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Inspired by the need for interpretations and critiques of the varied messages surrounding what and how we eat, Food, Feminisms, Rhetorics collects eighteen essays that demonstrate the importance of food and food-related practices as sites of scholarly study, particularly from feminist rhetorical perspectives.
James Wynn's compelling investigation into citizen science highlights public-based studies and probes the rhetoric these studies employ. Many of these endeavors, such as the widely-used SETI@home project, simply draw on the processing power of participants' home computers; others, like the protein-folding game FoldIt, ask users to take a more active role in solving scientific problems. In Citizen Science in the Digital Age: Rhetoric, Science, and Public Engagement, Wynn analyzes the discourse and rhetoric that enable these scientific ventures, as well as the difficulties that arise in communication between scientists and lay people and the potential for misuse of publicly gathered data. Wynn puzzles out the intricacies of these exciting new research developments by focusing on various case studies. He explores the Safecast project, which originated from crowd-sourced mapping for Fukushima radiation dispersal, arguing that evolving technologies enable public volunteers to make concrete, sound, science-based arguments. Additionally, he considers the potential use of citizen science as a method of increasing the public's identification with the scientific community, and contemplates how more collaborative rhetoric might deepen these opportunities for interaction and alignment. Furthermore, he examines ways in which the lived experience of volunteers may be integrated with expert scientific knowledge, and also how this same personal involvement can be used to further policy agendas. There are precious few texts exploring the intersection of rhetoric, science, and the Internet. Citizen Science in the Digital Age aims to fill this gap, offering a clear, intelligent overview of the topic intended for rhetoric and communication scholars as well as practitioners and administrators of a number of science-based disciplines. With the expanded availability of once inaccessible technology and computing power to laypeople, the practice of citizen science will only continue to grow. This study offers insight into how-given prudent application-citizen science might elucidate the rhetoric and strengthen the relationships between scientists and laypeople.
This text was written for students who want to live, study, and/or work in an English-speaking setting or are already doing so. Its goal is to help students survive interactional English in a variety of social, academic, and professional settings-for example, how to make small talk with recruiters at a job fair or when invited to dinner at their advisor's house. The text provides language to use for a variety of functions as they might related to life on a university campus: offering greetings and goodbyes, making introductions, giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, using the phone, offering assistance, asking for advice, accepting and declining invitations, giving and receiving compliments, complaining, giving congratulations, expressing condolences, and making small talk. Users are also taught to think beyond the words and to interpret intonation and stress (how things sound). Each of the 10 units includes discussion prompts, language lessons, practice activities, get acquainted tasks (interacting with native speakers), and analysis opportunities (what did they discover and what can they apply?).
Whether you are making a business presentation to a new client, speaking at a Little League banquet, or proposing a wedding toast, finding the right words with which to express yourself can be difficult. Even Mark Twain said, It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. U.S. Senator Robert G. Torricelli has compiled a superlative anthology of more than two thousand quotations from nearly one thousand authors, selected to enhance your public speaking. Arranged under 50 categories and indexed by author, Quotations for Public Speakers is an easy-to-use reference guide you'll find yourself turning to time and again for creative and inspirational ways to express yourself and engage your audience. Speakers vary from Albert Einstein ( Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. ) to Wilt Chamberlain ( Nobody roots for Goliath. ); from Anais Nin ( Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. ) to Lena Horne ( You have to be taught second class; you're not born that way. ); from Aristotle ( Liars, when they speak the truth are not believed. ) to Aldous Huxley ( Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead. ); from Barbra Streisand ( Art does not exist only to entertain, but also to challenge one to think, to provoke, even to disturb, in a constant search for truth. ) to Woody Allen ( It's very hard to get your heart and head together in life. In my case, they're not even friendly. ). The scope of topics ranges from youth ( Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives, -- Maya Angelou) to old age ( I'm at an age where my back goes out more than I do, -- Phyllis Diller); from justice ( Justice is truth in action, -- Benjamin Disraeli) to racism ( For racism to die, a totally different America must be born, -- Stokely Carmichael); from religion ( God's in his Heaven -- all's right with the world! -- Robert Browning) to science ( We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology, -- Carl Sagan); from war ( War is evil, but often the lesser evil, -- George Orwell) to love ( There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. -- George Sand) Practical, enjoyable, and stimulating, this is a collection for every public speaker trying to inform and entertain.
