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TED Talks: Amy Cuddy – “Your body language may shape who you are/Amy Cuddy”

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”

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Topic preference

(7) – inclusive classrooms [2] (5) – campus security [4] (10) – workplace naps [4] (9) – campus carry [3] (11) – GSU shuttle [0] (6) – glasses vs contacts [1] (4) – trans-gendered military [4] (2) – group work [2] (1) – music [6] (3) – pizza? [5] (8) – pjs? [5] (12) – Vacuums… Read More Topic preference

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In-class Persona(s): Elise

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

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Pullman: Word choice (positive, neutral, & negative)

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?

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Pullman: Sound bites

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