The Speaking Center
What is the Speaking Center?
The Speaking Center is a student-oriented service provided to facilitate preparing public presentations. Students can receive coaching in refining their presentation topic, in organizing their presentation effectively, and in practicing their presentation. The Center makes it possible to digitally record and to watch one's practice presentation, receiving constructive feed back from a Speaking Center coach.
The Speaking Center also provides instructional support to UAF faculty by providing presentations on effective public speaking and debate in Oral Intensive classes. The service is also open to UAF faculty teaching non-Oral Intensive classes.
Find out more at the main Speaking Center website.
Who can use the Speaking Center?
The Speaking center is available to all students currently enrolled at UAF or at TVC and faculty UAF. Non-UAF affiliated community members interested in Speaking Center services should inquire about their specific needs.
Please call 474-5470 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment at the Speaking Center. Walk-ins are welcome, however, students can be served only if there are openings.
Individuals may schedule the Center's practice room daily any time prior to Speaking Center hours.
Where is the Speaking Center located?
The Speaking Center is located in the Department of Communication on the fifth floor of Gruening. Come to Room 507 to meet with a Speaking Center coach.
Speaking Center Hours (Fall 2013)
Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 - 5:30 (CLOSED 1:00 - 2:00)
Friday 10:00 - 4:00
Appointments may be set outside regular office hours. Please contact the Speaking Center to set an appointment. The Speaking Center may temporarily close to walk-ins during scheduled presentations or staff meetings.
Speaking Center Materials
Below are hints and tips on how to improve your oral presentations. Please feel free to use these materials for your personal use.
Following @UAFSpeakCenter on twitter can give you updates on UAF Speaking Center hours, facilities, appointments as well tips and information to improve your public speaking!