Some Information about Communication

  • Toastmasters and other organizations about public speaking
  • The Virtual Presentation Assistant is an online tutorial for improving public speaking skills.

  • SpeechTips is a "free guide to speech writing and delivery for every occasion."

  • Communication in Relationships by Michael Smith, PhD.

  • 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 talktips@poboxes.com 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.
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    last modified October 5, 2015