Benjamin Greer Smith
Student in Athens, Georgia
My name is Benjamin Smith, I am a student at the Univerity of Georgia currently studying for a fiance degree. I love sports and being outside.
January 2017 Blog Post
Writing was a key factor that was stressed in the month of January in our business 4000 class. We really practiced writing emails, professional text messages, and memos. We did an assignment where our groups were given a memo to proofread and correct. We were given two text messages and had to choose the best one for professional settings. In today’s business world it is very important to be able to write professionally and be able to communicate in the best way possible.
In the month of January our class also focused on creating visual presentations. We “went to the job fair” one day where we were given companies and created a hiring campaign to attract entry level factor positions. I used a PowerPoint presentation and immediately learned of so many more new ways to create a visual. Some of the new ways such as word art, were much more useful and more professional and captivating then PowerPoint.
In Business 4000 this month I learned a tremendous amount about communication and presentations. With these new skills I hope to better my ability to function in a workplace environment. I also, hope to continue to develop these skills as my career continues.
Throughout the semester I have learned a tremendous amount in my business 4000 class. My Community of leaders project that myself and my team worked on was the most rewarding things I have done this year in school. We learned how to communicate and organize activities as a team.
Also I learned a lot about presenting projects in front of large groups. My international country report on Argentina, gave me a new found confidence for researching and presenting on a topic. Not only did it do this it gave me a better appreciation for business practices around the world. I learned about how different nations entertain clients and handle business meetings. Also from watching my peers I was better able to understand how important visuals are in creating a presentation that captures a readers/listeners attention.
Another thing that may be the most important thing that we did this year was work on our employment letters. We created a cover letter for ourselves as well as learned what kind of resume would work best for certain situations. We then created these resumes, and practiced a few interview