Interviewing Exercise

The Communication Blog

I thought this would make an interesting exercise in an interviewing class as students prepare their responses to potential employment interview questions. Interviewing class exercise employment interviewing questions When Jen Guzman—chief executive of Stella & Chewy’s pet food company—was asked ( NYTimes , April 28, 2013, BU 2) what three questions she would ask in interviewing someone for a job, she said: (1) “Why do you want this job?” (2)

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Product Placement Exercise

The Communication Blog

The following is a brief discussion of product placement and an exercise I developed for the artifactual communication chapter in my nonverbal communication book—still in manuscript. To sensitize you to the many ways in which advertisers try to influence you below the level of conscious awareness—and in effect counteract the influence of product placement—consider this exercise on product placement, another aspect of space decoration.

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An Exercise for Managing Anxiety from Sandra Zimmer

Speaking Freely

It seems like a good time to share some techniques and exercises for managing anxiety with whomever happens to land on my blog. The post An Exercise for Managing Anxiety from Sandra Zimmer appeared first on Read The Self-Expression Blog to Improve Speaking Skills

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Exercise: How to jump start your voice without saying a word

Kate's Voice

And I probably don’t have to tell you that your body needs exercise. But what kind of exercise makes your voice work better? Executive Presence Vocal Health aerobics breathing exercise vocal health yogaI don’t have to tell you that your voice is attached to your body. And how does a full-body workout compare with vocal warm-ups for getting your voice going? Will weight training […].

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Nonverbal Communication Exercise

The Communication Blog

Here is a brief exercise that I used in teaching nonverbal communication and that I rewrote for a textbook in nonverbal that I’m in the process of writing. nonverbal communication exercise heightHere I use it as an introduction to the discussion of height but it can also be used with perception, stereotypes, and media influences, for example. You can adjust it in any way you’d like for your own classes.

Communication is Easy and Difficult: An Exercise

The Communication Blog

I'm developing this exercise for possible use in the new edition of Human Communication and I thought it might be of interest more generally for just about any course in speech communication or interpersonal communication. communication exercise difficult communication easy communication

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Can Exercise Make You a Better Public Speaker?

DeFinis Communications

Most people know that exercise is good for you, both physically and mentally. However, when it comes to bulking up the brain, not all exercise is created equal. A new study examined three different types of exercise, running, weight training, and high-intensity interval training, to see which of the three created the most positive impact on brain cell growth. Researchers put rats into three different exercise groups, and monitored the results.

2017 109

Calming Stage Fright: Exercise helps Anxiety

Speaking Freely

Years ago, in acting school, I learned to do a voice and body exercise warm-up before auditioning or performing. Performing arts training, of necessity, includes methods to develop relaxation, concentration and presence. While it did not completely get rid of my performance anxiety, it did help calm me. When I became a teacher of pubic [.].

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Creativity Exercise

Humor Power

The definition of the word will help us focus as we exercise our joke writing skills. If you live in a boring town, doing a word exercise like this is. I exercise my mind just for the value of the process. Through exercise the brain gets stronger. A writing exercise develops the ability to make connections and see. For the sake of the exercise, I normally start out with building a. writing exercise.

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Humor Writing Exercise

Humor Power

It’s fun creating my own, unique humor writing exercises. Humor In Speaking creative writing humor exercise I look forward to getting Allen Klein’s Monthly Mirth Letter. He shares jokes that are sure to put a smile on your face. This month, three of them stimulated my funny bone. Several fonts walk into a bar. “Get out of here,” shouts the bartender. “We don’t serve your type here.”

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Research Efficiency and Reliability: An Exercise for Public Speaking

The Communication Blog

In this exercise, the objective is similar; it’s to find reliable information most efficiently, in as few mouse clicks or time as possible. The exercise objectives are (1) to find a reliable answer to the question in as few clicks or in as short a time as possible and (2) to evaluate the source of the information. The third part of this exercise is public speaking. research efficiency public speaking exercise research exercise

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Polite Messages: An Exercise in Interpersonal Communication

The Communication Blog

This exercise is designed to help explain the concept of politeness in terms of positive and negative face (Brown & Levinson, 1987; Cupach & Metts, 1994; Goffman, 1967; Goldsmith, 2007; Holmes 1995; Metts & Cupach, 2008). To Discuss After all have completed this exercise, discussion might center on such issues as these: 1.

2015 135

Increase Your Speaker Fees by Exercising Your ‘NO’ Muscle

Speaker Launcher

To do this, you need to start exercising your ‘NO’ muscle. The post Increase Your Speaker Fees by Exercising Your ‘NO’ Muscle appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy exercising your no muscle learning to say no no muscleIf you are a professional speaker who wants to move your fee up the ladder quickly, you need to ensure that your inventory (dates on your calendar) are protected.

4 Incredibly Simple Stage Presence Exercises

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

I was curious to discover if they used any specific stage presence exercises to help them create this magnetic effect that instantly grabbed their audience’s attention. The second stage presence exercise they did was to relax. The final stage presence exercise involves connecting with your audience. Try these simple stage presence exercises and discover the difference for yourself. Presentation Skills stage presence stage presence exercises

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Every Breath You Take

Manner of Speaking

We breathe when we are awake and when we sleep, when we work and exercise and rest. The breathing exercises are timed and come with visual and audio signals to let you know when to inhale, hold, exhale and pause, and for how long each time.

