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Results of Speaking Survey Questions

by Ron Kurtus (updated 9 February 2022)

Note: For a while, I had survey questions on the various topics. Answers were tabulated and placed in a database. That feature has been temporarily put on hold. However, you can still see the results of the survey.

Can a speaker with a foreign accent captivate an audience? Yes: 1659 (76%) No: 496 (23%) Total: 2155
Have you ever been afraid to speak to a group? Yes: 1287 (86%) No: 196 (13%) Total: 1483
Have you ever been uncomfortable speaking to the boss? Yes: 722 (76%) No: 223 (23%) Total: 945
Do you have a good speaking voice? Yes: 620 (50%) No: 617 (49%) Total: 1237
Would you respect a speaker who was poorly dressed? Yes: 361 (39%) No: 543 (60%) Total: 904
Is it OK to heckle a speaker? Yes: 117 (16%) No: 607 (83%) Total: 724
Would you like to be able to motivate people? Yes: 821 (95%) No: 35 (4%) Total: 856
Have you ever spoken to a large audience? Yes: 450 (61%) No: 286 (38%) Total: 736
Do off-color jokes get the audience's interest in the speaker? Yes: 224 (37%) No: 373 (62%) Total: 597
Do you look at the audience when you speak? Yes: 483 (77%) No: 144 (22%) Total: 627
Is giving a report at work like public speaking? Yes: 326 (73%) No: 120 (26%) Total: 446
Do you tape yourself when you give a speech? Yes: 85 (19%) No: 343 (80%) Total: 428
Do you speak too fast when nervous? Yes: 5947 (66%) No: 3050 (33%) Total: 8997
Are you good at telling humorous stories? Yes: 202 (37%) No: 341 (62%) Total: 543
Would you like to get paid for speaking? Yes: 413 (72%) No: 153 (27%) Total: 566
Can being able to speak to groups help you in your job? Yes: 1233 (93%) No: 85 (6%) Total: 1318

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