I have learned that, regardless of the industry that you are entering into, you need to be professional when you conduct business and uphold an appropriate image. Whether this image is dressing in a suit every day, or wearing shorts and a flip flops, it’s important to embrace the environment that you seek to impact. It is extremely important to understand your audience and how they will perceive you. You want to make a positive impact at first glance and give them a reason to trust you. Once you have passed that barrier, you can work on developing a genuine relationship, so that you can expand your network and ultimately you net worth. It is important to be transparent and honest with whomever you are interacting with. Even the colors that you present yourself in subconsciously impact your client/viewer. It is important to understand the situation and dress accordingly.
Regarding my writing style, I have found that I thoroughly enjoy being professional and creative in my writing. I enjoy finding new words to implement that will grab the readers attention, with the hope to impress them. However, I have found that this can take away from being concise. I might use filler words that provide no literary subsistence, dragging on a sentence for more than it is worth. I like being able to find issues in my writing because gives me the opportunity to improve.
Course Excellence (from my perspective)
In this course, I have excelled in being able to be more resourceful. After realizing that Lynda was a complimentary software for CU students, I was able to use it to help me with a multitude of applications. I also feel as though I have excelled in online interaction as well. I started off ruff at the beginning of the semester, not responding to the video discussion, or meetings certain deadlines. However, as the semester went on, I was able to manage what I needed to accomplish. If I was struggling to meet a certain requirement, I would be resourceful and find a solution before the problem was no longer fixable. I also excel in irony/contradictions because I am turning this late. Furthermore, I feel as though I have excelled in the blog posts. I love being able to use my own voice when I write instead of being gridlocked into a prompt.