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Now hear this! UNCG’s Speaking Center offers resources for faculty and staff

UNCG student Donielle Graves practices oral presentation techniques in the classroom.

The UNC Greensboro Speaking Center, located in MHRA 3211, provides consultation and instructional workshop services for students, faculty, staff, and members of the Greensboro community. It provides feedback and guidance in the areas of public speaking preparation and delivery, interpersonal communication, and group or team communication. The following services are available for faculty and staff throughout the school year.

For staff and non-faculty: Administrators, staff, student leaders, and members of Greensboro’s non-profit community may make requests for oral communication workshops for their department or organization.

Visit the center’s workshop web page for more information and to request a session.

For faculty: The Speaking Center now offers new in-classroom support. Faculty who would like to request center consultants for their classroom to support group work may email director Dr. Kim Cuny at kmcuny@uncg.edu.

Cuny and her team also work with groups who wish to practice their presentation in the Speaking Center. Call 336-256-1346 to schedule an appointment.

Other Speaking Center available services include:

Face-to-face consultations
Online consultations
Orientation tours
Support for non-native speakers
Support for advanced speakers
Donation for services for corporate and private clients
Master Communicator Program
Guidance for other speaking center directors
Training for student employees across campus

Cuny says the UNCG Speaking Center has produced more scholarship, earned more communication awards, and placed more former students in leadership roles than other oral communication centers, and has provided many of consecutive years of leadership for the National Communication Association’s Communication Centers section. Researchers frequently reference UNCG Speaking Center publications.

For an overview of the Speaking Center visit their Fact Sheet.

By Matthew Bryant
Photography courtesy of UNCG Speaking Center