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  • 2 Different Speeches with Different Purposes

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of two speeches that serve two distinctly different purposes. These speeches can be created into PowerPoint presentations. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Quantitative Data Collection and Questionnaire Design

    This is a 3 page paper which discusses the design of questionaire and the collection of quantitative data. The bibliography has 3 sources.

  • Observing Communications Theory in the Real World

    This 7 page paper is a reflective learning document, considering the way theory supports observations terms of communications practices. The paper is written from the perspective of an Arab student in the United States, observing culture and perception in the context of communication, the practice of changing names, nonverbal communication the presence of perception tendencies. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Organizational Behaviors and Gender

    This 10 page paper is a research proposal that considers the constructs of organizational behaviors and gender variations in the workplace setting. In particular, this paper integrates a view of group process and female interactions within an organizational structure, and demonstrates the basis for a research project on this subject. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Oral Business Communication Research Study Proposal

    A 13 page communication research proposal. The problem is that what constitutes effective oral communication is not always well defined, at least in practice. This provides the foundation for the significance of the study and for the objectives of determining what types of approaches are most effective. The research question is that of determining what types of communications tools that effective managers use to inform and persuade, regardless of audience type. Though styles may change according to the needs of the group of focus at the moment, effective oral communication should contain the same message when delivered for diverse audiences. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Pragmatics Case Study Analysis

    This 7 page paper makes use of a hypothetical case study. In this case, the office staff of a floral shop is having a difficult time communicating. Grice's theories are used to resolve the situation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Communications in Health Care (Case Study Analysis)

    This 4 page paper provides a case study and analysis. Communication is discussed in the health care setting. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Law Enforcement and Communication

    This 10 page paper provides information on selected chapters (3 through 7) for the book "Connecting: A Culture-Sensitive Approach to Interpersonal Communication Competency" by Berko, Rosenfeld and Samovar, and relates the information to law enforcement. Various forms of communication are discussed. No additional sources cited.

  • Copyright Law and Plagiarism

    This 4 page paper compares and contrasts copyright law and plagiarism restrictions. This paper provides insightful examples to illustrate the differences between these two infringments. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Geography as well as Economy of Barbados

    8 pages in length. All about Barbados, the geography, culture and facts of this island colony. Includes statistics on population and information on relocating to the island for permanent living. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Perceptual Losses Between the Page and Big Screen

    An 8 page paper that argues the point that the historical written word loses much of the personal perception it evokes in individual readers when it is converted to the film medium due to the influence of the personal perception of the cinematographer. The history and evolution of historical cinematography from the earliest days of the film industry to present are discussed, including a brief description of the progressive documentary format that emerged in the 1990s. Bibliography lists 6 sources. LCFilm.doc

  • Wireless Communication's History

    This 5 page paper presents an overview of wireless communication from Marconi to the Internet. Spanning a century, the paper explains how the new technology evolved. Safety is discussed as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Multimedia and Communications' History

    This 20 page paper provides an overview of the history of communications leading up to and including multimedia. Various aspects are discussed inclusive of the history of video and audio communications and the way in which computer technology has affected the lives of ordinary individuals. The transitions over time are explored and a historical perspective is provided. Finally, the paper takes a look at how the media as a form of communications has affected the world. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Literature Review on Nonverbal Communication

    A 5 page discussion of non-verbal communication and its various forms. Notes the importance of non-verbal forms of communication ranging from clothing to artifactual, emphasizing the importance of facial communication. Written to assist the student in the research techniques which can be used to narrow down such a broad field for the purposes of completing a detailed yet concise overview of the subject. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Communication and the Construction Industry in Saudi Arabia; Literature Review

    This 47 page paper is an in-depth look at you if you designed to help with a research project for sending communication in the construction industry in Saudi Arabia. The literature review is in two parts. The first, and shortages, part of the paper looks at the nature of the construction industry in Saudi Arabia, and the role of communication within that industry. The remaining part of the paper is an in-depth analysis of communication theory, models and application. This includes the examination of communication models including Shannon (1948) model, Feldberg's (1975) model is also discussed as a further development of communication theory. The process of communication, the components, and levels of communication are all examined. The bibliography cites 36 sources.

