The Speaking Excellence Center (SEC) at LSC-Tomball is one of just a handful of communication centers found on community college campuses. The SEC is intended as a resource for students, faculty and others who want to build excellence into their speaking habits. We recognize the fact that employers first require communication skills from their applicants and that our students will need training to be competitive. We also recognize the fact that many who work on our campus may seek professional development in the form of communication training. Finally, we recognize our role in creating a healthy marketplace of ideas for students, faculty, staff, and community.
Location & Hours
The Speaking Excellence Center is located in the heart of LSC-Tomball in room C210.
Virtual Consulting is available by appointment during the following times:
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 am
9:00 am - 10:00 am
*hours are subject to change due to special events
Faculty may request trainings and use of the SEC by contacting Clark Friesen.
Things We Do
The center was originally focused on providing student speakers with the opportunity to practice speeches in a classroom space using campus media carts and equipment, something few would have at home. Since then, the SEC has developed a number of valuable services for clients throughout the campus community.
Some services we offer:
Public speaking: Including practice space, outline help, recording speeches, improving visual aids, responding to questions, EDUC 1300 presentations, TEDx speaker training, Honors Day preparation, coping with speech anxiety.
Group dynamics: Including presenting as a group, group decision making processes, achieving consensus, group leadership, team building games and exercises, delegation, and working with virtual teams.