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Public and Presentational Speaking

[recommended prerequisite: "Oral Communication"]

COMM(COST)–2625 - Spring  '18 (BB)


Dr. E. Plummer

  office:    Fahy Hall - 51  {dept office = Fahy Hall - 23}  

  phone:    973-275-2791  {dept phone = 973-761-9474}   

  e-mail:    evelyn.plummer@shu.edu /or / plummeev@shu.edu 

  mailbox:   in FH-45 {Comm.Arts. mailbox room}

  {{ Professor’s webpage:  http://pirate.shu.edu/~plummeev }} 

 

Go directly to Course Calendar ( or scroll down)


What this course IS:

  "A broad study of the "one-to-many" speaking contexts

with a focus on developing speaking and listening competence.

 Includes the message organization, speech presentation,

vocal and physical delivery of various types of formal and

informal speaking situations."   (from college catalog)

     
What it ISN'T:
 - NOT Oral Communication-part2 {although it does build on material covered in COST1600}

 - NOT a course in Advanced Public Speaking {although it does include P.S. activities}

 - NOT a workshop on Interview Techniques

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♦ REQUIRED TEXT:  A Speaker’s Guidebook,  Text and Reference - 6th edition,  O'Hair, Stewart and Rubenstein

rental version:  https://www.vitalsource.com/referral?term=9781319003371

 

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PRIMARY COURSE OBJECTIVES:   Learning how to "sell" your message ....   and  yourself, too    In other words:

1. to learn how to strategically articulate & present your ideas to a targeted audience

2. to utilize classic rhetorical principles of public address for informing and influencing.

3. to understand the importance of an engaged and interactive communication environment.

4. to develop skills of leadership through strategic communication choices

5. to sharpen listening skills-- particularly comprehensive, critical, and discriminatory. 

6. to develop adaptive competence, becoming fluent and fluid in various contexts

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COURSE PROCEDURES & EXPECTATIONS:

   1.   Regular attendance and participation in class  & class activities  /   Due to the participatory nature of this course, it is necessary to attend each session. Attendance, Punctuality, and Quality of  Classroom Engagement all are taken into consideration during the final tabulation of the grades.  If you are absent more than 2 times you can not get more than a B in the course; more than 3-4 times, no more than a C;  5 times, no more than a D; if you are absent 6 or more times, you will not pass. Only absences which are accompanied by doctor notes, university letters, or similar documentation will be considered "excused".  Additionally, 3 tardies (coming in late)  = 1 absence!  If you are present in the room, but otherwise distracted or disengaged, classwork points will be deducted. 

 

   2.   All work must be submitted on time. Failure to do so will result in a grade of 0 for that assignment.

 

   3.   In addition to the oral presentations, the written assignments will include: written outlines, self critiques, 1-2 in-class Tests / 3-4 online quizzes) Overviews and Information sheets will be available via links to this online syllabus

 

   4. Students are expected to understand, analyze, and apply the material covered in the textbook, readings, and lecture notes. 

 

   5.  Of course, there is a no-electronic-distractions policy for this class. This includes no-cell-phone-usage/ no-audible-pagers-or-alarms / etc. Laptops will be used in class on only a limited basis.  **Laptops will not be required in class for each session and in-class usage will be restricted to class-relevant applications only [i.e. no IM, no email, no chat, restricted notetaking only, etc.]

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  Also refer to additional relevant documents: linked to Professor's webpage: (concerning  plagiarism (Academic Integrity),  grading criteria,  source citations style sheet, commonly used abbreviations; etc.)  

 

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COURSE PRESENTATIONS { 3 categories}     -------       click for overview page: P&Passigns-and-scheds

 

 

Brief Individual Presentations (4): {Speech-Of-Self Presentation , Special Occasion talk , Elevator Speech , The One-Two Impromptu} 

 

Major Individual Presentations (4):  {Article+Commentary Presentation ,  (Webcam) Conference Table status report - incorporating Mini-Eth findings (progress report or new business opportunity announcement or crisis communication with SWOT analysis). This assignment will be recorded [ on your Flashdrive]  and reviewed.