  • Text Summary of Carr and Snyder's The Management of Telecommunications

    This 19 page paper provides a summary, with some observations, of the book entitled The Management of Telecommunications by Carr & Snyder. The book looks at historical facts of telecommunications, but also provides precise technical information about technology utilized in telecommunications. No additional sources cited.

  • Aspects of language and cognition

    This 9 page paper defines and/or describes numerous topics/concepts including: representation of knowledge, imagery and cognitive psychology, language cognition and neurology, language and words, cognitive development, concept formation, logic, decision making, problem solving creativity, human intelligence and artificial intelligence. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Musical Score of Fame The Musical

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses the musical score of "Fame – The Musical." Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Radio Pranks That are Dangerous and/or Illegal

    This 11 page paper examines the use of dangerous and/or illegal radio pranks for ratings versus the potential for FCC fines and/or punishment. This paper suggests that many radio stations are indeed willing to risk FCC action in order to boost ratings, and many examples are provided which support this argument. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Social Networking and the Learning Organization

    A 6 page paper discussing the potential benefit of using the equivalent of the social network within an organization. Dell has IdeaStorm; Starbucks operates My Starbucks Idea; and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland uses one to share information internally. A specific-use network modeled after a purely social network can be of direct benefit to the organization supporting and providing it. Idea exchange can result in knowledge greater than the sum of its information parts, and the social network setting provides a venue for that exchange. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Likely Effects Of E-Commerce On The Future Of Book Publishing

    This 10 page paper looks at the way on which e-commerce and the electronic media is likely to change the way books are published and sold in the future, looking at companies such as Amazon, eBay and Abe Books. The paper looks at the importance of the printed word and how publishing has changed in response to technology in the past and looks forward to the potential changes that may occur, especially with the concepts of e-books sold on the internet. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Cell Phones and Cancer: Examining Sources of Information

    A 6 page paper assessing 4 popular press reports and 4 scholarly source articles discussing the issue of whether cell phone radiation causes or contributes to the development of brain cancer. All of the articles reject the suspicion, but the scholarly sources are more circumspect in arriving at the negative conclusion. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Copyright Law and Plagiarism

    This 4 page paper compares and contrasts copyright law and plagiarism restrictions. This paper provides insightful examples to illustrate the differences between these two infringments. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The American Market for Cable Based Telephone Service

    This 5 page paper examines the US cable telephony market, looking at the size, major competitors, existing patterns and trends, forecasts and major influences. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Nonverbal Communication and Emotional Intelligence

    A 5 page paper that provides an evaluative overview of the elements of emotional intelligence and their correlates to nonverbal communication. This paper argues the elements of Dan Goleman's premises on emotional intelligence and their developmental impact and considers the nature of emotional expression as it impacts nonverbal actions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Active Development of Listening Skills

    A 6 page paper reviewing active listening skills and then putting them into practice. The skills discussed in this paper include maintaining eye contact with the speaker; avoiding distractions; treating listening as a challenging mental task; formulating mental questions; and using "the gap between the rate of speech and your rate of thought." The list of skills were put into practice after completing an online self-evaluation, to reveal to the listener that she had not been a good listener at all in the past. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Analysis of a John F. Kennedy Speech

    5 pages analyzing J.F.K.'s 'remarks on church and state'-- The writer examines from a communications perspective how Kennedy used persuasive techniques to make his words and presentation more effective. Sociocultural roles, empathy, and even Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs are among the many keywords mentioned in the body of this well-written analysis. No Bibliography.

