Kerry Owens holds a Ph.D. in rhetoric and public address from Louisiana State University. He is currently a professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

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5 Tips to Improve Listening

Most of us spend more time listening than we do talking. Listening is a learned skill. Since it is a learned behavior it is something that can be improved upon. Whether you are a student or a working adult in a business meeting, you should find the following tips helpful when listening to others. Concentrate...
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Tips for Organizing a Speech

One of the most basic requirements for a good speech is to organize it clearly. No matter how entertaining or interesting your speech is, you must have organized material for your audience to truly understand it. A speech should have an introduction, body, and conclusion. Introduction First, gain the attention of your audience. The goal...
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3 Tips for Using PowerPoint

Some people seem to think that “more is better” when it comes to PowerPoint, but actually a minimalist approach will serve you and your audience better. To that end, here are three tips to help you use PowerPoint more effectively. 1. Don’t put too much information on each slide. PowerPoint presentations should enhance what you...
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