Sun.May 27, 2018

The Live Audience in Online Public Speaking Courses: One More Try

The Communication Blog

After reading the varied posts, I’m convinced we (as an academic discipline) don’t have any evidence for the claims that a live audience is either effective or necessary in online public speaking courses. Although instructors noted how they handled this issue of a live audience, no one produced any evidence.

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Success Is an Inside Job - Steven Pinker's Optimism Versus Jeffrey Pfeffer's Darkness

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Some might call it The 21st Century Battle of the Books. Two famous professors have recently published  books which have very different world views. The one by Harvard professor Steven Pinker - "Enlightenment Now" - is optimistic about the current time period.

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"Rampage" - The Feel-Good of Having the Good Guys Win

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The pull force of sci-fi is that there are old-fashioned bad guys and good guys. Also, if the creatives associated with the content are clever there will be larger than life beasts.    All that had been packed into the film "Rampage."

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The Psychotherapy Brand - David W. Harder, Et Al.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Research documents that, yes, psychotherapy can be effective for some conditions. Among them are clinical depression. Professionals over-50 whom I coach usually agree that about eight sessions with a psychotherapist, along with medication, have played a part in their recovery.

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Myth: Layoffs Boost Stock Prices

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

There is a widely held belief that a large layoff will increase the stock price of a corporation. The myth goes like this: The chief executive officer is under fire for the stuck or declining price of the stock. Therefore, the next move is to announce a major reduction-in-force.

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Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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