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Daly, John A.; Redlick, Madeleine H. – Communication Education, 2016
Listeners evaluate well-delivered presentations more positively than those that are poorly delivered. In today's world, presenters often face challenging questions and objections from listeners during or after their presentations. Surprisingly, while there are a number of theoretical reasons to anticipate that how presenters respond to objections…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Audiences, Speeches, Communication Skills
Rosenstein, Carole – National Endowment for the Arts, 2010
This report complements a national survey of outdoor arts festivals (see "Live from Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals, Volume One: Summary Report") by focusing on seven case study festivals: Houston International Festival; Piccolo Spoleto; Lowell Folk Festival; Santa Fe Indian Market; Chicago Jazz Festival;…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Recreational Activities, National Surveys, Opportunities
Cwi, David – 1980
The impact on the economy of 10 cultural institutions in Springfield, Illinois, was determined by measuring their 1978 direct and indirect financial effects. The institutions are the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Theatre Guild, Springfield Art Association, Springfield Ballet, Art Collection in Illinois State Museum, Old State…
Descriptors: Arts Centers, Audiences, Community Characteristics, Cultural Centers
Cwi, David; Smith, D. Alden – 1980
The research methods, procedures, and data for determining the impact of 10 fine arts institutions on the Springfield, Illinois, economy (1978) are outlined. A 30-equation model was used to identify a variety of effects on local businesses, government, and individuals. Researchers examined internal records of the 10 institutions as well as local,…
Descriptors: Arts Centers, Audiences, Community Characteristics, Cultural Centers