THE MIC SPEAKERS LAB

If you’re a student who would like to receive help with public speaking an upcoming individual or group presentation, you now have a great resource: The MIC. One of the Diederich College of Communication’s newer initiatives, The MIC is located in Johnston Hall 517 and led by Communication Studies Instructor Tracey Sturgal.

More than a Public Speaking Lab

At the MIC, you can receive help in all aspects of presentation development from brainstorming ideas and organizing content to practicing effective delivery and creating visuals. In addition, trained student experts will serve as your coaches, teaching you breathing techniques, positive self talk and visualization exercises to help you stay calm and centered during your speech. You can also receive feedback on your visual aids like PowerPoint presentations, handouts, charts and visualizations. 

The MIC staffExperienced Staff

The student experts at The MIC have taken either the Professional Communication or the Business Communication course and receive ongoing training. Professor Sturgal also works to create a safe environment for all students who come to The MIC for help. Telling students to aim for excellence rather than perfection, she encourages her student experts to “lead with love.”


Make an Appointment Today

To receive feedback and practice your individual or group presentation, please visit our scheduling service to make an appointment. We look forward to meeting you soon.