It's inauguration day in the United States. Today I reflect on the past few weeks, talk a little about how social media played a major part in what's going on in the world and get started with the first chapter of the mechanics behind social media.
In the final installment for B&P we talk about what truth is and how to make a presentation where people will actually listen.
Dr. Thomas Vaughn is communication professor, colleague and friend. He's spent a lot of time studying the world of cults and apocalyptic rhetoric. When Tom isn't teaching, he's writing horror stories and has a new book coming out soon. I decided to bring him onboard for this year's spooky Halloween episode where we talk about all of this, plus at the end I read one of his short stories, "Deleted Scenes." It's not for the faint of heart so ye be warned.
Want to be better at getting others to buy into your ideas? Want to have more insight into what makes some people more convincing than others? Learn from the ancient Greeks: Logos, Pathos and Ethos. The three building blocks of persuasion. Or are they? Listen to find out.
Alice Driver is a journalist and writer. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Oxford American, Columbia Journalism Review and many more. The child of parents who were and still are part of the back to the land movement, her childhood was spent crawling in dirt and exploring the world of the Ozarks. These days you can find her in Mexico and we talk about writing, immigration, and the mental fatigue of being a journalist in the world today.
You can find her work at www.AliceDriver.com
We move from still photography to motion and sound, talk about stories and all the basics to get yourself started.
Business and Professional Speaking Communication Chapter 9: Small Group Communication and Problem Solving
Trying to get things accomplished with your team? Maybe this will help.
Seamus McGraw is an old school journalist and author of The End of Country, Betting the Farm on the Drought and A Thirsty Land. His new book, From a Taller Tower will be released soon. We talk about Hunter S. Thompson, motorcycles, our mutual love of Texas, writing and then jump into the subject his new book covers, mass shootings in the the United States. This is a good one that you don't want to miss.
This week we talk about job interviews, networking and some other stuff that may be way more important than either.