“Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.”
-Gerald Ford. former U.S.A. President
Communication is a complex process. Poor communication can break relationships, while effective communication can elevate personal or business relationships. The idea of becoming a better communicator and forging healthy and lasting relationships drove me to pursue a degree as an undergraduate in Communication from the University of Southern California.
A graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with an MBA in Business Analytics and Digital Marketing, I have more than 20 years of marketing, graphic design, radio broadcasting, and photography experience. Along with my stint in the U.S. Army Reserves, I have worked in various roles dealing with verbal and visual communications to create messages that profoundly affect people.
Communication is key to any healthy relationship. It is vital to understand the nuances of communication and how to navigate human perception through verbal and visual communication manipulation to create solid and lasting relationships with family, friends, co-workers, your community, and the general public. For this reason, I make it my goal to help others become effective communicators so that they can express themselves in a way that allows their listeners to understand their requests better.
My website, AllenStafford.com, is new and growing. The site’s ultimate goal is to provide resources for people seeking to become effective communicators.
I am committed to honoring and managing the integrity of my word by being my word in action. Integrity is the internal compass that provides me with guidance and direction in all my endeavors.
I am committed to being authentic by being real and honest with myself and others, by owning my vulnerabilities and accepting my humanness. I am open, transparent, vulnerable, and courageous in self-disclosing and sharing with others who I am.
I am committed to having the courage and conviction of being and doing what is integral for me, by taking risks, being bold, and unreasonable by asking more of myself than I ask of others.
I am committed to building trust by being believable, dependable, and reliable; by seeking feedback, listening attentively and being open, vulnerable and supportive of others. To the degree that I trust myself (self-trust) is the degree that others trust me and that life opens up for me. Without trust, I cannot have integrity.
Constant and Never Ending Improvement:
I am committed to constantly bring forth change and never-ending improvement in myself by striving to be the highest expression of myself. Through my own personal insights, experiences, and learning, I am committed to self-improvement and helping others improve in a positive way.
I am committed to having an optimistic outlook toward life and others, always striving to find the good in life events and others.
I endeavor to enjoy life’s opportunities by not always taking myself too seriously, to have fun and enjoy humor and share laughter with those around me.