Personal Narrative: Professionally Not Professional

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Professionally Not Professional Young people may be so naïve that they believe that it is professionally okay to send out an email to other professionals that uses slang, bad grammar, or misspelling within it. John Rumery, presenter of “Stop Talking. Start Writing. Get Moving;” told a room of young college students that if they are hoping to seek professional work after college, then they need to have great writing, analytical, and social skills. Rumery based his presentation from the theme of the Grand Rapids Community College’s English Department Writing Conference: Who Cares? Why Bother? Writing professionally, in my world, is a battle; I aim to improve my skills daily. Rumery starts his presentation going along with part of the main theme: Who Cares? Why Bother? In the long run, Rumery basically exclaims that everyone cares: Future employers, coworkers, clients, customers, and most importantly: You! People in a professional position need to double-check all of their work before sending or submitting, comparable to college students. The key skills we are learning in our English classes (especially revision) are essentials for the “real-world.” No matter what, someone will always be judged my their…show more content…
So I care about how well I write and get my point across to others. Rumery states, “It’s your reputation…Miscommunication can kill your business.” Although, many young people may say arrogantly, “I don’t care what people think about me,” they should, it’s their reputation that is getting hurt. If one has a great reputation, then they may be looking at career success and higher earnings in their future (Rumery). That’s enough inspiration for me, that’s why I am here anyways, retaking a freshman English class, because it will improve my future
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