Essay about Effectively Managing Downtime : Video # 1
For the purposes of this assignment, I decided to interview a classmate rather than a close friend or family member. For the transcripts assignment, I felt that the conversation became too lax because of the established relationship between my brother and I; therefore, by holding a session with a colleague, I hoped it would be more professional this time around.
My client was a 24-year-old part-time graduate student and full-time college adviser at a high school. The reason for her visit was to discuss how to manage fluctuating workloads between work and school, throughout the semester.
The environment for my advising session was an empty classroom that functioned well as an office; we had no interruptions and were able to focus on the relationship. I felt that we were situated at a comfortable distance away from each other and were able to communicate effectively because of this. We finished our session in a little over ten minutes, which was also great.
I feel that my use of kinesics in this session were good, for the most part. While I was looking at my client directly, showing that I was listening by using head movements and facial expressions, I feel that my hand gestures needed work In the beginning—I had my hands below desk, which I didn’t realize until I was playing the video over for myself. Toward the end of the session, I began using my hands more as I spoke. However, I…