What to Expect for Your Speaking Consultation

Meeting with a Speaking Consultant is a great way to improve your speaking performance.  For your consultation:

  • Bring your assignment sheet, if you have one, and any details about the assignment your professor has provided
  • Be prepared to deliver a draft version of your speaking assignment
  • Be ready to engage with the consultant in a conversation about the strengths of your oral presentation and the ways you can improve it
  • Consider videotaping your oral presentation–this is the most powerful single tool for improving your speaking performance
  • Be ready to make changes to improve your overall effectiveness as a speaker