Hello! My name is Isabella Smith Ani and I am a 17 year old University student studying at CQUniversity, Cairns. The course I am studying is the Bachelor of Creative Arts, majoring in Popular Music. Over the years, music has helped me through tough times and has been with me through my best times. Music has always had a way of moving people and making an impact in society and I would love to be apart of that. My inspirations are; Alicia Keys, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Whitney Houston, Beyonce and many more.Through this course, I am hoping to improve my skills and talents as a musician, make connections to help me in my long term career as a musician and to learn about the creative industry in hopes to create a long lasting career. I play piano and sing but also enjoy writing my own lyrics and telling my own story. After Uni I plan on travelling and playing around the world, seeing places and gaining experience. The goal is to create music that will inspire others and make an impact on society.
This unit of Communication in Professional Context is a class which provides one with the tools and skills to help with research, referencing, writing and speaking clearly which can help with University and the Workplace. In this unit, there are three assessments, this blog being one of them. They are as listed:
- Essay or Video Script: A 1, 500 word essay or video script on a choice of two topics. ESSAY: (a)Discuss the importance of business professionals and their audience. What audiences? What factors need to be aware to successfully gain their audiences attention? (b) Discuss the perception employers may have about ‘Generation Y’ or the ‘Millennial generation’ and how these generations can counter these perceptions. VIDEO SCRIPT: (a) Prepare a Tedx presentation on the importance of professional communicators understanding their audiences or (b) Give a Tedx style presentation on the perception of Generation Y in the workplace and how they can counter these perceptions. Both the Essay and the Video Script must use at least 4 sources in addition to the textbook. This is due on Friday the 21st of April, 2017.
- Communications Blog: A 1,000 to 1,200 word blog in which several posts are due over a number of weeks, this post being the first. Five posts in total have to be posted and the final, completed blog is due on Friday the 19th of May, 2017. Correct referencing and meeting the minimum word limit of 200-240 words per post are the main guidelines to his assessment.
- Group Report. A 2,000 word written report OR a 10-15 minute recorded presentation. The report must be done in groups of 3. The report is on what understandings an organisation needs to have when developing a website to successfully target and engage their audiences. This is to be collective as a group with others in the unit and time out of class must be organised within the group. At least 5 references must be included in the APA (American Psychological Association) style of referencing. This assessment is due on Monday the 5th of June, 2017.
This unit is designed to help students with communication in a professional work environment and the assessments also improve a student’s speaking and working in a group skill set which are essential to have in the workplace.