Posts Tagged: Communication

Adapting a Speech to the Audience, A Lesson Plan

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Introduction: Maintaining an audience-centered approach is crucial to each step of the speech preparation process. From selecting a speech topic to deciding how to organize, word and deliver it, audience analysis is key. It is the process of gathering and analyzing information about audience members’ attributes and motivations with the explicit aim of preparing a […]

Code Switch – Race, Ethnicity, Culture

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Code Switch is an NPR (National Public Radio) blog developed to feature overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture. Posts look into how how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting. http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/

Listening is More than Just Ears

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The Chinese word for listening (pronounced ‘ting’) is made up of different individual words in the Chinese language. It emphasizes that listening is more than just with the ear. Other things come into play – being an active participant (you); eye contact is key (eyes); being attentive (undivided attention) and listening with the heart.

Appropriate Business Behavior in Germany

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Modern technology has expanded our marketplace to include any place in the world. Therefore a business person needs to be aware of appropriate behavior when transacting business in other countries. This video gives you a glimpse of appropriate business behavior in Germany. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WS-Ke0hOX8]

The power of passion – Richard St. John | TED-Ed

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This video would be a great way to engage students in conversations about the broader topics of passion, success, love, and wealth, and the importance of each in their lives. These conversations could then be used as a springboard for a writing activity in which students reflect on what passion means to them- how its […]

What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion – Conor Neill | TED-Ed

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What Aristotle and Joshua Bell can teach us about persuasion – Conor Neill | TED-Ed. In this Ted Ed lesson, the author uses elements of an experiment conducted by a famous violinist to examine Aristotle’s rhetorical means of Persuasion (Ethos, Logos, Pathos) and to illustrate the importance of all three reveals why all three are essential to audience […]

STEREOTYPING CAN BE MISLEADING

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There are many barriers to effective communication. One of these is stereotyping which can lead to prejudice. This video presents a variety of stereotypes based on nationality. It illustrates how to deal with cultural differences positively and not just assume that what you have heard about a particular culture applies to everyone from that country/culture. […]

Diversity in the Workplace

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Modern technology has led to our culturally diverse workplace and our global marketplace. Gone are the days when co-workers, classmates, and even neighbors are the people we grew up with. The United States was once considered a “melting pot” where people migrated and were expected to discard the culture of their country and become “Americanized”. […]