If anyone using any of my books would like to post their online syllabus, you can do so very easily:
1. Click underneath this post where there is a link to "comments" (not the envelope)
2. Under "Leave your comment" type in the content. Hint: To make a URL reference you will have to put the following formula into the comment:
Name of Syllabus
where "URL" is the location of the document and "Name of Syllabus" is the title of your syllabus or course.
3. Then select who you are (you can use your Blogger ID, your actual name, or anonymous), then select Login and Publish.
If your syllabus is not online but you'd still like to post it, you can e-mail it to me (jadevito@earthlink.net) and I'll get it posted on The Communication Blog.


Other speeches

In addition to the O'Brien speech mentioned in the last post, I also tried to reprint Sidney Poitier's acceptance speech for the Life Achievement Award from the American Film Insitute but was denied permission and now can't seem to find it on the web. And I was also denied permission to reprint James Cameron's "King of the World" Academy Award acceptance speech for Titanic. It's strange that speeches so readily available on the web are denied permission for hard copy printing. Both are great for illustrating different types of special occasion speeches.

Academy Speeches

Here's a great website, containing great lecture material/examples on the special occasion speech.
The Best Academy Award Acceptance Speeches

Special Occasion Speech

Here is one of the many websites featuring the famous Conan O'Brien commencement address at Harvard which I wanted to include in EEPS but was denied permission. It's a really interesting and very clever speech that I'm sure students will enjoy.
Conan's Harvard Speech


Supplements Authors?

If anyone is interested in authoring supplements for any of my books, please e-mail Andrea Christie at andrea.christie@ablongman.com. She's currently seeking an Instructor's Manual/Test Bank author for The Interpersonal Communication Book.


NEA: National Education Association Home Page

A good companion website for the government website just cited.
NEA: National Education Association Home Page

U.S. Department of Education Home Page

Here's a website you're probably already familiar with but just in case . . . . Among many other things, it contains lots of speech texts that might prove useful in a public speaking class for teachers.
U.S. Department of Education Home Page

College Review

The Princeton Review has just published its new lists of colleges.
The Best 361 Colleges Rankings on The Princeton Review

Cultural sensitivity

Here's a good example on cultural sensitivity.
USATODAY.com - Online thesaurus pulls listing for 'Arab'


An interesting blog

Here's a website I just ran across that seems to have lots of materials we don't normally see.
ModBlog - Luis Galarza Free Telecommunication Advice


Recently the New York Times (August 16, 2005, pp. F1, 6) ran an interesting article on gossip, a topic that we in communication talk about a bit but that we've left for others to research. It's a fascinating area. Among the findings reported from a new study of undergraduate students who were asked to recall the most interesting gossip they heard recently are that 85% of this gossip was about a friend or acquaintance; only 1% was about family (11% was about strangers and 4% was about celebrities). When asked if they passed this gossip on to others, 83 percent said they had. Perhaps the most interesting finding was that 64 percent of the students felt they learend something they could apply to their own lives--supporting the idea that one of the main functions of gossip is to teach. BTW, you should have access to this article from your college library or through Research Navigator.


Syllabus for TICB

Here's a syllabus for a course using TICB--lots of interesting material here.
The instructor, Michael Hecht, writes: "I've been teaching from this book since its first edition and have always found it draws the students interest. I try to expose students to research and have them apply their new knowledge to practice in their personal and professional lives. The book is a perfect complement for that approach." In fairness I should add that Michael was a student of mine at Queens College so is probably biased.


MSN Careers - How to Make a Positive First Impression - Career Advice Article

Here's a useful pop piece on interviewing tho' much is applicable to first meetings, the first date, the first day of class, and so on.

MSN Careers - How to Make a Positive First Impression - Career Advice Article