Surrender to Defeat Your Fear of Public Speaking

You will never conquer your fear of public speaking by visualizing your audience in their underwear. I imagine that this strategy would be at best distracting and at worst disturbing. There are dozens of more, or less, useful tips offered by experts to help you deal with a fear of public speaking. Most of the suggestions have the potential to help, but for me, no tactic was effective until I changed my attitude during stressful speaking situations.

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Ben Voth, COMM Professor, TEDxSMU Speaker, April 11

   

Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU

 

TEDxSMU is very excited to be partnering with SMU’s Office of Development and External Affairs to present Inside SMU Powered by TEDxSMU during Founder’s Day Weekend!

Founder’s Day is an annual celebration of the founding of SMU and the spirit of the University. The cornerstone of the day is Inside SMU, an open house that highlights all the best and brightest ideas across campus.

Changers is the theme for the day and our speakers will be presenting ideas that shift the direction of a discussion or cause movement in big ways.

Friday, April 11
1:00 to 5:00pm
Greer Garson Theatre in Owen Arts Center at SMU 

Speakers:
Martin Camp | Faculty
Christopher Carrillo | Student
Marc Christensen | Faculty
Jaime Clark-Soles | Faculty
Mariah Cowley | Student
Brittany Harrington | Student
Michael Harris | Faculty
Jon Horton | Staff
Dennis E. Murphree | Alumni
Blake Norvell | Alumni
Stephen Rankin | Staff
Joshua Rovner | Faculty
Dennis Simon | Faculty
Willard Spiegelman | Faculty
Ben Voth | Faculty
Arnaud Zimmern | Student

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COMM Studies Internship Opportunities

The Division of Communication Studies posts internship opportunities on a daily basis through the division listserve.

As registration season is upon us for summer and fall 2014 – please check your email daily.

If you are not receiving emails from Rebecca Hewitt regarding internships, please see Mrs. Hewitt in ULEE 229.

SMU political career panel and networking reception, this Wednesday, 3/26 at 5pm

For our political hounds…

And remember, you may not yet know of your interest in local, state or federal government…

Professor Rita Kirk of our division will be a guest speaker at this event…

Please plan to join her and others – see attached PDF and information below…

 Southern Methodist University

Careers Around the Capitol:  Career Panel

Wednesday, March 26, 2014; 5:00-6:30 p.m.

 

 

EVENT LOCATION

  • The event will take place in the West Ballroom, Lower Level, in the Hughes Trigg Student Center.

 

EVENT OBJECTIVES

  • The purpose of this event is to educate our students in finding internships or full-time jobs in the hidden job market as it relates to local, state, or federal government positions.

 

PANELISTS

  • Michael Dorff ‘04: Manager, Burson Marsteller; former White House liaison to Departments of Veterans Affairs and Agriculture and policy assistant to White House under President George W. Bush
  • Rob Johnson ’97: GOP political consultant and former gubernatorial and presidential campaign manager to Governor Rick Perry
  • Garrett Landry ’10: Policy Program Coordinator at Teaching Trust and current candidate for Irving School Board (District 2); former  Field Director for Texas State House of Representatives Campaign and Program Director for National Student Leadership Conference
  • Liz Zornes: Chief of Staff for State Representative Rafael Anchia

Mock Trial Dominates Competition at Regional Qualifier

We’ve got more great news from the SMU Mock Trial teams! This weekend our Red and Blue teams competed at the Regional competition hosted by our friends at UT Dallas. The Red team took second place with no losses and an impressive 7-0-1 record. The Blue team took sixth with five wins. This means that both of our teams are advancing to the Opening Round Championship in Memphis, TN March 21-23, where they will vie for a bid to Nationals! There were 21 teams competing, with some really tough competition from UT Austin, Rhodes College, and Baylor, so to have both of our SMU teams place in the top six is really outstanding.

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We also got three individual awards: from the Red team, Haley High got an attorney award and Kaitlin Wetz got a witness award. From the Blue team, Catherine Montgomery got a witness award.

Special recognition should go to the fine volunteer judges that assisted the teams:  Christina de la Garza, Nichol Bunn, Lauren Leahy, Russell Pharr and Kai Hecker.

Communication Studies Hosts High School Debate Tournament

The SMU Department of Communication Studies and the SMU Debate Team hosted the  Varsity City Championships of the Dallas Urban Debate Association on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15.  Eighteen schools from DISD competed, and students from Woodrow Wilson and W.T. White High Schools qualified for the National Urban Debate League Tournament held in Washington D.C.

