ERIC Number: EJ1035517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
The Impromptu Gauntlet: An Experiential Strategy for Developing Lasting Communication Skills
Yale, Robert N.
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v77 n3 p281-296 Sep 2014
Typical business communication courses provide significantly more opportunities for students to hone their skills in writing compared with speaking. This article outlines an impromptu speech assignment and explains a course-level strategy for providing each student with more than 30 significant speaking opportunities during a term. This approach has proven to be surprisingly popular as students observe a remarkable transformation in their confidence and competence with presentational speaking. Teaching strategies, assignment guidelines, results, and additional resources are presented.
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Skill Development, Business Communication, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Assignments, Course Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation, College Students, College Faculty, Anxiety, Video Technology
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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