Sunday, December 14, 2014

Reflecting on the past 16 weeks.

Before this week I had never created a podcast before. Now, because this is a once off, I wrote and read my script and then converted the resulting file into an mp3. I then uploaded it to, and used the embed code from their site.

I have never really gotten into listening to podcasts. There are tons of great ones out there, and I have listened to a few of them here and there. As a knitter, I felt like I should really like these, but I was such a late adopter that I felt like I was on the outside, looking in on what was a new clique that I wasn't really part of. I had only one podcast I really listened to regularly, and it was a very different creature than the audio essay I created below. I used to listen to Pod Runner, which was a beats per minute, all music podcast, which was designed to help keep your pace as you ran. It was fantastic!

Works Cited
"Brian Tracy." Xplore Inc, 2014. 13 December 2014.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lessons on Conducting Analysis

Conducting analysis is an art and a science. No amount of reading about analysis really replaces the experience of conducting analysis. In this project, I needed to explore what I learned about analysis and about how I conduct research in the form of a speech. Using the speech as the communication vehicle was an exercise all its own. It gave me experience writing, and in some ways not writing, in a clear, concise way. The speech format was like Twitter. Each word counts when you are trying to make a time limit. This is a great practice for giving a speech in the Ignite format.

Works Cited
Phelps, Shelbie. Personal Interview. 2 Nov. 2014.
Sommer, Robert and Barbara Sommer. “Social Facilitation Effects in Coffeehouses.” Environment and Behavior 21.6 (1989): 651-666. Sage Social Science Collections. Web. 22 Oct 2014.