In the small meetings we exchange with clients I view the use of Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) by Pearce explains how we interact. When using stories lived which by Griffen is “co-constructed actions that we perform with others. Coordination takes place when we fit our stories lived into the stories lived by others in a way that makes life better (Griffen, 73).” The NCA Credo for Ethical Communication “we advocate truthfulness, accuracy, honesty, and reason as essential to the integrity of communication”. (Griffen, A-8) In CMM “offer a variety of tools to help us understand flawed patterns of interaction, identify critical moments in our conversations, and it should suggest ways to talk that will create a better social environment.” (Griffen, 67) It is the exchange of communication while using stories. Alongside the use of stories you have a choice to make positive or negative reactions to these stories that make the conversation go well.
Now that I know the aspect of telling a story to help someone tell their story that is what I have been using in my CSC internship. I basically helped the first student I helped by asking her to tell me her story. From there we redid how she would start her speech. She was doing what I usually do by overthinking the assignment and putting all the fluff into it without actually getting the point of what I am suppose to be writing. So as an outcome of my training and advancement in knowledge I am able to use the Coordinated Management of Meaning theory when I assist a client on their assignments.
Formal Outline of 1300 Service Speech
Professionalism Self-Report #1