Communication Skill Center (CSC)

 

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LOCATION:

Room 201, Speech (SPCH) Building (across from the Communications building)
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00am to 3:00pm; Friday 8:00am to noon; Closes the last day of classes
Summer: Closed
Phone: 501-569-8208
Email: communication.skill.center@gmail.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/UALRCommSkillCenter
Walk-ins and appointments are welcome
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ONLINE SERVICES:

Synchronous (video chats during open hours via Skype and Google Hangout–Book an Appointment)

Asynchronous (Email–communication.skill.center@gmail.com; please allow 72 hours for a response)

The Communication Skill Center (CSC) helps take the panic out of public speaking!
The CSC is a free student resource devoted to helping with all stages of the speech creation process. We can help with any of your ACOM 1300 or other ACOM classes as well your presentations in other classes or contexts. Our face-to-face and online services include, but are not limited to:

  • managing anxiety
  • brainstorming topics
  • conducting research
  • organizing content
  • adapting messages to audiences
  • designing and integrating effective presentational aids such as PowerPoint and Prezi
  • one-on-one video coaching

Schedule an appointment today with the CSC and become a more comfortable, confident speaker!

RESOURCES

Technology. In the CSC we have PCs and Macs.

Software. We have a computer with Jaws and Magic for students who are blind or with low vision.

Printing. We also offer printing services—the first four pages are free; each additional page is 10 cents.

Conferences/Walk-in Appointments. Students are encouraged, but not required, to schedule conferences with staff in the CSC. Walk-ins are welcome. When checking-in clients will need their T#s. Book an Appointment

WORKSHOPS
Can’t bring your class or office to the CSC? We’ll bring the CSC to you! Workshops are FREE for courses in the College of Business and the College of Social Sciences and Communication as well as individual university programs that require ACOM 1300. Other programs or organizations may purchase workshops for a small fee.

Workshops can focus on any stage of the presentation creation process (brainstorming, researching, organizing, creating and using effective presentational aids, rehearsing, etc.) as well as other communication topics (active listening, assertiveness, team building, professionalism, etc.). Example workshop topics include:

Active Listening
Adapting to Audiences
Assertive Communication
Communication in Group/Team Projects
Conflict Management
Effective Nonverbal Delivery
Ethical Feedback
Impression Management
Job Interview Skills
Managing Hostile Communication
Message Clarity
Persuading Ethically
PowerPoint: Design and Integration
Prezi: Design and Integration
Relationship Building
Social Media: Professionalism
Speaking Anxiety Management
Structuring Presentations
Transitioning a Paper to a Presentation

We are happy to tailor workshops to specific assignment expectations. Please contact the CSC Director, Dr. Kristen McIntyre, with questions or to schedule workshops: Phone:501-569-8381 or Email: kagullicksm@ualr.edu.