Information about The Speaking Center at JHBC
The Speaking Center helps refine both undergraduate and graduate student public speaking skills. Communication competency is crucial, and thus our goal is to prepare students to excel in public speaking moments both inside the classroom and beyond. Importantly, we believe that communication skills can be enhanced over time, which is why we have this vital resource on our campus. Our instructional team includes trained graduate teaching assistants who have a multitude of public speaking experience. We are dedicated to your success.
As a client, you will be working one-on-one with a communication consultant who can give you feedback on your oral communication skills. But do not worry, if you are just at the beginning stages of an assignment or a public speaking moment, we can also help in the development stages of speeches and presentations. Our offerings include: help with organization, topic ideas, structure of a speech, quality sourcing and content. As experts, we will also be able to help with speaking anxiety and provide strategies to learn to cope and manage speaking apprehension.
The Speaking Center has the capability to record students to provide real-time constructive feedback in order to polish communication and presentation skills.
Fall 2020- New Procedures Due to COVID-19
All consultations will be conducted via Zoom or GoReact. To make an appointment, click on the "Schedule a Reservation" link in the "Contact Us" box. Once you have made a reservation, you will receive an email confirmation with a zoom link for your appointment. Please make sure to take note of who your appointment is with so that you open the correct zoom link when the time arrives. From there, the rest of the appointment remains the same. If you have any technology issues or questions, please email us. We look forward to working with you.