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Humor Writing Exercise

Humor Power

” So the most logical thing for me to do was to create my own humor writing exercise. Create your own exercises. Humor In Speaking creative writing humor exercise A couple of weeks ago I saw a gag on the internet: “ Oxygen and Potassium went on a date. It was OK.” I call it Elemental Relationships. The goal is to create new joke relationships using elements on the periodic table. Here are a few lines I came up with: Sulpher and Oxygen went on a second date.

2015 40

Exercises in Interpersonal Power 3 and 4

The Communication Blog

Here are two additional exercises that may prove useful in the discussion of power and interpersonal communication. As I mentioned in the previous exercises in power post, these topics are covered in depth in Chapter 12 of The Interpersonal Communication Book, but are covered in different ways in other texts as well.

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Being Present: A Two Minute Video Exercise

Speaker Launcher

The post Being Present: A Two Minute Video Exercise appeared first on Jane Atkinson. My guess is that everyone reading this blog post right now owns a cell phone. I am also guessing that many of you spend a significant amount of time on that device – checking email, participating on social media platforms, watching videos, etc. After all, mobile phones are ideal for keeping us connected to our […]. Most Recent Post Speaking Business Strategy being present connecting to others

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If You Really Want To Engage Your Audience, Kill The Exercises!

Presentation Guru

At one point or another, most of us have been involved in some sort of exercise during a presentation. Here, Jack talks about his experiences and how timing the exercise correctly can make all the difference. … Message Performance Audience Connection credibility Events Interaction Presentation MistakesBut do they really work to keep the audience engaged, or are they just a distraction?

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Great Improv Exercise

Green Room Speakers

Here's a fun improv exercise that works on body language and can help you get out of your comfort zone when you deliver a presentation: From the Green Room: The same words can have entirely different meanings depending on how you say them. Try rehearsing the opener of your speech using a variety of vocal tones and body language. The more you exaggerate this at home, the more free you will be to experiment with different forms of expression when it comes time to speak

Confidence Building Exercises To Overcome A Fear of Public Speaking

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Instead, why not try these confidence building exercises and imagine yourself being at your very best. Confidence Building Exercises. Alternatively, do this confidence-building exercise with a partner. This may seem like a fanciful exercise but it plays a vital part in building confidence. Try this confidence building exercise for yourself and please leave a reply. “There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

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Characters in fiction: differentiation + character exercises

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Tags: creative writing creative writing exercise fiction writing fictional characters

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How to start an important conversation: An exercise in intention

Kate's Voice

Sometimes, it can be confusing to discover how you really feel about a relationship, and, therefore, how to talk to that person. This applies to all relationships: lovers, co-workers, and clients. However, if you are willing to get honest with yourself, conversational intent can be very revealing. In his terrific book on co-operative communication, The [.]. communication intention postaweek2011

Characters in fiction: differentiation + exercises

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

So that your characters don’t all look alike, sound alike and act alike, characters should have distinct features. It is particularly important for you to know your main characters well—to have a solid sense of who they are. Yes, there can be similarities between two major characters, but differences are required.

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Public Speaking Exercises: Stage Movements

Great Public Speaking

This video teaches you how to make your stories come alive. link] Over 250 public and professional speaking videos

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The Mental Side of Wealthy: 2 Exercises To Help Turn Your Goals Into Achievements

Speaker Launcher

The post The Mental Side of Wealthy: 2 Exercises To Help Turn Your Goals Into Achievements appeared first on Jane Atkinson. Although I am pragmatic most of the time, I love to delve into the Power of Attraction and the idea behind manifesting everything your heart desires. Many of you know my book and posts to be quite practical. However, Mike Dooley says “go for big bold end results” and don’t worry about how you are […].

2016 44

Unfriending - Often First Step in Exercising Our Perfect Right to Assert Ourselves

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was to be my first step in exercising my perfect right to assert myself. In May 2014, I unfriended four on Facebook. For decades, therapists, spiritual counselors, psychics, friends, and a loving, caring boyfriend told me that I had that right. But there can be a thousand miles emotionally between knowing something and leveraging it as a platform for how we behave.

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Self Confidence Building Exercise To Overcome A Fear of Public Speaking

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Instead, why not try these self-confidence building exercises and imagine yourself being at your very best. Self Confidence Building Exercise Imagine it is the morning of an important presentation and, during the night, when you were asleep, a miracle happened. Alternatively, do this self-confidence building exercise with a partner. This may seem like a fanciful exercise but it plays a vital part in building confidence.

