#100HappyDays: Rocking the International Communication Association convention

My presentation title page for one of the Organizational Communication Division "B.E.S.T. Sessions" at the International Communication Association convention, May 25, 2014
The mission was straightforward: To prepare a 4.5 minute presentation for the "Brief Entertaining Scholarly Talk" (aka B.E.S.T) session that covers the high points of a 25 page research paper in an engaging, "high energy" manner.

But how does one best convey complex research in a fraction of the usual time frame?

For me: A movie trailer. More specifically, an "Honest Trailer"-style preview complete with "Movie Voice" voice-over (Thank you, Mr. T) and hilarious photos.

It's the only presentation I've ever given without saying more than a few words. Annnnnd, I won the Best-of competition, thankyouverymuch! (Please polish Mr. T's Oscar.)


1. 24 Hours of Happy
2. If loving a wheelbarrow is wrong...
3. A trip to the nursery
4. Transplants
5. Sweet peas
6. Cool as a...
7. A Butterfinger Blizzard
8. Happiness by the yard
9. Keeping the vampires at bay
10. Giving P.F. Chang's a run for its money
11. A little Spring snow in the Sierras
12. Communing with fellow comm nerds
13. Ladies' night
14. Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe, New Mexico
15. The shredded cedar fitness plan
16. Baby's first Easter
17. Bathmat runways
18. Oasis in progress
19. My kind of Easter egg hunt
20. Mass cookie production
21. West Coast Formation Clinic 2014
22. West Coast Ravens, smoke on!
23. West Coast Formation Clinic All Up
24. Colorful, if not magical, beans
25. Stinking roses
26. Noodle salad
27. Tomato mania
28. Real smiles
29. Conquering cross-wind landings
30. Gypsy chickens and birthday celebrations
31. Conjuring a rainstorm
32. Bountiful boxes
33. The reluctant birthday boy
34. Copper poppies
35. Caprese chicken magic
36. Moms love waffles
37. Hearty soup for a hot "summer" day
38. A friend of the library
39. Talking Above the Fray
40. Go, go gadget green beans
41. Clinking frapps
42. Berries and bosom friends
43. Little red ZHP
44. Scratch pasta goodness
45. The sweetest final ever
46. A beautiful birthday girl
47. Mac & cheese for breakfast
48. Seattle sunshine
49. Spectacular Seattle

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