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ERIC Number: ED181514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Public Speaking Training: A Study of Longitudinal Effects.
Sussman, Lyle; Matthews, Jack
Six months after a public speaking workshop was conducted for 15 business executives, the participants were interviewed to determine the longitudinal effects of the training. The interviews were designed to find out which participants reported the greatest behavioral change, whether the training produced any carry-over effects, and what aspects of the training were perceived as most important. Over time, the aspect of training which was seen as most useful and which served as the core of participants' recollections was the material related to outlining and organizing. The training appeared to produce long term effects for improved listening skills and a sensitivity to the organization and arrangement of ideas. The individuals who reported the greatest change were those who had had the least amount of training in public speaking prior to the workshop and those who had not had public speaking training in the preceding ten years. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (65th, San Antonio, TX, November 10-13, 1979)