Baseline Self-Assessment Memo

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Business Communication
September 27, 2011

Baseline Self-Assessment Memo

Talking about my communication skills, I don’t find it easy to express my weaknesses and strengths, but even dough I think I’m not that bad communicating myself I think that I have a lot more to learn to apply it in my daily and professional life.

I would say that my writing skills are good, even better when I use a writing computer program such as Word, but in general I think I have a richer vocabulary when I’m writing than when I’m speaking, and my grammar and spelling are not that bad. The difficulties that I have when I’m writing are related to give a concise and clear idea of what I’m trying to say, because sometimes I have been misunderstood with written information. Using written communication I feel more comfortable because most of the times you have time to think what you want to say and arrange your ideas, and even when you think you are wrong you can just press backspace and write again, something you can’t do when you are speaking. Some of my goals for this class are to improve my written communication specially my spelling and my speed to express what I want to say concisely, don’t think too much what I’m writing.

About my weaknesses and strengths as a speaker I would say that I really need to trust the people to be able to communicate well, sometimes it’s difficult for me to try to speak to a big crowd probably because I’m worrying about how would they react or if I’m not interesting enough for the all the persons which I’m talking with. Except for that, I think I’m not that bad as a speaker, especially in small groups or one on one conversation. I think I can be a good speaker but I really need to know a little the people who I’m talking with.

As a member of a group I find it easy to express myself but as I told before I prefer smalls group, so everybody can hear and be heard, I also think this is a great way to get to know people because most of the times its...
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