The Speaking Fellows are specially trained Barnard students who work with speaking-intensive courses and other academically centered programs, helping students improve their presentation and class discussion skills. The program requires Speaking Fellows to be among Barnard’s best public speakers, and to have strong leadership and teaching abilities. We aim to cultivate and empower the speaking culture at Barnard by teaching students to be reflective about what they say and how they say it.
Learn about the Speaking Fellows' Annual Cicero Speech Contest (held earlier this Fall) from a Speaking Fellow's perspective.
Watch this short video to learn more about what the Speaking Fellows do:
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The Speaking Center is closed for the summer. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 22nd, for the Fall semester. Appointments can be made beginning the week before (Tuesday, September 15th).
What students say:
“I definitely feel so much more confident in my public speaking skills.”
“The Fellow was insightful, engaging, and fun. She made the two hours fly by.”
“I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it so much. Even though I consider myself a good speaker, I definitely learned a lot.”