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Public Speaking Workshops 

The Speaking Center staff have created a series of workshops for Binghamton University students, intended to help develop students' public speaking and presentation skills. These workshops provide a service that can meet the needs of any department, student organization or a specific course at the University. 

A team of undergraduate Senior Speaking Center Consultants facilitates the workshops, each scheduled for approximately one hour. Workshop topics range from public speaking anxiety, verbal and non-verbal delivery to visual aids and organizing a presentation. For the complete list of available workshops, please see the detailed descriptions below. For your convenience, the Program Assistants can bring the workshop to you in any on-campus space you reserve, at a time that is convenient for you and your group. To request a workshop please complete the Workshop Request Form (below) and a Speaking Center staff member will respond within 2-3 business days.  Note:  Workshop requests must be submitted seven days in advance of the anticipated workshop date.


Workshop Request Form

The Speaking Center workshop series is currently only offered in the spring semester. For more details, please contact Tyler Lenga (

Workshop Descriptions 

Organizing A Presentation:
This workshop is a fun and interactive way to learn how to organize your presentations without making them boring and scripted. All you need is half an hour to make all of your future presentations so much more effective and fun (for the audience AND for you!).

Breaking Bad Habits:
How many times do you say "uhm, like, so yeah, and y'know" during a presentation? Do you play with your hair, clothes, or jewelry? Does making eye contact with your audience terrify you? Luckily for you, this workshop is here to help you break all of these bad habits with some helpful tips and many hands-on activities!

Impromptu Speaking:
This workshop will teach you tips and tricks to be more comfortable creating impromptu speeches at the drop of a hat. Instead of being terrified of blanking on the spot, you'll learn how to think on your feet to organize your thoughts, and conquer the fears of impromptu questions!

Visual Aids:
Perfect the 4 P's: Props, Poster Boards, Prezi & Powerpoint! You'll learn the best tips on what visual aids to use and when to use them. This workshop will leave you feeling ready to take on any presentation!

Presentation Anxiety:
Feeling nervous, jittery, and scared to present?! Feeling anxious? Rest assured, the public speaking anxiety workshop will help you with those shakes and stutters. This workshop will help you deal with anxiety in a positive way and prepare you to give a better presentation.

Verbal Delivery:
This workshop will help you with different communication styles and how to address target audiences. Participate in Verbal Roulette, where you will receive tips on all of the little intricacies that go into grabbing your audience's attention and leave with polished verbal communication skills.

Group Presentations:
Ever had a group presentation go horribly wrong? Did a group member bail on you? Learn how to be prepared for a group presentation and ensure that it goes off without a hitch. You will leave this workshop understanding the importance of collaborating with your group and transitioning flawlessly between members.

Effective Public Speaking:
Sometimes in life you want a little bit of everything. Why settle for one when you can have a variety? The Don't Sweat the Technique Workshop will give you an overall view of what makes a presentation great and how you can overcome various public speaking obstacles. This workshop ranges from working on impromptus to tackling anxiety and much more.


For specific workshop requests to fit the needs of your class or organization, please contact Tyler Lenga (


Last Updated: 2/6/19