Seminars are conferences or other meetings for discussion and training. Attending seminars give life to your career, whether educational or business. Seminars are often organized with the aim of educating and informing the participants. Good seminars improve the organizers and the attendees. No one leaves a good seminar the way he came, because you go back with new ideas and knowledge of things you might have never known. Below are the reasons why you should attend seminars.
OPENS OPPORTUNITIES: Seminars lets you meet people who are willing to give you opportunities to improve yourself in your chosen career. Aside that, it paves a way to get avenues to invest in yourself. For instance, opportunities to get scholarships or sponsors.
EDUCATES: Without information we will all perish. Seminars are a great way of being educated or informed on stuffs you never knew. An educated mind is the most fertile mind where lots of ideas spring from.
MOTIVATES: Seminars motivates you to get started. They come with packages of spurring words to get you started. It is possible to get caught in the rat race where you are drained off fire and passion. Seminars can rekindle your dying flame and spark your enthusiasm. It can give you reasons why you have to stick to that job or reasons to walk away from that job.
FIRST HAND PROFESSIONAL INFLUENCE: You get to meet professionals in the field, who have vast experience, expertise and knowledge in the field. They give you first hand impact and influence in your career.
NETWORK: You get to enlarge your network of people by meeting colleagues who have similar objectives and careers. Meeting new people can offer encouragement, proffer solutions to problems and lets you share your views with like minded people.
EXPERIENCES: It offers you experiences on the day to day life of other people, especially when you get to travel to new places.
CURRICULUM VITAE: Participating in workshops and seminars could boost your CV and give you better chances of getting a job.
ORAL COMMUNICATION: Seminars can be a comfortable, open environment to improve your verbal skills, and sharpen your oral communication techniques. Aside from education, it also serves the function of making you a better listener; opens you to compromise; lets you practice accommodating other people’s views and opinions. It could also put your interpersonal skills to play, such as dealing with conflicting views and dogmatic people.
INVESTMENT: Yea! Investment. It is not always about the financial investments, seminars let you invest in yourself; morally, emotionally and psychologically. It can be a great place to mentally wind off your brain stress.
EXPOSURE: Seminars give you exposure to information, new technologies, latest updates, events and happenings from around the world. You can be exposed to it visually via slide shows, video displays, magazines,etc.
CONTACT WITH USEFUL MATERIALS: It lets you come into contact with useful material-technology-tools that is useful to your career and to yourself. Often when the thoughts of seminars come up, it is always a boring long talk with big phrases, stern people-dressed in suits and having snobbish expressions on their faces. There is more to that. With an open mind, seminars impact more on our minds than we ever thought. Although, these days most seminars are held with the aim of profiteering from the public. It is really not that but to improve, excel and help yourself.
TIME: You get to use your time and spend it wisely, by whiling it away in procuring knowledge.