  • Wireless Communication's History

    This 5 page paper presents an overview of wireless communication from Marconi to the Internet. Spanning a century, the paper explains how the new technology evolved. Safety is discussed as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Wireless Communication

    This 4 page paper provides information on wireless technology. A history of the technology is provided in addtion to where it is going. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Issues in Communications and Differences in Marital Relationships and Gender

    A 10 page research example on gender differences in communication in martial relationships. The writer develops a thesis based on dual-gender differences, demand-withdrawal, and the differences in these theories between normal and abusive relationships, and presents in study method form. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Persuasion: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    A 3 page paper which examines hos Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. employed methods of persuasion in his work. The work examined is “Letter From Birmingham Jail” and “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” No additional sources cited.

  • Gender, Identity and Communication

    This 5 page paper responds to a series of quotations about gender, social relationships, communication and identity. Bibliography lists 3 sources

  • Speech on Public Speaking and Audience Analysis

    A 3 page research paper/essay on public speaking. This writer, firs of all, details the results of a survey that a student conducted of a public speaking class. Then, the writer relates this audience analysis to the topic of public speaking. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • VERBAL COMMUNICATIONS, EYE CONTACT, SIGNS AND SYMBOLS

    This 3-page paper focuses on signs, symbols and eye contact. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Nixon's Resignation Speech

    A 10 page research paper/analysis that examines Nixon's 1974 resignation speech. The writer first puts the speech in its historical context. Then the audience, goals, rhetorical obstacles, organization of the speech, tone of the speech, methods of persuasion and ethical considerations are discussed. The write closes by offering personal observations concerning the speech's relevance to the current era. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Process and Barriers in Communication

    This 10 page paper looks at the concept of communication, considers the way in which it takes place looking at a number of communication models and identifies the way in which communication breakdown. The way in which the Internet has impacted on communication is discussed, as well as the potential problems of communicating in a foreign language. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Fact and Fallacy Regarding Body Language

    An 8 page discussion of the effectiveness of body language interpretation in the business environment. Body language, at best, is a very fluid aspect of individual behavior. While an observation of body language might be useful in some instances in determining individual intent, body language is entirely too variable a behavior on which to base important business decisions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS MESSAGES AND ANALYSIS

    This 6-page paper examines business-to-business communication in light of communication models. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Science and Public Relations

    This paper looks at the valuable relationship that has been established between science and public relations, in contrast to traditional journalism. The paper posits that PR's crisp, clean approach has already aided and will continue to be the best format for science news in the future. Bibliography lists 3 sources. jvPRnsci.rtf

  • Communication and U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Mexico

    An 8 page overview of how poor intercultural communication during the Woodrow Wilson Presidency negatively shaped foreign policy towards Mexico. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Oral Business Communication Research Study Proposal

    A 13 page communication research proposal. The problem is that what constitutes effective oral communication is not always well defined, at least in practice. This provides the foundation for the significance of the study and for the objectives of determining what types of approaches are most effective. The research question is that of determining what types of communications tools that effective managers use to inform and persuade, regardless of audience type. Though styles may change according to the needs of the group of focus at the moment, effective oral communication should contain the same message when delivered for diverse audiences. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • Nonprofit Organizations and Communication

    A 4 page paper discussing characteristics distinguishing nonprofit organizations from for-profit enterprises, followed by a discussion of communication theory. The purpose is to identify differences that need to be addressed in internal communications, including continual reference to the organization's stated vision and mission. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Nature of Communication Skills

    A 3 page paper answering 3 questions about communication: the importance of listening; the nature of communication; and the importance of study of intercultural communication. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Influence and Impact of Mass Media

    A 10 page paper that begins with data regarding the ownership of different media and how that results in homogenization of mass media. Other topics include: the purpose and goals of media; the power and influence of the media by exploiting some stories and suppressing others; censorship of the media; how the media impacts American thinking and opinions; external control of the media; and a brief discussion focusing on whether or not certain media should be censored. Examples included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Media Bias Conundrum

    This 5 page paper looks at media bias. On one side are the conservatives, the Fox viewers who watch loops of news updates all day, and complain that media is leftist, and on the other, are those who believe that media is actually conservative, at least underneath it all. This paper looks at both sides of the issue, but argues that in the end, it really does not matter. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Patterns in Media Ownership

    This 8 page paper looks at the patterns of ownership in media companies and considers how they are changing and developing. The paper looks at five media companies; Rupert Murdoch’s News International, Daily Mail and General Trust PLC (DMGT), Trinity Mirror, United Business Media and Pearson and their holdings. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • Oppenheim's Media Violence and Television

    A paper which looks critically at Oppenheim's study of media violence, and considers whether the hypothesis which he puts forward is valid in the light of other, more recent research into the impact of TV violence on the public in general, and young people in particular. Annotated bibliography with 5 sources.

