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Public Speaking Center

The Sanger Learning Center and the School of Undergraduate Studies have partnered with the UT Libraries to provide free public speaking support for all UT students.

The Public Speaking Center is located on the first floor of the Perry Castaneda Library Learning Commons and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., by appointment.

The Concept

The ability to communicate your ideas out loud to an audience has been tied to success in your university years and beyond. Improve your speaking confidence by preparing for an upcoming speaking assignment in your class or university-affiliated group.

At the Public Speaking Center, you will spend an hour working with one of our trained consultants to tailor your message and delivery to your specific audience and occasion.

Consultants can assist you as you plan for your speaking opportunity by acting as a sounding board for ideas, or by helping you prepare speaker note and visual aids. You could also rehearse your presentation and receive feedback on content along with your vocal and nonverbal delivery.

If you have an upcoming group presentation, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for you and your co-presenters.

How the Center Works

Schedule an appointment online.

Choose a date well in advance of your presentation, so you have time to incorporate the feedback from your consultant and schedule a follow-up session if necessary.

Check in for your consultation at the main library circulation desk on the first floor of PCL.

Public Speaking Anxiety

A consultation in the Public Speaking Center will certainly help make you feel confident, but if you are feeling extremely anxious or fearful of speaking in front of others and want to seek help from a professional, visit UT’s Counseling and Mental Health Center.

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