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Speaking Center

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Speaking Center Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Weekly Game Night: Thursday, 7-8 p.m.

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The Speaking Center in the Struve Communication Center provides individual consultation for students interested in improving their speaking skills. Faculty and staff also use the center and participate in Teaching and Learning Workshops that address how to integrate oral communication into any classroom.

Consultant services include walk-in tutoring or tutoring by appointment on:

  • brainstorming
  • speech organization
  • delivery coaching
  • videotaping practice sessions
  • semester and year-long mentoring
  • consulting on
    • formal speeches
    • Powerpoint
    • group presentations
    • interviews
    • i-movies
    • discussions
    • debates

Top Ten Reasons to Visit the Speaking Center

  1. Controlling clammy hands, sweaty armpits, and heart palpitations
  2. Writing note cards you can actually read
  3. Dressing so people are listening to you rather than evaluating your fashion sense
  4. Enhancing your presentation using our “creativity corner” for last minute poster supplies
  5. Creating a handout that is useful for more than scratch paper
  6. Improving interpersonal skills on our weekly game nights with board games like Apples to Apples and treats
  7. Using Speaking Center resources to investigate, incubate, and inspire audiences via finding credible internet sources, peer reviewing outlines, prezi and PowerPoint, and  one-on-one critique sessions
  8. Improving your pronunciation and poise via video taped practice sessions
  9. Handling hecklers and hard questions
  10. Learning how to be heard

Email: speakingctr@coe.edu
Location: Struve Communication Center