Videoclips for group or business comm

Hulu currently has all 97 episodes of the show NewsRadio available for free. I don’t have a complete list of the clips that I used, but I did use many from this show during a Business and Professional Communication class that I taught.

Hulu allows you to cut episodes to the part that you need and then embed them on a web site so you can use them in class or make them available for students.

The show does best with group communication issues. For example:

  • In season 2 episode 5, Bill builds a cubicle for himself in the middle of the open office space and we see the reactions from the rest of the group.
  • In season 4 episode 13, Lisa and Dave are in competition to be the boss and it is clear that neither of them wants the job because of the leadership responsibilities.

If you would like clips from a show other than “The Simpsons,” you could check out the episodes and try to find what you need. Note that the show has a fair amount of sexual content and it may be difficult to edit it all out of the scenes you want to show.


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I believe public speaking can go from most dreaded class to favorite class. I'm a former public speaking college instructor who spent years seeking out activities, assignments and examples to make the class interactive as well as educational -- they are collected here. I welcome suggestions for additions.

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