I would like to welcome you to this Interpersonal and Small Group Communication course.  As your instructor, I am here to help you develop and improve your skills in relating to others.  As a student, I hope you are here to learn, discover your perceptions, challenge your opinions, and find new and effective ways to relate to others.  I am excited that you are here to take this journey of self-discovery and I hope by the end of this course you increase your competencies in communication – since it is an essential life-long skill you will use on a daily basis.  Enjoy the course and your communication journey!