Presentation Trainer, your Public Speaking Multimodal Coach

Jan Schneider, Dirk Börner, Peter Van Rosmalen, Marcus Specht

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    The Presentation Trainer is a multimodal tool designed to support the practice of public speaking skills, by giving the user real-time feedback about different aspects of her nonverbal communication. It tracks the user’s voice and body to interpret her current performance. Based on this performance the Presentation Trainer selects the type of intervention that will be presented as feedback to the user. This feedback mechanism has been designed taking in consideration the results from previous studies that show how difficult it is for learners to perceive and correctly interpret real- time feedback while practicing their speeches. In this paper we present the user experience evaluation of participants who used the Presentation Trainer to practice for an elevator pitch, showing that the feedback provided by the Presentation Trainer has a significant influence on learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 ACM on International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3912-4
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2015
    Event17th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction - Hotel Motif, Seattle, Washington, United States
    Duration: 9 Nov 201513 Nov 2015
    Conference number: 17

    Publication series

    SeriesInternational Conference Proceedings Series


    Conference17th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
    Abbreviated titleACM ICMI 2015
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Internet address


    • Immediate Feedback
    • Multimodal Interfaces
    • Sensors
    • Public Speaking
    • Presentation Training


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