Sylvia Merschel featured in “Student Health 101”:7 Tips for Powerful Public Speaking

Like a Pro: 7 Tips for Powerful Public SpeakingSylvia Merschel, who teaches Communication Studies 1A during the UCLA Summer Session, is one of the experts featured in the December 2014 issue of “Student Health 101”:7 Tips for Powerful Public Speaking.Nail-biting? Check. Unavoidable? Check. Public speaking is likely in your future, whether you’ll be making a classroom presentation to your peers, giving a speech in an auditorium, or introducing a public event. Developing presentation skills enhances your academic, personal, and career opportunities (and also protects your nails).That’s why public speaking is the most commonly required communication course in the general education curriculum, according to a 2008 study of 500 community colleges. Most universities and collegs offer public speaking courses, clubs, and events.To overcome seven of the most common mistakes, click here.