Former Business Major Finds his Niche in Communications
Clint Williams is a Georgia Southern University alumna, who completed his bachelor’s degree incommunication arts in 1994.Williams explained that his relationship with Georgia Southern’s CommunicationArtsDepartment began with dissatisfaction in a series of business classes. Unhappy with hisbusiness major, Williams took his concerns to campus counselors.When asked what he did in high school, Williams explained that he was an honors student inbroadcasting. It was this exposure that led his counselors to suggest that he become acommunications major.For eighteen years, Williams was involved with a third party company which handled thefinancial communication of companies, such as Coca-Cola, and specialized in work designed toguide and assist large companies in their investor communications. This type of communicationwas primarily technical and visual and focused on information disseminated to shareholders bythese companies.After his time in financial communications, Williams began his time as vice president atSpeakeasy, an intercommunications company based in Atlanta. Speakeasy helps clients indeveloping their communication skills from their senior executives to their management teams.“Ourmethodology for teaching communication skills is built around self-awareness,” explainsWilliams. He says that some people might get a little bit of communication exposure in college,but until they get into an environment where they can open up and be vulnerable and trydifferent things, individuals might never get the chance to improve upon their skills.Some of the notable companies Williams has worked with during his time at Speakeasy includeCoca-Cola once again, in addition to VISA, SunTrust, Bank ofAmerica and several otherFortune 500 companies.Williams says that communication is a choice.“People choose how they want to communicate,” Williams said.Williams continues to help companies express themselves in creative, profitable and successful way.