Overcome your public speaking fears
By Joselin Alcantara - Staff Reporter
A new tutoring center for public speaking will be available the second week of Summer Quarter.
The center will be in Building 14 and will be open from July 3 to Aug. 17.
It will be staffed by communications faculty and the one-on-one sessions will last 30 minutes.
Jobs at the center for students are a possibility if the center is used enough during the summer to make it permanent, said Lisa Voso, a communications faculty member.
The Public Speaking Center is happening thanks to a grant of $4,000 received from the Highline College Foundation.
Half of the Exceptional Faculty Grant will be paid by Highline's Academic Affairs division and the other half by the College Foundation, Voso said.
The center will be open to all students who need help with all kinds of public speaking such as school or work presentations or even job interviews, she said.
Highline faculty are also welcome to receive help for things such as speeches or big presentations, Voso said.
The center will address anxiety, organization, visual leads and outlines. Students will also have the option to video record themselves, Voso said.
"I'm super-excited for this center, and I want to make sure people know it's for everybody," she said.