Vol 19, No 3 - OCtober 15, 2006
How to Benefit From Attending Seminars
I am one of those people who love seminars. I believe that attending and presenting seminars can bring you many benefits, but a word of warning: without careful planning and taking appropriate actions, seminars can eat into your valuable time.
Here is a quick checklist to run through before attending or leaving a seminar:
Before deciding upon whether you should attend the seminar, ask yourself these questions:
If you do attend the seminar - make sure you ask yourself the following questions before leaving:
By going through this simple checklist - I guarantee you won’t waste your time with seminars that you don't really need to attend. And you will get valuable results from those you do decide to attend. Initially, I created these rules for my own use.
At first, it was hard to discipline myself to follow the structure, although it soon became a habit.
Now I have action lists created for every seminar and meeting that I attend, because I realise how important planning is in order to make sure I am using my time wisely. I hope you will find this useful as well.
Camtu Pham (Mcom, B. Com Sci)