Everyone loves new things – new cars, new clothes, even new semesters.
Yes, it’s the beginning of another semester, and this year I get the opportunity to teach a course on business communications. I’m really excited about it because it is the perfect platform to proselytize about good writing.
I think it’s great because it lets me relearn concepts I may have forgotten and even investigate some new ones.
One of the icebreakers I ask my students during the first class is, “What is your dream job and why?” I realize that I’m living part of my dream every day. I get to write and share and find new ways to spread the excitement of writing.
I even love the challenge of getting my students to understand and appreciate (if not love) grammar.
If I can pass on just a fraction of my enthusiasm to my students, I will consider my job well done. I’ll have helped send another group of effective communicators into the world of business and, hopefully, to success.
Happy start of the semester, all!