Harnessing Technology for Professional Development

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A presentation emphasizing the need for a detailed plan for professional development while highlighting key tools for implementing that plan, such as Evernote, Livescribe, LinkedIn, Twitter and more.

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Harnessing Technology for Professional Development

  1. 1. Harnessing Technology JOSEPH’S PEOPLE for Professional Development   JOSEPH’S PEOPLE – ST. ELIZABETH CHAPTER 02 DECEMBER 2013
  2. 2. Why Listen to Me •  Technology fan •  Marketing Consultant + Graphic Designer •  International Business Owner Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  3. 3. A Bit about You •  Working professionals •  Dedicated specialists •  In a very competitive market Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  4. 4. Professional Development Do We REALLY Have To? YES
  5. 5. What We’ll Cover •  Different types of technology to use •  A laundry list of options and ideas •  Maintain an understanding that there are plenty of other technologies Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  6. 6. We’ll Steer Clear of … •  How to actually use any of the suggestions •  Arguments over which options are right for you Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  7. 7. BEFORE WE BEGIN YOU MUST UNDERSTAND YOU NEED A WELLRESEARCHED, DETAILED, WRITTEN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN TECHNOLOGY CAN ONLY SUPPORT YOUR PLAN Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  8. 8. Bring on the Technology!
  9. 9. You’ve Got It; Use It Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  10. 10. Get Your Tasks Done! •  Use a system to track ALL of your to list items •  Access your to do list from all of your devices •  TOOLS: Toodledo, and many others Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  11. 11. Keep Yourself Informed •  Find the news and blogs sites that cover the topic that matter •  Subscribe to RSS feeds from relevant news sites and blogs •  Access your RSS feeds from all of your devices •  TOOLS: Feedly, Pocket, Flipboard, Zite Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  12. 12. Turn On and Tune In •  Podcasts are a great way to learn a lot of information about practically every topic under the sun •  Make better use of commute and unexpected down time •  TOOLS: iTunes, smartphones, tablets Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  13. 13. Add to Your Reading List •  White papers = free industry or trade knowledge •  Find papers on topics and from people that interest you •  Contact the authors Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  14. 14. Note Everything: Evernote •  What can’t you do in Evernote?!? •  Organize important information •  TOOLS: Evernote Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  15. 15. Charge Your Pen! •  •  •  •  Works as pen … Records audio Syncs with Evernote TOOLS: Livescribe and Evernote Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  16. 16. Email •  Key method of making introductions •  Keep your email inbox clear and organized. Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  17. 17. Twitter •  Tweets are not outsourced •  Follow or monitor key people, firms and organizations Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  18. 18. LinkedIn •  Powerful avenue for introductions •  Send personalized connection request •  Keep your profile updated •  Get a nice photo of yourself •  Consider profile updates about school, work and pro bono activities Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  19. 19. Blog it, Baby! •  Blogs can be powerful tools of self promotion and connectivity •  TOOLS: WordPress.com Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  20. 20. Old School: The Phone •  Don’t underestimate the power of a human voice to make a connection •  Schedule a time to call an important contact •  TOOLS: Telephone Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey
  21. 21. Tying it All Together Learning Experience for me Business Opportunity for me
  22. 22. Questions? Liam Dempsey liam@lbdesign.tv @liamdempsey Blog: liamdempsey.com Work: lbdesign.tv Quirky: chickenmonkeydog.com Liam Dempsey | LBDesign @liamdempsey

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