Lorna Parsons <ul><li>Practice Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Freelancer </li></ul>
 
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Got an idea? <ul><li>slow down & think it through but don’t waste too much time </li></ul><ul><li>put the work in - resear...
Personal Development <ul><li>don’t panic </li></ul><ul><li>be proactive </li></ul><ul><li>learn to say no - you can’t do E...
Lorna Parsons <ul><li>Practice Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing & Communications...
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Lorna Parsons - MA Enterprise

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Presentation as guest speaker at BCU as part of MA Media Enterprise module.

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  • background not from academic background hard working parents (also non-academic)
  • Bryant Priest Newman Architects Practice Manager from 2000 to date
  • Change in attitude turning point: turning 30, 4 day week, looking for ideas to develop my own career that could also push forward the practice, looking to enjoy work more
  • blog, twitter, networks outside the usual channels (creative sector rather than construction)
  • new opportunities new networks - jenny Peevers, arts background, creative republic, Helga Henry, social media surgeries, digital birmingham, be2camp, likeminded people, people i find interesting, people who I can learn from, people who don’t mind sharing
  • further development new audiences, RIBA, MADE, marketing agencies who don’t know how to use social media! live blogging, social media advice for MADE workshops / training sessions
  • where next? continue to attempt to change attitudes in the industry respond to a changing industry do more of the work i enjoy
  • Lorna Parsons - MA Enterprise

    1. 1. Lorna Parsons <ul><li>Practice Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Freelancer </li></ul>
    2. 3. bryantpriestnewman Architects
    3. 12. Got an idea? <ul><li>slow down & think it through but don’t waste too much time </li></ul><ul><li>put the work in - research every aspect </li></ul><ul><li>don’t let someone else’s hesitation put you off </li></ul><ul><li>make the most of free help but don’t take advantage </li></ul>
    4. 13. Personal Development <ul><li>don’t panic </li></ul><ul><li>be proactive </li></ul><ul><li>learn to say no - you can’t do EVERYTHING </li></ul><ul><li>don’t undersell yourself </li></ul><ul><li>trust your instinct </li></ul><ul><li>enjoy yourself </li></ul>
    5. 14. Lorna Parsons <ul><li>Practice Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing & Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Freelancer </li></ul><ul><li>@lornaparsons </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://lornaparsons.co.uk </li></ul>

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