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Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A.; Hawkins, Katherine E. Hyatt; Murphy, Joshua; Otusanya, Ayodeji; Kueppers, George – Communication Teacher, 2020
The purpose of this study was to find out whether the previously identified gender gap in public speaking anxiety and self-perceived communication competence was also evident in student speaking performances. This study also examined whether students developed equally strong presentations in public speaking versus hybrid introductory communication…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Introductory Courses, Communications, Anxiety
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Broeckelman-Post, Melissa A. – Communication Teacher, 2019
This study assessed whether L1 (English as first language), L2 (English as second language, recent transition to the United States), and Generation 1.5 (English as second language, years of United States--based education) students are able to grow and perform similarly in a public speaking course on measures of public speaking anxiety, information…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Public Speaking, English, Native Language
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Berkelaar, Brenda L.; O'Connor, Erin A.; Schneider, Claire M. – Communication Teacher, 2019
Courses: Large-lecture; public speaking, business, professional, and technical communication; sales and marketing courses; courses with team-based projects. Objectives: To provide opportunities to develop public speaking skills, especially in large-lecture courses; to improve public speaking endurance; to improve students' abilities to give…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Large Group Instruction