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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dave Brubeck RIP

Today would have been the 92nd Birthday for Dave Brubeck, the jazz pioneer, who also scored motion pictures, wrote for orchestras and chorales, composed religious music and created the signature beats now entrenched in American Jazz. 
From Wikipedia:
David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of progressive jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.
His long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, wrote the saxophone melody for the Dave Brubeck Quartet's best remembered piece, "Take Five",[1] which is in 5/4 time and has endured as a jazz classic on one of the top-selling jazz albums, Time Out.[2] Brubeck experimented with time signatures throughout his career, recording "Pick Up Sticks" in 6/4, "Unsquare Dance" in 7/4, "World's Fair" in 13/4, and "Blue Rondo à la Turk" in 9/8. He was also a respected composer of orchestral and sacred music, and wrote soundtracks for television such as Mr. Broadway and the animated mini-series This Is America, Charlie Brown.

Vocabulary List

In addition to this list be sure to know the definitions from he text of the words listed at the end of each chapter...and make sure you understand them for when you give your speech.
Demographics include:


Gender (sex is how most people answer, but gender are psychological traits)

Psychographics (anything else you can put a number do or use data to understand, involving an individual, group, audience or market. Examples include individual income, household income, racial or ethnic identification, religious and/or church affiliation or beliefs, size of family, geography, nationality, language spoken, group affiliations, marital status, sexual orientation, etc.

Demographics- numbers (data used to understand an individual, group, audience, or market). Assist in research, presentation, and preparation of communication. Can be reasoned over time or instantaneous in consideration and effect/

Cultural definitions are based on various demographic influences as well as the elements, influences and forces that influence and form an individual, group, audience, or market

Bias- the tendency to feel one way or another about anything. Judgments made as a part of life that can be fixed or easily altered. Thoughts, opinions on almost anything.

Stereotype- a communication shorthand that is a form or and type of bias. Fast decisions on people or things used that make rapid communication possible. Can change over time and/or vary by individual, circumstances, context or other influence.

Prejudice- to pre-judge. Usually a strong culturally entrenched form of bias, difficult to change. Can be negative or positive (example “You’ve Go To Be Taught” from “South Pacific”.

To continue reviewing Communication pre-midterm vocabulary, click on "read more" below.

New York, a city of movie memories

You're almost guaranteed to step on a little piece of movie history where ever you go in New York City.

Check out this Vanity Fair slide show on the photographs of Christopher Moloney, who specializes in matching cinematic stills with real life:
You're almost guaranteed to step on a little piece of movie  history where ever you go in New York City. 

Check out this @[8810407571:274:Vanity Fair] slide show on the photographs of Christopher Moloney, who specializes in matching cinematic stills with real life:

Unit 3 COM 101

I.            Review:

The language you use, your vocabulary and your command of language, determine the way you see the world around you, your understanding, your ability to think, compromise and reason.

Communication- a dynamic, ongoing, changing process, involving transactions and the negotiation of meaning

Repetition. It is OK to repeat, different ways or the same. Reinforce, Education is repetition.

College Appropriate Topics and/or level of insight and research

Do not try to be all things to all people. Do not try to say too much. Do not compare yourself to others, Simple do the best you can

Read and review all unit or weekly notes.

Select which topic to do for which speech based on:
Point value (the one you can talk most about use later speech, info or persuasive)
Research available (the more research you find the better to use for info or persuasive)
Passion on topic
Your knowledge or experience in the topic area

Review organizing steps for a speech in Unit 1 notes

Informative speeches may persuade
Persuasive speeches must inform

Review differences between manuscript, memorized, impromptu and extemporaneous

Review differences between public speaking, informal conversation and written communication

Review truth and ethics

Review ethnocentrism, assimilation,

Study, be able to identify and use sources, including scholarly or academic sources

Review the Speakers Voice in Unit Two

Review the Speakers Body in Unit Two

Review Eye Contact in Unit Two

Review Audience Q&A in Unit Two

Know the types of speeches

Know the Principles of Note Cards (in text, supplement to text, and unit 2 notes)

Understand State Anxiety (unit notes and text)

Absolute Truth, Relative Truth, Dogmatism, Aristelian Truth, Platonic Truth, Ethics

Vocabulary posted at end of Unit 2 notes, start to learn and be familiar with

In feedback the process reverses and the transmitter becomes the receiver.
Both side experiences noise (screens, filters, interference) no mater what role they are playing (transmitter or receiver). There is noise that interferes with feedback as well as the initial message channel.

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