About BCC

What is the Business Communication Center?

The BCC coaches over 2,000 students annually. We replace the outdated sender-receiver public speaking model frequently used in training with an emphasis on coaching that focuses on improving your actions as communication. Our coaching uses current neuroscience insights into how you communicate. Your presentations and written documents make an argument about you as a professional. The BCC can help you make your branding more professional. You will be prepared to present to c-level executives and write documents that will be valued.

Richard O’Dor, the director, has coached world leaders, executives, international media personnel, and medical researchers. He has analyzed and developed communication strategies regarding high profile media events, such as the World Telecommunication Development Conference, The Clinton Global Initiative, and the United Nation’s Alliance of Civilizations. While a professor of Public Policy at Duke University, he received 17 NSF grants to train minority students in scientific presentations. In 2018, the Decision Sciences Institute International Conference bestowed Richard, and three ECU graduate professors, its Instruction in Innovation Award. Richard is the author of How We Communicate: Discoveries in Neuroscience Can Improve Your Public Speaking. 

Appointment Guidelines

Because preparation is key to your success, appointments are needed. An initial appointment cannot be scheduled within 72-hours of a deadline. If you have attended a workshop for a specific assignment, this counts as a first appointment. The BCC schedules appointments for undergraduate and graduate students in the evening and on weekends. All appointment requests are through e-mail (bcc@ecu.edu).