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Joshua M. Parcha – Communication Teacher, 2024
Public speaking creates discomfort for many students. Instead of seeking to avoid this inevitable discomfort, six speech-variation activities explained in this paper are intentionally designed for, a little bit at a time, embracing momentary discomfort in public speaking. By embracing the inevitable discomfort of public speaking head-on in a fun…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Learning Activities, Anxiety, Self Esteem
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Sharma, Daneshwar – Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 2023
Digital communication and digital oratory have become an integral part of today's workplace. This research discusses an innovative assessment tool that uses digital oratory and digital video along with YouTube to create opportunities for the students to develop self-efficacy in digital oratory and public speaking. The measurement of the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Public Speaking, Video Technology, Telecommunications
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Arellano, Amy – Communication Teacher, 2023
Traditionally, informative speeches are relegated to be passive. The classic scope of informative speeches does not consider "live" or "lived" rhetoric. After teaching public speaking for most of my career, there are times when one needs to reinvigorate assignments. This assignment challenges how we utilize memory and place to…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Assignments, Memory, Spatial Ability
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Shannon Pappas – Communication Teacher, 2024
This activity aims to assist students with persuasive tactics for argumentative speeches. The activity involves students creating an argumentative speech to defend a hot-take assertion chosen from a list provided by the instructor. In small groups, students will craft an argument supporting their hot-take assertion and present it to the class.…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Public Speaking, Speeches, Models
Beth K. Pollatz – ProQuest LLC, 2024
Public speaking is a skill used in many professions. This study examined the impact of awareness training (AT) and competing response training (CRT), two components of habit reversal training, on the use of filled pauses during public speaking. Following baseline, these components were administered remotely to reduce the occurrence of filled…
Descriptors: Habit Formation, Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Equipment
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Cherner, Todd; Fegely, Alex; Hou, Chenyu; Halpin, Peter – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2023
Skilled orators and their public speaking skills have been held in high esteem since antiquity. Artificial intelligence-powered presentation platforms (AI-PPPs) are an emerging educational technology that provides a virtual venue and AI audience for users to practice a presentation or pitch and receive feedback to improve their public speaking…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Teaching Methods, Public Speaking, Educational Technology
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Conor Barker; Kathryn Isenor Yorke; Emily Mak; Ethan C. Draper; Erin L. Mazerolle – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2024
Previous work suggested that sharing personal stories is effective for knowledge translation (KT) of the neuroscience of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for a teacher audience. In the current study, we experimentally evaluated the impact of personal story and lived experience on a similar KT activity. We measured knowledge and…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Preservice Teachers, Personal Narratives
Imogen Rose Neilson Herrick – ProQuest LLC, 2023
As social, racial, and environmental justice topics dominate national conversations, STEM teachers must provide learning opportunities that support students to make sense of these problems and co-construct hope for their futures (Calabrese-Barton et al., 2020; Ojala, 2012). Thinking about how teachers can begin to transform their classrooms into…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Data, STEM Education, Local Issues
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Rebecca Bryant Penrose – College Teaching, 2024
Because strong oral communication skills have well-known academic, social, and professional benefits, they are increasingly targeted and reinforced throughout general education programs in higher education. In these efforts, public speaking assignments most often ask students to discuss information they have previously written about (e.g., theses…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Writing (Composition), General Education, Teaching Methods
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Anna CohenMiller; Michal Mahat-Shamir; Shani Pitcho-Prelorentzos; Chaya Possick – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2024
In this collaborative autoethnographic piece, we present voices through critical incident technique replaying the same event at an academic conference, all seeking to understand how and why the disruption of voice occurs and what to do to counter it. We contextualize these experiences in the ideal of "sustainability of qualitative…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Power Structure, Females, Disproportionate Representation
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Zulfa Sakhiyya; Girindra Putri Dewi Saraswati; Zuhrul Anam; Abdul Azis – International Journal of Multilingualism, 2024
This paper explores crisis communication during the pandemic in multilingual Indonesia. Crisis communication during the pandemic is a discursive act of sense-making in responding to the pandemic. As Asia's pandemic epicentre, Indonesia provides a fascinating setting to enhance the discussion between crisis communication and multilingualism because…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Communication, COVID-19, Pandemics
Li-Wei Wei – Online Submission, 2024
Foreign language anxiety (FLA) is a well-documented phenomenon that can significantly affect academic performance. This study examined the extent to which Taiwanese postgraduate students experienced speaking anxiety during thesis defense presentations, along with potential gender differences and variations across postgraduate programs. It…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Anxiety, Graduate Students, Masters Theses
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Jean-Pierre, Johanne; Hassan, Sabrin; Sturge, Asha – College Teaching, 2023
Various pedagogical strategies promote the development of communication skills that enable graduates to leave their mark and make positive changes in society. This article focuses on instructional lessons learned from undergraduate student perspectives of the pedagogy of the lightning talk, a three-minute oral presentation delivered without the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Public Speaking, Communication Skills
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Oliveira, Alandeom W.; Brown, Adam O.; Carroll, Marissa; Blenkarn, Elizabeth; Austin, Bradley; Bretzlaff, Tiffany – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2023
Educational efforts to promote effective oral science communication at the undergraduate level tend to reinforce strategies related to impression management. Students are taught tactics that can be used to create the impression of competent science communication without reflectively considering epistemological beliefs. Deeper aspects of oral…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Undergraduate Students, Biology, Science Education
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Kristy L. Daniel; Ryan Ament; Myra McConnell; Bria Marty; Jenn L. Idema – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2023
Traditional academic communication practices tend to be jargon-heavy jargon and lack public relatability. Thus, it is paramount that scientists learn to develop effective communication skills. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is one avenue to refine and build science communications skills. Using one static slide as a visual supplement,…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Communication Skills, College Students, Scientists
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