Category Archives for "Speaking Skills"

Evaluations: Becoming W.I.S.E.

evaluation

Evaluation is necessary for improvement. It is also a natural inclination of humanity to discern and interpret (i.e. evaluate) all aspects of communication. This is because evaluation is the means by which we understand what we understand. In her speech on how to give an evaluation, Jennifer explains how to use the W.I.S.E.

Fear: Conquering a Little Piece of Death

the sign of fear

Fear is false evidence appearing real. It is the daily itch of overactive doubt that scratching at our insecurities. Audrey reminds us to rebuke our fears as little pieces of death that refuse to allow us to bask in life. The theme of overcoming fear is further echoed in Patrick's speech, "The Speaker in You," as he reminds us that we all have a story to tell and therefore we all have a speech to give.

Being Mindful of Your Audience: Listening vs. Hearing

Hearing and listening are two different states of mind and two different states of being. One is passive while the other is active, one is distracted while the other is focused, and one is inconsiderate while the other considers every nuanced word, action, and deed.

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