Jack Whelan's Strategic Communications Site


Office: Paccar 529

Phone: 206 261 2495

Office Hours: TBA

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UW Syllabus


"Why Won't They Listen"

Team Performance

"Building the Emotional Intelligence of Groups"

Westen on Emotion

"The Power of Talk"

Husky Career Center

Academic Calendar



Letters of Note


Bag News Notes


Woe is I


Thank You for Arguing

Silva Rhetoricae

Logical Fallacies

Figaro Website

Presentation Zen



Gregg Hardcopy


Economist Style Guide


Drill Sheets 




Help with Punctuation

Parts of Speech

Mary Gates Writing Center

Odegaard Writing Center

UW Toastmasters

Exercises Online 



Peer Evals

Presentation Evals




October 1, 2015

Dan Pink video clip on motivation to be watched for homework and discussion in Class 2:


September 15, 2015

Welcome to Strategic Communications for Fall Quarter 2015. I'll be using this space as the quarter progresses to summarize and amplify points that I make in class with verbal commentary, video, and other supplementary materials. Check in at least once a week to make sure you're up to speed.

It will probably take me until the end of the week to get all the relevant links updated, but the ones that are live now if you want to get a feel for the resources available here.

The assignment links will be activated the class day I introduce the assignment. Even if you miss class, you should know what the assignment is.




Situation Analysis Form

1st Assignment Prompt

1st Assignment Rubric

2nd Assignment Prompt

2nd Assignment Rubric

Team Charter

Charter Sample

Information Interview

Information Interview Memo

3rd Assignment Prompt

3rd Assignment Rubric


Raising Sensitive Issues

Work Plans

Business Plan Rubric

Problem Solving

Persuasive Talk Prompt

BCMU for Artists 1

BCMU for Artists 2

Story board

Armada Karaoke Slides

Armada Karaoke Video

Cascadia Slides

Cascadia Video



Study Guide

Class Slide PDFs

Class 1

Class 2

Class 3

Class 4

Class 5

Class 6

Class 7

Class 8

Class 9

Class 10

Class 11

Class 12

Class 13

Class 14

Class 15







Film Clips










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