Department of Communication

The Speech and Presentation Center offers students

  • Personalized assistance with projects at any stage of the speech development process, from generating ideas and topics to delivering the presentation
  • Feedback tailored to oral communication assignments required by instructors across disciplines
  • Help in developing strategies for revision and enhancement
  • Support in helping to manage speech anxiety (speech apprehension)
  • Assistance in effective delivery including body language, expression, eye contact, gestures, notes and visual aids
  • Assistance and advice on the preparation and use of visual aids
  • An understanding of ethical and responsible speech
  • A non-threatening, supportive location to practice speeches out loud, but in private
  • An opportunity to experience the Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) in order to reduce communication apprehension
  • Mediation services
  • Practice and feedback on interviewing skills

The Speech and Presentation Center offers Faculty

  • Help in designing speaking and presentation assignments to foster course objectives
  • Limited classroom support for the preparation of students for speaking and presentation assignments
  • Advice for faculty presentations (conference papers, panels, etc.)
  • A non-threatening, supportive location to practice speeches out loud, but in private
  • An opportunity to experience the Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) in order to reduce communication apprehension

The Speech and Presentation Center offers community members and businesses

  • Help in designing speaking and presentation assignments to foster effective communication
  • Technological support for speaking and presentation activities
  • A location to receive advanced feedback on presentations
  • Practice and feedback on interviewing skills
  • New technology use
  • Development of leadership skills