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Professional Development: 4 Tips for getting the most from conferences and workshops

Professional Development: 4 Tips for getting the most from conferences and workshops

In last week’s blog I touched on the value of professional development. This week I wanted to present some helpful tips on getting the most out of your conference/workshop experience. Online Streaming: Find out if a conference offers live online streaming before you register. Many times online streaming is free or a fraction of the cost. Not only will you save money on traveling, you’ll also save on time. Online streaming gives you the option to choose which speakers you want to listen to. Network: Connect. Connect. Connect. Attending a conference or workshop is the chance to meet people in person. Nervous …

 

The Value of Professional Development

The Value of Professional Development

Professional development is integral to your success in the public relations industry. The field of public relations is constantly changing and you need to set aside time to understand the trends, enhance your skills and be able to implement what you learn to help your business grow. I connected with PR professionals to learn their thoughts on professional development. With all of the organizations, networking events, subscriptions, webinars and conferences how do PR professionals allocate time and money for professional development? “As professionals we need to dedicate time to keeping our business skills sharp and to staying on top of trends and …

 

Effectively Self-Educating Online

Effectively Self-Educating Online

I recently gave a presentation on working efficiently in the office. One of the topics I covered was feeding your mind to contribute to creativity. This includes both knowledge, facts, and information, as well as inspiration and new ideas. The problem therein is that the vast amount of these things available online makes it difficult to pick exactly what among it all that you’re feeding your mind. Some steps I remember to take in order to filter through the noise are to consciously decide what I want (or need) to learn about before venturing into the web. Typically, it’s easy for …

 
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