Personality Development By John Robert Powers

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PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT by John Robert PowersPERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT Hampir semua individu, apabila sanggup berkata jujur, umumnya tidak mengenali serta memahami dirinya sendiri. Hal ini terbukti dengan masih seringnya mereka bersikap di luar kontrol, bahkan berperilaku yang tidak sesuai tanpa mereka sadari. Pada dasarnya, kepribadian seseorang tercermin dari sikap, perilaku dan tutur bahasa yang digunakan. Karena itu, pengenalan akan diri sendiri sangatlah penting bagi setiap individu agar dapat menempatkan diri dan dapat diterima oleh berbagai macam lingkungan serta beragam karakteristik individu. Keserasian hubungan dalam lingkungan akan membuahkan manfaat apabila masing-masing individu memiliki kepekaan terhadap keadaan yang diharapkan oleh lingkungan tersebut. Untuk dapat menciptakan keserasian hubungan antar individu dibutuhkan pemahaman akan konsep diri yang tepat. Konsep diri yang tepat membantu individu untuk menyadari siapa dirinya (sisi positif dan negatif), dalam posisi mana dia berada, serta apa yang boleh dan tidak boleh dilakukannya. Dengan kata lain, konsep diri yang tepat merupakan alat kontrol bagi sikap dan perilaku seseorang. Inti Program Personality Development (Pengembangan Pribadi) John Robert Powers adalah mempelajari cara memahami diri sendiri baik secara fisik, moral maupun kemampuan berpikir. Melalui pemahaman diri yang tepat diharapkan masing-masing individu mampu menekan/mengurangi sisi-sisi negatif dan meningkatkan sisi-sisi positif. Personality Development John Robert Powers merupakan program dasar yang harus diikuti sebelum seseorang memperoleh ketrampilan-ketrampilan lain. Melalui penguasaan program dasar tersebut, diharapkan seseorang sudah lebih mengenal "siapa dirinya", memperbaiki penampilan dengan pemahaman tentang etika berbusana yang tepat, serta menguasai teknik berbicara dan bersikap melalui pemahaman tentang etika percakapan dan pergaulan. Efektifitas program tersebut sangat tergantung pada seberapa jauh siswa dapat menerima dirinya dan seberapa besar keinginannya untuk berubah. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION Hasil penelitian beberapa ahli mengatakan bahwa ketakutan sebagian orang untuk berbicara di depan umum lebih besar dibandingkan ketakutan untuk menghadapi kematian, sehingga banyak orang enggan dan kehilangan kepercayaan diri ketika harus berdiri berbicara di hadapan sejumlah orang. Program Public Communication John Robert Powers melatih individu untuk memiliki ketrampilan berbicara layaknya seorang professional speaker. Konsep yang mengatakan bahwa seorang speaker adalah "dilahirkan" (talented) tidak pernah ada di dalam program Public Communication John Robert Powers; yang ada hanyalah bagaimana seseorang memahami teori komunikasi secara benar, penguasaan olah vokal dan pemahaman tentang dampak psikologis suatu presentasi terhadap pendengar/audience. Seorang presenter harus memahami latar belakang dirinya serta latar belakang audience yang akan dihadapi, agar tidak terjadi distorsi dan memperoleh hasil yang...

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