 & two more-- your choice-- TO BE SELECTED from this list:

    ˚ A Proposal-Briefing to a "hostile" audience | 

    ˚ Delivering bad news  | 

    ˚ Epideictic Speech: in-praise-of a person-organization-or event |

    ˚ Epideictic Speech: in-condemnation-of a person-organization-or event |

    ˚ Fundraiser-Inspirational talk for  your favorite worthy cause |

 

Group/Team Project & Presentation (1): Competitive Capstone Campaign (Pitch presentation of a product, service or agency to a prospective client )

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ASSESSMENT AND GRADING:  [ Remember, ATTENDANCE affects grade! ]

4

Brief Individual Presentations

15%

5

Major  Individual Presentations (incl Group Project)

40%

4-5

Written Assessments (Tests{1-2} & Quizzes{3-4})

25%

 

Classwork [including Homework / Attendance / Participation in additional class exercises  & discussions]

20%

 

 

 

 

There will be few (IF ANY) opportunities for make-up work, and late submissions may not be read. 

 

 

* Statement on Students with Disabilities

It is the policy and practice of Seton Hall University to promote inclusive learning environments. If you have a documented disability (physical, medical, learning or psychiatric—either temporary or permanent)  you may be eligible for reasonable accommodations in compliance with University policy, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and/or the New Jersey Law against Discrimination. Please note, students are not permitted to negotiate accommodations directly with professors. To request accommodations or assistance, please self-identify with the Office for Disability Support Services (DSS) at the beginning of the semester to provide appropriate documentation and collaborate with the development of an accommodation plan. For more information or to register for services, contact DSS at (973) 313-6003 or by e-mail at DSS@shu.edu or refer to website: http://www.shu.edu/offices/disability-support-services

 


 

COURSE CALENDAR {subject to change via the online version, stay tuned!}

 

1. The following calendar lists the dates of the units of study and the accompanying readings in the required text.  Additional written assignments, oral activities, worksheets, computer projects, etc. will be added on a day-to-day basis. THE DEFAULT LOCATION  FOR THESE  INFORMATION PAGES WILL BE VIA THE PROFESSOR'S WEBPAGE ( not blackboard) .

 

2. Classroom time will be devoted primarily to the clarification, exploration, and discussion of the issues generated by the readings and students' research. In other words, class sessions will be based on your readings and research, but will not simply "rehash" the same exact material in a verbatim manner. You can be better prepared for the classroom activities & discussions if you keep up on your readings.

It is the student's responsibility to be prepared for class by anticipating the units and discussion assignments.  NB: Updates and additional details will be made via the online calendar and/or via email.

3.  READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY: The "Presentation Schedule" Procedure:  Slots for the MAJOR presentations are specified  in advance via the online posting of a Presentation Schedule [click here for a sample] .This schedule will list the assigned dates for speakers, evaluators, and recorder operators/technical assistants.  It will be "published" at least one day before the presentations begin--linked to your course calendar as well as via a shortcut on the Professor's main web page. Whenever possible, a copy also will be posted on the Professor's office door. Consequently, students always are expected to be prepared to speak on their assigned date -- NO EXCEPTIONS. **

** Any missed major presentations will default to a DURING-FINALS-WEEK / BRING-YOUR-OWN-AUDIENCE/ APPOINTMENT-ONLY  procedure . Consequently, the opportunity to make up such missed presentations is not guaranteed.** { NB: Only a few make-up slots will be available. Last semester  several people were unable to make up presentation zeros }

  

  

 Week of ..

 

          Unit Of Study

Readings/Assignments due on this date

 

 

 

AS NEEDED: Refer to Textbook's Sample Speeches & Appendices.

 (Mon =MLK Day)

1/17 

                        wk1

Intro to Course;  Public vs Presentational ; Self Presentation vs Self Concept

 a.s.a.p.

 Chaps 1 & 2 Getting Started

 

  1/22 & 1/24

 {add/drp ends 1/24}  

                  wk2

1/22: Self Presentation Speech; Review details on  upcoming presentations-- esp .Selectives  / Article+Commentary

1/24: Special Occasion Workshop [pre-Test]

on 1/22 :

Chaps 3 & 4 & 5: Pb.Spk. Basics

on 1/24

Chaps 6 & 7: A-A/Tpcs

 

1/29 & 1/31

                 wk3

  

Refining Elements of  Speech Construction (Refresher)

----1/29: Post Mortem S.O. Reviewers; Highlight: Chaps 8-16

----1/31: Clarify Article/Commentary presentation

----1/31: Review Intro-Conc "bookends"; Language Styles


on 1/29-&-1/31:

