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Our Process


Our Process

Our innovative approach to public speaking maximizes the teaching power of the peer mentoring.  Practicing with a live audience (even if it's just one person), offers a different experience than rehearsing alone. That’s why we record each practice session, so students and their mentor can view the video afterward and assess the speaker’s strengths and areas for improvement.

Welcoming Environment

CommLabASU mentors have successfully completed a public speaking course and participate in ongoing communication mentor training certified by the National Association of Communication Centers. This means that you will receive expert feedback from a mentor who has been in your shoes. We approach each mentoring session utilizing the best practices we’ve developed in our 15 years of service, informed by the traditional lessons of rhetoric, civil discourse, and positive communication. We strive to create a professional, and welcoming environment.

Online Peer Mentoring Program

Students completing the introductory public speaking course (COM 225) through ASU Online also have the opportunity to work with our mentors.  Learn more about our online peer mentoring program. To learn more watch the video.