Measuring Generations through Involvement with Technology

The convenient method of distinguishing generations by a separation of 18 to 25 years, and attributing distinct characteristics to those generations, whether they are termed Baby Boomers, Generation Y, or Millennials, no longer serves as a benchmark to capture and separate the personality of any particular generation.  Until recent years, we helped identify generations through […]

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Tracing the lasting impact of the hymn “Amazing Grace”

In my last blog I illustrated how the treasury of fine art can help counter the alarming decline of historical literacy.  That blog employed J.M.W. Turner’s painting, “The Slave Ship,” to amplify a historical incident and key background in the in the history of slavery and the abolitionist movement.  To demonstrate how a single artifact […]

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My website is up and running again

Hello everyone, many of you who stay tuned to my writings and postings noticed that last ten days my website was down. That happened due to some misunderstandings with Hostgator. Luckily we fixed everything and I am glad to be back with you again. Many thanks for staying with me. I really appreciate the chance […]

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Fine Art: A Window for Historical Literacy

Among the criticism levied against modern education is the alarming decrease in historical literacy.  The need to understand history demands us to recall George Santayana’s often quoted, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  President Harry Truman, considered the best read president, said similarly, “The only thing new under the sun […]

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The Versatility of Images to Drive Compelling Oratory

My last blog demonstrated the potential of students from varied academic majors to integrate compelling imagery inspired by their discipline to enhance the impact of their public presentations.  In this spirit, a political science major used the iconic Gary Cooper poster of the principled lawman in the classic movie, “High Noon,” standing to face the […]

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The Magic Museum app sample video

Hello. Please enjoy the Magic Museum app sample video. It shows the functionality of the book. You can see the beauty of the story and interactive animations. Please enjoy. If you want to purchase the book or he app follow on of these links: Amazon Apple IOS Google Android

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The Art of Cinematic Public Speech

An inventive speaker may take a number of creative avenues to construct an impactful speech that possesses lasting audience effect.  A resourceful film student tapped into his cinematic toolkit to apply a fundamental principle of effective public speech to heighten listener involvement.  Using his film training to engage the audience, he employed the technique of […]

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Press Release from Rick Isaacson

On a field trip with my daughter’s class to a prominent local museum of fine art in San Francisco, I was dismayed by the hyperkinetic behavior of most of her 5th and 6th grade classmates.  Despite the treasure-filled rooms with the Impressionist works of Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Manet, there appeared a contest as to […]

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The Magic Museum Interactive Book App Is Live Now!

The Magic Museum Interactive Book App Is Live Now! August 01 2014, [San Francisco]: The Magic Museum, the first book written by Rick Isaacson, an Associate Professor at San Francisco State University, is an exquisite children’s literature that supports children’s development effectively, coming up with engaging storytelling. Rick Isaacson made the Magic Museum, the first […]

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Applying Communication Theory and Imagery to Enhance Persuasive Presentations

The last several decades have seen the development of communication theory to both explain and bolster the impact of attitude change in persuasive discourse.  Understanding and applying selected communication theory can help individuals become consummate advocates.  The addition of reinforcing imagery in combination with strategically chosen communication theory presents a powerful means to affect attitude […]

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