The FT Guide to Business Training really delivers

The FT Guide to Business Training really delivers

FT Guide to Business Training

The FT Guide to Business Training! Do you deliver training for your organization?  Then I think you will love this!

The Financial Times Guide to Business Training shows you how to develop, design and deliver outstanding business training.

Written by two of the UK’s leading business trainers and based on extensive research into what the best trainers say and do, this book:

  • Is a single reference for anyone involved in business training whether you are newly qualified or experienced, a freelance trainer or already embedded in learning and development departments
  • Provides a comprehensive resource of ideas, tools and approaches
  • Will help you improve the quality of all aspects of your training needs, including analysis, planning and delivery
  • Reveals the secrets of outstanding business training so that you can improve your reputation and results
  • Answers commonly asked questions
  • Offers support on your training journey via www.ftguidetobusinesstraining.com


“I see this book as being an invaluable resource for anyone involved in providing HR support, L&D, CPD and In Service Training, and would certainly help the next generation of business professionals to create and provide more interesting and effective training” 

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find her books on Amazon at this link

         

Career Development – the FT Guide to Business Training really delivers

Career Development – the FT Guide to Business Training really delivers

Advice from Wendy Smith. Wendy is a Career and Life Coach helping you find fresh perspectives on life and your career.  You can book a FREE coaching session or find out more at this link

Do you deliver training for your organization?  Then I think you will love this!

The Financial Times Guide to Business Training shows you how to develop, design and deliver outstanding business training.

Written by two of the UK’s leading business trainers and based on extensive research into what the best trainers say and do, this book:

· Is a single reference for anyone involved in business training whether you are newly qualified or experienced, a freelance trainer or already embedded in learning and development departments

  • Provides a comprehensive resource of ideas, tools and approaches
  • Will help you improve the quality of all aspects of your training needs, including analysis, planning and delivery
  • Reveals the secrets of outstanding business training so that you can improve your reputation and results
  • Answers commonly asked questions
  • Offers support on your training journey via www.ftguidetobusinesstraining.com


“I see this book as being an invaluable resource for anyone involved in providing HR support, L&D, CPD and In Service Training, and would certainly help the next generation of business professionals to create and provide more interesting and effective training” 
If you would like further advice on this please get in touch at the link below.

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in helping people lead happier lives and feel more fulfilled. She has worked in management as well as coaching and personal development, as well as starting up her own businesses. That means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up a new business or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. 

Need help finding work, with problems at work, at home or with relationships? Book a FREE coaching session with Wendy or find out more at this link

Photography career

Photography career

Career Development; The Top Five Reasons Why Attending Photography School Can Advance Your Career

Photography career – Today we have a guest post from Olivia Miles. Olivia is a guest blogger and photography student. She’s currently in her third year of university and cannot wait to begin her post-graduate career as a fashion photographer.

Photography career -For many, photography is merely a hobby or a skill only utilized during weddings, holidays or a child’s first piano recital. For you, photography is a passion you can see becoming a full-time career. You’ve got plenty of experience and enough raw talent to get you to the top, or at least help you pay the bills. Unfortunately, many budding photographers make the mistake of not earning their degree or, at the very least, attending a few classes to help hone their natural abilities. If you’re not sure attending a university will help you achieve your dreams, here are the top five reasons why it’s important to earn your degree.

Technique

You understand the basic principles of photography, but do you know how the aspects of balance can affect your photograph, or how to set up and manage your own dark room? During your first year of school, here are a few of the classes you can expect to encounter:

  • Photography Basics
  • Studio Lighting
  • Composition
  • Portraiture
  • Darkroom Techniques

Exposure to Technology

Photography has evolved greatly since the early 1800s and the days of Louis Daquerre and Joseph Niepce. One-hour photo booths and 35mm film are being replaced by digital cameras and computer-generated images. Unfortunately, most of the cutting-edge technology associated with modern photography isn’t available to you unless you understand how to use it. A reputable institution will expose you to the various facets of modern photography that you simply may not grasp on your own. On top of this, you’re provided with knowledgeable instructors who will answer questions and help you wrap your brain around many difficult concepts.

Connections

No matter if you’re earning a degree in English, interior design or photography, when it comes to starting your career after graduation, it’s often more about who you know than anything else. From your fellow students and professors to guest lecturers and professionals working in the field, the sheer number of potentially valuable connections you’ll make while attending a university is well worth the extra time and cost of tuition. Make the most of your time in college by attending every lecture, mixer, party and gallery opening you can. Meet people, collect business cards and form bonds with peers who you can rely on once you graduate and start looking for your first job.

Credentials

You’ve made a decent living as an amateur freelance photographer, but now you’re ready to secure more high-profile clients or find a steady gig. You’ve compiled an impressive portfolio of your work and shined at the interviews, yet you cannot seem to land a great job. The reason you’re facing rejection is simple: The competition have compiled an equally impressive portfolio and shined at the interview as well, but they also have a formal education listed on their resume. Adding a college degree to your resume allows you to stand out from the crowd, and it can often mean the difference between securing an amazing job and losing out to the competition.

