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    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:
    Monday: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., 1:00-6:00 p.m.
    Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:00-9:00 p.m.
    Wednesday: 8:00-9:30 a.m., 11:00-3:00, 3:30-5:30, 6:00-8:00
    Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 3:00-9:00
    Friday: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Saturday: closed

    Sunday: 3:00-5:30 p.m., 6:00-8:30 p.m.

    The 2014-2015 Public Speaking Competition, which promotes and showcases student excellence in public speaking, was a success! Our top 5 speakers, narrowed from a pool of 1,200 UW-L students were Cara Henney, Carly Ferguson, Samantha Mueller, Adria Braley, and Allison Shaver. More than 500 people attended the semifinal and final rounds. Click here to see their speeches


    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. 

    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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