A romp through intercultural communication—and, more specifically, Neapolitan nonverbal communication.
We spend so much time talking about…talking; so what can we say about the times absent of it? A new memoir explores the lack of silence in our lives.
What is our obsession with talk? And despite discomfort with quiet, is it necessary?
I know speech nerds will have their own opinion on things…
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a speech!
I posted the standard presidential speech, but if you go to Vimeo, you can find a [sort-of] reenactment of the first Thanksgiving as told by sock puppets.
Forensics in America: A History [Michael Bartanen, Robert Littlefield]
Here is the story of the process by which competitive speech and debate evolved in the United States during the 20th Century.
Have you seen this article floating about the internets!?
As speech people, we often have to focus on our body language. In competition, a misplaced gesture can spell the difference between anger and passivity.
Here’s a photographer, Richard Renaldi, who takes random people in NYC and poses them together.
The results are interesting and the subject of another form of nonverbal study: haptics (or, rather, how touch communicates a message). Take a look!
What an interesting article! Which skills are effective? Which are counter-productive?
I like it when mainstream periodicals take a serious look at our activity!
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From the New York Times, an important reminder that “Our language, like our political debate, has gone off the rails. Let’s show words and history more respect.”
Speech folk know that metaphors (and the words that relate them) matter.