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Staying Genuine And Creating Connections: Networking And Involvement For Introverts, Kiyomi D. Deards 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Staying Genuine And Creating Connections: Networking And Involvement For Introverts, Kiyomi D. Deards

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

Introversion, often thought of as a negative attribute, can be a tool to build strong personal connections. How can introverts create and maintain professional networks without feeling fake or insincere? How can introverts balance solitude with interpersonal interactions? What are myths about introverts and how can we combat them?


How New Librarians Used Branding And Outreach To Create Communities Of Practice, Kiyomi D. Deards 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

How New Librarians Used Branding And Outreach To Create Communities Of Practice, Kiyomi D. Deards

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

Want to get involved and make a difference? Come learn how one librarian got involved and used branding and outreach to promote and increase membership in their professional service organization, and developed their personal community of practice. Find out how you can get involved professionally. Learn how you can define and promote a unique brand for a professional group or yourself, and see how getting involved can exponentially increase your professional network while serving others.


Presentation Aids That Move: Providing Feedback On Visuals Composed On Rich-Media Software, Shawn Apostel 2011 Eastern Kentucky University

Presentation Aids That Move: Providing Feedback On Visuals Composed On Rich-Media Software, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Noel Studio Ethos: Remediating Space, Encouraging Collaboration In The Communication Center, Shawn Apostel 2011 Eastern Kentucky University

Noel Studio Ethos: Remediating Space, Encouraging Collaboration In The Communication Center, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Challenges Before Traditional Media In The Age Of Digital Media-How To Integrate It With Digital Media-The Way Ahead, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr 2011 India Today Group

Challenges Before Traditional Media In The Age Of Digital Media-How To Integrate It With Digital Media-The Way Ahead, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

You may have heard of digital media, but you may have no idea what it is and how it can help you out when it comes to marketing. It's definitely important that you get up to speed so you can use this to benefit your business. Basically digital media refers to any type of electronic media out there. Today media can be accessed in many ways, including with hand held devices like mobile phones, laptops, desktops, mp3 players, and more.Digital media must be stored in an electronic way, so there is a lot of digital content on the ...


The Positive Impact Of Negative Feedback, Mark B. Richey 2011 Air Force Institute of Technology

The Positive Impact Of Negative Feedback, Mark B. Richey

Theses and Dissertations

While feedback is an essential element of performance, there is little theory explaining the effects of negative feedback. Disagreement exists as to whether negative feedback is good or bad and this impacts its use. Fortunately, control theory provides scholars with an opportunity to better understand negative feedback and the conditions necessary to support its intended function. This study examined the relationship between negative feedback and task performance in a leadership development environment. This work asserts that performance is contingent on perceived feedback usefulness, such that the relationship is stronger when feedback usefulness is high and weaker when it is low ...


Find Oz And Lula Fundraising Event, Natalie Do, Rebecca Leong 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Find Oz And Lula Fundraising Event, Natalie Do, Rebecca Leong

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Cell Phones For Development, Devendra Dilip Potnis 2011 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Cell Phones For Development, Devendra Dilip Potnis

Annual Research Symposium of the College of Communication and Information

No abstract provided.


Stepping Up, Stepping Out: New Directions In The Development Of An Integrated Space, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter 2011 Eastern Kentucky University

Stepping Up, Stepping Out: New Directions In The Development Of An Integrated Space, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Distance Education And Community Learning Networks Linked By A Library Of Culture, Joseph A. Santiago 2011 University of Rhode Island

Distance Education And Community Learning Networks Linked By A Library Of Culture, Joseph A. Santiago

Student Affairs Digital Community Development

Humans are relational beings with their modeled behavior as practical examples of cultural routines that they hear, see, read, and assemble on their own from communal pieces of information to answer the needs of their everyday lives (Bandura, & Jeffrey, 1973). Yet few researchers have looked at the differing synthesis of culture and generally assume that others share similar ideas/values that lead to particular events and worldviews (Lillard, p.5 1998). Informational and cultural contact zones can be created to support CLNs, universities, and individuals in a variety of roles to encourage their interactions so they might design, and challenge ...


Exploring Touch As A Positive Workplace Behavior, Bryan Fuller, Marcia J. Simmering, Laura E. Marler, Susie S. Cox, Rebecca J. Bennett, Robin A. Cheramie 2011 Louisiana Tech University

Exploring Touch As A Positive Workplace Behavior, Bryan Fuller, Marcia J. Simmering, Laura E. Marler, Susie S. Cox, Rebecca J. Bennett, Robin A. Cheramie

Faculty Publications

Whereas most research has focused on the negative aspects of touch in the workplace (i.e. sexual harassment), this study focuses upon the positive use of touch. In an effort to explain individual differences in the use of workplace touch, three sequential studies are used to introduce the concepts of workplace touch self-efficacy and workplace touch initiation anxiety. In Study 1 we develop scales to assess the constructs. Study 2 provides an initial examination of the construct validity of the measures developed in Study 1. Results of Study 3 indicate that supervisor reports of touch self-efficacy and physiological touch anxiety ...


