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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Special Occasion and Group Speeches


Chapter 16: 

This chapter summary is written by the authors of the authors of the text, "Public Speaking, the Evolving Art (ISBN-13:978-0-534-636727-9). It is a summary and should not take the place of reading the textbook or using the other resources provided on Angel by the publisher, course instructor or school.

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Quiz 5

Quiz # 5   Chapters 6, 7    COM 101  Spring 10    Lynch

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

____    1.    Most search engines are able to access all of the websites on the Internet.

____    2.    You should choose your keywords carefully and consider alternatives to your original choice in order to produce a range of results.

____    3.    Using your own experiences as the basis for developing your research strategy is not usually a good idea.

____    4.    Most words have several connotative meanings and infinite denotative meanings.

____    5.    Speakers often use analogies to help an audience understand something new to them.

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Building Your Confidence


Chapter 2: 

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The Evolving Art of Public Speaking


Chapter 1: The Evolving Art of Public Speaking

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Blockbusters lose their luster for TV

From  Company Town, LA Times, click here for more on this and other stories.

"The big movie packages, particularly really expensive giant movies, are a little weaker," Bewkes said at a Goldman Sachs media conference Thursday when asked about TNT's recent ratings performance. He went on to say that the company is going to focus more on what movies TNT buys rather than just trying to gobble up top box-office performers. Bewkes said the various platforms that theatrical movies appear on before they reach the basic cable window is harming ratings.

BewkesThat's the word from Jeff Bewkes, chief executive of TNT parent Time Warner Inc., also the owner of Warner Bros., the biggest film studio in Hollywood, which counts on revenue from cable networks as a big source of revenue.
"The big movie packages, particularly really expensive giant movies, are a little weaker," Bewkes said at a Goldman Sachs media conference Thursday when asked about TNT's recent ratings performance. He went on to say that the company is going to focus more on what movies TNT buys rather than just trying to gobble up top box-office performers. Bewkes said the various platforms that theatrical movies appear on before they reach the basic cable window is harming ratings.

Ethical Speaking and Listening


Chapter 3: 

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Texas set to rig election for Republicans


Shhhh! Those are the words seemingly coming out of Texas re-districting folks. What would be your response? LOUDLY comment here - we will make sure they get all of them!

mycuentame.org
‎[shhh] Why – when the new districts are due to increase in Latino population – is the state moving to redistrict? The proposed congressional map seems to “tremendously undervalue and dilute the voting strength of racial and ethnic minorities in Texas.”

Unit 4


Unit 4
Important review of lecture, notes, text and common sense…

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Non-conventional marriage

I live in Hollywood...marriage is different here. I mean a week ago two antennas got married at the Beverly Hilton..the wedding was so-so, but the receptions was...

-Norm Crosby, on NPR's "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me."

Do Women Earn Less Than Men?



Do Women Earn Less Than Men?

From: LearnLiberty  | Aug 30, 2011  | 12,155 views


Interesting fact...in Las Vegas, according to the Wall Street Journal, women earn 4% more than men on the average.
Are women discriminated against in the workplace? Looking at the data, women on average earn an annual wage that is approximately 75% that of men, which many people believe is the result of discrimination. However, when Prof. Steve Horwitz analyzes the data more closely, he finds that women make certain choices, such as career selection and raising children, which tend to result in lower wages than men. These choices could be the result of personal preferences or sexist cultural expectations for women's work, though the relative influence of these two factors remains unclear.


More Information:


Cities Where Women Outearn Male Counterparts: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2010/09/01/cities-where-wo...


An Analysis of Reasons for the Disparity in Wages Between Men and Women:http://www.consad.com/content/reports/Gender%20Wage%20Gap... (less info)