Communicating remotely to meet the speech making needs of UNCG students, faculty, & staff.
Online, we provide a safe environment where speakers can get feedback, ask questions, and have conversations about their own public, interpersonal, and group communication. Our center is a judgment-free space in which our primary goal is to meet speakers where they are in their speaking process. Some speakers make appointments for help with the organization stage in the process of creating a speech, some want to practice via webcam, while others want us to view a recording of their last presentation in order to help them set personal goals for their next speech.
Two day policy – Those seeking to utilize our consultation services for an upcoming presentation need to arrange for their appointment to take place not closer than two days before their final presentation date.
Communication Center Directors attending the 12th Annual Excellence at the Center Conference agreed that our 2-day policy is a best practice for supporting speakers as they make their way through the speech making process. This policy better ensures that speakers visit us during the process of speech discovery and organization.
Setting up and participating in an online consultation
The Online Speaking Center offers support or the organization stage in the process of creating your presentation, live practice sessions, and we can view videos of your presentation in order to help you to set goals for your next speech. You can meet for 30 minutes with a consultant to discuss the best ways to get your thoughts into a well-organized speech or prepare for your next presentation. If you wish to practice a speech that is longer than 15 minutes long you’ll need to request a 60 minute session.
You’ll first need to set up an appointment with us:
Our two-day policy applies to organization & live practice appointments at the Online Speaking Center, so you’ll need to schedule your appointment to take place two days (or more) before your presentation is due.
On the day of your consultation:
The set up steps will take around 5 minutes (if there are no technology problems).
Once the session is over:
Thank you for your interest in using the UNCG Online Speaking Center. Good luck on all of your presentations!
*Currently, we are able to view CST 105 speeches in Acclaim. Other speeches can be shared with us from YouTube public links or Google Share (firstname.lastname@example.org)
**If you do not have a domestic phone number (USA), or are a member of UNCG’s Deaf Community, contact email@example.com for further information.