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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hatred and the young

I heard a story today about a middle school boy who threatened to kill that "N----" Obama while he was in Boulder City today.  The kid must have gotten his ideas from someplace. To say that the good fight against Obama is no at all based on his race is to ignore this one of what I am sure thousands of threats daily reported to schools, law enforcement and the government.

First posted 10-14-2012

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Midterm Review Fall 2010 part II

College of Southern Nevada Art Lynch COM 101 students please use these questions, other fall 2010 questions, quizes and sample midterms found on this blog and on Angle to review for your midterm and finals. See right hand columns of this blog as well as "course content" in Angle.

Transitions which remind listeners of previously presented information so that they fully understand those ideas before you move on to the next point are called ____.
external summaries
internal summaries

You should always be ready to do your speech without planned presentaiton aids
because the aids are not needed
in case your aids or lost or do not work properly
because people think you know everything anyway
none of the above

Letting the audience know you are an authority on you topic establishes your ____.
rapport with the audience

Which type of language needs redundancy?
spoken language
written language
thought language
None of these answers are correct.

 Even though Sally started her speech with great apprehension, she used her heightened emotions and increased sensitivity to her surroundings to better her presentation. Which term best describes this reaction?
spotlight effect
intelligent fear

Informative Speaking Support

Preparation for Communication/Public Speaking Midterm

Informative Speaking: Specific Overview on Speech Evaluation

Speech # 3 Informational Speech

Length: 6 to 8 minutes, 50 points deducted if over or under limit

Topic: An issue or concept that is new and interesting to your audience.

Notes: Must not appear to use notes, although short notes are permitted.

Outlines: Thumbnail copy for instructor. Detailed outline with a minimum of five academic source references noted on the outline referenced to the place they are used, presented only to the instructor before your speech. Narrative also required. All notes and visual aids are to be turned in immediately following the speech.

References: A bibliography/Reference list with a minimum of five academic source references. This is added at the end of your resume, not as a separate sheet.

Visuals: Three presentation aids (one of which must be visual). PowerPoint counts as only one, only one embedded visual counts, one needs to be an object, poster, handout of a different type of presentation aid.

Interesting to your audience.

Your speech should be timely and "news" to your audience.

You must have a strong introduction, a clear thesis statement, a supportive body and a clear conclusion.

Each of your main points must be supported with an appropriate source made clear to your audience.

Your speech should reflect reasonable, balanced knowledge and be as objective as possible.

Relevance statement

Established credibility

Clear thesis

Used pattern of organization properly

Used appropriate supporting materials

Used and integrated sources orally into the speech

Well-structured main points

Clear transitions and signposts

Word choice/clarity of expression

Conclusion clear
Restate thesis

Effective sense of closure

Delivery done well and within course guidelines
Use of Presentation Aids
Voice (volume, pitch, rate, pauses)
Body use (eye contact, gestures, movement)
Extemporaneous delivery/enthusiasm
Sources shown APA/properly inside outline
Sources shown APA/properly at end of outline
Sources mentioned appropriately inside actual speech
Progress for the term

For more on informative speaking, click here.

Why Wikipedia is not an Academic Source

The following does not take into account the individual, artist, inventor or others protected by intellectual property, perferring to show only corporate ownership and greed. The ad is encoded into the Wikipedia file and is not an endorsement by this blog or the companies that host this blog. A true encyclopedia would stick much closer to the facts and provide as balanced a presentation as possible. Yet this is what is found when hou search Wikipedia under Intellectual Property as of 12-15-09. It is one example of many why Wikepedia is not an academic source and is not accepted as a source in most college work. The following is only part of the presentation in Wikepedia on Property Rights:

 Intellectual property

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Intellectual property (IP) is a number of distinct types of legal monopolies over creations of the mind, both artistic and commercial, and the corresponding fields of law.[1] Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. Common types of intellectual property include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights and trade secrets in some jurisdictions.
Although many of the legal principles governing intellectual property have evolved over centuries, it was not until the 19th century that the term intellectual property began to be used, and not until the late 20th century that it became commonplace in the United States.

Financial incentive

These exclusive rights allow owners of intellectual property to reap monopoly profits. These monopoly profits provide a financial incentive for the creation of intellectual property, and pay associated research and development costs. Some commentators, such as David Levine and Michele Boldrin, dispute this justification.

Economic growth

The legal monopoly granted by IP laws are credited with significant contributions toward economic growth. Economists estimate that two-thirds of the value of large businesses in the U.S. can be traced to intangible assets. "IP-intensive industries" are estimated to produce 72 percent more value added per employee than "non-IP-intensive industries". A joint research project of the WIPO and the United Nations University measuring the impact of IP systems on six Asian countries found "a positive correlation between the strengthening of the IP system and subsequent economic growth." 
However, correlation does not necessarily mean causation: given that the patent holders can freely relocate, the Nash equilibrium predicts they will obviously prefer operating in countries with strong IP laws. In some of the cases, the economic growth that comes with a stronger IP system is due to increase in stock capital from direct foreign investment.


Intellectual property rights are temporary state-enforced monopolies regarding use and expression of ideas and information.

Informative Speech Outline - Civilian Conservation Corp

Informative Speech Sample (CCC)

Sample informative speech, some formatting may be altered in blog post. Note that you do need to have three different types of references, this one has only two. Also note that additional detail is good, so use this as a minimum requirement. This outline could have been far more detailed (full sentence with details for each item). Thumbnail Summary is at start of full outline in this version of how to houtline. Thank you for Melissa Zubiate, who wrote this outline and delivered the speech this term...

Informative Speech Narration

Once the speech is finished, one should understand and know the key points about the civilian conservation corp. and hopefully develop an appreciation for this program. The speech will cover the introduction of the civilian conservation corp., the requirements that the enrollees must met and, the design of the civilian conservation camps, some of the civilian conservation camps accomplishment, and the end of the civilian conservation corp. program. There will be visual to show the audience pictures of the people and environment of the Civilian conservation corp.

Informative- Thumbnail Outline

Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC)

Video clip (intro/ visual aid)
When the CCC started
Criteria that enrollees must met
Camps were based off of a military design
Pictures- of the living styles (visual aid)
CCC Opportunities
 The thing that the CCC built
Pictures- of the men at work
The end of the CCC & accomplishments (visual aid)
Calendar (visual aid)
DVD (visual aid)

Title: Civilian Conservation Crop (CCC)

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the CCC and their accomplishments.

Thesis: The Civilian Conservation Corp gave jobs to millions of men and gave future generations our national and state parks that we know today.

Click "read more" below for the full outline sample.