  • The Promise of Mediation by Bush and Folger

    This 11 page paper compares and contrasts two different forms of mediation--negotiation and transformative mediation--with the use of the book The Promise of Mediation. Authors argue that transformative mediation is superior to other forms. No additional sources cited.

  • Journalism and Audience Effects of New Technologies

    The way in which journalism takes place and the interpretation of the news by audiences has been impacted by technology. This 12 page paper examines the way both journalists and the audience have been impacted by the way technology is used and how new technologies influence the news and how it is gathered and presented. The bibliography cites 12 sources. TEjournNewtech.rtf

  • Communications Skills of Oprah Winfrey

    This 5-page paper discusses the communication styles and philosophies of talk show host Oprah Winfrey and how such styles and philosophies can be put to good use with an organization.

  • Developing a Communications Strategy for the American Red Cross

    This 20 page paper looks at the way in which an organizational communication strategy can be developed. Using the American Red Cross as an example potential communication goals identified, in the context of the current issues of faced by the organization. Following the establishment of the goals, the identity and profile the target markets is determined, the message developed, the communication channels selected and a plan for implementation is presented. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Function of Printed Media

    This 5 page paper answers four questions asked by the student, including, what is meant by printed material being an “amplification and reinforcement” of existing messages, how printed media influenced the concept of knowledge ilm in the Muslim world, the influences and role of the overlaps between printed media and the historical and cultural significance of printed material. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • A Conflict Resolution Case Study

    This 4 page paper examines a case study submitted by a student regarding conflict resolution for an organization in Connecticut. Ideas about how a conflict resolution session might go are relayed. No bibliography.

  • Impact on Society, Innovation in Communications Technology, Impact on Society

    A 6 page research paper that discusses the change that has come about due to innovations in information and communications technology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Global View Molded by the Media

    This 5 page paper argues that media is responsible for shaping the world. Many examples are provided in this persuasive essay that takes a strong position on the detrimental effects of media. The other side is discussed as well , and the paper concludes with possible solutions to the problem. Globalization is touched on in the discussion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Taste and Cultural Capital

    Culture capital is the hidden ledger that posts the scorecard for cultures within society. Culture capital is social interactions that amount to social transactions among the popular people (dominant) and those who observe them (dominated). This kind of capital is related to taste — the taste of the dominating social group. This paper explores the relationship of taste to capitalism, and briefly looks at consumerism through the eyes of Veblen and Bourdieu. Bibliography lists 3 sources. JVcultast.rtf

  • Perception and Communication

    A 9 page contention that our perception can have a tremendous influence on our ability to communicate with others. This paper points out that our perception is important not just in verbal communication but also nonverbal communication. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Teen Violence and the Media

    This 5 page paper looks at the subject of teen violence and its relationship with television. The focus of this communications paper is on the review of journals that provide information about the topic. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Vocabulary and 'Power' Words

    Although not intended as a formal model report per se, this 5 page file contains a number of useful words for anyone wishing to build their vocabulary. Not only is each word defined, but specific examples of its use are presented as well.

  • UMTS Political Pitfalls of Universal Mobile Telecommunications System or UMTS

    This 11 page paper provides an overview of wireless technology and highlights UMTS. Several aspects are explored. The advent of wireless is also discussed. Political pitfalls are noted and the technology as embraced in both the developed and developing world are explored. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Top Performance How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others by Zig Ziglar

    A 5 page paper which examines the book "Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others." No additional sources cited.

