Poetry Recitation for Business Students

Are your business students’ presentations lifeless?

Then you might want to take a look at “Poetry Recitation for Business Students” by Beth Hoger of Western Michigan University, published on July 16, 2012 in Business Communication Quarterly:

After another round of lifeless student presentations, I was brainstorming the difficulty students face during this activity (presenting) that draws on so many simultaneous, yet unfamiliar, skill sets for college students. How might it be possible to separate and develop some of these skills and in what combination, and then build upon that base layer? An answer emerged as I listened to the audiobook, The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Kennedy, 2001). As I listened to the poems, I realized that (a) the content of the presentation was created by the poet, not by the reciter; (b) the reciter had to understand the poem in order to deliver it effectively; (c) poetic language was compact, designed to be heard, and delivered with care; and (d) all the tools of vocal declamation were needed for effective recitation. A poetry recitation assignment for business students grew from these discoveries.

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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