Give Yourself Time to Make Changes

Expect that you will need to make revisions to your presentation after the conference, and allow time to do so. An effective oral presentation also requires rehearsal, so give yourself time for that too.

Have Goals for Your Conference

Your tutor can be more helpful if you are clear about your specific needs. Know that your tutor can help you at any stage of preparation for an oral presentation: from conception, to organization, to a complete run-through.

Bring Anything You Might Need

If you are doing a full run-through of your speech, make sure that your PowerPoint presentation, other media, or notes are accessible (either on your computer or in your email) when you come to the OCC. If you are sorting through material to put together your speech's content, be sure to bring relevant research. And don't forget anything your professor provided about requirements for the assignment!


Office / Department Name

Oral Communication Center

Contact Name

Amy Gaffney

Oral Communication Center Director

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