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  • Welcome

    The Public Speaking Center supports student success by providing quality peer-to-peer consulting for all UW-L students seeking assistance on oral presentations. Peer consultants aid students with topic selection, outlines, content development, delivery, audio-visual aids, managing speaking anxiety, and increasing confidence.  
    Hours and Appointments
    We are located in Murphy 251 (within the Murphy Learning Center). We recommend seeing a peer consultant at least a week before your assignment is due.  To make an appointment, click here. Appointments are recommended. Drop-ins are welcome if a peer consultant is available. Read the frequently asked questions before coming to your appointment.

    Spring 2015 hours will be announced in late January.
    Public Speaking Competition 
    The Public Speaking Competition promotes and showcases student excellence in public speaking. Congratulations to the following semifinalists, who will present their persuasive speeches around February 6, 2015: 

     Shaina Wales - To persuade the audience that the North/South Corridor is essential to the La Crosse community

    Cara Henney - To persuade the audience to take action regarding polluted Wisconsin waterways

    Libbie Miller - To persuade listeners to join in efforts to prevent sexual assault on college campuses

    Janie Gadsby - To persuade the audience not to text while driving

    Samantha Mueller - To persuade the audience to not ignore domestic violence

    Carly Ferguson - To persuade the audience to eat healthier

    Allison Shaver - To persuade the audience to volunteer at the YMCA Teen Center

    Adria Braley - To persuade the audience to take action against hate crimes perpetrated against the LGBTQ community at UW-L

    Jenae Winter - To persuade the audience to learn another language

     The Public Speaking Center at UW-L is one of twelve communication centers in the United States that has a training program certified by the National Association of Communication Centers. 

    Public Speaking Center

    Contact Dr. Tony Docan-Morgan (Communication Studies) at or (608) 785-6722 for questions, ideas, and feedback. Find us on Facebook

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