Interview a working professional in a career that you might enter to learn about the role of communication skills in your future profession.
Organize the information you receive from this interview into a
three-minute oral report. The content of this report should focus on
the material you learned from the interview, not on the mechanics of
the interview itself.
In other words, don't do something like this: "First I asked Ms. Smith what her most important communication skill was, and then she said it was writing emails. Next I asked her about the hardest email she ever had to write, and she said . . ."
Do something like this instead: "According to Ms. Smith, an event planner working for Executive Events Corporation, the most important communication skill for someone in her profession is writing clear emails. The hardest email she ever had to write involved . . ."
Your material should be organized carefully, and presented in a clear manner. Be sure to practice your delivery aloud ahead of time. Also be prepared to talk about the interview questions you used, and the interview strategies you used.
We will be videoing these reports beginning on Monday, Feb 11, and begin reviewing the videos in class on Wednesday, Feb 13.