MyBrookdale

Communication Lecture Series

analysis of news outlets


A collaboration by the Brookdale Community College Speech Communication Department and Lifelong Learning

Tough House

Geoff Shields, academic tutor

Using a series of dramatic examples, we’ll explore the thornier aspects of public speaking. From facing down angry mobs to addressing hostile courtrooms and beyond, our speaker explores the tactics utilized while facing the proverbial tough house.
Oct 5


Panning for Truth In Partisan “News”

Howard Miller, associate professor

Panning for gold can be a painstaking process. Digging, sifting and panning are all required in search of small, precious glittering specks. Like gold, truth in news is becoming harder to find. We’ll discuss the digging and sifting necessary to pan for truth.
Oct 12

Are You Listening?

Dan Leyes, professor

We all want to be heard. So it’s no wonder listening is the most underappreciated communication skill. Join this intriguing look at the importance of listening in all facets of life, the multi-step process of effective listening, and how to determine if you are a good listener. A thought-provoking look at this all-too-often misunderstood, complex, cognitive communication skill.
Oct 19

Thurs, Oct 5-Oct 19, 11:45 am-1:15 pm
Fee and Code: $50, XHUMN 273