  • Non Verbal Communications Learned or In Born?

    An 8 page look at non-verbal communications (i.e., gestures, motions, batting eyelashes, etc;) and the importance of realizing that different groups of people may interpret them in different ways. The primary focus of this particular report, however, is to analyze the controversy over whether most non-verbal communication activities are in-born traits or learned activities. Various issues and studies are explored to help answer this very question and arguments seem to lean strongly in favor of the 'in-born side' for certain non-verbal communications while some lean strongly in favor of the 'learned' side for other examples of non-verbal communication. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Gender Differences and Nonverbal Communication

    A 12 page paper that provides an overview of nonverbal communication and considers it in terms of the way both men and women encode and decode these messages. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Wolfinger and Rabow's Article 'The Different Voices of Gender'

    This 6 page paper analyzes the research reported in the article of this title by Wolfinger and Rabow. Specifically, this paper addresses the basis for the research, methodology, results and implications of results which add to the understanding of the differences in how men and women communicate.

  • 'I Have a Dream' Speech Analyzed III

    A 9 page paper on King's 'I Have a Dream' speech in which the writer discusses the speaker, audience, time, setting, place, etc; From a communications perspective, this report is concerned with Martin Luther King's effectiveness in terms of ethos, stock issues, appeal to his audience's needs, and much more. Bibliography lists 3 sources. (one of them is a published version of the speech itself).

  • Analyzing 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail' by Martin Luther King Jr.

    A 5 page essay on the sufficiency, value and effectiveness of Martin Luther King Jr.'s letter to the clergy written while incarcerated. The writer argues that through poetics, rather than potentially misunderstood detail, King made a factual, ethical, and inductive argument which succeeds by virtue of a variety of equitable treatments. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Jurors in the OJ Trial and Group Dynamics

    This 5 page report discusses theories of group dynamics as they apply to the jurors at the O.J. Simpson trial. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of Nortel Networks

    This 6 page paper discusses Nortel Networks, a giant in telephony, data, wireless and wireline solutions for the Internet. Topics discussed include: a critique of Nortel's Web site, their involvement with the Internet, their innovations, including what they call the four pillars of high performance Internet services. Also discussed: the long history of the company, acquisitions, partnerships, and overview of fiscal data for the last three years, and activities in which they are involved. Bibliography lists 10 sources. 1 table is included.

  • Communication and Resolution in Interpersonal Conflicts

    In 6 pages, the author discusses interpersonal conflict resolution and communication. Whether it is between husband and wife, co-workers, or even criminals and their victims, interpersonal conflict resolution is vital for effective communication, and effective communication is vital for interpersonal conflict resolution. The two are juxtaposed. Without effective communication, interpersonal conflict resolution cannot occur. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Content and Advertising Within The Magazine Industry

    This 6 page paper looks at how clients, who advertise in magazines, can affect its content. The problem is looked at primarily in terms of inadvertent influence. Many examples are noted. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Perceptual Losses Between the Page and Big Screen

    An 8 page paper that argues the point that the historical written word loses much of the personal perception it evokes in individual readers when it is converted to the film medium due to the influence of the personal perception of the cinematographer. The history and evolution of historical cinematography from the earliest days of the film industry to present are discussed, including a brief description of the progressive documentary format that emerged in the 1990s. Bibliography lists 6 sources. LCFilm.doc

  • Richard E. Porter and Larry A. Samovar's 'Intercultural Communication'

    A 5 page book review on 'Intercultural Communication by Richard E. Porter, edited by Larry A. Samovar. No additional sources cited.

  • Team Improvement of Communication Skills

    A 6 page paper addressing the situation of deteriorating team functioning. The effectiveness of some of the organization's teams has been diminished by means of increasing occurrence of conflict, rumor and backbiting. The paper reviews the observations of several communications writers and consultants, and recommends exercises at the team level designed to improve communications and assist individuals in maintaining a perspective that focuses on the company, rather than on the individual. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

 

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