Q: How can I improve my communications?
A: This is an excellent question. In this note, you will learn some fundamentals and tools of effective and robust communications.
Part 1: Speaking
First, listen to this lecture.
A brief aside: My experience as a professor taught me that its easy to talk about what I just spent hours preparing. In fact, 4 years of teaching made me FAR better at engineering than 4 years of engineering school. Why is that? I really believe the difference is engagement. I had to be ready to engage a conversation spontaneously. This meant that I had to know and understand.
If in the future I teach another class, I would have students make their own set of formal notes and example problems with solutions. No traditional homework.
Part II: Writing
There is a spectrum of communication effectiveness. Listen to this lecture.
Send me your comments. I look forward to hearing from you at firstname.lastname@example.org