Chaps 8 & 9 & 10: Supports

Chaps 11 & 12 & 13: Org/Outl

Chaps 14 & 15 & 16: I-C-Lang

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email submission: [+]  "2625/AA Article/CommentaryPlanner"  [click link for assignment sheet which contains Planner template]  [due no later than 1/31/18-6pm]  & be sure to use the specific title & section  for your e-mail subject line

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Accessible only via  BLACKBOARD  /Quiz probably available: 1/30eve-2/2{11:59}

 

 
See Article/Commentary PRESENTATION  SCHEDULE    to be finalized n.l.t. 2/2_pm

 

 

  2/5  & 2/7

                                wk4

Article+Commentary Presentations

  Final Presentation outline is  due at beginning of class session.

 2/12 & 2/14

                  wk5

"What's wrong with this Slide?" workshop & debriefs [using slide shows created during Organization Refresher teamwork]

See links at left for 2 items  due no later than  2/12. One is due BEFORE class session & one is due by 6pm.

 Guest Spkr/Career Ctr ( on:  prob. 2/14)

TWO EMAIL ASSIGNMENTS .  One due DUE PRIOR TO CLASS ON 2/12

 n.l.t.  MONDAY: 2/12--8:30am:     Each group emails a copy of the 4-5 slide  slide show they have created to illustrate & explain  the item they have been working on { Intro / Conc / Language adaptation}

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n.l.t.  MONDAY: 2/12 --6:00pm: : email your choice & rationale for “Selectives #1 & 2” [ refer to Chaps 23, 24 , 25, 26, 27 as necessary] . Use this template for your email memo: Selecting Selectives

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on 2/12&2/14:

Chaps 20 & 21 & 22: Pres Aids

   
See:
 Selective #1 PRESENTATION SCHEDULE
  to be finalized n.l.t.  2/17/18

 (Mon = Pres.Day/ Classes Meet) 

 2/19 & 2/21

                                 wk6

 

Major Presentations: Selective #1  [ 4-5 Minutes tbd ]

Final Presentation outline is  due at beginning of class session.


  2/26 & 2/28  

                wk 7

 

       2/26: Guest Speakers: Comm & Religion in Nicaragua [ COMM 3130]

        Begin  Selectives Q-&-A/POST MORTEM: What have you learned ? -part1

          Looking ahead ; soliciting partnerships

 

2/28 = Exam (click this link for a specific study sheet) Midterm (Test #1) Information sheet

 

NB:·        Spring 2018 Career and Internship Fair: Wednesday, February 28, 4:30-6:30 PM, Regan Athletic Center. This is an event for all majors and class levels-- with employers coming to campus to hire for internship and full-time opportunities.

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***Remember to bring in the two(2) assigned Midterm advance questions in HARD COPY / STAPLED form*** ( do ot wait until the last minute to complete & print out your answers!)

3/5 - 3/10 S P R I NG   B R E A K  
     

 

 3/12 & 3/14

                 wk 8

 

One-Two Impromptu  -misc. variations

 

  on 3/12:

Bring in 2-4 "Adages" {If necessary,  look up definition & examples)

Tent: Assign mini-eths/Company case studies [prelim findings due via forum posting/email by tbd]

 3/19 & 3/21

 

                  wk9

 

Refining Elements of Delivery  ( esp. Nonverbals) - Amy Cuddy / BoardRooom Proxemics

     tent:  panel analysis: KINESICS , PROXEMICS

3/21 = SNOW DAY


Chapter 17 & 18 & 19
V/NV Delivery
    :
Selective #2 PRESENTATION SCHEDULE   to be finalized n.l.t. 3/24/18


 

 3/26 & 3/28  

 

                wk10

 

Major Presentations: Selective #2  [ 4-5 Minutes tbd ] ( 6 spkrs @ day)

 

  These 4 items should be included at the TOP of your submitted outline for SELECTIVE #2
1 What is the specific item of feedback you received from SELECTIVE #1 that stood out the most to you?
{received either from Professor or a Peer}
2 What is one specific way this item is being addressed in your approach to SELECTIVE #2?
3. Of the 6+ "Organizational Arrangements" mentioned in your textbook (Ch12), which one have you chosen
 for this speech? Explain Why?
4. Of the 7 tips for "Methods of Delivery" mentioned in your textbook ( first part ofCh17) , which three(3) are you intending to utilize in this presentation?
   

