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Bodie, Graham D. – Communication Education, 2010
Considered by many to be the foundation upon which our discipline was built, the study of public speaking has evolved from its humble beginnings into a vast literature of experimental and expositional studies. The focus of research on public speaking has primarily been to discover the antecedents, causes, and consequences of anxiety associated…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Anxiety, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Fear
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Stefaniak, Jill E.; Tracey, Monica W. – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2015
In this exploratory study, we examined how undergraduate students experience learning in a learner-centered teaching environment and their perceptions of motivation towards learning material in an introductory public speaking communications course. Six faculty members participated in a semester-long study where their teaching strategies were…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Experience, Student Centered Learning, Learning Motivation
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Anandari, Christina Lhaksmita – TEFLIN Journal: A publication on the teaching and learning of English, 2015
This research examined what causes speech-production-related foreign-language anxiety among Indonesian students majoring in English Language Education. Furthermore, it also looks into whether and how self-reflective activities are able to help these students reduce their anxiety. The data were gathered from a qualitative research conducted on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Lind, Stephen J. – Communication Teacher, 2012
Digital oratory can be described as thesis-driven, vocal, embodied public address that is housed within (online) new media platforms (and that ideally takes advantage of the developing/flux-laden conventions that the online video context provides). This new form of public address lies somewhere between traditional speech-giving and media…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Public Speaking, Citizen Participation, Speech
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Ramos Salazar, Leslie – Communication Teacher, 2015
Rocca's (2010) extensive literature review suggests that some students are reticent in voicing their opinions due to the fear of rejection by their peers when using the persuasive approach and for believing that their voice does not matter in public settings. Similarly, Arnot and Reay (2007) often find an imbalance of power, which fosters the…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Rhetoric, Student Attitudes, Environmental Influences
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Turner, Karen M.; Sweet, Elizabeth L.; Fornaro, Elisabeth – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: News Reporting, Advertising, Strategic Communication, Media Studies, Introduction to Communication, Intercultural and Interracial Communication, Business Communication, and Hybrid Public Speaking. Objectives: This module facilitates a process for students to interrogate how they relate to the public and to understand the profound…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Race, Ethnic Diversity, Public Policy
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Bolton, Sarah; Duncan, Dennis W.; Fuhrman, Nicholas E.; Flanders, Frank – Journal of Leadership Education, 2015
Collegiate livestock judging is primarily an extracurricular activity that reinforces concepts taught in the classroom. Previous research has determined that participating on a livestock judging team can aid in the development of perceived life skills. Participants of this study indicated that their experience on a collegiate team helped them…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Goal Orientation, Public Speaking, Extracurricular Activities
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Torretta, Alayne; Black, Lynette Ranney – Journal of Extension, 2017
Adolescents learn sustainable production techniques, civic engagement, leadership, public speaking, food safety practices, conflict resolution, disaster preparedness, and other life skills through Extension programming. Educators can increase participant interest in such programming by applying a creative pop culture twist, such as a zombie…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Conflict Resolution, Health Promotion, Health Education
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Kuehl, Rebecca A.; Hungerford, Hilary – Communication Teacher, 2017
Courses: This teaching unit is for intercultural communication but could be used for any course related to globalization, including public speaking, popular culture and communication, or environmental communication. Additionally, the teaching unit is well-suited for other disciplines, including geography, environmental studies, and global studies.…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Global Approach, Manufacturing, Foreign Countries
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Veil, Shari R. – Communication Teacher, 2010
Objectives: Students will demonstrate research, decision making, team building, and public speaking skills, while applying issues management and crisis communication concepts in a realistic setting. Courses: Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Cases, Crisis Communication.
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Team Training, Public Relations, Speech Skills
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Vani, V. Vijaya – Journal on English Language Teaching, 2016
The present paper attempts to establish that peer team teaching of a prescribed English lesson of 1st year B.Tech course by the students will provide more opportunities to enhance their public speaking skills. This kind of classroom activity will also help them to develop their vocabulary, reading skills, team working skills, etc. It is assumed…
Descriptors: Speech Skills, Team Teaching, Peer Teaching, Observation
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Yuan, Bin – English Language Teaching, 2018
The current research is mainly conducted to explore the pragmatic functions of English rhetoric in public speech. To do this, methods of close reading and case studies are adopted. The research first reveals that the boom of public speech programs helps reexamine the art of utterance, during the delivery of which English rhetoric plays an…
Descriptors: English, Rhetoric, Public Speaking, Case Studies
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Hou, Minghua – English Language Teaching, 2008
This paper is a project report on the experiment of an English public speaking and debating course with advanced level English majors in College of Arts and Science, Yangtze University. The paper analyzes the validity of the course, introduces the design rationale, the design and experiment process, and students' responses. The paper suggests that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Hindo, Cindy S.; Gonzalez-Prendes, A. Antonio – Research on Social Work Practice, 2011
Objectives: This pilot study evaluated the effectiveness of one-session, exposure-based therapy, to treat social anxiety disorder (SAD) with specific fear of public speaking. Methods: A quasi-experimental pre-posttest design with repeated measures-within-subject Analysis of Variance and paired sample t-tests was used to compare pretest, posttest…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Public Speaking, Pretests Posttests, Fear
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Pruim, Douglas E. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Critically fun is a single-class activity for communication classes discussing persuasive messages, the effects of mass media, or rhetorical analysis (e.g. public speaking, communication theory, mass media, and rhetoric). Objectives: By the end of the activity, students should be able to analyze critically the rhetorical significance of…
Descriptors: Communications, Persuasive Discourse, Humor, Political Issues
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