Practice and preparation can make the difference between a satisfactory speech and a memorable one. Video recording, review, and peer consultation are available at the speech center to assist students in the development of their oral presentations. Administrators, faculty, and staff rely on the speech center as well to prepare for workshops and to record small group discussions for classroom purposes. The student consultant staff assists client peers with mock interviews, symposia presentations, brainstorming, or conference panel practice sessions.
Faculty and trained undergraduate students conduct consultations daily at the speech center; practice sessions are available evenings and weekends by appointment. Reservations are made through the speech center’s Web site at speech.richmond.edu. The speech center is located on the fourth floor of Weinstein Hall between the departments of rhetoric and communication studies and journalism.