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

  • Ni Kang (Creator)
  • Ding Ding (Creator)
  • W.P. (Willem-Paul) Brinkman (Creator)



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.
Date made available26 May 2020
PublisherTU Delft - 4TU.ResearchData
Date of data productionFeb 2015 - May 2015

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