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Public Speaking


The Department of Communication takes immense pride in its unparalleled commitment to cultivating exceptional public speaking skills and knowledge among its students. Through meticulously crafted programs and dedicated faculty, the department offers a comprehensive training ground where students not only refine their ability to articulate ideas effectively but also gain a profound understanding of the nuanced art of public discourse. The emphasis on public speaking is not just about eloquence; it's a strategic investment in empowering individuals to communicate persuasively, fostering leadership qualities that extend beyond the classroom.

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Public Speaking Basics

Presenting a good speech requires practice and knowledge. Here are a few basics to get started and tips for success.

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Oral Comm Lab

The Department's Oral Comm Lab is a center that provides individual and small-group instruction. Resources are available for all forms of public speaking and oral communication.

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Speaking in the Disciplines (SID)

The Speaking in the Disciplines (SID) initiative promotes and supports the teaching, development, and pedagogical use of student oral communication skills in all disciplines across the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.