Whitman v Brown

Whitman v Brown - Adam Pescatore Elements of communication...

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Adam Pescatore Elements of communication in the Meg Whitman vs. Jerry Brown Debate In the Whitman versus Brown debate there were many elements of good communication displayed by both of the candidates, but there were also some flaws in their speeches at certain points. One of the first communicative actions was subtle and probably dismissed by many viewers, but it is discussed thoroughly below. Whitman was given the chance to answer the first question asked by the reporter, but right from the start, she did something that may have disillusioned some voters. Before she addressed the reporter’s opening question, she said this: “Well, first of all, let me say thank you to…” and she went on to thank the sponsors. Now, this would be appropriate under many circumstances, but when someone is asked a question face to face, it is considered impolite to immediately turn your head and speak to someone else about a different topic. It seemed as though Whitman had planned to thank the sponsors and host before
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course COMS 101 taught by Professor Twisselman during the Fall '08 term at Cal Poly.

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