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"Audiences tend to like speakers with a lot of energy, but not so much that the speaker can't focus into a compelling message,"


Submitted by syntaxfactory on April 4, 2014 - 1:05pm


"Audiences tend to like speakers with a lot of energy, but not so much that the speaker can't focus into a compelling message," Schiappa told Business News Daily. "The key is to learn what your particular strengths are, and then put together the necessary pieces to craft a presentation that grabs attention, maintains it and ends strongly."

From: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/6188-business-presentation-tips.html

 

Comm Prof at TPM


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 26, 2013 - 10:20am


From a friend of the Blogora:

"Josh Marshall just promoted an email from Comm prof PJ at Talking Points Memo, one of the biggest political blogs going:
http://editors.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/07/is_sports_journali...

"Who is PJ? Pretty smart comment, and getting great play thanks to Josh. Could be a nice crosspost to Blogora; and I'd like to meet PJ!"

Looks cool. Excerpt below.

 

Obsolete Media


Submitted by syntaxfactory on March 19, 2013 - 7:44am


I am working with a local historical site, and of the puzzlers they have in front of them is movies shot on 17.5mm, which was basically 35mm repurposed during WWII shortages.

1. Anyone know how to read this antique?
2. I'm staring at a box with a ZIP drive in it as a write this and wondering: what other media are obsolete or falling that way, fast? And how will that trouble work in rhetoric?

 

Rhetor in the Media


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 31, 2011 - 4:39pm


Jennfer Mercieca has been tagged by Bookforum, one of the awesome mass-market public intellectual venues in the U.S.: http://bookforum.com/blog/8542, taking readers to her blog post: http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2011/10/american-revolutionaries-america...

Of course, her best stuff should have been posted at the Blogora. Sigh.

Great to see a rhetor in the media:

BOOKFORUM TEXT:
Of American revolutionaries and American occupiers

 

Rhetor in the Media


Submitted by syntaxfactory on October 28, 2011 - 8:57pm


Joshua Gunn in the Media
http://www.profnetconnect.com/profnetmaria/blog/2011/10/28/interesting_e...

"Halloween is the time of year that conjures up images of pumpkins, exorcisms and ghosts, but what's behind it all? How much of it is real and how much is a Hollywood creation? And what would possess someone to make a career out of those things?

"We sat down with Joshua Gunn, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Texas at Austin, to find out.

 

Early Media Prophet Is Now Getting His Due


Submitted by syntaxfactory on July 27, 2011 - 12:35am


Early Media Prophet Is Now Getting His Due
By IAN AUSTEN
OTTAWA — By the time Marshall McLuhan died in 1980, the once provocative voice that had propelled him to international stardom rare for an academic had been silenced by a stroke. In his home country, Canada, he had become something of a national embarrassment, often seen as an eccentric at best, a charlatan at worst.

 

Argument in the Mass Media


Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 26, 2011 - 10:00am


The recovery of rhetoric continues without us, I guess. --db

Begley, Sharon. "The Limits of Reason: Why Evolution May Favor Irrationality." NEWSWEEK August 5, 2010.
Reblogged from Richard L. W. Clarke

 

Jesuit Conference on Rhetoric and Composition


Submitted by syntaxfactory on June 23, 2011 - 9:10am


June 23, 2011
RSA AFFILIATE FEATURED IN AMERICA MAGAZINE