Hey hey! IT IS FAATT CHRISTINE!! (those of you are not familiar with the movie called “Fat Albert,” this is one of Fat Albert’s trademarks).
How are you guys? I hope you are doing great! I recently was selected to be part of the Deaf Volleyball Association (DVA) committee. I will be the new DVA commissioner for spring semester. I am kinda excited and nervous, because I will be responsible for making the DVA club run well for spring semester. My deputy commissioner and I will soon be interviewing for positions available on the committee. I realize how many responsibilities apply to my position. I can’t just choose my friends who apply for certain positions, but I have to pick individuals who have the right skills and experience.
Do I have skills as a leader? I can use those I have and apply them to the DVA commissioner position and make DVA be great. Leading the club is not only about having leadership skills but it is also about what ideas I envision for DVA and what can I do to make this club even better than before. I am a very talkative person and friendly. I am very open-minded. These are examples of my strengths. You might be surprised that people who are shy or close-minded also can be leaders. I am going to select people to be on the committee with me that have skills I may or may not have. Each person on the committee will have different strengths that the group can benefit from to form a cohesive team.
For example, recently we had an Open House for RIT/NTID. It was my first campus tour, so I shadowed another ambassador. On this tour I helped this ambassador by sharing my experiences as a student here with prospective students and their parents. Every RIT/NTID ambassador has different skills and strengths, some are more humorous while others are more outgoing.
You don’t need to have the same skill sets as everyone else. People with other skills are not necessarily better than you. The skills you have right now are part of who you are and also part of the strength you have that will help make this world or community better. So tell me, what kind of skills do you have?