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 - Thursday 
10:00 – 11:30, 12:30 - 2:00, 3:00 - 4:30
Friday 10:00 - 11:30

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