Speech Lab

The Speech Lab provides assistance in preparing classroom presentations and mastering verbal skills needed to give students a competitive edge in the workplace. More and more employers are demanding that graduates be able to express themselves clearly, accurately and confidently in a variety of settings. Developing public speaking skills is indispensable for career success and job advancement.

Services

The Speech Lab provides assistance in preparing classroom presentations and in mastering verbal skills needed to give you a competitive edge in the workplace.

Staff will be available to help students in any of these areas:

  • Analyze audiences
  • Select appropriate topics
  • Clarify purposes
  • Find and choose support materials
  • Prepare outlines
  • Design and produce visual aids
  • Practice deliveries
  • Overcome speech anxiety
  • Facilitate self-assessment

Lab Resources

  • Software to help research, develop and organize speeches
  • Software to design effective visual aids that enhance presentations
  • Reference materials for quick access to topic ideas, memorable quotes and interesting facts
  • Videotaping room to practice, tape and view speeches in complete privacy
  • One-on-one instruction from Communications Skills faculty