From planning to delivery, we help with all stages of the presentation process.
The art of communicating with impact and style requires preparation, practice and polish. The Communication Studio is an invaluable resource for members of the FIU family including students, faculty, staff and alumni. Whether you are preparing for a class, conference, interview, debate, sales call, oral brief or a performance, a communication coordinator from the Communication Studio can help.
Does the thought of speaking in public terrify you? Do you know how to put together an effective and memorable PowerPoint or Prezi presentation? Are you preparing for an interview for the perfect internship or job? Do you have to give a toast at your cousin’s wedding reception?
There is a place on campus where you can get professional coaching to improve your public speaking, presentation and interview skills.
The Communication Studio is staffed with experienced speech instructors eager to assist you with improving body language, speaking more confidently, organizing ideas, reducing anxiety, improving eye contact, and incorporating visual aids to create dynamic and focused presentations.
Monday and Wednesday: 10:00am-6:30pm
For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-348-0069
Located in VH 230 (MMC) | HL 155 (BBC)
Don’t need coaching? Just want to practice your speech? You can do just that in our fully-equipped Practice Studio.
The Practice Studio is available on a first-come first-served basis. No need to make an appointment. In the Practice Studio students can set up their Powerpoints or Prezi presentations to be projected on to the wall-mounted 53” monitor. There is also internet connection if your presentation is saved to your email or you need to access it through a website, you’re good to go.
The room is also equipped with an HD camera allowing students the ability to record their presentations for upload to a website, flash drive or for personal reviewing. There is a podium, as well as a presentation clicker, and if you need to practice with a microphone, we can provide that for you as well.
The Practice Studio is completely dummy proof with wall mounted instructions on how to use everything in case one of the coordinators is unavailable to help you.
Kathleen Watson Lending Library
Kathleen Watson started at FIU in 1998 as an adjunct faculty member. Soon after, she joined the faculty permanently as an instructor, and she was a very proud founding faculty member in the Department of Speech Communication. She taught large sections of communication courses and had thousands of students who kept in touch with her long after their coursework had ended. She was also active in faculty governance in the College and was well-known throughout the University. Kathleen was instrumental in developing the business communication curriculum in the department and was a highly sought after expert on nonverbal communication.
On December 21st we lost our dear colleague and she will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. As a small gesture the Communication Studio has dedicated our lending library in her name. Many of the books in the lending library collection belonged to Dr. Watson of which her loving husband graciously donated to us. We have books ranging from non-verbal communication to putting together powerful visual media for a presentation. We want to encourage everyone from the FIU family to visit our lending library. Students majoring in the Department of Communication or involved with Debate will be able to check out materials for two week intervals.
If you have a book or books you would like to donate to our lending library please stop by the Studio and drop it off.
Rhetoric & Communication
Interviewing Prep & Skills
Visual Media Presentations