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SpeakOut Consultants

SpeakOut Consultants help students discover and develop their voice.

We offer individual consultations (walk-in, or by appointment), classroom workshops and campus events aimed at developing speaking skills within a variety of contexts — public presentations, ceremonial speeches, classroom discussions, interpersonal conversations, group meetings, interviews, etc. Our consultants educate students on how to communicate ideas persuasively and empower them to use their voice to succeed in their classrooms, communities and careers.

Faculty and staff also use the center and participate in teaching and learning workshops that address how to integrate oral communication into any classroom.

Services include:

  • Consulting students on individual/group presentations, including brainstorming, outlining and delivering. Offering feedback on presentation rehearsals.
  • Conducting workshops and delivering presentations on various oral communication topics to classes and groups.
  • Assisting all students in oral communication- discussions, conversation, presentations, etc.
  • Organizing and hosting oral communication related events.

Peer to Peer Academic Support

SpeakOut Consultants are part of a larger group of peer education support available through the Learning Commons. Stop by the peer-to-peer academic support space to receive academic support, knowledge and skills from experienced students. Available most hours the library is open on the main floor of the library, or virtually via Discord:

Spring 2021 SpeakOut drop in schedule (also available by appointment outside of these hours):

Sunday: 7:00-9:00 PM (virtual)
Monday: 5:00-7:00 PM (Library), 7:00-11:00 PM (virtual)
Tuesday: 5:00-7:00 PM (Library), 7:00-9:00 PM (virtual)
Wednesday: 5:00-7:00 PM (Library), 7:00-9:00 PM (Virtual)
Thursday: 5:00-7:00 PM (Library), 7:00-9:00 PM (virtual)


Contact a SpeakOut Consultant:

SpeakOut Consultants are available by appointment by contacting: or filling out a request here.Student gathered on couches