January 2014

MUSIC&news&pop culture&television&web30 Jan 2014 04:31 pm

Okay. Enough dragging my feet. I’ve been tossing around the idea of a new format for this blog for a while. One that involves, you know, blogging once in a while. I know, it’s a crazy idea, but we’ll give it a shot, right?

So here’s how this might work. Each day, I’m going to try to talk about something that grabbed my attention in the news or pop culture (assuming there’s a difference anymore), something I’m listening to, reading, and/or watching, and something outside of categories that seems worth sharing or talking about. Then, I might sum it up and let you know what to expect next time. And, I’ll try to keep it short and sweet. This won’t replace the occasional book, music, movie or TV reviews, but will be passing mentions for the most part.

You can still expect reviews, commentary, and other features as time allows. I’m hoping that by forcing myself to write more often it will start a snowball effect. Let’s see how it shakes out.
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Bookshelf03 Jan 2014 11:00 pm

Now for a quick book review.

Secrets of Dynamic Communication – Ken Davis

I remember seeing Ken Davis when I was a teen. I don’t particularly remember what he talked about. I assume it was funny and that it had something to do with turning my life over to God completely. (This is based on a cassette tape I had purchased at the event entitled, “God Wants Your Body”).

Anyway, since then, Davis has developed and spread a communication system called SCORRE. Key to this approach is focus (what many in the world lack today) and driving home a clear point that people will remember long after your presentation is over. It’s a pretty straight forward concept and the book does a thorough job of explaining it to the reader. At times, however, I think Davis is trying to be funny, but his humor doesn’t completely translate to the written word.

The better part of the book provides readers an overview of the SCORRE system, but the real value lies in the appendices which provide even more practical examples of how to construct a memorable presentation. Even if you only speak publicly on occasion or if you have any potential speaking situations, this book can certainly be a solid resource to help you make the grade.

peace… love… bdg…