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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Song Parody: ’50 Ways to Hate Obama’ TYT

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Usain Bolt appears on Saturday Night Live parody mocking Paul Ryan

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Wal-Mart Parodies

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There are parodies of the painting "The Last Supper."  "  So why not troubled Wal-Mart run a contest for parodies of its organizational culture in any and all medium?    Its sales are down now that the economy is bouncing back and pricing is no longer the magic bullet.    This approach would transmit the message that the place is cool, or at least cool enough to laugh at itself.

How to communicate social issues through art and parody

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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. 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

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We want our parody packaged safety

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sure, this is the era of parody.    But no fool, we want that parody packaged safely.    In fact, mocking our opponent, a point of view, or a practice can be a lethal weapon.    So, it was a mistake for Mocker-in-Chief Stephen Colbert to bring his signature approach from "The Colbert Report" into the Congress.    Few found it effective, never mind a good fit.

MUSIC VIDEOS / Mitt Romney Style (Gangnam Style Parody)

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Click Here to Learn Everything about the Romney-Ryan Tax Plan

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‘Ryan Girl’ sings ‘Let’s get fiscal’ Politico

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Age of Parody: Tweet, YouTube, text message could be deadly

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  So the short forms  available on the web are ideal for killing an opponent, idea, defense strategy, product, service, or brand with parody. Humor operates on brevity.  We have all become Jon Stewart.    Those short forms include Tweets, YouTube, and text messaging.    An example of that deadly use has been, observes  Simon Dumenco in AD AGE,  the opening for "parodists of @BPGlobalPR to wreak havoc."

Lights, Camera, Inaction: The Onion’s Take on TED

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On the one hand, the fact that the series exists is evidence that presentations have become so influential that they merit parody ( like TV news , morning shows , and sports media ). Compelling speakers. Powerful visuals. A captive audience. And remarkably stupid ideas.

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HUMOR: With or Without U

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Thanks to Oriana at Gotham Ghostwriters for alerting me to this artfully produced parody of Irish rock band U2′s song “With or Without You”, recast as a promo for a recently published book on Scrabble: Is That a Word?: From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of SCRABBLE. If you are part of [.]. Culture Shock! book promotion scrabble U2

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The Sketch Comedy Writer’s Portfolio

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Two commercial parody sketches. TV show parody sketch. Movie parody sketch. Saturday Night Live Writer’s Packet info. This is a follow-up to my previous post. So here’s a further breakdown of the comedy writing portfolios agents expect you to have. Bear in mind, I don’t have direct experience doing this myself… yet. This is just research that I’ve conducted and figured I’d share.

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Steve Bridges — Gifted Impersonator

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Related Articles: Presidential Humor, Satire and Parody and Presidential Impersonations. Steve Bridges, an exceptionally talented Presidential impersonator, died Saturday. He was 48. It was amazing to see him speak as George W Bush , Bill Clinton , Arnold Schwartzenneger , Barack Obama. He had the gift, wit, and insight which made him unforgettable. Steve Bridges shared laughter with millions. He will be missed.

Lessons from the Olympics: Turning a mistake into a win

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As the rings formed, one group of performers instead stayed in a small, tight circle (to represent the opening night snowflake) for a few hilarious moments, parodying the opening night mishap. If you watched the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics, you noticed that there was a snafu with the display of the Olympic rings, when an electronic snowflake that was supposed to expand into the fifth ring never opened.

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TED Talk Analysis: Tony Porter “A Call to Men”

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Related Articles: The Power of Visual Information 3 Presentation Skills You Can Practice Any Time How to communicate social issues through art and parody Filed Under: Featured , Speech Critiques Tagged With: engaging , Resonate , story-telling , TED [link] Nancy Duarte Thanks for the mention, Alex.

The Power of Visual Information

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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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Send me your video and get free public speaking feedback

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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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3 Easy Ways to Calm the Nerves before a Presentation

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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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Tip of the Week: Save an Extra Copy on Google Docs

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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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Late Night Talk Show Packet

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two parody sketches. The talk show packet is supposed to model a late night talk show of your choice. At the time of writing, we have pretty much finished a major shake-up in Late Night TV hosts. As writers, we have to try to capture the unique voice of the show’s host. Current Late-Night line-up. Across the U.S. networks the hosts are as follows; Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Myers.

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Best Public Speaking Gestures

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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.

Book Review: Confessions of a Public Speaker

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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.

Skills we can learn from comedians

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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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Jay Leno’s Final Tonight Show

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That set the stage for three vehicles to carry the humor: A monologue by Billy Crystal, a slide show, and a song parody. Later, a Sound-of-Music parody brought visits from celebrities who had been hiding back stage, with Oprah taking the final spot. Jay Leno signed off from The Tonight Show Thursday night with laughter and touching moments. His monologue opened with a softer touch than the previous night.

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Speaker Profile: Seth Braun

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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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Is Prezi Right For You?

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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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Write For Speaker Point!

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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.

How to get the most from a Toastmasters Club

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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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Interview with Stephen Hopson: Author and Motivational Speaker

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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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How the Professionals Make Money

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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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How can you positively frame your core message?

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Actually, if anyone ever leads with a line about being anti- or non- anything (in a way that isn’t meant as parody) it’s a cause for suspicion. A number of people and organizations have gone out of their way lately to tell me that they are non-violent.

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Professorial PowerPoint Humor

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If you’ve ever experienced a bullet-point textbook presentation, you might enjoy this classic video on YouTube that parodies the horror. I’ve only been teaching at the college level for a few terms.

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Best iPhone Apps for Public Speaking

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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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19 famous humorous speeches by women

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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.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #63

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As one of his amazing guitar numbers, Mike did a musical parody of Dueling Banjos , where he played a duel between a guitar and a middle-eastern instrument, using only an accoustic guitar. A call back to the musical parody of dueling banjos. Here’s a look at Observational Humor presented after a presentation by Mike Rayburn, professional guitarist, comic, motivational speaker. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was delivered.).

One man's creativity in an airport "all by myself"

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Many of us have probably fantasized of making our own music video parody of some kind. Have you ever found yourself alone in an airport with a lot of time to kill? For most of us this is a rather dismal experience.

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One Person’s Joke is Another Person’s Serious Comment

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My response is usually to write a humorous parody or spoof of the scam. I started thinking that I could write my own parody of the original scam text. A Facebook scam has resurfaced which convinces people to paste text onto their Facebook wall thinking that it will protect them from from those who would mis-use their personal data. I did that recently posting a piece using, and mis-using, many legal terms to poke fun at the original scam.

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4 Skills We Can Learn From Obama's Speech

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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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The Eloquent Woman Index hits 200 famous speeches by women!

The Eloquent Woman

It took four years, a lot of video-watching, and devoted searching for transcripts and texts, but I can now report that The Eloquent Woman Index of Famous Speeches by Women includes 200 speeches.

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