Sunday, November 16, 2008

I would like to say thank you for assigning me with this group. My group members were very easy to work with and there were no fights among us like I have had in previous groups. The thing that stood out the most about my members was everyone was on the same page and we kept each other updated with ideas. I learned that working with different people I got the chance to see other people's personalities. We had five members in the group so the biggest challenge for us was our schedules. With Cumbie and I playing football that limited some of our meeting time, but when we did meet we made the best of it. The thing I learned was being flexible with everyone and hearing out everyone's opinions. I learned that it is very different being a leader in a group than one on the football field because I was working with people I really did not know as well, so I had to pay more attention to what they said and did.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dual Coding Theory

When looking at the image there are a lot of interpretations I can relate to dual code theory. The thing that caught my eye was the words "practice like champions and we believe". Than there is an image of the door that lead out to the practice fields, so in my mind I form the mentality that if I practice like a champion then I would become one. The images of being the ACC champions pop in my mind and always winning the bowl game.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

This week's blog was something I have dealt with many times when it comes to miscommunicating. The one I can remember the most was when I had to go pay a ticket in Georgia and was heading home afterwards for my daughter's birthday. Well I decided not to tell my coaches I was going home after I paid the ticket and there were worries that I was not going to return. The aftermath was the media took it out of proportion and thought I was transferring schools for some reason. There were teammates calling me and asking questions and I started a lot of chaos up in Clemson. All of this could have been avoided if I would have told my coaches where I was going after I paid the ticket. I also had to run that Monday when I got back in town and my legs were pretty gone and I apologized to the team for the miscommunication. The media kept going on about the whole situation for a couple weeks and it kept people wondering but I knew what I was going to be at Clemson the whole time.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The interview was a good experience for me. I was not as nervous as I thought I would be because I had to do an interview for a real job while in high school, so I kind of knew what to expect. The thing that really helped me with the interview was practicing in front of the mirror several times before I actually did the real one. The questions that were asked were very professional and I handled those questions with the most integrity and honesty as possible. If there was another chance for me to do the interview again I would. I found myself talking really fast and I tend to do that when the media interviews me after games. I need to talk at a good pace so that the people can understand what I’m saying. I walked away from this interview with the experience that I have to be ready for all types of questions but most importantly, I need to answer the questions with confidence and honesty.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

This past week in class when did our presentation on things that would motivate and persuade others they should either try or begin doing. The three people presentations that stood out to was Cassidy Farrell which was about the love of dogs. I thought this was a good opportunity for people to understand that all dogs are not vicious but depend on the owner and how they treat the dog I would really encourage others to visit her blog and look at her presentation changed your mindset about dogs. The other person was my boy Jamie Cumbie that gave of the benefits about drinking gatorade. He gave us the background history and why people should drink it especially athletes because we lose a lot of electrolytes from competition or practice. The last presentation was by Julie Lemons which was about Wild horse Racing. The sport is a lot dangerous than what I thought. What the guys have to go through before riding the horse is crazy and to jump on the horse without training was weird.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Season still promising

In this week’s blog, I want to talk about how our football season has gone. Before we started the season, our team had some high expectations and was ranked #9; the highest ranking under coach Bowden since he has been here. We started off with a disappointing loss against Alabama and took a lot of heat from the outside media about being not as good as people thought. Well than we won three games in row and started making people believe in us again. This past Saturday we lost an ACC game, and everyone is counting us out of the ACC championship game. I just want to let everyone know that the team is disappointed in the loss, but the team spirit is high, and we still believe in going to the ACC championship game. I just want all the true tiger fans to bear with us, and don’t stop believing in us. The season is still promising to us, and I cannot wait for our game against Wake Forrest.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Cover letter

I agree mostly with all the viewpoints about a cover letter. People should not put all their focus on the cover letter but the resume itself, because most companies do not read the cover letter. I found the best use of a cover letter to be very helpful because it laid out key points for writing the body. The important thing is to contact the employer and not sit around and wait for them to call you because the chances are low and how to sell yourself to the company. I was very unaware about the testimonials. Some companies find it very interesting when someone else says that you are great and not just you saying it the whole time. The P.S. is probably the other important factor in getting a company interested in you because it shows that you are very interested in their company.