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The Dallas Urban Debate Association is a non-profit organization that provides debate training, tournaments and mentorship to area high school and middle school students.

 

Non Profit Paid Internship w/ GlobeAware

Social Media Director/some admin (Lakewood/East Dallas)

$10 an hour; flexible hours but roughly noon to 5pm Mon-Friday, great for someone seeking flexible part-time position. Working for international nonprofit www.globeaware.org that organizes international volunteer program registrations. Requires making social media updates to twitter, facebook, etc, answering phones to explain programs, occasional data entry, emailing returned volunteers for feedback; organizing photo database as needed; weekly mail drop and check deposit runs, etc. Training provided. Paid 4 hours for any on-call time chosen on weekends, if you are willing to be on call. Requirements, good basic computer skills;  active interest and experience with twitter, Facebook and possibly Pinterest and Instagram, experience with independent international travel, especially to developing countries, experience with international volunteering a strong plus; Spanish a strong plus. Skills with photoshop and or making basic marketing materials a plus, but not required, also skills editing informal videos online.

Knowledge of or sincere interest in other cultures a tremendous plus!

College degree preferred but not required.

Email to sandy@globeaware.com or call 214-824-4562

 

Paid Internship, QSI

QuickSilver Interactive Group, a boutique digital agency, is looking for an intern to work up to 20 hours a week assisting the Account Management team as needed.

251 O’Connor Ridge Blvd. Suite 200, Irving, Texas 75038

Primary duties  include:

  • writing for social media,
  • updates to WordPress sites, and
  • online research
  • Payment is $10/hour.

Contact Jeannine Lee, APR, jlee@qsigroup.com with cover letter and resume

No phone calls please.

Summer 2014 Internship, MedSynergies, Inc.

*Job ID:

31918

*Position Title:

2014 Summer Intern – Communications

Job Reference Num :

Organization Name:

MedSynergies, Inc.

Linked Contact:

Cheyenne Adams

No of Openings:

1

Work Schedule:

5 days a week

Hours per Week:

40

*Compensation Type:

Paid

Wage:

*Position Start Date:

June 2, 2014

Position End Date:

August 8, 2014

Supervisor:

*Position Description:

About MedSynergies, Inc.

MedSynergies partners with health care organizations and physicians to improve the way healthcare is delivered in the communities they serve. Recently named one of the fastest growing companies in Dallas and one of the “five who will thrive” by the Dallas Business Journal, MedSynergies is a recognized national leader in revenue cycle management and hospital-physician alignment solutions.

2014 Summer Intern – Communications

This 10 week summer internship is designed to give students hands on experience in the MedSynergies, Inc. Communications Department. The summer intern will be expected to deliver a communications project that will have a quantifiable impact on our business. Projects will be assigned the first day of the internship and will focus on communications initiatives to improve or identify current business needs. Summer interns will be introduced to business leaders throughout MedSynergies and will return to school with a firm understanding of the industry’s standard of excellence for successful physician alignment.

Position Responsibilities

1. Project Work – work closely with a manager to develop work plans, receive necessary input, analyze information, present recommendation to key stakeholders, and develop action plans for implementation

• Responsible for the commitment and completion of all timelines during the internship

• Earn buy in from all functional areas to deliver inputs on project timelines

• Present findings and recommendation to Communications Senior Leadership at the end of the internship

2. Meeting the Business

• Spend time with the different Communications functions to gain a better understanding of roles and how MedSynergies delivers high level professional services

Qualifications:

• Currently in a Bachelors Degree Program at an accredited college or university

• Sophomore/Junior with projected graduation date of 2015/2016

• Degree concentration in a related field of the internship position – Communications, Journalism, or any other related major

• Holds a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or more

MSI is an equal opportunities employer; we value diversity at all levels of our organization. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

*Application Instructions:

Please submit resume to the Summer Internship Program Coordinator, Cheyenne Adams, via email – cheyenne.adams@medsynergies.com.

Online Application Address:

www.medsynergies.com/careers

 

Linked Interview Schedule
Schedule ID Interview Date Current Signup Method Schedule Type
1509 11/12/2013 Submission Period Open

 

Dr. Rita Men Named Arthur W. Page Center Legacy Scholar

Division of Communication Studies Assistant Professor of Public Relations Rita Men has just been named an Arthur W. Page Center grant recipient and 2013-14 Legacy Scholar for her research project, Engaging Employees: The Effects of Ethical Leadership and Symmetrical Internal Communication.

Of 43 applicants for this prestigious award, only 13 were accepted.  Congratulations, Dr. Men!