Week 1 Discussion

Regardless of where you work or what your career is, learning how to  communicate effectively and professionally is important if you want to  succeed. Further, learning how to successfully utilize visual media in  your communication can dramatically enhance the effectiveness of your  message.
As you will learn, preparing and packaging visual  communication is critical to the success of the message being delivered!  Take a moment to read the instructions for your final project in Week  5. Throughout the next five weeks, you will work on preparing a message  of your choice, through the use of effective visual strategies.
For this discussion, which is Final Project – Step One,  identify at least one specific message that you might communicate in the  workplace – one that could benefit from the use of visuals. (Note: This  can be in either a past, current, or potential future workplace.) For  instance, maybe the message involves typing up job-aids and sending them  out to your colleagues. Or perhaps it involves delivering a  presentation to your boss on your department’s achievements for the  previous quarter. Or, maybe it’s related to designing an advertisement  for your own business.
Whatever you choose to communicate, address the following items in your post:

  • Describe your message in as much detail as possible, being sure to explain what your desired results for the message are.
  • Describe the intended audience for your message.
  • Explain how you think the use of visuals could help you effectively deliver this message to your audience.