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Dakota Midday: "Visual Talk" Author

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Anne Holmquest's book, "Visual Talk: How to Speak Anywhere with Graphics and Rhythm," is for preachers, teachers, bankers, doctors, fundraisers, executives and administrators.  It uses ideas and examples the author has been working on in what she calls "the verbal-visual dimension."  Holmquest says, "With pictures and speech, all kinds of audiences can understand your message: young students, traditional students, international students, student-athletes and working adults."  She believes that speaking, when done well, has its own rhythm that is very different from writing.  Holmquest is an associate professor in communication studies at Northern State University in Aberdeen.