A Virtual Training Tool for Giving Talks

  title={A Virtual Training Tool for Giving Talks},
  author={Oswald D. Kothgassner and Anna Felnhofer and Leon Beutl and Helmut Hlavacs and Mario Lehenbauer-Baum and Birgit U. Stetina},
In this paper we present two studies concerning the application of a virtual environment for public speaking anxiety. We have created a program simulating a virtual lecture room, which can be filled with a large number of listeners behaving in different ways. The purpose of the scene is to train people who are anxious to give talks in front of a large audience. We present the results of two studies, showing the impact of this kind of virtual exposure. Results indicate that people do experience… 
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