In this course I really enjoyed learning about different audiences and communication styles. I am taking social media courses to be able to use the knowledge I gain at work and feel that the information I have learned will be transferable to my day-to-day job. I work with many different departments within a Municipality and deal with members of the community on all different levels. It was interesting to learn how your communication style will change depending on the audience you’re conversing with. It was interesting to learn about storytelling and the ways we told stories in the past to today. Before this course I never thought about how the advances in technology have changed the effectiveness or ways we communicate.
One thing I would like to improve on would be my proofreading, specifically overlooking grammar and spelling, and the effect these mistakes can have on my paper. It was back in the beginning of the course that we learned how small mistakes in our writing can make the audience then question the whole blog and the authors credibility, so I definitely would like to improve on this.
Storytelling is important in creating great digital content because it really grabs the reader’s attention when you add a personal flair to your writing. People relate to personal stories and buy products that make them feel something beyond just the product. No matter if you are writing a personal blog or a company creating a website for their products and services, to really grasp the audiences attention the content should be relatable. In my own work and storytelling I want to really add emotion and my own flair to the works because that is what will help draw people to my work and keep their attention.