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HACC Tutoring & Testing: Speech/Communications

Speech/Communications Resources

How to Prepare for a Class Presentation [2:58]

"Have a speech or group presentation on the horizon? Use these quick tips from HACC Tutoring Services to make sure that you are fully prepared!"


How to Give an Awesome (PowerPoint) Presentation (Whiteboard Animation Explainer Video) [2:53]

"An effort to eliminate "death by PowerPoint." [...] Learn how to give amazing presentations using PowerPoint or whatever your tool of choice in this fun, engaging, and concise animated whiteboard video by Wienot Films. Presentations can make or break you. Make your Power Point great and see the difference it makes in your professional life. Keep it simple. Remember Story. Avoid long lists of bullets. Use pictures to support your story. Watch for all the fun action."


Public Speaking How-To [8:12]

"Tips for how to become a better public speaker, prepare for a speech, and get over your fears. I created this video for a non-profit client of mine, Thrive Foundation for Youth, targeted at helping high school students understand the importance of good speaking skills."


What not to Wear or do During an Oral Presentation [3:08]

This video is from Texas A&M's University Writing Center. "This video is part of our Write Right student podcast series. More podcasts, including audio ones can be found on our website at"


What do I do with hands? Effective presentation gestures [3:37]

"This clip provides specific, academically validated, advice for how to effectively gesture during a presentation. By using gestures appropriately, a speaker will appear more confident and compelling. This clip is a good companion to a recent Toastmasters Magazine article. To learn more, go to"


How to Use Body Language during Speech | Public Speaking [2:06]

"Learn how to use body language effectively when giving a speech from media coach TJ Walker in this Howcast public speaking video."


Public Speaking Tips - Overcome Your Fear [2:53]

"Overcome your fear of speaking in front of an audience."

How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking: 3 Tips [3:29]

"Learn how to speak confidently in front of a crowd with these three tips from speech instructor Steven D. Cohen."


10 Tips for Overcoming Public Speaking and Presentation Anxiety [5:22]

"10 quick tips for helping reduce the fear and anxiety associated with public speaking and presenting."


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iTunes U

iTunes U is a special part of the iTunes Store that provides free course materials like readings, videos, texts, and practice exercises for all kinds of courses. HACC has a strong presence on iTunes U, and you can use some of the resources available there to expand and practice what you're learning in class or to explore new content.

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HACC provides all students with online tutoring through smarthinking, linked to your myHACC and D2L accounts.