Speaking Center

The Speaking Center is available to help all USF students prepare for public speaking - including speeches, oral presentations, team presentations, and Powerpoint demonstrations.


 Public Speaking Coaches can help you with a variety of aspects of public speaking, including:

  •  effective oral communication skills
  •  achieving engaging delivery
  •  using transitions effectively
  •  developing concise and informative main points
  •  crafting introductions and conclusions.

Coaches are trained USF students who are skilled, experienced public speakers and have excellent grades in public speaking.

Coaches are available on a drop-in basis, as well as for special appointments.


Drop-in hours:
Monday 10 - 11 am
Tuesday 12 - 1 pm and 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30 am
Thursday 12 - 1 pm and 3 - 4 pm 
Friday 12 - 1 pm

To make appointments:

Visit the Speaking Center

Malloy Hall 103,

Make an appointment on Tutor Trac

or Email speakingcenter@usfca.edu

Center Supervisor: Jacquelyn Horton jrhorton@usfca.edu
Director of Public Speaking: Michelle LaVigne mrlavigne@usfca.edu