I have actually learned so much from this course. I do believe that I'm more of a critical thinker. Before I write an essay for class, an email or memo for work, I stop now and ask myself some basic questions such as; "Am I sticking to the topic?", Am I answering the question or concern, should my communication be formal?", What does my tone sound like?",etc.
When communicating, I have to think about others also. I have to make sure that in what I'm conveying, the receiver(s) understands and is interested. I have to be persuasive. Only speak about key points. Too much information is not always good information.
I do presentations at work twice a month and I'm more in tune with the audience now. I would just speak. Now I tell a quick joke and it brings them more into what I'm saying/selling.
It's wise to practice speeches before presenting them to an audience.
Most importantly , I learned that communication is key to an individual's success.