How to communicate social issues through art and parody

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April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About How to communicate social issues through art and parody April 1, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments I’m using the term “art” very broadly here, because there’s really no other way to categorize these beautiful acts of self and collective expression.

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How to communicate social issues through art and parody

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From people doing meditation flash mobs, to an Italian artist doing Artivism (I swear I made up that word, but Wikipedia disagrees), the world is experiencing the collective creative power of I’m using the term “art” very broadly here, because there’s really no other way to categorize these beautiful acts of self and collective expression.

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The Power of Visual Information

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If you aren’t particularly artistic, you can start by brainstorming visual metaphors. Newest Articles How to communicate social issues through art and parody Speaker Profile: Seth Braun Send me your video and get free public speaking feedback Best Public Speaking Gestures TED Talk Analysis: Tony Porter “A Call to Men” About me Im Alex Cequea, and I write and speak about ideas that can help us communicate more consciously.

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My Hunch: Rupert Murdoch's Father Didn't Tell Him to "Settle-In"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Their song lyrics parody the advice of those-in-the-supposed-know.   Actor/director Clint Eastwood shifted from shoot-em-up films to artistic ones like "The Unforgiven." The role models for aging are the ones who don't settle-in. Somehow they have been able to shake off the 1950s mandate: Find a place for ourselves and that would be that. Remember how the Beatles' song took that on.

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19 famous humorous speeches by women

The Eloquent Woman

Bella Abzug's parody of an American Express ad was used to deliver a serious message about the time when women couldn't have their own credit cards, an issue she fought as a Member of Congress. Phyllis Diller on comedy at the 92nd Street Y is a case study in precise timing--she aimed for 12 jokes a minute--in this not-quite-a-lecture that shares insights into how comedy is created from a true artist.

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The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here!

Duarte Blog

Visual thinking is NOT just for artists. If you’re still not convinced that the Visual Thinking Revolution has arrived, what could be better proof than the Saturday Night Live parody of the visual thinking-inspired UPS commercial. It doesn’t matter if you think you “can’t draw;” visual thinking isn’t about artistic ability, but about passion for innovation and change.