Monday, February 20, 2012

I Need You

I always felt a sense of pride in my ability to communicate effectively.  As I journeyed through this course, I found myself lacking in some aspects of communication.  I was more ethically reponsible in my communication skills on my job, than I was with my family members.  I would sit, listen and give feedback all day at work.  At home I'd psuedolisten, multitask, and/or change the subject if the topic was painful to me or my family member attempting to talk to me. People, in my life, trust and respect me to give them my authentic self and this course has helped me give a better "me" to them.

My colleagues have provided me with insight, support and revelations with their comments and feedback.  I've needed all of the input as this journey continues. My contact information is:

Stephanie Higgins
P.O. Box 251 Forney, Texas 75126 (20 miles east of Dallas, if you're wondering)
email: or
I also have a Facebook page

Please enjoy the following song as I close this blog.  I wish all of you the best as your journey continues.  Please feel free to contact me if you feel I can help you in any way.

(Please click on the underlined Watch on YouTube after you click on the URL.  Thanks and best wishes to you all.)

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  1. Stephanie,
    I also learned that I was not as effective a communicator as I need to be. I wish you all the luck in your journey towards earning your degree. I hope all your experiences thus far has helped you grow towards your goal. I also work for a non profit organization and would love to hear any information you have about your experiences. My email is Please feel free to contact me so that we can share in our continuous journey.

  2. Dear Stephanie,
    Just a short note to let you know how much I appreciate your help during this class. With your help I was able to pull in resources that I needed to gain a better understanding of the many faucets of communication. I admire your ability to give examples of what we are learning. Best of luck.
    Sincerely, Lilly B.

  3. Hi Stephanie,
    It has been a pleasure to learn from you throughout this course and other courses we have taken together. I have learned so much through your experiences. Your blogs always have picutres that reflect what we have learned. I have learned so much about effective communication and how to apply it to my everyday life as well as my professional life. I wish you good luck on your journey.

  4. Stephanie,
    I have truly enjoyed your comments and insights. You are very thoughtful in your posts (blog and discussion boards). You have helped me to understand the importance of being an authentic communicator. I wish you all the best in your future studies.

  5. Stephanie what a great way to end our journey. I will take with me your statement that "this course has helped me give a better me" in the way in which I communicate with everyone (verbally, nonverbally)/

  6. Stephanie-

    I want to let you know what an inspiration you have been to me through out these past few courses. You are a strong and independent women who has earned respect and admiration. I wish you the best through the rest of your journey. You will bring wisdom and inspiration where ever you go. Good luck and best wishes.