Michael Kline, WRK100_Assignment 3 Skill Development Plan.docx

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WRK100: SKILL DEVELOPMENT PLAN TEMPLATESKILL DEVELOPMENT PLANTARGET SKILL #1Target Skill #1: The first targeted skill I am creating a development plan for is CommunicationStrengths: I have a strong sense of self and social awareness where I firmly believe that every voice should be heard and respected. My communication and the delivery of my messages is said to be clear and concise. Active listening is important to me because it demonstrates my ability to pay attention. Areas of Improvement: I need to improve my confidence when communicating with peers and colleagues without coming across as “aggressive” or “arrogant.” Learning ways to avoid stress by managing my emotions (anger, anxiety, panic attacks)Desired Outcome: Throughout the remainder of my course program at Strayer University I hope to become confident in public speaking without my emotions getting the best of me. I would be thrilled to have the chance to speak during my commencement ceremony in the future.Goal Statement: Improving skills in communication will build confidence in public speaking bygiving others faith in the ability to deliver what is ask for as well as following through with all promises made. Practices for Growth: I need to learn how to relax and use tools to help, like focusing in on breathing. Another way is to record myself rehearsing a speech because it will be easier to spot mistakes with tone, eye contact, and body language reviewing it back. Look into a local Toastmasters Club which can help me discover my ability in public speakingAction Steps: September 2020 – Practice more meditation and breathing techniques. This will allow me to relax more, especially when using the InsightTimerapp on my smartphone.Fall/Winter 2020 – Set aside time to complete a public speaking course as well as watching tutorials provided on LinkedIn Learning.January 2021 – Attend a local Potential Obstacles and Challenges: Speech anxiety is a major challenge for me topersonally overcome.Having a lack of confidence can create the obstacle of the audience not having faith in the message being delivered.Keeping an audience’s attention on me, and nothing else.Negative and harsh comments and feedback
WRK100: SKILL DEVELOPMENT PLAN TEMPLATEInternational Toastmasters Club meetingSpring/Summer 2021 – Join the International Toastmasters Club August 2021 – Deliver my “Icebreakers” speech at a Toastmasters meetingKey Supporters:Bryan Vallandingham, my partner and biggest supporter of me continuing my education. He is great at pushing me to reach my potential with a positive and uplifting approachShannon Gregory, my older sister. Sheis a Kindergarten teacher and is used to standing in front of a classroom full of students. She always reminds me ofmy strengths even at my lowest moments.

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