Friday, September 9, 2011

Patience is key

Jacqueline Janeiro. 09/09/2011. COMM 101, Introduction to Communication Studies, Fall 2011, Section 3)

Who am i ?
                     My name is Jacqueline Janeiro, I am loud, sarcastic and driven, these qualities might show the Aries in me. People who know me would describe me as a  sophisticated, unique strong young woman who knows what she wants and is not scared to go after it. Born and raised in the Bay Area, I am a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors. I chose this picture, because I love to smile, and  I wish I did it more. I get so caught up in life's problems that I forget to take a deep breath. Some people say I look mean, but thats never the case. I have had so many different experiences, which have left me to study communication, from being on numerous amounts of sports teams while growing up, to writing for my school newspaper, it interests me the way some people communicate. I have also worked in fast food, and about eight to ten customer service jobs, and while I am still learning, some of the reasons why I am not at those jobs anymore have taught me about the way I communicate. 

                     I believe in order to communicate well, one must have patience, because that is something I am still developing. For example, I work at Nike in the Great Mall, Milpitas California. I deal with a lot of rude customers, and customers who do not speak english. It has became extremely apparent to me how hard it is to communicate with those who do not speak the same language as I. And one of the important aspects I want to highlight is that language is not just a form of communication, but so are the gestures and expressions we make. For these small reasons, they have also been why I want to study communications, so I can learn how to communicate more effectively with people. I see communication as an extreme in any work environment, in life period. Communication to me is how a relationship is formed, a person must be able to make sense of something and communicate it, either through gestures, e-mails, voice. Therefore, communication will always continue to change, so we will never be perfect at communicating, however if we are patient it can unlock so many doors. As a communication scholar I am primarily interested in the way people communicate in a work environment, and knowing when to talk, how to talk and what to say.

                        Why do people not think sometimes before they speak? What provokes people to act rudely, nor professional? And, how will communication help me in my future?  Why is it so hard for people to listen and not listen to certain people. What is critical thinking? I see myself as the following; teacher, lawyer, mediator, counselor, or broadcaster. I have learned and acknowledged that in all of these careers, everyone must have excellent communication skills. In the book they talked about how John McCain used pathos, logos, and ethos to sway his voters. I like this because I will have to attempt the same, if I were to become a lawyer, by trying to sway my audience, (jury). One day my dream job would be to become an lawyer and real estate agent so my communication skills are viable.

                    I want to be able to communicate to people that I am not a mad person, I do smile, and I can learn to have patience. I want be able to build more relationships and be an effective communicator overall. My picture is a standout, it shows that I look nice and that I am overall a happy person. I want to be approachable, and to be approachable it all has to do with my gestures, the way I carry myself, and the way I communicate.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jacqueline! I was so relieved to see a picture of yourself at the top of your paper, because after reading through some of the other student’s initial reflection papers, I was convinced that I was the only one who used a picture of myself. I can definitely identify with having a lot of jobs, and I like that you admit that it’s not because you can’t keep a job, but because the fit was not good, and you definitely learned from it. Although I’ve never worked in fast food, I’ve had 6 jobs, and I can also say that I’ve learned a lot. I think that the questions that you raised are really interesting also, and I have also wondered why it’s so hard to listen to certain people and not others. I’m glad you mentioned e-mails as something that requires a degree of communication, because a lot of times I feel that communication skills get forgotten when dealing with the Internet. People need to remember that it is just as important as picking up the phone and calling someone, or even talking in person. Great blog post! :)

    -Meryl Kaiser, comm 101