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New Student Orientation

This article is largely based on the post written by Frank Pray who attended a new-student orientation on 3/30/2013. Frank’s post provides a great example of how to communicate through writing.

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One reason why I think Frank’s post represents good communication through writing is I can clearly “see” the building and each of the panelists when I read his words. Another reason why I feel Frank’s post is a good example of communication is I can “experience” the thoughts and emotions of those who were present at the orientation.


What type of communication (written, verbal, body language, etc.) do you like to use and why do you like to use it? What type of communication helps you understand another person’s message, and why does that type of communication work well for you? How could I communicate with you more effectively?

Thanks to Frank Pray for taking the time to attend the orientation and write an article about his experience at the orientation.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

2 Responses to “New Student Orientation”

  • Norm says:

    You can communicate with me by semaphore! 🙂

    Actually, I am always impressed by your clarity.

    • Scott says:

      I considered replying in Morse Code, but I could not find an analog port on this computer. My Morse Code key does not have a USB port. Thankfully, the folks at WordPress anticipated my need to include an example of semaphore in my reply. Happy reading.


      Oh, thank you for your comment about the clarity of my posts.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.