Public speaking skills should be part of every education, but most leave the educational system without having gained even the basics. The social fears that causes adults to avoid public speaking is many time stronger in students. This crippling fear causes students resist efforts to integrate speaking to their peers as part of the curriculum. Educators have a hard time creating an environment that permits students to develop this critical skill.
Virtual Orator provides a way for educators and students like to gain real presenting experience with reduced fears. The virtual audience is not their direct peer group, meaning the reprisals they fear so much are no longer factors. The fears become the same fears we all must face. Armed with experience presenting to virtual crowds, students can gather the skills and courage to confidently present to their peers.