Speech therapy performing for reporters of telejournalism includes the vocal health and expressiveness.
Although there are studies that dealt with the results of speech training for telejournalism, these are still few and difficult to widespread and / or systematized.
Participants were students from first to seventh periods of the course and voluntarily enrolled to participate in training "Vocal expressiveness and body to speak well in telejournalism".
The overall objective of the training was to improve communicative performance in telejournalism. It was composed of six modules: (1) Integration of group; (2) vocal production and health of the voice; (3) Voice and body in telejournalism; (4) Vocal techniques for telejournalism; (5) Body techniques for expression in telejournalism; (6) Text and voiceover Workshop.
The training was composed of two meetings of four hours each, delivered by a voice specialist with experience in telejournalism and offered free to participants (Annex I).
Inclusion criteria were: be a student of Social communication (Journalism), age above 18 years, with no experience in telejournalism. Students were excluded with dysphonia and/or stuttering and those who failed to comply with at least 70% of the training workload.
The outcomes of the evaluations were analyzed by three evaluators with experience in speech therapy for telejournalism, independent of any procedure of the research, blindly and comparison task.
TG participants showed positive changes, that is, changes that best fit the profile preferred to the telejournalism [3,6] in general expression, melodic curve, emphasis, pause, articulation and facial expression, followed by improvement of the pitch, speed, posture, and the movement of the head.
The descriptive results of this study shows that training "vocal and body expressiveness to speak well in telejournalism" promotes important vocal and bodily changes in telejournalism students with applicability to future presenters of television news.
Regarding corporal resources, the present study differs of a research that pointed more evident changes for the body to the detriment of the voice in a brief training of expressiveness for telejournalism .
This finding is important because it is believed that self-perception is one of the main motivating aspects for speech therapy training in expressiveness in telejournalism and that positive self-evaluation of communicative performance has also favored the positive assessment of the training.