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Find your voice!

Walk-ins are always welcome at the Speaking Center, located in Clare Hall, room #018.

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Speaking Center

Feeling anxious about an upcoming presentation? Unsure how to structure a research talk? Still confused about what to do with your hands? Visit the Marian University Speaking Center for a one-on-one consultation and learn how to effectively communicate your ideas and expertise.

As the university continues to grow, the Center is ever mindful of its mission to support the entire Marian University community in strengthening its oral presentation skills. Today, our goal is to better serve everyone connected with our campus – this means that students, faculty, and community members are encouraged to make use of the Center. The Marian University Speaking Center – Find Your Voice!

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To support the Marian University community through one-on-one collaboration and instruction as they strengthen their oral presentation skills.

About Our Consultants

At the Marian University Speaking Center, our Peer Consultants are fellow learners, collaborators, and colleagues, with a little more experience. Our goal is always to think about how we can collaborate with our visitors. Instead of telling our peers exactly what to do or what to say, we focus on finding solutions together.

A Marian University Speaking Center Consultant is:

  • Collaborative
  • Open
  • Honest
  • Supportive
  • Respectful
  • Accurate

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Speaking Center Code of Ethics

Our commitment to our campus and peers is to:

  • Act in a way that promotes trust
  • Hold each other accountable
  • Serve one another with respect
  • Engage the whole person
  • Cultivate an inclusive and safe space
  • Maintain open communication
  • Respect the rights and confidentiality of the student and the consultation

And through these standards, we can each act at all times, in good faith, as an ambassador of the Marian University Speaking Center.


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