I am a communication professional that uses great interpersonal communication to confidently, effectively, and efficiently manage employees as well as sell any product to the consumer. I also have experience and confidence as a intercultural communicator to excel in any communication situation.
My roles were to coordinate weekly events with upwards of 25 people. I also had to set the budget, request funding, and attending monthly meetings. My role as VP of communication gave me the opportunity to send weekly emails to 100 plus recipients and coordinate their respective schedules to set event times.
This video link shows my transformation into a confident and competent communicator. Hosting this event in front of that large of a crowd would never be something that I considered my first two years of college. Now as I have grown in confidence and skill in terms of communicating, I was able to not only host such an event but excel at it. This was one of the highlights of my college career at Wisconsin Lutheran College. This also serves as a great reminder of what the Communication Program did for me and my confidence in public speaking.
This activity was the chance for us in pairs to develop training session skills. Sam Thoma and I gave a training and development session on resume building. This session took a look at juniors that already had resumes. Our goals through our needs assessment was to determine what this specific group of people needed in terms of help with their perspective resumes. This was an awesome experience. First to gain some skills or a least an understanding in what goes into an effective training and development session. Second, to help build the professional skill set of the students around us, in order to better prepare them for later in life.
Philosophy of Communication
My philosophy of communication is one that has changed over my time at Wisconsin Lutheran College. When it comes to being a communicative arts major, we learn that in any and all situations we are always communicating. I have learned to communicate effectively, efficiently, and professionally any viewpoint or idea that I have. The key to communication is to be confident in your abilities, and for me to always use my Christ centered lens in everything I do.
This was a Personal Development Plan that I wrote the first semester of my junior year. It was interesting to look back and read this document. First, I believe that I have grown as a writer. Second, it was interesting to see how I viewed my strengths and weaknesses. I would say my strengths are the same. I still believe I am a likable person that has a generally more positive personality. However my weak points are still in my writing and my delegating of work. I have worked on the writing in the last year and I do believe that I have improved. Delegating is always going to be something that I struggle with. I enjoy getting my work done without the constraints of other people. The last thing is the plans that I laid out for my life, and as of right now things are going according to that plan.
Philosophy of Communication (Freshman Year)
This was one of the first papers I wrote for Com 201 (Foundations of Professional Communication). My writing was at the worst it’s probably been in my college career. However this was the paper and the class where I had the “Ah Ha” moment. This was when I was certain that communication was the route I wanted to pursue. Now at the time I wanted to be a sports broadcaster/analyst, however over the years that has changed to more of a sales or management type of dream. The fact remains this class is where I knew that communicating professional, confidently, and competently was something I could do. At that point I worked hard to improve my writing and speaking skills to get to where I am now.
Proposal For COM 301
This paper was a collaboration paper with Logan Schroeder and Leah Mielke. This proposal that was done for our professional communication class and it was a culmination of all the lessons we have learned in our college career. It first showcased the ability to work in a group in order to come to a common goal of a good grade. It also showed our ability to write in a technical manner for a professional setting. This paper/proposal was something that we worked very hard on and it shows how we have grown into professional communicators.
This was one of the last major papers that I wrote in my college career. This paper focused on the NFL draft and the narrative and media stories that come from it. This was a paper that challenged me not only as a writer, but a researcher. I had to expanded my knowledge and view of this sports topic to think more critically about current events. This paper was the hardest I had researched for, it was something that showed how I had grown in the communication program as well as a collegiate scholar.
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