The Benefits of Attending Conferences – Part 2
The second part of our blog into the benefits of attending conferences looks at other great reasons why live seminars and business events are still the best forum of learning. Modern media is a good way to do homework and to keep in touch with recent developments in your particular field of business. But there is nothing like a live conference at a purposely built building to hone your business senses.
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The problem with online learning is that sometimes it is extremely difficult to find the information you are looking for. It depends how you place your questions in your browser, if it is not exactly right so Google’s algorithm understands your question, then you will never get to the right information. A well-run conference will have opportunities for you to get to the very person you need to ask your pertinent questions. If you cannot get your question across correctly the first time you can always describe it easier face to face to make the other person understand your point.
When you are trying to learn new things, it is often that you cannot take in all the information at once, many times you probably wished that you had asked this or that question. In a conference, many people are asking pertinent questions that you may not have considered. And you will be getting really great information that you have not even thought of. Many conferences have specific lectures and talks about a particular part of a business idea or concept, they delve down into the nitty gritty of detail and help to keep you focused.
Gathering with Your Peers
A Conference will give you the opportunity to gather together with like-minded people who all have similar goals. Other people want to develop their own knowledge and have like you taken the time out to learn and be better at their jobs. Attending a conference specific to your industry will help you hone your skills with your peers, learn their problems and successes and how they overcame adversity. This live energy simply does not exist online, no matter how engaging people make video clips or YouTube snippets, there is nothing like attending a live conference.
Investing in Yourself
Often attending a seminar or conference is hard work, trying to get the time off work or traveling a long distance. This inconvenience has a flip side, you will consider it as being an investment and are far more likely to be open to learning. The hard effort will give you a feeling that you are worth it and bettering yourself, also the new education will make you far better at your job and more likely advance your career opportunities. The final reason to attend a business conference is to have fun with likeminded people, even over drinks meeting new friends a business idea might just come up in conversation.
Embrace new technology and all its virtues, it is an integral part of life in this busy modern world. But by the same token do not forget about live conferencing, it is the original forum to impart news and ideas that dates right back to Roman times.