ERIC Number: ED418445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Feedback: Breakfast of Champions.
Justman, Jeffrey J.
Feedback is an important skill that people need to learn in life. Feedback is crucial in a public speaking class to improve speaking skills. Providing and receiving feedback is what champions feed on to be successful, thus feedback is called the "Breakfast of Champions." Feedback builds speakers' confidence. Providing in-depth feedback is also important because it forms a positive relationship between the provider and the receiver. Through the use of computer technology in the form of public folders under Microsoft Exchange, students at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, can provide and receive feedback. Under the Communication 101 public folder students will enter into their section folder; within their section they will find sub-folders for the various assignments they will be doing throughout the semester. One of the sub-folders is termed "feedback." This folder allows students to provide more detailed feedback. Utilizing public folders to provide feedback allows students the opportunity to learn how to construct "friendly" constructive feedback. Once students become comfortable providing positive and constructive feedback, an in-class discussion can be brought up on how to transfer that feedback face-to-face in class. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Communication Association (Chicago, IL, April 2-5, 1998).