Presentation Assistance Center

HOURS OF OPERATION

Walk-in appointments and scheduled appointments are available.

Monday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Schedule an Appointment

What is the Presentation Assistance Center?

The Presentation Assistance Center is an informal opportunity to get feedback from a student who has training in giving feedback related to oral presentations. The Center is a place to ask questions, try out speech techniques, and simply have a place to practice your big presentation with a chance for constructive feedback.

What happens at the Presentation Assistance Center?

In appointments that last roughly 15 minutes students can get feedback on various parts of the speech process. This peer tutoring organization provides students with individual assistance in writing, speaking, and presentation projects and in developing writing and public speaking skills. The Center bases its work on identifying students’ strengths and building on them to achieve further progress. Students at every ability level and stage of speaking ability come to the PAC to work in collaborative relationships with tutors, who offer guidance and serve as responsive readers or listeners for the evolving text, presentation, or project.

What can I get feedback on at the Presentation Assistance Center?

The Speech Assistants will help with anything related to topic selection, research, source citation, organizing & outlining the speech, visual aids, delivery skills, and other items related to effective speech strategies. Examples include class presentations, speeches, capstone presentations, business presentations, Zoom presentations, and any other oral presentation.

What are the Objectives of the Center?

As a result of visiting the center:

  • Students improve their oral communication skills
  • Students improve their ability to translate thoughts into spoken ideas
  • Students lessen communication apprehension and anxiety
  • Students improve writing and speaking to express and substantiate their ideas
  • Students become their own best editors and coaches
  • Students develop and build confidence