Oral Communication

We believe public speaking is a skill anyone can develop, and we work with both undergraduate and graduate students to identify and achieve their goals.

Whether you are pulling together a presentation for the first time, putting the final touches on something you’ve been working on, or struggling with anxiety about speaking in public, we can help. Our Oral Communications Consultants provide individualized, confidential, and supportive coaching; they also aim to take into account discipline-specific requirements and conventions.

Oral communication consultants can help you

  • Create, practice or polish an oral presentation
  • Learn techniques to strengthen your personal speaking style
  • Learn how to use visual tools effectively
  • Prepare for an oral exam, thesis defense or qualifying exam
  • Organize research into a conference presentation, guest lecture, or speaking engagement
  • Manage your fears or anxiety so you can speak in public with confidence

If you have any questions regarding the Oral Communication Program, please contact Dr. Luz Rodriguez

We offer a special program and courses on Oral Communication for international and multilingual graduate students.