Speech Preparation and Oral Presentation Assistance

Need assistance with an oral presentation? Have to give a speech? Leading a discussion? The Writing Center is here for you!

We can help you plan your speech with tips and guidance on

  • narrowing your topic
  • analyzing your audience
  • outlining your speech
  • citing sources during your speech
  • using PowerPoint
  • introductions
  • transitions between subtopics, conclusions, or visual aids
  • delivery and speaking
  • speech anxiety

We can also help you select and understand specific kinds of speeches, including

  • Persuasive
  • Motivational
  • Informative
  • Demonstrative
  • Entertaining
  • Special occasions
  • Group presentations
  • Leading a discussion
  • Oral interpretation of literature
  • PowerPoint
  • Presenting a paper

If there is an aspect of your oral presentation not listed above that you would like help with, come visit us and let’s see what we can do to help you.

Testimonials

Trevor Lohr

“I’ve always been able to spot things I didn’t like in my writing, but couldn’t fix them very well. The consultant really helped me learn how to fix problems.”
- Trevor Lohr

Quotes

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“In your writing, be strong, defiant, forbearing. Have a point to make and write to it. Dare to say what you want most to say, and say it as plainly as you can. Whether or not you write well, write bravely.”
- Bill Stout