Southeast Student to Model Effective Public Speaking with ‘Hemp Culture’ Presentation


Southeast Missouri State University student, Jordan Jackson of Collierville, Tennessee, will present “Hemp Culture” as part of the 16th annual COMMrades’ Spring 2018 Speakers Showcase at noon Jan. 24 in the University Center Ballroom.

The 30-minute event is designed to show what comprises a good speech, focusing on content, structure, delivery and visual communication. The event is free and open to the public.

Jackson, a sophomore majoring in marketing management and the daughter of Chris Jackson and Angela Dixon, will examine U.S. regulations of hemp.

“Jordan has put together a first-rate speech examining the many uses of hemp as a natural resource and how policies affect its economic and environmental benefits,” said Dr. Glen Williams, chair of the Department of Communication Studies.

Jackson completed the speech for SC105 “Fundamentals of Oral Communication.” She was selected from more than 500 students taking the course to deliver her speech during the showcase. Her presentation will demonstrate effective speechmaking, including the proper use of PowerPoint, for students currently enrolled in SC105 and others interested in improving their techniques.

The Speakers Showcase presentations, held every semester since spring 2002, not only serve as models of good speaking, but are also selected for the informative value of the topics, Williams said.

Door Prizes will also be provided by local sponsors.