Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Resources to Promote Your Success: Enhancing Your Presentation and Speaking Skills

The ELI Success Coaches are here to promote your success.  If you are struggling with assignments or course content, we can refer you to helpful resources that will promote your academic success.  One resource we are excited to highlight is the Annandale Campus Oral Communication Center (OCC) and Toastmasters.

If you are struggling with a presentation for an ELI or on-campus class, the OCC can help you! The mission of the Annandale Campus Oral Communication Center (OCC) is to “enable student success through improved speaking and presentation skills across disciplines. NOVA students can work with trained speech consultants to develop and refine their skills for individual and group presentations”.

In addition to enhancing your presentation and speaking skills, if you experience struggles developing a strong speech introduction, body, and conclusion, the OCC faculty will critique your written presentation and provide feedback.   To further perfect your presentation and development skills, they even offer resources and workshops!

If you are unable to access the resources located at the OCC, another source to consider is your local Toastmasters.  Toastmasters is an organization with local meetings throughout the Country.  They provide opportunities to practice impromptu presentations in a “learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere”.   Not only will regular participation or membership in Toastmasters enhance your speaking and presentation skills, it will also serve as a sensational confidence and resume builder.

For additional resources to promote your success, contact your Success Coach today at elisuccess@nvcc.edu or call 703.764.5076.

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