers Clubs