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The COMM Lab

The Communication Studies Presentation Coaching Lab (COMM Lab) now has two locations to serve you. Your appointment will take place in either Alkek 480A or Centennial 308. Please select the appropriate calendar to schedule your appointment.

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COMM Lab coaches work one-on-one with undergraduate and graduate students to practice delivering presentations for classes, 3MT and academic conferences.  The lab also offers personalized instruction to students experiencing communication apprehension or "stage fright". Each 30 minute appointment will include one-on-one instruction with a trained presentation coach. A digital copy of presentations delivered during coaching sessions will be available for later viewing, or to share with a professor for evaluation and feedback.

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How do I access the COMM Lab?

1. Make an appointment online (see Calendar below).

2. Prepare your presentation and any visuals you will use before coming to the
    Lab. Coaches primarily assist with delivery, not writing.

3. Come to the Lab and deliver your presentation. Your performance will be

4. Review the presentation with your COMM Lab coach to receive feedback and
    polish your delivery.

Media in the COMM Lab

The COMM Lab is equipped with a computer and projector for use in delivering oral presentations. If you would like to practice with a Powerpoint, a DVD, or other media, please indicate "Yes" when setting an appointment. Bring with you the information on a flash drive, data CD or DVD to your appointment.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your appointment, check the confirmation email you received. You will read "To cancel this booking, click this link:" Click the link and follow the instructions.

Please note that due to high demand and schedule availability, students who are ten minutes late or more will have their appointments cancelled and will need to reschedule.

Schedule an Appointment at Alkek Library, Room 480A

Schedule an Appointment at Centennial Hall, Room 308

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