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The Two-Minute Speech: Distinguish Between

The Communication Blog

Here is a brief public speaking exercise built around the theme of distinguishing two things. The main purpose of the exercise is to illustrate some principles of organization and can be used as a regular prepared/researched speech or as an impromptu speech. For this exercise, the speeches should be organized in either of these two ways. Public Speaking public speaking exercise speech exercise two-minute speech

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5 finger exercise: How to avoid pointing

The Eloquent Woman

I once attended a political forum that gave "pointed" a whole new meaning, when an audience member asked how much time the candidates would spend on their elected role. One candidate looked at the front row where the other candidate's family--including newborn twins--was seated. Pointing at them, she snapped, "I don't see how my opponent can say he'll work full time when he has two little babies to take care of!" You could hear sharp intakes of breath happening throughout the hall.

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An interview with your voice

Kate's Voice

Musings Vocal Health exercises perception personal brand vocal powerHow well do you know your voice? Seems like a funny question, right? Just today, I told someone what I do for a living and they said, “There’s nothing you can do about your voice. It is what it is.” And I responded, “Not true. There’s a lot you can do to create a voice […].

2015 152

Vocal space: Can I please hear you “Wow” me?

Kate's Voice

Vocal Image exercises perception vocal powerOne of the most common vocal habits that we hear in business presentations is people dropping the volume of their last words to an almost inaudible level. I am quite sure the habit is a result of people being hunched over their computers all day, speaking into headsets rather than across a room. Headset mics […].

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The Aging Voice: Thicker middle, thinner voice

Kate's Voice

Vocal Health aging voice ENT exercises otolaryngology Speech Language Pathologist tired voice vocal powerIf you are over 50, you may have noticed your voice growing weaker, or phlegmier, or sounding more tired than it used to. Sorry to say, but the process that makes your knees sag also makes your vocal folds get thinner and lose strength and tone. Without sufficient bulk, the cords’ opposing tissues can’t meet […].

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Do cookies make you want to sing? How to form a new habit

Kate's Voice

Musings exercises practicing public speaking tipsWant to form a new habit? There’s good news out there. First a story: When I was a little girl learning to play the violin, my mom had me practice every day at the same time…right after my after-school snack. Once the cookies were gone it was time to practice. That snack became my instigation […].

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Vocal Impact Tip: How to get over the sound of your voice

Kate's Voice

Vocal Image #worldvoiceday2015 exercises listening recording upspeak Is that my voice? The best way to know what your voice sounds like to others is to record it and listen to it. Right? Wrong! In fact you will probably never hear your voice as others hear it. That’s right, the voice you have perfected to be so incredibly sexy and powerful is NOT […].

2015 130

(re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing – trailer and writing exercises

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

You can play it here; if you scroll down to the links below the book trailer, you can link to 9 creative writing exercises and excerpts from the book. Creative writing exercises and excerpts from (re)Discover the Joy of [.]. A new trailer for the book (re)Discover the Joy of Creative Writing has been posted on YouTube.

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Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: What you have in common with Tina Fey

Kate's Voice

Public Speaking exercises extemporaneous speaking practice practicing public speaking tips Tina Fey What is the secret to great extemporaneous speaking? People who are good at improvisational comedy have learned to adhere to 9 basic maxims. Three of these are: Say Yes Don’t prepare Just show up At first glance these titles may seem to reinforce that you don’t need to practice to be a good improviser, but, […].

2015 116

Vocal power to project your pitch. YouTube site will show you how.

The Presenter's Blog

Tips From The Top audience expertvillage oratory presentation skills presenting projecting public speaking vocal power vocal skills voice voice exercisesSaturday sunrise in our local farmer’s market. For vendors, successful selling is strongly dependent on vocal power. Wherever you look, there is a tangle of flats, shrubs, standards and climbers. Local gardeners, way better at early morning alertness than I am, scramble to get to the good stuff before rival gardeners get there first.

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The Communication Blog - Untitled Article

The Communication Blog

Exercises in Power 1 and 2 Here are two exercises that may prove useful in discussing power and interpersonal communication. Types of Power This exercise is designed to clarify the types of power, as defined by French and Raven ( reference, legitimate, expert, information or persuasion reward, and coercive power) and to illustrate that in many—perhaps most—cases, the types of power are combined.

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Benefits of Studying Nonverbal Communication

The Communication Blog

The exercise at the end should prove useful for stimulating class discussion. But, there are additional, more immediately pragmatic, specific benefits that you can gain as a result for reading the text and completing the exercises. nonverbal communication exercise benefits of studying nonverbal communication the nonverbal communication book Nonverbal Communication

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Communication and Ethics

The Communication Blog

communication and ethics ethical exercise Ethics ethics and communication Here is an interesting case that would work well in any communication class dealing with ethics. In Sunday''s New York Times , Chuck Klosterman, the Ethicist, was asked if it was ethical for a beer company to bottle the exact same beer but package it in two different type bottles with different labels, one “regular” and one “premium.”

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Own your speech

Manner of Speaking

For one exercise, I asked them to give a short (5-minute) speech on something that they cared about. Recently, I was working with a group of people over a couple of days to help them improve their public speaking skills. The first … Continue reading → Motivation Presentation public speaking Speech

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Stretch your Speaking – Introduction

Manner of Speaking

Get more exercise; eat better; learn a new language; find a new job. Happy New Year! We are one week into 2018 as I write this post. Are you off to a good start? How about those resolutions? Have you made … Continue reading → Motivation cross-training Presentation public speaking