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Power of the Voice

We recognize that every transfer students' experience is different, however, we know that many transfers face some of the same challenges as they transition into the university. This blog was created for transfers by transfers to share TIPS and insight on having the best semester you can at Texas A&M University.
    Posted on Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

    9 minutes and 58 seconds that will change the way you speak to others, forever

    I have been a fan of TEDtalks for years, due to their interesting topics and talented speakers. I came across this talk a few years back, and it changed the way I perceived speaking and led me to pursue a career in the field of Communication. I have always been fascinated with the art of rhetoric and how to effectively talk to people, making them want to listen to what I have to say. This video fed my desire for growth and has provided me the knowledge to give my words weight and meaning.

    We are stuck in a day where we can say anything, and use our words as the air we breathe.
    We are stuck in a day where our words are weightless and without meaning.
    We are stuck in a day where the art of rhetoric is frowned upon and seen as useless.
    We are stuck in a day where the words that come out of our mouths and fingertips are permanently carved into the walls of our society.

    Words are important, powerful, and can be used as builders of beauty and peace. Rhetoric is an art just waiting to be explored. If we were to learn how to craft our words and use them for good, our world would look a lot different. This video provides us with the tools to make our words and messages carry more meaning. Take a break from learning things that you may never use, and discover a new set of tools that you can use on a daily basis. Enjoy these 9 minutes and 58 seconds that will change the way you speak to others, forever.

    By Kendall Janke, College of Liberal Arts
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