So I just recently gave a Digital Video workshop and failed miserably with correctly displaying the videos on our Smartboard. This only goes to show that consultants are not good at everything. But hey, we try! And working with the class instructor, we were able to come up with an effective solution to share everyone’s videos on the small screens.
I feel like a constant part of the consulting job is to find alternate solutions to problems. Even when a client comes in with a paper that has already been reviewed by their instructor, we work to try and find alternate ways to improve a sentence or the content. If an appointment is going well, we must alter our strategies to best fit the client. Every person that comes into The Writing Center is different. They have different work, needs, wants, plans, etc., so when working with different clients we have to constantly alter consulting strategies to best fit the situations. Similar to having to alter a workshop to make sure people are able to share their videos with their classmates.