About the Program

The Social Science Public Speaking Program is a quarter long program that provides students with skills to inform, influence, and motivate their audience while encouraging self-confidence and self-efficacy as public speakers through a series of interactive workshops. Participants that attend all sessions during the 8-week program will receive a certificate at the end of the quarter. Academic credit is not applicable to this program.

Learning Objectives

  • Build more confidence for various public settings
  • Engage audiences throughout future presentations
  • Understand how to manage stress, anxiety, and confidence
  • Identify specific strategies to promote effective delivery


  • Current UCI Students
  • Open only to Social Science Majors
  • Attend all 8 sessions in the series
  • Complete all scheduled presentations


Program Schedule

Wednesdays | Winter 2019 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: SBSG 1200

Below will be a list of all the topics we will discuss throughout the quarter. Sessions will begin Week 2.

  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Building Confidence in Public Speaking
  • Stage Presence and Movement
  • Using Emotion, Tone, and Pace
  • Connecting to your Audience with Charisma
Click Here to Sign-Up

Sign-ups available late Fall 2018. There will be limited seating. Updates will be emailed to you periodically. For any further questions, please email ssarc@uci.edu.




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