The Oral Communication Consultants (formerly the Oral Communication Fellows) are undergraduate peer tutors who are able to assist UD undergraduate and graduate students with their oral communication or presentation needs. From in-class speeches to research presentations to professional interviews, the OCC provides one-to-one consultations specific to your goals, challenges, and skills.
Topics that may be covered within one-to-one consultations include:
- Delivery essentials (Voice, Body Positioning, Hand Gestures, Eye Contact)
- Effective visual aids (PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote)
- Refining your thesis
- Organizing your outline
- Persuading your audience
- Crafting a strong introduction and conclusion
- Effective transitions statements
- Proper use of oral citations
- Speech anxiety reduction techniques
To register for an OCC appointment, please visit our Online Scheduler and select the "Oral Communication Consultants" schedule from the menu. If this your first time using the Writing Center Scheduling System, please register for an account before attempting to log in.
Additional OCC Services
In addition to one-to-one consultations, the OCC may also offer brief classroom visits or workshops on pre-selected topics. These will be facilitated by the Associate Director or OCC Staff and may cover one of the following: Delivery Essentials, Visual Aid 101, Speech Anxiety, or Effective Speech Preparation. For further inquiries regarding the OCC and its services, please contact Christopher Volker (firstname.lastname@example.org), Writing Center Associate Director of Oral Communication.