Quality of Your Work

The biggest reason to attend one of the many reputable photography colleges in America is the opportunity to hone your craft and improve your work. It can seem monotonous to relearn techniques you’ve used for years, but as you progress in your studies, you’ll quickly be exposed to ideas, techniques and technologies that will greatly improve your abilities. Once you’ve completed your studies, look at the photos you snapped four years ago. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ve grown as an artist and individual.

From photojournalism and portraiture to fashion and forensic photography, obtaining a degree will teach you the skills and techniques necessary to pursue a career in several fields. Speak to admissions advisers to find a school that fits your needs and budget. Once you’ve found the ideal school, achieve your dream of transitioning from an amateur to a professional!

About the Author: Olivia Miles is a guest blogger and photography student. She’s currently in her third year of university and cannot wait to begin her post-graduate career as a fashion photographer.

Career Development;The Top Five Reasons Why Attending Photography School Can Advance Your Career

Career Development; The Top Five Reasons Why Attending Photography School Can Advance Your Career

Today we have a guest post from Olivia Miles. Olivia is a guest blogger and photography student. She’s currently in her third year of university and cannot wait to begin her post-graduate career as a fashion photographer.

Image provided by Natali Antonovich from Flickr’s Creative Commons

For many, photography is merely a hobby or a skill only utilized during weddings, holidays or a child’s first piano recital. For you, photography is a passion you can see becoming a full-time career. You’ve got plenty of experience and enough raw talent to get you to the top, or at least help you pay the bills. Unfortunately, many budding photographers make the mistake of not earning their degree or, at the very least, attending a few classes to help hone their natural abilities. If you’re not sure attending a university will help you achieve your dreams, here are the top five reasons why it’s important to earn your degree.

Technique

You understand the basic principles of photography, but do you know how the aspects of balance can affect your photograph, or how to set up and manage your own dark room? During your first year of school, here are a few of the classes you can expect to encounter:

  • Photography Basics
  • Studio Lighting
  • Composition
  • Portraiture
  • Darkroom Techniques

Exposure to Technology

Photography has evolved greatly since the early 1800s and the days of Louis Daquerre and Joseph Niepce. One-hour photo booths and 35mm film are being replaced by digital cameras and computer-generated images. Unfortunately, most of the cutting-edge technology associated with modern photography isn’t available to you unless you understand how to use it. A reputable institution will expose you to the various facets of modern photography that you simply may not grasp on your own. On top of this, you’re provided with knowledgeable instructors who will answer questions and help you wrap your brain around many difficult concepts.

Connections

No matter if you’re earning a degree in English, interior design or photography, when it comes to starting your career after graduation, it’s often more about who you know than anything else. From your fellow students and professors to guest lecturers and professionals working in the field, the sheer number of potentially valuable connections you’ll make while attending a university is well worth the extra time and cost of tuition. Make the most of your time in college by attending every lecture, mixer, party and gallery opening you can. Meet people, collect business cards and form bonds with peers who you can rely on once you graduate and start looking for your first job.

Credentials

You’ve made a decent living as an amateur freelance photographer, but now you’re ready to secure more high-profile clients or find a steady gig. You’ve compiled an impressive portfolio of your work and shined at the interviews, yet you cannot seem to land a great job. The reason you’re facing rejection is simple: The competition have compiled an equally impressive portfolio and shined at the interview as well, but they also have a formal education listed on their resume. Adding a college degree to your resume allows you to stand out from the crowd, and it can often mean the difference between securing an amazing job and losing out to the competition.

Quality of Your Work

The biggest reason to attend one of the many reputable photography colleges in America is the opportunity to hone your craft and improve your work. It can seem monotonous to relearn techniques you’ve used for years, but as you progress in your studies, you’ll quickly be exposed to ideas, techniques and technologies that will greatly improve your abilities. Once you’ve completed your studies, look at the photos you snapped four years ago. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ve grown as an artist and individual.

From photojournalism and portraiture to fashion and forensic photography, obtaining a degree will teach you the skills and techniques necessary to pursue a career in several fields. Speak to admissions advisers to find a school that fits your needs and budget. Once you’ve found the ideal school, achieve your dream of transitioning from an amateur to a professional!

About the Author: Olivia Miles is a guest blogger and photography student. She’s currently in her third year of university and cannot wait to begin her post-graduate career as a fashion photographer.

Why Get An Advanced Degree?

Why Get An Advanced Degree?

Why Get An Advanced Degree? Today our guest blogger Lindsey Harper Mac starts a new series of posts on career development.  The rest will appear here at weekly intervals.  Lindsey is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree.

