A gentle reminder ...

The goal of this blog initially was for Mr. Mc to show his students and friends what he doing while in Pennsylvania and DC in 2011. Now it's being used as a place for him, travelling colleagues and former students to discuss edumacation and history related "stuff" as well as ... well, anything which pops into his head. Mr. Mc would never knowingly embarrass either the school he loves or the family he is devoted to. By joining in the discussion, he expects the same of you.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Podium Point #4: "...and I believed him because he was a basketball fan."

If you have been following my posts, you know I have been wrestling with the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I decided that the voices on both side of the gun control debate are too much to bear and have decided to go to on a news blackout of the topic. A friend challenged that decision saying that by waiting six month to discuss the issue, we may end up not discussing it at all. Fair enough. Instead of jumping into the debate, I've decided my contribution to the discussion is as a 'reminderer'. This isn't about politics. This isn't about the NRA or the anti-gun lobby. This is about 20 children and six teachers. In each of the next 26 post, we'll meet one. Today Charlotte Helen Bacon courtesy of the victim's hometown newspaper, The Newtown Bee.
now..back to the blog...
The fourth podium point is tone.

Tone indicates how the words sound. Upbeat or Happy. Sad or Downbeat. Hesitant or Unsure. Tone creates the emotional framework which helps the listener understand not only the content of your speech but what you mean.

Tone is a valuable tool in the speaker's toolbox. With out it...

With it, the listener know what you mean, even if it is in German:

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