The COMM Lab
The Communication Studies Presentation Coaching Lab (COMM Lab). Your appointment will take place in Alkek 236 (ground floor, back right corner). Please select the calendar to schedule your appointment.
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.
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.
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.
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 5 minutes late or more will have their appointment time given to another student and will need to reschedule.