Presidentially Speaking: 59% Say Public Speaking Back in Fashion

On USA Presidential Election day 59% of American voters say that public speaking is back in fashion.

Washington, DC, November 06, 2008 --( On USA Presidential Election Day 2008 an independent and anonymous survey has found that 59% of American voters believe that public speaking skills are back in fashion.

In a vigorous election campaign noted for its public speeches and debates some 53% of those surveyed stated that the candidates' public speaking skills had influenced them. And 59% of those surveyed noted that face to face debates, public speeches and town hall meetings had the most effect upon them. In contrast, those surveyed noted that campaign rallies, radio and TV advertising were ineffective influencers. Many of those surveyed noted that face to face debates and speeches ensured the candidates themselves explained their positions on the record. But their enthusiasm for these events was marred by concerns with the over-preparation of debates.

In a campaign in which the viability of candidates' speech writing and public speaking has been to the fore, 47% of the survey noted that ability would be the single most important candidate consideration in voters minds when voting. Some 18% reckoned that honesty would be the most important consideration. In terms of leadership skills, "hands-on" and "achiever" qualities were the highest priority (26%). "Communicator" and "speaker" skills were the second priority (21%).


About The Survey
This web-based email invitation survey was carried out by Time to Market between 29th October and 3rd November 2008. All the 1700 anonymous respondents were USA voters.

About Time to Market

Time to Market is a specialist provider of public speaking training in the UK.
Time to Market provides a public speaking training solution that includes:
Local training nationwide
Full day and half day skills training
Small class sizes and individual attention
Prices that make budgets go further
Time to Market is the trading name of Camberley based Time to Market Limited.

For more information, please contact:
Andrew Ivey at Time to Market
Tel: +44 (0)870 734 8754
Tel: +44 (0)1276 804633
Time to Market Limited
Andrew Ivey
+44 (0)8707348754