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  1. Mar 2021
    1. Table 9.3 “Types of Reports and Their Functions” includes common reports that, depending on the audience needs, may be informational or analytical.

      I never knew there were this many kinds/classifications of reports

    2. The police officer is not a trained medical doctor and is therefore not licensed to make definitive diagnoses, but can collect and present relevant information that may contribute to that diagnosis.

      I was not aware of this. That is reasonable that they cannot make those diagnosis calls and instead have to "beat around the bush" in how they word things in the police documents

    3. Reports come in all sizes, but are typically longer than a page and somewhat shorter than a book.

      That is a very broad range that I never thought about.

    4. supposed to report sales to date, and may forecast future sales based on previous trends.

      That is what people do when they major in data analytics. They read trends and data to predict things going forward.

  2. Feb 2021
    1. Use of nonstandard terms may not stand out, and your indication of “managed employees” may not get the same attention as the word “supervision” or “management.”

      Diction is key in all writing and can make alter the tone of the writing.

    2. but if a paper version is required, don’t fold it.

      I never knew there were specifications like this.

    3. You know that when given a class assignment, you are expected to follow directions; similarly, the employer is looking for specific skills and experience.

      Good clear cut example of how resumes act as assignments in a way in that you need to follow directions in order to prove your abilities.

    4. You need to list your education in reverse chronological order, with your most recent degree first.

      This makes sense. If I can remember correctly, you are not using any GPA from high School, just college degree(s).

    5. Figure 9.7 Sample Contact Information

      It is helpful that they give a clear example of what the contact information section should look like

    6. . Someone reading your résumé with errors will only wonder what kind of work you might produce that will poorly reflect on their company. There is going to be enough competition that you don’t want to provide an easy excuse to toss your résumé at the start of the process. Do your best work the first time.

      Always put your best foot forward is what I am taking away from this

  3. Jan 2021
    1. Many wise people have observed that trust is hard to build but easy to lose.

      Very true!

    2. Doing so, in fact, shows respect for their time and their intelligence.

      This is important to note. They are taking time out of their day to listen to the information you are presenting. It is on the communicator to organize methodically on how to present the information well.

    3. practicing the “golden rule” of treating your audience the way you would want to be treated.

      A key thing in all aspects of life!

    4. any more than your supervisor would appreciate your submitting a fifteen-page report when you were asked to write five pages

      We used the term "fluff" in middle school and for the longest time, I thought that longer meant better.

    5. Talking in circles or indulging in tangents

      I think this can become hard for people who lack much evidence to support a claim. Often times, people will repeat their message over and over again without furthering their analysis on how it relates to their claim.

    6. You also need to consider how to link your main points together for your audience

      In the past, this seems to be difficult for people where they briefly talk about how it relates but doesn't explore enough in how it relates to a central theme or message making it hard to follow

    7. serving the role of gatekeeper

      I like the way they put this. Never really put a name to filtering out topics or points that can be made.

    1. but this text and the related business communication course will offer you a wealth of experiences gathered from professional speakers across their lifetimes

      This will be nice to understand peoples experiences from a professional point of view and gather tools learned from them.

    2. “People unable to express themselves clearly in writing limit their opportunities for professional, salaried employment.

      I agree with this statement, although I wonder if there is consideration taken if it is a disability that they can't help...?

    3. In fact, high-powered business executives sometimes hire consultants to coach them in sharpening their communication skills.

      I did not know this was a thing corporations did

    4. Positive improvements in these skills will have a positive impact on your relationships, your prospects for employment, and your ability to make a difference in the world.

      There is correlation between the two

    5. luck is simply a combination of preparation and timing

      Never thought of it like that.

    6. You learn to speak in public by first having conversations, then by answering questions and expressing your opinions in class, and finally by preparing and delivering a “stand-up” speech.

      Just like anything, you build up to the hardest thing and take baby steps to give yourself the best opportunity to succeed

    7. Active listening and reading are also part of being a successful communicator.

      I totally agree! I have been hard of hearing since I was 3 and so communication did not come easy for me. For that reason, I struggled when it came to reading comprehension. I had to attend many different forms of therapy in order to cope and compensate from lacking another major sense.

    8. Do you feel that certain styles of shoes, jewelry, tattoos, music, or even automobiles express who you are?

      I think this the most obvious thing because its an outward physical appearance. With society today and technology so present, a lot of times we just view the appearance of a person and judge them based on how they come across and if they have a similar style to you rather than getting to know their true personality.

    9. For some, it may be a positive challenge, while for others it may be discouraging

      I agree with this statement. It is all about the perspective of the individual in their response to this negative comment/feedback. Some might view it as constructive criticism and let it push them to prove a point, while others may feel diminished and in turn do the minimal amount of speaking they can to get by.

    10. examine

      This is a key word that needs to be noted and evaluated as you read the rest of this text.

      Examine is to look at something closely/analyze. Here we are analyzing how these questions can help us navigate situations in all aspects of our lives.

    11. What is the situation?

      The authors use of rhetorical questioning allows the audience to actively engage in the material presented and dive deeper into further analyzing how this could relate to a personal experience.

    12. success

      Success is defined differently by everyone and is relative to the individual.

      I will define success as the satisfaction that comes with improvement