We’re talked Effective Communication Thursday, May 24 at #DadChat from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., PT. We had special guests, Professor Ellen Bremen and Christian Hollingsworth – a college Professor and student, respectively. And, we gave away THREE copies of Professor Bremen’s new book, too! It was a great chat…here’s the transcript!
Ellen Bremen is 14-year, three-time award-winning tenured faculty at Highline Community College and the author of Say This, NOT That to Your Professor: 36 Talking Tips for College Success (NorLights Press, April 2012). Ellen stops at nothing to help students strengthen their communication skills: Peanut butter and jelly to illustrate problematic messages, pipe cleaners to teach communication models, and Post-it notes to reduce speaking anxiety. Ellen holds degrees in Post-Secondary Education and Communication.
As an interpersonal communication expert, Ellen has watched students struggle to navigate their classes, especially their communication with professors. Ellen’s goal? To help students correctly–not cluelessly–speak/deal with those who teach them. The outcome? Better student-prof relationships, improved grades, and confident and competent communication skills for college and beyond. Ellen’s philosophy: College is THE safe training ground for students to practice and hone assertive and professional communication skills. Then, students can transition this sought-after skill to their professional and personal lives.
Christian Hollingsworth is a blogger, entrepreneur, digital marketing consultant and recording artist. He makes money online and teaches others how to do the same. And, he’s gone back to college in spite of his entrepreneurial success to finish his degree. Read more about Christian – who has QUITE a story – at his website SmartBoyDesigns!