Speaker’s Lab—For Faculty

Overview and Contact Information

The lab is a peer-to-peer consultation service for students seeking feedback about public speaking activities including individual speeches, group presentations, and interview assignments. Students can visit the center for help at all stages of the speech preparation process, from identifying a speech topic and organizing ideas to fine-tuning delivery. Most students visit the center for feedback regarding class assignments, but they may also visit the center for other occasions, such as before job interviews or service activities. Lab tutors are trained in helping student visitors take ownership of their speeches. They will not write speeches for students or complete work for them.

If you want your students to visit the Speaker’s Lab to fulfill a class requirement, please contact Director Kristin Swenson.