Career Development Part 1 – Why Get An Advanced Degree? The Answer is Obvious

Why Get An Advanced Degree? If you wish upon a star for a better job-–you’ll likely find your wish unanswered. In truth, getting a better job or advancing in your current position requires more than just prayers and wishes. To move up the corporate ladder, you must prepare yourself for the job you wish to occupy. You can do this in many ways, some simple and others more complex. One of the most important things you must do if you wish to fill the shoes of an individual who currently occupies a position above yours is to earn the credentials necessary to qualify for this position. In many instances, without these credentials you will not be able to step up to the new job, regardless of how ideally suited you may feel yourself to be.

Fairness in Hiring

It may seem like you’d be a shoe-in for a promotion since you’ve dedicated yourself to your job for so many years, working loyally to advance the brand and improve the profitability of your company as a whole. In truth, however, these things–though important–may not be enough. Depending upon the industry in which you work, your supervisors may be unable to give you the promotion you seek if you don’t hold the industry-mandated credentials. If, for example, individuals who work in the position you covet must possess a master’s degree, and you don’t.  Then you’re simply ineligible for the job until you obtain this advanced degree. Instead of waiting for this problem to present itself, take control of the situation and get the credential now to qualify yourself for the position you wish to hold later.

Why Get An Advanced Degree? Demonstrating Your Dedication

Picking up an advanced degree is another way to show your employer how dedicated you are to the industry in which you work. Particularly if you take it upon yourself to seek out this education unprompted.  Doing so can make it clear you’re in it for the long haul and you’re keenly interested in increasing your human capital and turning yourself into the most prepared and skilled employee you can be.

Making it Easy

The more you know about the industry in which you work, the easier it will be for you to perform well within the field. If you spend time acquiring more credentials, you’ll learn more about the work sector you’ve selected and, in doing so, you’ll make it easier for yourself to perform your job. For a particularly useful education experience, select an area in which you currently struggle that pertains to your job and seek out a class to help you build those particular skills.

The reasons to get an advanced degree are numerous. If you’re still on the fence as to whether you have the time and desire to advance your knowledge through the acquisition of a new credential, consider these benefits and allow them to give you the extra push you need to put the work in and pick up that certification, degree or training that will make you better prepared to perform on the job.

About the author: Lindsey Harper Mac is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree.

Also by Lindsey Harper Mac

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Career Development Part 1 – Why Get An Advanced Degree? The Answer is Obvious

Today our guest blogger Lindsey Harper Mac starts a new series of posts on career development.  The rest will appear here at weekly intervals.  Lindsey is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree.

Career Development Part 1 – Why Get An Advanced Degree? The Answer is Obvious

If you wish upon a star for a better job-–you’ll likely find your wish unanswered. In truth, getting a better job or advancing in your current position requires more than just prayers and wishes. To move up the corporate ladder, you must prepare yourself for the job you wish to occupy. You can do this in many ways, some simple and others more complex. One of the most important things you must do if you wish to fill the shoes of an individual who currently occupies a position above yours is to earn the credentials necessary to qualify for this position. In many instances, without these credentials you will not be able to step up to the new job, regardless of how ideally suited you may feel yourself to be.

Fairness in Hiring

It may seem like you’d be a shoe-in for a promotion since you’ve dedicated yourself to your job for so many years, working loyally to advance the brand and improve the profitability of your company as a whole. In truth, however, these things–though important–may not be enough. Depending upon the industry in which you work, your supervisors may be unable to give you the promotion you seek if you don’t hold the industry-mandated credentials. If, for example, individuals who work in the position you covet must possess a master’s degree, and you don’t.  Then you’re simply ineligible for the job until you obtain this advanced degree. Instead of waiting for this problem to present itself, take control of the situation and get the credential now to qualify yourself for the position you wish to hold later.

Demonstrating Your Dedication

Picking up an advanced degree is another way to show your employer how dedicated you are to the industry in which you work. Particularly if you take it upon yourself to seek out this education unprompted.  Doing so can make it clear you’re in it for the long haul and you’re keenly interested in increasing your human capital and turning yourself into the most prepared and skilled employee you can be.

Making it Easy

The more you know about the industry in which you work, the easier it will be for you to perform well within the field. If you spend time acquiring more credentials, you’ll learn more about the work sector you’ve selected and, in doing so, you’ll make it easier for yourself to perform your job. For a particularly useful education experience, select an area in which you currently struggle that pertains to your job and seek out a class to help you build those particular skills.

The reasons to get an advanced degree are numerous. If you’re still on the fence as to whether you have the time and desire to advance your knowledge through the acquisition of a new credential, consider these benefits and allow them to give you the extra push you need to put the work in and pick up that certification, degree or training that will make you better prepared to perform on the job.

About the author: Lindsey Harper Mac is a professional writer living in the Indianapolis area. She specializes in writing guest posts on social media and education. Currently, Lindsey is completing work on her master’s degree.

Also by Lindsey Harper Mac

Entrepreneurs Growing Forward

Why “be the best” when you could be the one making the rules? | WiseWolf Talking – the WiseWolf Coaching Blog.

The Makings of a Great Leader | WiseWolf Talking – the WiseWolf Coaching Blog.