This four-part streaming video series from Films On Demand helps college students improve their communication skills in four critical areas: listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Viewers are challenged to improve their habits and aim for several concrete goals—such as the ability to actively participate in discussions and meetings, to craft effective messages in speech or text, to process and understand workplace communication, and more.
From Films On Demand, this nine-part series is an effective tool for the introductory speech course at the secondary or college level. These lecture-launching, discussion-provoking videos are ideal for in-class showing. Dr. Jessica Stowell provides simple step-by-step explanations of the various components and skills required for effective communication. 9-part series, 23–33 minutes each.
In this program, Dr. Tina Dupree, president of the Motivational Training Center and founder of the Professional Speakers Network, shares her proven techniques for building confidence as a public speaker. How to tn fear into an asset, master the art of small talk, create a "30-second commercial," assess an audience, choose the right words, organize a speech, improve delivery, and other topics are addressed, along with the ten dos and don’ts of creating a winning speech. Guest speakers include Arlene Hoffman of International Sales & Marketing; Bradley Johnson of Johnson Partners Research; and retired pro football player Roy Foster. (27 minutes)
TV and radio commercials, Web sites and banner ads, magazine ads, pop songs, photos, and even news articles and textbooks: all of them are sending messages to influence the reader/viewer/listener. How do they grab their attention? What are they selling—a product or service? a lifestyle? an ideology?—and why? Would a different media consumer interpret the message differently? This program raises more questions than it answers, which is the whole point: to prompt students to question, question, question the messages they are bombarded with daily. Savvy media consumers aren’t born—they’re made; and this program is an excellent tool for shaping the classroom dialogue. (35 minutes)
Think of fake news as a disease. Without knowing how to identify and stop its spread, information literacy is at risk, especially among audiences whose critical thinking skills are vulnerable. This video series equips viewers with tools to spot the stories and images that are false, biased, altered or slanted, even those shared by trusted friends or family. Easy tips to detect and check fake news will encourage scrutinizing material for opinion, inaccuracy or misrepresentation. Target audiences learn how to avoid being duped by fake news and may be less quick to click until they know what’s real and what’s not.