Technology Specialists and Information Interchange: Deadpan Delivery to Engaging Eloquence

By Judith M. Babnich and Jamie Riggs.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Ubiquitous technology has produced a communication dilemma that confounds the world's ability for culture to culture understanding. Finding answers to specific questions and problems to this dilemma often seems insurmountable. One whole area is with the technologists themselves, particularly concerning technical presentation. Management is increasingly calling for specialists who can stand before the layman, their peers, their management, and their subordinates, and efficiently, with minimal misunderstanding by the audience, communicate technical information. There is no indication that the demand for excellent communication skills by specialists will diminish. Individuals will continue to find difficulty advancing through, for example, the corporate ranks without possessing communication skills that are not only informative, but engaging as well. Tutoring these specialists with basic theatre delivery techniques may significantly improve a deadpan delivery to one that is, if not eloquent, certainly more engaging.

Keywords: Communication Dysphoria, Vocal Expressiveness, Monotone, Stage Fright, Presentation Animation, Topophobia, Engineers, Scientists

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 11, pp.59-64. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 521.601KB).

Dr. Judith M. Babnich

Professor, Theatre, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA

Judith Babanich is a Professor of Theatre in the School of Performing Arts in the Wichita State University. She has directed over 30 plays including six original plays, which she premiered. She was awarded the honor of taking two of these plays to the American College Regional Festival. Professor Babnich holds a Ph.D. in theatre.

Dr. Jamie Riggs

Senior Staff Statistician, Serviceability Engineering and Support Readiness, Global Customer Service, Sun Microsystems, Broomfield, Colorado, USA

Jamie is a Senior Staff Statistician with Sun Microsystems, Inc., applying statistical methods to a variety of problems and applications. She holds 2 U.S. patents, each involving statistical methodologies within electronic devices. She also works for various astronomical institutions analyzing cosmic radio data.


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