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Monday, September 19, 2011

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Quiz 6

Quiz # 6     Spring 2010    COM 101     Lynch

Indicate whether the statement is true or false. Select the best answer.

____    1.    Persuasive speakers remain neutral on a topic.

____    2.    When using examples to support a claim speakers need at least 10 examples to be convincing.

____    3.    Enthymemes are arguments in which a premise or conclusion is unstated.

____    4.    For Monroe's Motivated Sequence to be effective in a persuasive speech, each step must build on the previous one.

____    5.    Personal narratives are a common way persuasive speakers appeal to audiences' emotions.

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Deloris Hope RIP at 102 years young

Deloris Hope, the widow of Bob Hope, passed away this noon hour at her home.

From KCRW and

Dolores Hope, the radiant wife of comedian Bob Hope, died peacefully Monday at her home in Toluca Lake, Calif., a family friend confirms to PEOPLE. She was 102 and had been in relativity good health until the past few months. 

The former Dolores DeFina, born in the Bronx, was singing in a Manhattan nightclub under the professional name Dolores Reade when newcomer Bob Hope, after a performance in a Broadway show, walked into the club with the dancer George Murphy. Hearing Reade sing "It's Only a Paper Moon," Hope said to Murphy, "I'm going to marry her." He did, Feb. 19, 1934. 

Lucille Ball once said, "The smartest thing Bob Hope ever did was marry Dolores." 

Bob and Dolores honeymooned in Europe and sailed home on the Queen Mary – its final voyage before she was converted into a troop carrier for service during World War II. Hope, by then a famous radio comedian, began entertaining American servicemen overseas for the USO – and his wife often made the trips with him, sleeping on their coats and never complaining about the discomforts. 

Giving up her career to raise their children – they had four: Tony, Linda, Kelly and Nora – Dolores was also active in charities, an inveterate golfer (like her husband), an animal fancier and an avid follower of current events. Then again, she and Bob had met every President and First Lady from Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt to Bill and Hillary Clinton. She considered herself a political independent. 

While Bob traveled continuously, she kept adding on to their homes in Palm Springs and Toluca Lake (in the San Fernando Valley), which prompted her husband to quip when he got back from one trip, "Hey, I need a map." 

Despite having put her singing career on hold for fifty years, Dolores reactivated it when she was in her late 80s, releasing CDs of old standards and singing at the Rainbow and Stars nightclub in New York's Rockefeller Center with her dear friend Rosemary Clooney. Both the CDs and the singing engagement were critical hits. 

As she admitted, she paid to produce the CDs herself, "but it's better than buying another piece of jewelry," she said with a laugh. 

A devout Catholic who liked to have a martini after Mass – Bob's den in the Toluca Lake house served as her private chapel – Dolores once asked Bob where he wanted to be buried. "Oh, just surprise me," he told her. 

Bob Hope died in 2003, age 100, and is buried in the San Fernando Mission Cemetery. Dolores will have the plot beside him, and private services for family are planned for Friday. first reported her passing.

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Emmy Rerun? Friday Night Lights. The Talk. and Lion King roars!

From the LA Times Company here for the latest from the LA Times on Entertainment News.

