Speaking Fellows

Cicero Speech Contest

Our annual Cicero Speech Contest offers Barnard students the opportunity to voice issues which matter to them and affect real change. By giving a persuasive advocacy speech or participating in the impromptu category,  students hone their public speaking skills, galvanize support for their cause, and win amazing prizes. This year's contest will be Thursday, Oct. 17th, at 6pm.

To sign up to participate in the contest follow this link.

Barnard Speaking Fellows

The Barnard Speaking Center aims to foster connection through dialogue, listening, and active engagement. Speaking Fellows help their peers tackle challenges such as speaking anxiety and clarifying presentations, with the belief that there is not one type of “good speech.” 

Request a Speaking Fellow

At faculty request, Speaking Fellows host workshops for students in a given course. Fellows host workshops on how to participate in or lead class discussions, crafting effective presentations, or senior thesis presentations. Fellows can also develop more personalized workshops for a given course. 

Become a Speaking Fellow

Barnard Speaking Center

The Speaking Center is located on the 2nd floor of Barnard Hall, the southeast end, in BAR 217. 

Speaking Fellows work with students on a variety of skills, such as: organizing ideas, using visual aids, delivery, speaking anxiety, or just for practice. 

Barnard students interested in improving their speaking skills are welcome to sign up.  Columbia students may make an appointment with a Speaking Fellow for Barnard courses.

Learn more about how to become a speaking fellow and when we release applications.