Writing Center Appointments

Major Deidre Garriott
Writing Center Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English 

Ph:  (540) 464-7483

The Writing Center
Virginia Military Institute
215 Carroll Hall
Lexington, Virginia 24450

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Public Speaking & Oral Presentations

The Writing Center can help cadets improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills by emphasizing the arts of listening, thinking and speaking. We can provide tips and techniques that will help cadets develop poise and confidence at the podium.

Professional and peer writing consultants work with cadets on every aspect of an oral assignment, from planning and conception to drafting and delivery of a well-polished speech or presentation. Here cadets can hone their presentation skills in a supportive, no-pressure environment.

We can help you:

  • Draft and polish a speech or oral report
  • Overcome your fear of public speaking
  • Manage stage fright
  • Find your voice
  • Incorporate gestures and inflection
  • Rehearse and fine-tune your delivery

Online Resource:

TalkRight