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The Speaking Studio
The Speaking Studio is the only service on campus staffed with public speaking consultants who facilitate the recording and immediate feedback of individual or group presentations.
Appointments are available starting the first week of September. Book early, as appointments fill up very quickly!
Rodgers Library Presentation Practice Room
The UA Libraries can help you prepare and practice effective presentations. We have video equipment for recording presentations, along with spaces and monitors to view results. Presentation practice rooms are offered in the McLure Education Library and Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering.
Rooms are available by reservation, and recording equipment may be checked out at the circulation desk. For Rodgers, please select the Yellowhammer Room when registering.
Engineered to Speak by
Publication Date: 2019-08-20
Engineered to Speak: Helping You Create and Deliver Engaging Technical Presentations Technical expertise alone is not enough to ensure professional success. Twenty-first century engineers and technical professionals must master making the complex simple and the simple interesting. This book helps engineers do what they love most: take a complicated system and create a stronger solution. You will learn tips and strategies that help you answer one essential question, "How can I get better at sharing my ideas with a variety of audiences?" In Engineered to Speak, Alexa Chilcutt and Adam Brooks combine their expertise in messaging and public speaking with research that illustrates how effective communication contributes to career advancement. Each chapter contains inspiring stories from practicing engineers around the world as well as useful examples, exercises and repeatable processes for creating compelling messages. This book helps technical talent become better speakers, better communicators, and ultimately better leaders. This helpful guide demystifies the art of oral communication by breaking it down into ten easy-to-follow-processes that can improve the ability of professionals at any level. By the end of Engineered to Speak, you'll understand how to gain buy-in, identify and expand your Sphere of Influence, amplify your message, deliver compelling presentations, and learn from those who've embrace these skills and enjoyed professional success.