in the public interest

Public interest, according to the Random House Dictionary, is “1. the welfare or well-being of the general public; commonwealth. 2. appeal or relevance to the general populace: a news story of public interest.

I am going to focus on the first of these two definitions, ‘the welfare or well-being of the general public‘.  Continue reading →

disrupting discourse

discourse:

The [Online] Shorter Oxford Dictionary defines ‘discourse’ [noun] as: 1. the process or faculty of reasoning. 2. Onward course (in space or time). 3.a. (an) exchange of words; conversation, talk. 3.b. conversational power. 3.c familiar intercourse; familiarity.1 4. an account, a narrative. 5.a formal discussion of a topic in speech or writing; a treatise, homily. etc. 6. a connected series of utterances, forming a unit for analysis etc. And, ‘discourse’ [verb intrans.] as: pass from premisses to conclusions; reason.

“an entity of sequences, of signs, in that they are enouncements 2 3   Continue reading →

an oral communication performer

so, you have something to say?

You’ll have a story that may or may not be written down about something important to you; thoughts and ideas that play a crucial role in your life emotionally, intellectually and if you are lucky, professionally.

But, you won’t have identified a platform that you believe works best for you; you won’t know how to go about creating the ultimate performance for communicating those thoughts and ideas you feel so strongly and passionately about, to the audience who should hear them.

But, you will know that it’s burning a hole in the pocket of your mind; that you have something that must be shared with others. Continue reading →

performing thoughts and ideas

You have something to say and you want to say it publicly but you are not happy communicating your special message using the traditional  public speaking or presentation genre – what are your options?

You could create an oral communication performance; a performance in the style of an installation which can be held on a platform or creative space anywhere.

You could create a live sound image.

‘Installation art is an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that often are site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space.’1 Continue reading →