Say you are taking COM 114 and are panicking about an upcoming speech. CASA now has a service for that. Bring your ideas for a speech or your prepared speech to Kettler G19 to practice! You can set up an appointment in person, online via TutorTrac, or by phone at (260)481-5740. Walk-in appointments are also possible, contingent on consultant availability.
What should you expect in a speech/presentation consultation?
During a consultation, you have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a speech consultant to get help with any part of the speech process. If you have a topic idea, but don’t know where to begin your speech, a consultant can help you with that! If your speech is completely finished, and you want someone to listen to it and provide feed-back, a consultant can do that too! All consultants are fellow students who have successfully completed speech and writing classes, so they have been in your shoes and give input based on experience and training.
A consultation may last up to 45 minutes. This time can be used to brainstorm or discuss ideas, work on catchy introductions or organization, or practice giving the speech in a private room. iPads are available to record the presentation, so you and the consultant can review it together and discuss what you are doing well and improvements that could be made.
The purpose of a speech consultation is to help you, the speech-giver, feel more comfortable and confident giving your presentation. So, the next time you are worried about a presentation, stop stressing and come in to practice. After all, CASA services are free to all enrolled students!
Meet Steven K. He’s the Speech and Presentation lab G.A. this semester. If you don’t meet with Steven about your speech, you’ll be working with either Heather, Rachel, Jaclyn, or Eylina. Check out their bios here.