A Chinese ancient writter (male)
In Cassner-Lotto and Wright Benner’s report, the professionalism and oral communication are the only two required elements listed in the top five in each educational level. My speculation is that the relationship between these two skills explains the importance of sharing what you specialize in. It is not enough if you just make something. You need to use different way to explain your ideas or thoughts to different audiences, such as clients, superiors, or subordinates. In spite of they may be interested in the content; they may not buy in because of your presentation just like a prosaic lecture. In this time, don’t forget Web 2.0. There are a bunch of tools can support you to organize and improve your presentation, Prezi, Sliderocket, or Vuvox etc.
Cassner-Lotto, Jill, & Wright Benner, Mary (2006). Report: Are they really ready to work?: Employers perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce. The Partnership for 21st Century; Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/documents/FINAL_REPORT_PDF9-29-06.pdf