Speech Lab

Working on a presentation?

What We Do

Speech consultants are highly-trained students ready to help you improve your presentations. Speech consultants can help you:

  • Select topics
  • Use presentation software
  • Organize presentations
  • Practice delivery
  • Overcome speech anxiety

Make an Appointment

Hours and Locations

Spring and Summer Semesters




4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Meet with Us

What to Expect in a Consultation

Speech consultants are available to work with you online or in-person. In Allendale, consultants are in Lake Michigan Hall 154 during the day and in the Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market in the evenings. Downtown, consultants are available at Steelcase Library. A consultant will meet with you one-on-one for 30 minutes to discuss your presentation, and practice rooms are available at all locations. The content of every session is different because consultants are focused on your individual needs. 

Consultations are most productive if you:

  • Have your assignment sheet
  • Come prepared with specific questions
  • Leave plenty of time to work on your project before it's due

Expect a friendly conversation with a highly-trained peer that will end with a plan for improving your project. Feel free to come back with new drafts of your project or more questions!

Click the link below to make an appointment or join our virtual drop-in queue. We look forward to working with you!

Meet with a Consultant

student smiling in conversation

Looking for resources?

We've got you covered! You can find guide sheets, topic ideas, and helpful links in our Resource Market.

Resource Market

Have additional questions?

Visit the Speech Lab website for more information or contact Isaac Simon, Interim Speech Lab Director.

Speech Lab website

Page last modified May 25, 2023