Communication is teeming with choices. What should I say? How should I say it? When? Is it appropriate to include emojis? Could I do this over a virtual platform or is face-to-face preferable? These choices are central to the fourth edition of “The Communication Age: Connecting and Engaging,” written by Dr. Shawn Wahl, dean of the Reynolds College of Arts and Letters at … [Read more...] about Communication choices should strike a balance between virtual and in-person
A fuse lights a fire, generates a spark and leads to big changes. Likewise, the Missouri State University Ad team started something big in the 2020-2021 academic year by creating a campaign to prevent radicalization, which they called Fuse. “I was really proud of what the students produced,” said Samantha Francka, marketing and communications coordinator for … [Read more...] about Fuse program continues to gain momentum
Imagine this: You just had a role in a summer blockbuster. You’re living your dreams in Los Angeles. For alumnus Caleb Hearon, this is reality. Hearon, an actor, comedian and writer, recently had his big-screen debut as CIA agent Jeremy Bernier in “Jurassic World Dominion.” This is the latest in a line of successes, including auditioning for “Saturday Night Live,” writing … [Read more...] about “Comedy is the most magical thing in the world:” Alumnus finding success in L.A.
Dr. Stephen Spates’ research may help those who struggle with working in teams. Spates, interim head of the communication department at Missouri State University, studies groups to understand how people navigate their differences to work as a team. “I focus on workplace relationships when they’re good and when they’re not so good. That becomes the umbrella for my research,” … [Read more...] about Finding common ground through tough conversations
At some point in our lives, many of us will have to give a talk to a large group of people. What does it take to be a highly effective public speaker? How can you improve your public speaking skills? How can you overcome a fear of speaking in public? What does it take to give a very interesting and engaging public talk? Dr. LeAnn Brazeal, associate professor and director of … [Read more...] about Five things you need to be a highly effective public speaker