Work with a speech coach
The Speakeasy offers assistance with student presentations, comps talks, and even speech-related events unrelated to coursework. Groups and individuals are welcome.
Appointments are by appointment.
To request a speech coach, complete this form. We will contact you as soon as possible with the name of your coach, and you'll be able to arrange mutually convenient times for consultations.
During a typical tutoring session, and depending on your self-identified needs, your coach can assist you with the following speech and communication skills, including, but certainly not limited to:
- body language
- eye contact
- command of material
- effective use of aids (notes, PowerPoint, etc.)
Again, depending on the kind of assistance you'd like, coaches may also work with you on the content of the presentation. Many of the elements of good writing make for good speeches: substantive assistance will focus on organization, voice, clarity, and, ultimately, persuasive impact. Students will leave tutoring sessions with refined skills and greater confidence.