ERIC Number: ED255974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May-3
Reference Count: 0
Do Real People Ever Give Speeches?
Kendall, Kathleen Edgerton
A study investigated the speaking habits of the general public from the Albany, Schenectady, and Troy (New York) area in the spring and fall of 1984. Student interviewers completed interviews with 478 residents 18 years or older to find out how many times the respondent had given speeches in the past two years and under what circumstances. The results show that (1) between 55% and 63% of the subjects gave at least one speech to ten or more people, with 71% of these speakers giving at least four speeches during that time; (2) people are most likely to give job-related speeches with a mixed (informative and persuasive) intent; and (3) people with more education and income give speeches the most frequently. (EL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (76th, Providence, RI, May 2-5, 1985).