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Purpose and Goals

Our Purpose and Goals

The Speaking Center at JHBC is an innovative interdisciplinary collaboration between the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration (JHBC) and the College of Arts and Letters (CAL). The center seeks to help both undergraduate and graduate students across campus (but focusing on JHBC and CAL students) develop and refine their public speaking skills. The services the center offers will include: presentation development and rehearsal, one-to-one “consultant” peer feedback and small group presentation consultations, as well as utilizing videotaping for providing constructive feedback to students polishing their oral communication skills. This initiative 1) helps the fulfillment of the JHBC Strategic Plan Goals, 2) supports GI 2025, and 3) complements courses that address the AACSB general skill area of communication, 4) helps to develop vital oral communication skills needed by employers from students campus-wide.