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Flash Mob for A Night on Broadway

5 Apr

As you may already know, flash mobs, a group of people who organize on the Internet and then quickly assemble in a public place to do something bizarre and disperse (as defined by Dictionary.com), are of ever-increasing popularity since they are not only unexpected, but hilarious as well.

Most flash mobs occur simply to freak people out or make people laugh but the one that I witnessed did that and a little bit more. I was in the cafeteria at Southeastern University when, out of nowhere, I heard a loud piano. At first, I thought that the speakers in the cafeteria were going crazy. Then, I glanced over and noticed that there was more occurring than simply random music playing. Check out the flash mob below:


This flash mob not only caught everyone’s attention, but also was a great marketing tool as it brought awareness about A Night on Broadway, a musical and performance concert put on by students, to everyone in the cafeteria as well as everyone who heard about it and watched the YouTube video. Southeastern’s Department of Communication was really creative when choosing to put on this flash mob. I am sure that the effectivity of the flash mob as a marketing tool will show tomorrow night during the show.

A Chat with Nancy Duarte

29 Mar

Last week, I had the opportunity to listen in on Nancy Duarte‘s keynote presentation at Southeastern University. Nancy shared the story about her company, Duarte Design, and how it got started up. She gives thanks to God for leading her and her husband from having the desire of planting a church to starting a company. Nancy’s husband latched on to the personal computer and his vision and Nancy went a long for the ride and now they are the top-of-the-line business presentation producers. Nancy shared that all of their work comes from referrals. Until the publishing of her two books, Duarte Design had done no marketing whatsoever.

Nancy’s presentation took place at 9 a.m. on Friday morning and she is such a dominant presenter that I could not help but to pay attention. She not only ensured me that I don’t really have attention deficit disorder but she also proved that good presentation skills are key to successful communication. Nancy also shared that she loves hiring people fresh out of college. That’s encouraging!

Here are some of the highlights from an overall excellent presentation:

@whitneygonzalez Think of someone you love before presenting. It changes your whole body language.@nancyduarte #comm4633


@barbaranixon RT @whitneygonzalez Know your material & bring printouts! @nancyduarte on technical failure#comm4633

@barbaranixon .@NancyDuarte discussed the imptce of college students knowing “office skills” before starting their careers.#COMM4633

@barbaranixon RT @whitneygonzalez@nancyduarte says she used to buy her suits at Goodwill in order to look the part. It’s all about how you carry yourself. #COMM4633

@whitneygonzalez STAR moments are ideal during presentations: Something They’ll Always Remember. @nancyduarte