Yearly Archives: 2014

Engage your Audience

Have you ever sat in a class and listened to a speech that had you on the edge of your seat the entire time? What made that speech so interesting? What did the speaker do that kept my attention? One

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Manage that Anxiety!

Everyone who has had to give a speech knows what it is like to feel nervous, anxious, and maybe even downright terrified! The positive news is that you can control your inner thoughts to be to your benefit! Here are

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Using Your Nerves

Nerves are a natural experience when it comes to public speaking. In fact, for many people it is even a phobia. But a certain degree of nerves can actually be used to fuel your speech. Take advantage of the anxiety

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How does story telling correlate to Communication?

Since the beginning of time humans have communicated is some form or another, whether it was through verbal or nonverbal communication. Before the first written languages came about, there was no other form of passing down history from generation to

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Benefits of a CALL Visit

Your first encounter with public speaking may scare you, it may even make your voice wavy or squeaky, or it may even make you sweat… a lot, but I’m here to tell you that those can all be limited and

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How does communication play into our daily lives?

What is communication? Where is it located and why do we need it? These are all questions that you probably have never needed to think about. That does not mean it is not there though. It is all around us

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Eye Contact and The C.A.L.L. Experience

I’ve always been asked the question “are you listening to me” by my teachers in my earlier years. I never knew why I was asked that until I took a public speaking class in college. It was my eye contact.

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What’s New in C.A.L.L.

Here at the Communication Assessment and Learning Lab at the ASU West Campus, there are new opportunities in technology to take advantage of! The Communication Lab has a new ways of communicating based on new technologies. The lab has recently

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Knowing Your Audience

There are many elements one has to look into before writing a speech. One of the most helpful things to do before preparing your speech is to know who your audience is. This is helpful because there will be many

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Comfort Zone

So, you have a speech to write. Have you been thinking about what you are going to talk about? My advice to you is to talk about something you know well. Some of may think that this is not challenging

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