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Racer Oral Communication Center

Assists students with development and presentation of oral communication projects and tackling communication apprehension.

What To Expect During a Session

Review the Assignment

The Consultant will spend time with you discussing the purpose and requirements for your assignment/presentation. If you are working on an assignment for class, it is important to bring the assignment given by your professor. If you have any other information that will help the Consultant understand the purpose and specific requirements of your assignment, also please bring that with you to the appointment.

Discuss the Assignment and Goals

The Consultant will discuss the assignment and your goals for the appointment. It is helpful if you come to the appointment with an idea of what you would like to accomplish during the session. During your discussion, the Consultant will also help you define the areas that you would like to work on during the session, whether it is brainstorming an idea, topic development, research, organization, or help with delivery skills.

Work on Strategies for an Effective Presentation

With the Consultant, you will discuss ways that you can strengthen your skills as a presenter, uniquely tailored to your style of speaking and your needs.  Your consultant will discuss with you, strategies and techniques that will strengthen both the assignment you are presently working on and your overall skills as a presenter. The Consultant may also suggest other resources that will improve your skills as a presenter.


Services Available

  • Idea generation and planning
  • General assistance with outlining
  • Assistance with research
  • Development of topic and support
  • One-on-one practice regarding your speaking and presentation skills
  • Team consultations 
  • Dry-run practice performance of presentations  (45 minute sessions where a presentation is practiced and feedback is given on delivery skills, content, organization and slides)
  • Recording of presentation

Through meeting with our consultants, you can:

  • Learn  strategies for dealing with public speaking anxiety
  • Develop your delivery skills
  • Learn to produce interactivity in presentation
  • Develop effective Power Point slides
  • Learn to organize ideas with emphasis on key material
  • Effectively support your ideas with strong research