Speaking Center

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Contact: Bree Neyland
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About Speaking Center

Spring 2021 Appointments are Online!

The Speaking Center offers online appointments for individuals and small group tutoring and consultation to students who would like to work on any aspect of oral communication.

We work with a range of students from many disciplines on such issues as:

  • effective participation in class discussions
  • crafting and delivering oral presentations
  • understanding unfamiliar cultural references
  • interview skills
  • creative performances
  • speech anxiety

You may reserve a maximum of four 25 minute appointments each week (only two of these may be consecutive). Appointments are reserved on-line starting in Week 3 of a new semester. Appointments are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

What to Expect:

Speaking Center tutors work with clients to improve their public speaking skills, gain confidence in joining class discussion, and improve basic conversational language skills.

We provide one-on-one and small group instruction to clients who want to improve their speaking performance in any course or domain of university life. Instruction is tailored to clients' individual needs and includes help with delivery techniques, methods of organizing material, strategies for effective presentations, options for preparing and practicing speeches, and methods for generating and using responses to speeches for further improvement.

Rhetoric  Speech  Speaking  Oral Communication  Verbal Communication  Speeches  Public Speaking 

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