Now that we are coming to the end of the semester, it is a good time to reflect on what I have learned. Management Communications covers writing, presenting, and oral communication. It is necessary to go over these three and see which ones I have improved on over the past few weeks. As mentioned in a previous blog post, my oral communication has usually been good when it comes to presenting. I kind of enjoy the rush I get, and I have worked on certain breathing techniques that help to calm me and keep me in the zone. When it comes to writing, I wouldn’t say that I am the worst in the world. Writing is something I don’t do in my spare time – apart from when I am texting.
This leads me to the contradiction of saying I don’t write when I send tens of WhatsApp messages every week. To me when I think of texting, I don’t count it as writing. It is a form of writing, but it does not feel the same as writing a blog or an article. Anything above the 140 characters allowed by Twitter is writing to me. Once I get into a flow, it becomes easier. The problem is getting the motivation to begin. It is not actually a very difficult thing to do when you know what you are going to write about or if the subject is something you are passionate about. One day I plan to write a book. I do not want to set a date in stone yet, but it is something that I plan to do in the future. The book will be centered around boycotting as a means of protesting.
Presenting is something I love to do. It is something I enjoy. It could be the rush I get from doing a presentation or the attention from the onlookers that is addictive. Either way, it feels great. My real worry is that it could be the latter and that I secretly have an addiction to attention. Maybe we should not go down that rabbit hole, it could lead to some discoveries that aren’t necessary for a casual blog on Management Communications. It is worth noting here my heart pumps just like everyone else. Sometimes it beats so hard that I can feel it in my throat, but it is not a feeling I want to run away from. Perhaps I was destined to become a public speaker. Who knows, only time will tell.
All in all, I do believe I have learned a lot from this course. Whether it is the theoretical understanding that I got from the Harvard course we had to finish a few weeks ago or the graphic design exercises we had to do, all have been enlightening. I believe that even though writing three blogs a week has been an exhaustive process, I am sure my writing skills have improved because of it. There are still a couple more weeks to go of this blogging exercise. Let’s hope we get feedback on it.