Empowered Through Effective Communication
“. . .a good communicator gives you power, gain voice and become empowered”
A workshop in communication skills for Dualtech Alumni was held in Dualtech Center on June 25, 2016. It was facilitated by Prof. Robert DV “Bobbet” Revilla. He is a Development Communicator and Head of Research and Development at Colegio De San Juan De Letran, Calamba. In the beginning of the session Prof. Bobbet discussed the guidelines of writing effectively, speaking well and nurturing both skills continously.
Alumni with background occupations such as Machinist, Sales and Marketing, Technical Support, Maintenance and Engineering in their respective companies were in attendance. The seminar was also attended by a Documentary Specialist from the Office of the President, Mr. Jeremy Feria for a common purpose, “Upang mapalalim pa ang nalalaman ko sa media”. He does documentaries that other media do not produce, stories that people do not experience in Metro Manila.
The seminar was aimed for alumni to become good communicators and to master effective and clear writing. “Challenges need to [be] overcome because a good communicator gives you power, gain voice and become empowered” Prof. Bobbet mentioned. He taught the alumni how to write clearly and concisely. “You need to be specific because words are powerful.”
In the afternoon session Prof. Bobbet gave guidelines on proper gestures and how to be relaxed in speaking. Effective communication is important because it clarifies matters. As a worker, it helps us inform our direct report and our organization on our work progress.
Communication is not only about skills but about reminiscing and refreshing our experiences and learning. To become a good communicator is to become a good observer. Then we share these with others to help them improve.