The GV Speech Lab will offer virtual consultations starting on Monday, March 16. For all of our online and virtual resources, click the link below. Stay healthy, Lakers!

Welcome to the Grand Valley State University Speech Lab!

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What's New at the Lab

Can't Make it to Campus?

Check out our brand new Virtual Knowledge Market for guide sheets and online consultations! 

GVSL Guide Sheets: Speaking Anxiety

Check out our new video on Speaking Anxiety!

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Can't make it to campus?

Check out our brand new Virtual Knowledge Market for guide sheets and online consultations! 


The Mission of the Speech Lab is to empower speakers to shape their lives, professions, and society through confident and effective public presentations.

Who We Are

Our consultants consist of undergraduate and graduate students from a wide variety of majors like communications, information systems, advertising and public relations, sports management and so much more. What is additionally unique about our consultants is that they have all completed a rigorous semester long training program certified by the National Association of Communication Centers. This means that no matter who you work with, you will be given the same consistent information. In fact, with over 100 communication centers in the United States, the GVSU Speech Lab is one of only 18 communication centers with a nationally certified training program.

What We Do

The Grand Valley Speech Lab is a peer to peer communication center that help students with all elements of the oral presentation process including: topic selection, organization, supporting materials, and most importantly, practicing delivery. Sessions can be scheduled to help with in-class speech assignments, or with public presentations such as wedding toasts, a sales pitch, or award presentation. 

Where You Can Find Us

The Speech Lab has three locations to best serve you. Our home office is in 154 Lake Michigan Hall. We offer evening consultations in the Knowledge Market in Pew Library on the Allendale campus. Additionally, you can find us inside of Steelcase Library on the downtown Grand Rapids campus. 

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Make sure to check out our social media pages to keep up to date with all the latest news about the GVSU Speech Lab

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Here is some motivation for your Monday from one of our consultants, Jenna! "When I struggle to keep my anxiety in check before a presentation, I take deep breaths to slow down my heart rate. This helps me focus and remember that I can crush that speech!" #ConsultantMotivation
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Very excited to announce that GV's own Hannah Karwat and Dominic Cassisi have done it again! The dynamic duo won the undergraduate research paper award at NACC 2020 FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW! Great work! #naccvirtual
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The Speech Lab at Grand Valley State University is a program of the  College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the School of Communications.

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