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Outlining Tips

Here’s a short video about how to organize and outline your presentation to make the most of your brief time in front of the audience. I will admit, however, that I disagree with one of the speaker’s key ideas: you MUST avoid directly sharing your intention (specific purpose) when you preview your key points. 134 more words


Cultural exchange programs, seek to develop cultural understanding between students and citizens of other countries. Exchanges are also really helpful for the students to improve their hearing and… 132 more words


Powerful Communication

You listen but you do not hear.  You speak but you do not convey.

The greatest mistake in communication is the assumption that it has taken place! 582 more words

The Ainu Influence on the Japanese Language

When most Japanese language learners think of Japan’s “borrowed words”, words in English, French, Portuguese, and German spring to mind.  Less common, and less commonly considered, are the words of some of Japan’s First Nations population, the Ainu. 307 more words

Reading Skills

The ideal wallet | A design thinking activity

Last week, I attended a really engaging design thinking workshop. The second half was structured around a single activity broken into many stages. I’m going to reproduce the activity as I experienced it. 852 more words

What was good about Mario Cuomo's speaking ability?

People always ask who I consider to be good speakers. And there are many. Here are 2 YouTube videos that you can watch for examples of good pauses, of being in the moment, of being conversational and connected to the audience. 209 more words


General Education survey: What's most important?

— Jeanne M. Slattery, Mark Mitchell, Randy Potter, Melissa K. Downes

Recently, the Institutional and Student Learning Assessment Committee (ISLAC), reported the results of the General Education Disposition/Skills survey. 1,616 more words