SSC to open 'Speaking Center' to benefit students, community

2013-11-17T00:00:00Z SSC to open 'Speaking Center' to benefit students, communityFor The Times
November 17, 2013 12:00 am  • 

SOUTH HOLLAND | South Suburban College is hosting an open house for their new Speaking Center from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 20 in Room 3236 on the main campus, 15800 S. State St.

SSC invites all staff, students and community members to visit the new facility and find out more about its purpose and usability.

The Speaking Center was created to assist individuals in each step of the speech process.

“Students are guaranteed to use his or her reading, writing, listening, speaking, and presenting skills each day in any speech class,” said Bridget Nickel, SSC speech instructor. “As a result of practicing and improving these skills daily, an individual will experience the transformation from being a student to being a valuable member of society — a citizen who can communicate clearly and effectively.”

The mission of the South Suburban Speaking Center is to support students and community members in the on-going process of becoming more confident, competent and effective speakers. Furthermore, the overall goal is to provide students and community members the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a certified speech instructor who will assist with:

• Brainstorming sessions

• Choosing a topic

• Research assistance

• Speech organization

• Creating transitions

• Delivery practice

• Visual aids

• PowerPoint training

• Self-evaluation videotaping

The Speaking Center is a completely free service to SSC students and community members of College District 510. Guests may walk in and work with an instructor if one is available, or schedule an appointment based on the hours posted.

The Speaking Center is located in Room 3236 on SSC’s main campus. For more information, email

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