Monthly Archives: September 2012

Blog Post #2: Telling a Story

A story could be anything and portrayed in a million different ways. Successful stories almost have a formula to the. When telling a story you absolutely have to connect with your audience, really get into the character or even better tell them a personal story or event so they know it is truly genuine. “Show us the real you.” Being vulnerable to the audience is a good thing because then they become emotionally invested in the story and characters involved. All stories also have to have a beginning, a middle, and an end. The character usually starts a journey and along the way acquires new skills and knowledge and then comes back full circle to the beginning but with a whole new insight. Lastly, and I believe most importantly, the audience must in some way be shocked or surprised. Like Patsy Rodenburg says that the plot has to has some twist and its true indeed to be imperative to keep the audience involved and to have your story be lasting and remembered.

Radio Broadcast of War of the Worlds

Going back in time and taking in the radio broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” was definitely an interesting 51 minutes. This recording worked and was believable for many reasons. The reporters were credible and spoke in the normal reporting the news sense and then were interrupted with the breaking news bulletins. During the breaking news bulletins there were background noises and the speakers reported like normal and then when exciting things went on their voices got shaky and louder. They had transitions between everyday radio of the appropriate music of the time and the breaking news. All of the interviews that took place were professors of scientists so not only were they credible sources but they played the authority angle. The geography of the radio narrative was in actual places like Princeton, NJ and then as the story went on it started branching and expanding like to NY. I believe the broadcast was completely believable minus the beginning and the intermission when they mention that it is “The War of the Worlds.” Image

49ers’ Akers Ties NFL Record With 63-yard Field Goal

As a diehard eagles fan I always loved David Akers reliability and his clutch factor. After our kicker missed a 45 yard attempt down by 6 late in the game against the Cleveland Browns, I speak for Eagles fans and say Akers is missed.

CBS Sacramento

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers bounced a ball off the crossbar and through the uprights from 63 yards just before halftime, tying an NFL record in Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Akers hit a low line drive that caromed off the crossbar and kept going forward instead of bouncing back onto the field. A wide-eyed Akers raised his arms in triumph and let out a yell to celebrate.

The three other kickers to hit 63-yarders were Denver’s Jason Elam in 1998, New Orleans’ Tom Dempsey in 1970 and Oakland’s Sebastian Janikowski in 2011.

Akers’ third field goal of the half helped the 49ers take a 16-7 lead over the Packers at halftime.

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Blogging for Dummies

Blog: (my definition) public display of organized information, thoughts, opinions, or a combination of all on a topic relative to the target audience. All blogs look different and have different topics and focuses. It can be a personality outlet for someone who has strong opinions on big topics like politics or it can be an informative way of communicating news. Blogs usually look bright and colorful to grab the eye of audience members. They have some long and some short writings, and they have titles that are large and bolded. Blogs have photos and themes for setting the mood and, again, attention holding. In addition, blogs tend to have videos to compliment the message the blogger writes about. Lastly, blogs have sections like tabs and categories for organization of their content and then have spaces to add comments to each post. There are many examples of blogs out there especially of food because that is a subject that never dies; typically people eat three times a day so they are looking to get out of routine of peanut butter and jelly and maybe spice up some dinner choices. 

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