Accessible only via  BLACKBOARD  / Quiz prob. available: 3/27pm-3/30{11:59}

     

(No class Easter Monday)

____ & 4/4    

                 wk11

Major Presentations: Selective #2   [ 4-5 Minutes tbd ] (5 spkrs)

_Selectives Q-&-A/POST MORTEM: What have you learned?

_Continue Nonverbal Basics:   SOBL

_if time: Business Communication Expectations (Tales from the Conferences. Part s I & II [ presentation faux pas)

TENT: Slide workshop-- Before & After ( via pairs)

TENT: Organizational Pattern brushup

 TENT: _ Impromptu Sales, not quite

NB: Communication Career Fair: Thursday, April 5, 2018, 5:00-7:00 PM, Main Lounge, University Center. This Career Fair will feature opportunities within the communication industries, and is a great opportunities for all majors in the College!

 

Chaps  23 & 24 & 25 & 26:   Inf-Pers

 

extra credit opportunity #1 Find & analyze & email a Shark Tank clip . Details announced in class . ( email your submission  with link & rationale due no later than 4/7/18)

tbd[probably 4/8]  – deadline for you & your partner's short list of business contexts for your chosen ethnographic examination via case study

 

  Be sure to note the upcoming Webcam Presentation deadlines ( see list at right)
by 4/5 @ 6pm : Partner requests  [eml]
by 4/8 @ 9pm: Company selections [eml]
by 4/13 @ noon: Company Case Studies eml]
on 4/16 & 4/18 @day of presentation Outline/Agenda  [h.c.]

 

4/9 & 4/11

                 wk12

 

Nonverbal Leftovers: Boardroom   /  Amy Cuddy

 

Shark Tank critiques-- clips to be  discussed  are: (proposed  list /

for4/9 >

1> Drs Amini {RoloDoc} --

 __= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgOS3YAryjg    or  https://vimeo.com/168394518   or                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgOS3YAryjg&t=36s- links work  4/2/18 - but dark image}

 

-- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -AND-- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

 2>Matt Canepa & Pat Pezet {Grinds} --

__= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgvidnKkGPE [intial pitch only] 

 

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3> Curtis McGill &  Scott Houdashell { Eggmazing Egg Decorator}

 __= http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/episode-guide/season-09/23-episode-23  link works  4/2/18 [0:01-):       ]


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4> Lisa Bindereau (sp?) {Nice Pipes}https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDhOJE4argA

if time.  start on clips below ( starting with the BreathOmeter|

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for 4/11> focus on listener technique { esp CRITICAL LISTENING }

>Johnny Georges {Tree T-Pee/ hard working farmer}

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH0ZZfjjAmM - - works 4/2/18 - pitch starts 1 minute into clip

_____for a look at Mr Georges' update &  commercials see: https://youtu.be/GH0ZZfjjAmM  or  https://vimeo.com/16170808 both work  4/3/2018

 

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>Andrea Sreshta & Anna Stork {luminAID pt2-only}  

http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/video/pl5539712/VDKA0_iciyz381    works 4/7/2018 - partial

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -AND-- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

>  Charles Michael Yim {breathometer}--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx8I703K2RI&app=desktop  works 4/7/2018

or

 https://vialogues.com/vialogues/play/21743/   works better w/  Frfx or Chrme}

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 >Darrin Johnson { Bluetooth Implant }https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAqxs_hW0CY -works  4/7/18 }

 

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Gabe & Annie {Wink frozen dessert} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBmkrwu9wzk works 4/8/2018

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Manish ______ {Pavlok wrist reminder} language disclaimer!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-WBtvdyXz0


Please try to view these clips prior to the class session.

 

 

Chaps  28 & 29 & 30 & 31:   Beyond Clsrm

Please try to view these listed videoclips prior to the class session. Specific Evaluation worksheets will be distributed in class

ec= F.P. / E.S.  / J.S. / J.M.

