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.

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**Please note that as a program at a women's college, Speaking Fellows use women-centered language in our institutional communications regarding students. We also value the individual identities that students, faculty, and staff bring to campus. We encourage all members of our community to respect the pronouns as shared by each individual .



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Visit Fellow Voices: The Writing and Speaking Fellows' Blog »

Read Barnard Magazine's article, "Through The Gates: Speaking Like Cicero," about the Second Annual Cicero Speech Contest

What students say:

“I feel 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.”