This accessible book examines the philosophical foundations of Chaim Perelman's rhetorical theory. In addition to offering a brief biography, it explores Perelman's deep philosophical commitments and his concern for the ways in which the details of actual texts realize those commitments. The authors show that Perelman still reigns supreme when it comes to the elucidation of actual texts. His is a micro-analysis of arguments, one that is endlessly suggestive of ways of analyzing texts at the level of the word and phrase, the arrangement of parts, and the structure of arguments.
Eighteen essays by leading scholars in English, speech communication, educa tion, and philosophy explore the vitality of the classical rhetorical tradition and its influence on both contemporary dis course studies and the teaching of writing. Some of the essays investigate the oretical and historical issues. Others show the bearing of classical rhetoric on contemporary problems in composition, thus blending theory and practice. Com mon to the varied approaches and view points expressed in this volume is one central theme: the 20th-century revival of rhetoric entails a recovery of the clas sical tradition, with its marriage of a rich and fully articulated theory with an equally efficacious practice. A preface demonstrates the contribution of Ed ward P. J. Corbett to the 20th-century re vival, and a last chapter includes a bibli ography of his works.
Public speaking is one of the most common fears. Few people look forward to talking in front of others and even fewer do it as effectively as they could. A career in psychology and its related fields involves extensive public speaking, so you will need to learn to do it well. With time and practice, you too can become a confident and effective presenter. Public Speaking for Psychologists is a practical and lighthearted guide to planning, designing, and delivering a presentation. The first half of the book covers the nuts-and-bolts of public speaking: preparing a talk, submitting an abstract, developing your slides, managing anxiety, handling questions, and preventing public-speaking disasters. The second half applies these tips to common presentations, such as research talks, poster presentations, job talks, and talks to lay audiences. Throughout the book, the authors - both experienced presenters - offer realistic advice, useful tips, and humorous stories of embarrassing mistakes they'll never make again.
Command the room--whether you're speaking to an audience of one or one hundred. If you read nothing else on public speaking and presenting, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you find your voice, persuade your listeners, and connect with audiences of any size. This book will inspire you to: Win hearts and minds--and approval for your ideas Conquer your nerves and speak with confidence Focus your message so that people really listen Establish trust with your audience by being your authentic self Use data and visuals to persuade more effectively Master the art of storytelling This collection of articles includes How to Give a Killer Presentation, by Chris Anderson; How to Become an Authentic Speaker, by Nick Morgan; Storytelling That Moves People: A Conversation with Screenwriting Coach Robert McKee, by Bronwyn Fryer; Connect, Then Lead, by Amy J.C. Cuddy, Matthew Kohut, and John Neffinger; The Necessary Art of Persuasion, by Jay A. Conger; The Science of Pep Talks, by Daniel McGinn; Get the Boss to Buy In, by Susan J. Ashford and James R. Detert; The Organizational Apology, by Maurice E. Schweitzer, Alison Wood Brooks, and Adam D. Galinsky; What's Your Story? by Herminia Ibarra and Kent Lineback; Visualizations That Really Work, by Scott Berinato; and Structure Your Presentation Like a Story, by Nancy Duarte. HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever-changing business environment.
With emphasis on public speaking as a means for social justice, Empowering Public Speaking helps students develop the communication skills necessary to successfully effect change. Readers learn about public speaking as a means of personal, social, economic, and cultural power, and how communication shapes social relations, identity development, and public awareness. Through examples and discussions, the book demonstrates how public speaking is a significant act that inspires social transformation. Over the course of 12 chapters, students learn how communication creates our social reality and shapes interpersonal relationships. They discover the importance of critical, compassionate listening, careful attention to power, and adapting speeches to a specific time, place, and purpose. Dedicated chapters address the craft required for effective public speaking, the responsibility of finding and sharing reputable sources of information, and strategies for delivering an impassioned address. The closing chapters discuss speaker accountability, the constant evolution of public speaking, and its ability to empower.
Personal presence gives you the power to inspire, to influence, to excite, to question and to connect. We all have it within us. Yet many of us freeze or falter when speaking in public. As an actor on national TV and as a coach to high-performing professionals, Sarah Thurstan knows there are no set answers for how to give your best when you take the stage. It's a highly personal story for each of us. In this book, she guides you through how you can bring your natural self and your authentic voice to when you are speaking in public. In 15 chapters, she discusses how to master your fears, craft your message, share your stories, express your values and act when the spotlight is on you. These are skills which we can all learn and improve, whether as polished performers or as nervous beginners. We can always become a better version of ourselves when speaking in public and engaging our audiences.