 

  leftovers: to squeeze in:

*Aaron Krause  {Scrub Daddy}    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL-mdEbx4jc   -probably won't work}

AND---

Marc Newburger & Jeffrey Simon {Drop Stop}https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VroUci_e-c -probably won't work

AND---

Dominique McClain Barteet {Onesole}   shrt ver - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov88yk3Ft-8  works 11/17

AND

_son & mom(Judy)_____{squatty potty } https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV-8N8Q2BJYworks 11/17

AND

tba

 

 Stephan Aarstol(?) { Tower Paddle Boards}    

Short ver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcRuxfKH7zI works 11/2017

& long ver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5FJQWARVXU works 11/2017

orig = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elZBe6Gk4kI link probably won't work

 

 

 
    see
WEBCAM REPORTS PRESENTATION SCHEDULE     page updated- n.l.t. 4/12/18

 

4/16 & 4/18

 

                 wk13

 

Webcam pres ( 4-5 teams @ day) 

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 Continue working  via teams: Organizational Patterns ( Impromptu sales

 

     

 4/23 & 4/25

                           wk14

4/23: Listening brush up Part 1 (Interactive Listening: Webcam pres PM’s

tent 4/25: GMAP - begin working on CapStone Presentations

 

 4/23:Interactive Listening Activity ( be prepared for your role) page to be updated

4/23: Chapter 4

Accessible only via  BLACKBOARD  / Quiz available: 4/24-4/27

 4/30 & 5/2

               wk15

 

Webcam pres. Post Mortems, cont; GMAP

Listening brush up Part 2

 

extra credit opportunity #2  Video Self Critique

 

 Last official class session for MW classes

 5/7

                   wk16

Elevator Speeches - one more time to think on your feet

Elevator Speech format

GMAP

 

    See:
Capstone Campaign Presentation Schedule '

    "Capstone Campaign SUBMISSION TEMPLATE"

 

 

 

     


Section BB

Final Exam Session =  Thurs 5/10/18  @2:30-4:30 -  

Grp Competitive Campaign Presentations  (all 4)  [as a "post-course Test"]

 

AND

Take Home Final Exam - Accessible only via  BLACKBOARD  /  available:  TBDF ( probably Th 5/10noon --- Sa 5/1211:59}

 





>>Online "Take Home"  Final Exam  due no later than: Sat 5/12 11:59pm [ available5/10aftn -5/12late]

Click link above for Study Preview Sheet  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>>Online Last Chance/Make up  Quiz #4 due by 4/14-11:59<<

Accessible only via  BLACKBOARD  / Quiz available: 5/12-5/14

 

 

PRELIMINARY LIST OF RECOMMENDED READINGS:  ( ongoing updates) ( recommendations welcome)

 

>>>>How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie

>>>> Presence: Bring your boldest self to your biggest challenges, Amy Cuddy   ( SHE'S THE ONE IN THE T.E.D. TALK)

> >>>Making Conflict Work, Peter T. Coleman & Robert Ferguson

>>>> You Boss is not your Mother, Debra Mandel

 

 

 

(c) 2018

page updated 5/5/2018

 

LEFTOVERS & ARCHIVES:

 

 Stephan A___ { Tower Paddle Boards} Short ver https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcRuxfKH7zI &

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwYFV1G2eFg long ver

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 Drs Amini {RoloDoc} -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgOS3YAryjg    or https://vimeo.com/168394518 - links work  4/2/18 - but dark image}

_____https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEZ-dCeu7MI  link probably won't  work}

_________{orig link =  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYH1RFg3xEA start at 20:00  link probably won't  work}

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>Johnny Georges {Tree T-Pee/ hard working farmer}

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH0ZZfjjAmM - works 4/2/18 - pitch starts 1 minute into clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW28THza7l8 doesn't work  4/2/18

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq5DgClCSU0 doesn't work 11/15/17

_______{orig link=  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL6AMBZfno0  - link probably won't work}

_____for a look at Mr Georges' update &  commercials see: https://youtu.be/GH0ZZfjjAmM  or  https://vimeo.com/16170808 both work  11/2017

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 >Matt Canepa & Pat Pezet {Grinds} --

__= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgvidnKkGPE [intial pitch only]  link works  4/2/18

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g-EmyPyc9k - link doesn't work 4/2/18}

_{orig link = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee_ZOl8VYnY   link doesn't work 4/2/18}

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>  Charles Michael Yim {breathometer}--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx8I703K2RI&app=desktop  works 4/7/2018

or  https://vialogues.com/vialogues/play/21743/   works better w/  Frfx or Chrme}

 alt ver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQIWURlbfgo  - link probably won't work}

{orig link = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqtM9brwBDg  link probably won't work}

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>  Nick Romero {The Ave / personalized gear} https://youtu.be/LjBnB5AhyRA doesn't work 4/7/18

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 Intro to Listening contexts;