Public speaking is terrifying. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that roughly 75% of Americans suffer from speech anxiety. That’s 3 out of 4 people, walking around, afraid to speak in front of groups. That’s crazy. Despite this statistic, leaders are expected to convey their thoughts effectively to large audiences, and those who do so well are remembered and respected.
Oratoria eases users into public speaking by allowing them to hone their skills in private; the app offers useful practice tools such as audio/video recording, a teleprompter feature, and a timer. The most innovative and important tool that Oratoria offers is feedback – users can review all of their practice speeches and receive automated feedback on metrics such as pitch and pace. Users can also send their video files to friends, teachers, or coaches to receive more in-depth feedback outside of the application. The specific feedback, the availability of all prior practice speeches, and the ability to share video files will vastly improve the confidence and speaking ability of the world’s future leaders.