Attending seminars or workshops can help you develop skills that you feel you don’t have yet and find that person you never thought was in you. The Friedman Group adds sales management training seminars will help you achieve the success you want for your business.
Because seminars are also a form of investment in a business, you’d want to make sure that you see returns. Here’s how to get the most out of your next workshop or seminar.
Prepare for it
Before you go to a seminar, ask yourself what you want to achieve from it and why you want to achieve it. Also, do your research on who the speakers will be so you won’t get lost in the discussions. You can ask colleagues or friends who’ve already attended the seminar about what to expect. Lastly, find a way to measure the skill you want to change before and after the seminar.
While you’re there
When you get to the venue, stay pro-active and open. Participate in group discussions and raise questions that can help everyone who’s attending. Take advantage of breaks to share your goals with other attendees and find out what theirs are. You may learn new things or impart knowledge to others. Exchange contact information with the people you meet. You’ll never know when you’ll need each other’s help or advice.
Apply what you learned
Learning doesn’t stop when you leave the event. The most important step in this process is to take action by applying what you’ve learned. You can share it with your team or start working on the metrics you’ve set before you went to the seminar. Make sure to confer with your new contacts every occasionally to share best practices on applying what you’ve learned.
Remembering these tips will help you get to your next seminar with more focus instead of just walking into a venue without aim or purpose.