So… How’s it going ?

What new transferable skills have I learnt ?

There are many transferable skills that I have learnt and developed so far in media. Transferable skills are the ones that are not only relevant in this course but can be transferred and used in other areas of my life too. Some of the skills that I have developed, in particular are;

Patience – One thing that has been really challenging for me is having patience. It has been very frustrating when things didn’t go right the first time and I have learnt to stay calm and have patience, so that I could find the right solution to fix the problem.

Communication – Communication is a key skill in media and arguably one of the most important, especially when it comes to working with other people. I’ve had to work on my communication when planning and conducting shoots to make sure that me and my models are prepared with the right equipment so that we can make the most productive use of our shoot time.

Time management – I’ve had to really work on my time management during media so far. I’ve learnt that it is really important to know exactly how much time you have and don’t over estimate how long you can leave something. You need to do it, when it needs to be done. I’ve developed this skill through my blog posts. At the beginning of the course I left my posts a little too long and then when I caught up I made sure that I had enough time to complete the posts when they needed to be done. I think this is still a skill that I need to expand on more in the future.

I hope that these skills that I have learnt will help me to be more efficient in tasks in the future. I also hope that I can transfer these skills across my other subjects so that they can benefit me in other areas too.

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