Filed under: Organizational Communication | Tags: Alvina Antonio, Arven Eusebio, Arvin Razon, Debate, Jorron Monroy, Noemi Guerrero, OrCom, Organizational Communication, speech communication, UP Manila
Before we can become brilliant public relations, corporate communication, human relations, advertising, marketing, or *insert field here* practitioners, we have to be good presenters first. Form and substance in presentations are both vital to corporate success. Every day involves some form of presentation—whether for conversing with friends, reporting in class, reciting, or bargaining with a department store sales person. Even in the first phase of getting a job, like in interviews, who’d want to accept a scruffy applicant who cannot explain properly why she should be part of the company?
So the point is this: in the Organizational Communication program, students like me are taught that immersing into the corporate culture of our company, aligning strategies with company goals, or implementing changes in the organization cannot go without basic skills like presenting well.
Filed under: Reflections | Tags: Alvina Antonio, future, Internet, OrCom, Organizational Communication, UP Manila, Wikinomics
There’s so much I have to accomplish. If there’s none (or just little), then I should already be a self-made corporate mogul, spending my early retirement at Monaco. Or Japan, whichever is cooler. But I’m not.
Right now, I’m still a University senior who can’t afford to drop out (like what Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates did) to seek bigger endeavors. Unlike Mark Zuckerberg, I do not have the aptitude and luck to be the “World’s Youngest Billionaire.” (Due to the recession, he lost the title, but is poised to enter the billionaire’s list again.) Realistically, unless I win millions in a game show this year, I won’t bring home truckloads of money anytime soon.
With this circumstance, I will have to graduate first, and then work my way toward my desired end: a fantastic future.
Filed under: Reflections | Tags: Alvina Antonio, Change, Internet, OrCom, Organizational Communication, UP Manila, xkcd
The basic idea of Christopher Locke’s Internet Apocalypso is this: markets are conversations, a quality richly found on the Internet; should a corporation want to succeed, working nicely with the Internet is necessary. To act otherwise would be fatal for the corporation.
Ranting like the RageBoy, Christopher Locke
But before I calmly reflect on what Christopher Locke wrote, allow me a few paragraphs to rant.