Saturday, October 4, 2008
Being one of the communication trainers at the review center, I could not help but notice that a lot of the students tremble whenever they have their one-on-one exercises with me. I was told that I was too strict for them. My calculated facial expressions and body movements make most of them nervous whether their answers satisfy me or not. Most of the time, my blunt straightforward remarks make them cringe with dislike. The grades I usually give them are low, whether they satisfy the criteria to pass or not. I’d like to think that the frank comments I give them are for their own good. It is beneath me to give false compliments although I do try to give constructive criticisms, sometimes. My methods notwithstanding, I try my hardest to establish good rapport with them. However, I’m only good to a select few for passing my standards. I’ve made a name for myself in the review center, and now that I’m leaving them on the 13th for HSBC, I wonder what I’ll become afterwards. Intriguing, isn’t it? Since I'm aspiring to become a professor in one of the better universities in Metro Manila after graduating from college, will I still be the terror coach I’ve been for the past 9 months or will I become someone else after?