Didn't I see this before? The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards had a few surprises -- "Friday Night Lights" getting some much-deserved love, "Downtown Abbey" cleaning up and Melissa McCarthy taking best actress in a comedy -- but mostly it was the same old story. ABC's "Modern Family" again took best comedy and AMC's "Mad Men" walked off with best drama. As for the show itself, host Jane Lynch was solid but the production had a somewhat dated look. Emmy results, analysis and reviews from the Los Angeles TimesNew York TimesWashington PostVariety,Hollywood Reporter and Deadline Hollywood.
My bad. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wasn't watching the Emmy Awards or football on Sunday. Instead the head of the home entertainment company was writing a note to customers saying he had been arrogant and that the company hadn't done a good job explaining the rationale for its new subscription model. Netflix got hammered by investors and customers last week. Its new pricing plan will be tweaked slightly, although as far as I can tell, it's not really being changed that much; Hastings is just trying to explain it better. The big change is that the mail business will now be called Qwikster. Seems to me it's not the name that was an issue. Details from the Los Angeles Times and Bloombergand a critical look at Netflix from MarketWatch.
Still a lot of roar. Disney's 3-D release of "The Lion King" clawed through the competition to the top spot at the box office, taking in $29.3 million. Among the other new movies, Ryan Gosling's "Drive" made $11 million, which was respectable (interesting that the latest ads make it look like a romance film), but "Straw Dogs" and "I Don't Know How She Does It" generated little heat. Box-office coverage from the Los Angeles Times and Movie City News
Back to his roots. Former Viacom CEO Tom Freston, who before becoming an entertainment executive lived in Afghanistan and worked in the clothing  business, is again fascinated with the region and now is advising the Moby Group, which owns media outlets in the country. "Every time I go there, there are kids doing a bunch of new things, making all kinds of interesting programming," he told New York Times columnist David Carr. Well, building entertainment programming in Afghanistan is probably easier than Freston's other big gig, which is consulting Oprah Winfrey on her OWN cable channel.
Talking the talk. The backstage drama at the CBS daytime show "The Talk" has hit the big time with the Wall Street Journal weighing in on the latest revamp of the show, which is entering its second season. There is some new talent on the show but most interesting is Julie Chen's influence. Chen is, of course, the wife of CBS CEO Leslie Moonves. CBS brass will probably put that story on the bottom of the clips that go to Moonves' office, but this fawning article from the Daily Beast will certainly be on top.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Mary McNamara on the Emmy Awards.
-- Joe Flint
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Com 101 CSN Quiz # 2

Name: ______________________ Class: _________________ Date: _________ ID: A
Quiz # 2 Lynch Spring 2010 Com 101 CSN
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.Select the best answer.
____ 1. The body of a speech includes the introduction, main points, and the conclusion.
____ 2. A good attention getter does not need to be related to you topic to be effective.
____ 3. Audience members recall what the speaker presents last better than they recall the information presented
in the body of the speech. This is called the primacy effect.
____ 4. Slang is technical language associated with a specific profession or subject.
____ 5. The meaning of words does not change over time.
____ 6. "Delivery" in public speaking refers to the oral component of a speech.
____ 7. The extemporaneous delivery method is the most common one.
____ 8. One way speakers can involve the audience is asking for volunteers to do something.

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From 1935...Popeye The Sailor 026 - You Gotta Be a Football Hero

Top Ten Communicator's Top Quotes of All Time

The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.

From Doug Picirillo:

This is not serious research but I hope you find it interesting anyway.
I took that PR Week list of Top 10 Greatest Communicators of All Time that I wrote about last week and looked around for something memorable that each of the ten had said about speaking, writing, persuading, listening, or anything else that might give some insight into their ideas about communication. I kept it simple, relying on as much as possible.  In a few cases, I had to dig further for a relevant quotation, but I only applied two rules to select a quotation.
  1. As above, I was looking for something memorable about writing, persuading, listening and so on.
  2. I selected the very first qualifying quotation that was no longer than about twenty words in length.  I wanted to give each of the great communicators roughly equal "air time" and I didn't want to select only quotations that I like for some personal reason. 
Here is the result, a  list of Quotations about Communication by the Top Ten Communicators of All Time.

Aristotle:  Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
Abraham Lincoln: The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
William Shakespeare: Listen to many, speak to a few.
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Instructions for making a speech: Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
Thomas Jefferson: When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.
Martin Luther: You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
Winston Churchill: We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.
Martin Luther King, Jr.: In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Muhammad: The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Jesus Christ: What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.
Some observations:
  • One (Aristotle) speaks of referent power (character) as more important in persuasion than the words employed.
  • One (Muhammad) elevates the written word above the ultimate personal sacrifice.
  • Five (Lincoln, Shakespeare, Roosevelt, Jefferson, and Churchill) say that, when speaking, sometimes less is more.
  • Three (Martin Luther, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jesus Christ) speak of our responsibilty to speak, even to shout when we have something to say.

Jesus is a Democrat
If anything happens to God, we could end up with a socialist deity redistributing loaves and fishes. "He commandes up to Love the Poor and Serve the Needy...we have to admit that we just don't want to do it."