A lot of what we are learning in these business class are common sense that we have a tendency of simply overlooking. We often practice these traits daily without even knowing. Thanks to this class I am more aware of my audience, how to deliver negative news, how to setup, revise, and present my message, but one of the best things I learned was about my nonverbal delivery. Being able to sell a project before even pitching my ideals based on my eye contact, appearance, or even extending my hand as we greet are all very important. If they like what they see we have half of the battle won all before I ever speak.
I deal with an average of 140 young men a year in my program, and every year I have a new set of parents. I have to convince these parents that I have their young men best interest at heart. Looking professional, sounding profession, and delivering the right message from the beginning is crucial for what I am trying to achieve with these young men. I find myself being much more aware of the traits I have learned from this class.