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Public speaking training in front of an imaginary or virtual audience: A randomized controlled trial

posted on 15.06.2017, 00:00 authored by Ni KangNi Kang, R. (Rainier) Kock, Dwi HartantoDwi Hartanto, Willem-Paul BrinkmanWillem-Paul Brinkman, M.B. (Birna) van Riemsdijk
The data was collected in an experiment which studied two practicing techniques for enhancing speech performance and people’s training satisfaction. A randomized controlled trial was conducted to compare practicing in front of a virtual audience with another practicing technique whereby the presenter had to imagine an audience while practicing. Individuals practiced their presentations in three training sessions with either a virtual audience or an imaginary audience. Participants’ performance was assessed in a closing session where they delivered their speech in front of a human audience.



TU Delft, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Intelligent Systems


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