Monday, September 24, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
Let's catch up...last month I took Communications in a Global Environment with Dr. Sara Kelly and thoroughly enjoyed the class. Looking at communications styles and how they affect us and the world in which we live was an eye-awakening experience. We communicate on a daily basis and never really take the time to think about the impact it will have on our life or the life of others. As I catch up on posting I will include more content from that class as it was a rich experience I want to share with you here.
This month my class is Content Distribution Processes and Technologies with Dr. Jill Thayer and it has me on toes already. Most of the posts for this class will be me pondering over a short, difficult read for the class called Simulations by Jean Baudrillard. It was translated from French in 1983 and let's just say it is like the Matrix meets Inception meets Star Trek!!!! Quite a read it will be.
Well it is a Friday afternoon and I would not let this day pass without posting on my blog again. Posts will be more regular now.
Until next time...
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Last night I had the honor to do my 12 Step Inventory with my sponsor. What a wonderful experience. I do the 12 Steps for my issues with codependency & issues with food.
Writing out your issues in black & white, then sharing them with someone you love & trust that is trained to take you through an in-depth self-evaluation is communication at its highest form. Why? Because self-communication & self-knowledge are very liberating. The adage "know thyself" cane to mind over & over again in ny mind as I went through that process.
Nothing in my Inventory was new to me, but the way we were asked to evaluate each topic, had me dig deep in my gut for answers. This experience juxtaposed against my class this month made me think today I am the global environment through which these messages are coming through. In order to communicate to & with others effectively the first communication must come from our internal terrain. This is real life...the junk in our trunk!!!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
It is my favorite price FREE and I had a ball doing it. Simple to download, watched about five YouTube videos on how to work it and walah!!! Class is going well, the reading is KILLER, but I am holding my own. I love this topic of Communicating in a Global Environment. I am learning a lot about myself and what I actually believe about communication and communication styles. Who knew there was a belief system there, but by golly there is!!!
My classmates are articulate and we really have some wonderful discussions in our required threaded conversations...all those years sharing on Facebook make this a natural part of my learning experience. For my teacher last month, Theresa Collington, I promised on my last post to include the titles of the books we are using this month. So here we go Theresa with anchor text and all. The first text is Interpersonal Messages: Communication and Relationship Skills, Second Edition by Joseph A Devito. The second required test for the class is Intercultural Communication by Samovar, Porter and McDaniel. Both texts are excellent reads and while the first gives you a perspective of communication from a general framework, which I appreciate since my undergrad degree is not in Communications, the second does exactly what it says and provides an intercultural understanding of what I would call the new communication model that will be required in a globalized environment.
Back to work on my 750 word essay, due this Sunday...ahhhh, the rigors of graduate school.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
I have just begun my next class - Communication in a Global Environment and let's say that the professor, who also happens to be my faculty advisor, must think that we do not have full-time jobs with the amount of reading required for this class. I had her first online lecture last night and let's just say I am so happy to be doing my degree in the field of Strategic Communications. I am an avid communicator and am loving learning about the different ways that we get messages out to the world.
We have two huge texts this month...uuugggghhhh and sorry Theresa I will have to put some anchor text to the books in my next post as I need to start reading them now!!! I just wanted to say hi to anyone that may want to follow this blog for at least the next year (maybe beyond) as I begin my formal foray into the world of professional communication.
Until next time...