TED Talks: Amy Cuddy “Your body language may shape who you are” Body Language (Non-verbals): What’s your body language saying to you and/or others? Your non-verbals can equate POWER or say something else: a) opening yourself up/making yourself big = a power move b) closing in on yourself = denotes power/powerless People tend to always… Read More TED Talks: Amy Cuddy – “Your body language may shape who you are/Amy Cuddy”
(7) – inclusive classrooms  (5) – campus security  (10) – workplace naps  (9) – campus carry  (11) – GSU shuttle  (6) – glasses vs contacts  (4) – trans-gendered military  (2) – group work  (1) – music  (3) – pizza?  (8) – pjs?  (12) – Vacuums… Read More Topic preference
Common Emotional Strategies ch. 2 , p. 92-104 In Pullman’s book, Persuasion he states, ” how we talk to ourselves affects our beliefs and commitments just as much as how we talk to others can influence theirs”. In my particular project my targeted audience are 14 year old girls battling depression and suicidal thoughts. People no… Read More Identifying rhetorical moves within my RAP
Characterization (aspects): “Elise” 1. Detail-oriented 2. Ambitious 3. Conscientious 4. Competitive 5. Motivated 6. Anxious (P. 73-74) “Personas” Who (and what) does she admire? Elise admires end results, appropriate presentations, strength, and logical approaches. She also admires her peers and successful professors – even though she might be the most qualified or wittier when compared… Read More In-class Persona(s): Elise
Pullman p. 234 Pullman states that influencing an audience isn’t always easy, especially when in the midst of those who seek to resist. At some points Pullman says that it “may be impossible to interest them no matter how much or even how convincing your evidence is”. When addressing an audience sometimes the rhetor ignores… Read More Pullman: Persuading isn’t always easy
Pullman p. 191 ** Positive ** a. suggestive b. stimulating c. reservation d. canvass e. daydream ** Neutral ** a. alluring b. controversial c. uncertain d. interview e. vision ** Negative ** a. pornographic b. provocative c. skeptical d. solicit e. delusion YOUR TURN: Create your own list; do you agree with mine?
Pullman p. 167 According to Pullman there are numerous rhetorical phrases used in everyday society, like media outlets to capture the attention of the mass population. Pullman calls such phrases and word compositions used to persuade and capture the attention of others in short sentences, “sound bites”. Sound bites include maxims, proverbs, and aphorisms. To… Read More Pullman: Sound bites
Preferable/Opposing Side (Rebuttal): What is understood doesn’t have to be explained. (Lakisha) / What is explained must be understood. What makes you happy isn’t necessarily good. (Lakisha) / What is good must make you happy. What is needed is better than what is wanted. (Nicole) / What is wanted is better than what is needed.… Read More Aristotle’s General topics of the preferable: Group work