Hey all, So I would really like to use my time before medical school to improve my speaking skills. Im a pretty laconic person, not really by choice but because I have trouble elaborating my thoughts and arguments I lose my train of thought easily, have trouble picking the best words, and I often have trouble enunciating properly. Unfortunately, I function as the listener most the time when Im with friends, so its not like I get much practice in real life. Hopefully taking a class that emphasizes speaking will help me gain confidence. Im not in school anymore and trying to work part time, so I should have time for 2-3 courses. I was looking through the course catalog, and found these courses. I was an Engineering major in college, so I really have no clue about any of these departments. Tell me which you think would be best! 1.) Broadcast News: Radio and Audio reporting 2.) Broadcast News::Television Reporting 3.) Communications: Presentational speaking and small group communication 4.) Theatre: Fundamentals of Acting OR Fundamental Vocal Technique --Ive never been theatre person, so I have no idea what to expect. I think itd be a fun way to practice my oral skills though 5.) Voice lessons: Ive always wanted to sing! You think this would help with verbal skills at all? I really really wish my local school offered a class on Improv. I think that would be the MOST beneficial for me because it forces you to think and respond quickly, creatively etc.