Some Information about Communication
Toastmasters and other organizations about public speaking
Toastmasters is an International organization devoted to provide the tools to help people communicate effectively by speaking to groups in a comfortable setting. This organization is not designed specifically for People Who Stutter, but many have found the organization helpful.
The Virtual Presentation Assistant is an online tutorial for improving public speaking skills.
- Information about Toastmasters and speeches delivered, from PWS
- Callier Communicators is a Toastmaster's Club in Dallas, Texas, mission is "to provide an environment that offers special support and understanding to people with communication difficulties or extreme fear of speaking."
- Public Speaking for Stutterers by Russ Hicks, a paper written for the International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference, Oct. 1-22, 1999
- ITC (International Training in Communication), a non-profit self-help training club. Originally known as the Toastmistress Club, ITC is open to all.
SpeechTips is a "free guide to speech writing and delivery for every occasion."
Communication is more than speech information about improving communication in relationships, positive communication skills, and public speaking skills to make you an excellent communicator despite stuttering, by Tom Kehoe.
Lee Glickstein's Speaking Circles, International
Suggestions on How To Overcome Shyness by Art Nefsky from Art Nefsky's Stagefright Clinic
TALKTIPS@POBOXES.COM is a bi-monthly newsletter which includes topics such as self-improvement tips for more effective personal and professional communication. To subscribe send the following message in the SUBJECT line to firstname.lastname@example.org subscribe_Talktips
PhonePass, a test of English speech by telephone, designed for non-native speakers of English. The 10 minute phone test includes measures of fluency, listening and pronunciation.
The Filled Pause Research Center, specifically excludes the filled pauses that are evident in stuttering, but it is still an interesting site, which claims to be "a web-based virtual study hall designed both to support and report progress on my research into the type of hesitation phenomena in human speech known as 'filled pauses'."
Filled Pause Web Links
This is a version of the Stroop effect that has fascinated psychologists since 1935 when J. R. Stroop first studied the phenomenon in a learning experiment. The experiment provides an opportunity for many people who don't stutter to experience what it is like, at least momentarily, not to have control of their articulators.
last modified November 24, 2004