How to host a brainstorming session

As a rhetorician, you may find yourself in charge of putting together ad campaigns, developing new initiatives and projects, and coming up with creative brands. One of the first things you’ll need to do in any of these situations is to host a brainstorming session. Brainstorming sessions, with anywhere from three to six people, are…

Lifestyle Editing: Analyzing Assumptions

Earlier this week, we examined how it is human nature to make judgments based on first impressions. Now I would like to address an adjoining part to this same issue: namely, the problem of acting upon assumptions when we have no real basis behind them. As a writer for a local newspaper, one of my…

The Practical Guide: Giving a Presentation (Part Five)

Check out the rest of this mini series if you’ve missed the previous sessions! Part One: Introduction to Public Speaking Part Two: Preparing and Researching the Speech Part Three: How to Design Your Speech Part Four: Tips on Speech Delivery Rhetorical Appeals There are three main rhetorical appeals: ethos, logos, and pathos. Ethos refers to…

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