Common Ground Or Killing Quicksand?, David M. Richman 2011 University of New Hampshire

Common Ground Or Killing Quicksand?, David M. Richman

The University Dialogue

No abstract provided.


Tales Of Teaching: Exploring The Dialectical Tensions Of The Gta Experience, Jennifer M. Hennings 2011 San Jose State University

Tales Of Teaching: Exploring The Dialectical Tensions Of The Gta Experience, Jennifer M. Hennings

Basic Communication Course Annual

In universities across the United States, an increasing number of departments are turning to graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) to teach introductory courses. As GTAs assume a larger percentage of university teaching responsibilities, it becomes even more important to understand the tensions and challenges that GTAs face. The majority of research on GTAs focuses on the perceptions of students and GTA supervisors, and few researchers have talked directly to GTAs. This research fills that gap by studying the GTA experience from the GTA perspective. Using relational dialectics theory, this study identifies three key tensions that emerge from GTAs’ stories about role ...


Students’ Communication Predispositions: An Examination Of Classroom Connectedness In Public Speaking Courses, Robert J. Sidelinger, Scott A. Myers, Audra L. McMullen 2011 Oakland University

Students’ Communication Predispositions: An Examination Of Classroom Connectedness In Public Speaking Courses, Robert J. Sidelinger, Scott A. Myers, Audra L. Mcmullen

Basic Communication Course Annual

The connected classroom climate centers on supportive student-to-student communication in the classroom, and may provide students enrolled in public speaking courses with a safe and comfortable haven to present speeches.

This study examined student connectedness in public speaking courses and it’s affect on students’ (N = 368) communication abilities. Results revealed positive perceptions of student connectedness related to decreases in public speaking anxiety and public speaking apprehension, as well as increases in perceptions of communication competence.

These outcomes suggest public speaking instructors should consider the relationships that exist among students and how they may further encourage connectedness in their classrooms.


Teacher Disclosure: Developing Privacy Rules, Managing Boundaries And Building Relationships, Renee Monique Kaufmann 2011 University of Kentucky

Teacher Disclosure: Developing Privacy Rules, Managing Boundaries And Building Relationships, Renee Monique Kaufmann

University of Kentucky Master's Theses

The roles and responsibilities of middle school teachers are never ending. From instructing students on state-mandated curriculum to the enrichment of character and inquiry, teachers make daily decisions about how and what to disclose to their students. The current study reexamines Hosek and Thompson’s (2009) study on how teachers develop privacy rules and coordinate boundaries using Petronio’s Communication Privacy Management as the theoretical framework. Studying middle school teachers, in lieu of college instructors, allows for a better understanding of how privacy rules and boundaries are constructed and used within the middle school. This provides a better understanding of ...


Back Cover, 2011 University of Dayton

Back Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Front Cover, 2011 University of Dayton

Front Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Strategic Communications Planning For Non-Profit Organizations: A Data-Based Application Of A Seven Step Model, Christina Hoogendam 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Strategic Communications Planning For Non-Profit Organizations: A Data-Based Application Of A Seven Step Model, Christina Hoogendam

Communication Studies

Strategic communications planning is a vital part of numerous successful and efficient organizations, yet it is often times an avoided topic of discussion in other organizations. It is common for businesses to see communication planning as a task that will only be touched upon once immediate, more important jobs are completed and attended to, yet thinking strategically provides a strong framework for businesses to thrive upon. Whether an organization has been in business for twenty years or is just beginning to erect the first office-building wall, strategic communications planning should be seen as an essential building block for success.

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The Interactive Achievement Of Morality In Everyday Talk: A Discourse Analysis Of Moral Problems And Practices In Interpersonal Relationships, Jessica S. Robles 2011 University of Colorado at Boulder

The Interactive Achievement Of Morality In Everyday Talk: A Discourse Analysis Of Moral Problems And Practices In Interpersonal Relationships, Jessica S. Robles

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This project has two primary purposes. The first purpose is to formulate the key problems involved in enactments of morality in interpersonal interaction, and how these problems are constructed and managed in participants’ discursive practices. Based on a communicative perspective situated in a grounded practical theory approach (chapter 1), this project draws on literatures across the field of communication (chapter 2) and applies discourse analytic methods (chapter 3) to video recordings of interpersonal interactions. Results of these analyses indicate that doing morality involves confronting the problematic nature of difference with regard to the fundamental commitments of interaction (intersubjectivity, chapter 4 ...


Communication In The Disciplines: Interpersonal Communication In Dietetics, Denise A. Vrchota 2011 Iowa State University

Communication In The Disciplines: Interpersonal Communication In Dietetics, Denise A. Vrchota

English Publications

This study proposes to expand the scope of oral communication across the curriculum research by exploring oral genres in a dietetics curriculum from the perspective of the dietetics faculty. The goals of this qualitative study, couched within the communication in the disciplines framework, are to identify the oral genres integral to the study and practice of dietetics and to determine if dietetics faculty who participated in the study perceive the communication experiences offered during dietetics education transfer to professional practice. Two conclusions resulted: the first result is that interpersonal communication is the oral site at which the dietetics discipline is ...


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