Speech Lab

Businesses and organizations routinely note the need for new employees to be able to express themselves clearly, accurately, and confidently in the workplace. Developing public speaking skills is crucial for career success and advancement. The Speech Lab provides WCTC students with one-on-one assistance in honing communication skills and preparing classroom presentations.

Beginning in the Fall of 2016, the Speech Lab will be located in the Student Enrichment Center (B building).

Services

Communication skills faculty are available during scheduled times to assist students in any and all of the following areas:

  • Audience analysis
  • Audio/visual aids
  • Clarifying speech purpose
  • Delivery
  • Developing thesis and argument statements
  • Finding and selecting supporting materials (e.g., scholarly sources)
  • Outline preparation
  • Overcome speech anxiety
  • Presentation practice
  • Selecting appropriate topics
  • Self-assessment
  • Speech organization