Professors of Speech to Use Platform in Teaching Public Speaking Courses
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Baltimore, Maryland…January 5, 2016…VoiceVibes, Inc. the developer of the innovative speech analysis tool that improves the public speaking ability of its users, announced today that it will start a beta test of its cloud-based software at several higher education institutions throughout Maryland. The goal of the beta test program is to elicit early feedback from both teachers and their students on the value of the product as a tool for improving a speaker’s verbal delivery. Towson University, University of Maryland and Wor-Wic Community College represent the initial group of best test sites. Professors of Speech, Public Speaking and Business will be participating along with their classes.
The VoiceVibes tool adds a 21st century electronic learning management component to traditional 20th century classrooms. For millennials attending college today, its smartphone and web-based focus make it readily accessible and acceptable.
Students will use their smartphones to record and upload their practice speeches to the VoiceVibes cloud-based platform for analysis. The software will then display simple and elegant dashboards that provide scores on several attributes of the verbal delivery – from pacing or pausing, clarity or pitch, to name just a few. Each score is accompanied by a related onscreen tip suggesting how that student can improve their vocal delivery on an attribute that scores low. By clicking on the highlighted speech section, students can hear the specific passage that needs further practice.
Teachers can use the VoiceVibes admin tools to see which students are practicing, how often, for how long and how they are scoring. The tool becomes a virtual extension of their classroom, enabling them to provide one-on-one mentoring without more office hours or time.
"VoiceVibes requires that students practice their speeches to improve their delivery,” according to Dr. Elaine Vander Clute, Arts & Humanities Department Head at Wor-Wic Community College. “This requirement goes a long way towards reducing speech anxiety and making students more aware of other aspects of their speeches, especially organization and timing."
“It’s very exciting to enter this next phase in the lifecycle of VoiceVibes,” says founder and CEO Debra Bond Cancro. “Our mission is simple: empower individuals to improve their speaking habits and ensure that they -- and their message -- get the respect and attention deserved. VoiceVibes can help anyone who desires to become a better communicator. Today, we welcome this initial set of classrooms to our product and look forward to their feedback.”
To inquire about joining the beta test, professors can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE COMPANY
With headquarters in Baltimore, MD, VoiceVibes markets its cloud-based analytics software to college and university professors teaching speech, public speaking, communications, English and Business to bring a 21st century electronic learning management approach to their classrooms. Using the platform, students are motivated to practice, track and improve their public speaking habits to become more effective communicators. For a free trial during the beta test, visit www.myvoicevibes.com