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Public speaking resources

It’s about a week or so before our public speaking rounds begin, so here are some resources to help you plan and practice your speech:

  • and finally, check out this TEDxFlanders talk on public speaking by Lars Sudmann

If you’re still looking for more resources as you prepare for your speech, feel free to check out the class blog for RCM 401: Oral Rhetoric — there’s even more links/videos available over there!

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:) or :-)?

I wouldn’t advocate using emoticons in professional communication, but they are a part of informal online communication.  As such, here’s an interesting article I came across today, discussing an academic paper on the reasons behind why people use noses or not in their smiley emoticons.

Why do people put emoticons in their online communication? What purpose do these little faces serve?

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