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Sreya Guha, a senior majoring in symbolic systems, speaking at the 131st Opening Convocation Ceremony.

Oral Communication Program

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"If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud." —Emile Zola

The Oral Communication Program provides opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students to develop or improve their oral communication skills. Courses and workshops offer a comprehensive approach to speech communication, including training in the fundamental principles of public speaking and the effective delivery of oral presentations. The goal is to enhance students' general facility and confidence in oral expression. The program also provides innovative, discipline-based instruction to help students refine their personal speaking styles in small groups and classroom settings.

Pictured above: Sreya Guha, a senior majoring in symbolic systems, speaking at the 131st Opening Convocation Ceremony. Photo by Andrew Brodhead.

Improve your speaking skills

Contact Us

Doree Allen, Ph.D.
Program Director
doree.allen@stanford.edu
(650) 725-4149

Thomas Freeland
Program Lecturer
thomas@stanford.edu
(650) 736-2337

Helen Lie
Program Lecturer
hlie@stanford.edu
(650) 723-1792