Take for example last month's National Speakers Association (NSA) Speaker Magazine:
- I followed all the speakers who are on twitter who will be speaking at the forthcoming NSA Convention - I wont be there but perhaps their tweets will share some of the same hints and tips.
- I will also be following the convention hashtag #nsa12 from 14-17th July.
- I followed on twitter or facebook those people who's article had resonated with me
- I shared with those people what I specifically liked about the article
- I started a dialogue with those who replied - who knows where that will go
- I was inspired by Dan Thurmon's video using juggling knives as an example of how to cope with overwhelm - see also @danthurmon
- I just loved Richard Hight's art on the stage - see also @visualmpact
With my recent move into using Pinterest I even now have a place to keep favourite blog posts and inspiration videos for reference later.
If I receive the magazines to further my continuing professional development then it certainly didn't work in the past. These days I'm learning, I'm inspired and I'm taking action.
How are you using those professional magazines for your continuing professional development?
PS: It would help tremendously if those with web site makes their twitter and facebook contacts details easy to find and magazine publishers provide sufficient information in articles to find the people the article is about.
The Purchasing Coach
Sowing the seeds for continuing professional development in Purchasing