Whether the thought of public speaking sounds exciting, or dreadful, we all have to do it at one time or another. And, like many things, it takes practice to get better and more comfortable. Come hear public speaking advice/tips from Matt Rothrock. Matt serves as the Student Success Coordinator for IUPUC. This work involves coordinating tutoring, supplemental instruction, and disability services for students on the Columbus campus.
Matt received a BA in English from IUPUC in 2008 and will receive his MA in Applied Communication Studies from IUPUI in May 2019. He has also coached the Columbus East High School Speech Team since 2007. Having been both a former competitor for the team and a coach, he is privileged to help students find their voices and tell their stories through the activity. He has also helped immigrant women in Columbus tell their stories through a grant from the Heritage Fund: the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County entitled “Experiencing Our Town: In the Words of Women Immigrants in Columbus, Indiana”. He also co-hosts two high school speech tournaments and two college public speaking competitions per year in Columbus.