reporting 880x425 - Top Reasons Why You Should Always Keep Abreast of Relevant Upcoming Events

Upcoming events are often undervalued—especially to those that don’t quite know what they can bring to the table. We wanted to address a few top reasons why you should always keep abreast of relevant upcoming events.

What Do We Mean by “Relevant” Upcoming Events?

These, by definition, refer to any events that are directly relevant to your field of work or interest. These can either be small and localized events or they could even be national-scale or international ones. They can come in the form of symposiums, panels, workshops, meetings, and even small fairs or markets.

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Why Keep Abreast of Them?

There are a lot of good reasons why you should keep track and even take note of the relevant upcoming events in your area or in other countries:

They Can Help Your Career

Upcoming events like symposiums are a pretty good place to learn new things or to even boost your network. If you’re working in the fields of journalism, weather, or even science attending any upcoming event that is relevant to your field of work can be a great boon.

Events are a perfect place to meet people that you can schmooze and people that you can help, if you’re able to.

They Can Help You Plan Your Schedules

Taking note of upcoming events makes sure that you don’t miss anything that can be of a benefit for you. Keeping abreast of any relevant upcoming events can help you form better decisions about whether or not they are worth going to.

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It Helps You Grow as a Person

Growth is an ever continuous process. Relevant events can help you attain that. You can always pick up something new or remember something you’ve forgotten. Events and the people that attend them can be truly helpful, if you open yourself up to it.

How Can You Keep Abreast of Them?

Here are a few tips on how you can do so successfully and at very little hassle to you:

Follow Social Media Pages

The realm of social media has been quite a boon to the land of information and communication. All events tend to have an official social media page on either Facebook or in Twitter. They will always try to keep all their followers or interested parties fully informed about locations, schedules, people who are going to be there, and other activities that are relevant to the event.

Join the Mailing List

Events tend to have a website which has a subscription option or a mailing list. That way you can get information directly to your chosen email or a text straight to your phone. These are highly convenient since the information that you want comes to you.

We hope that the points that we’ve shared today helps you better understand why keeping abreast of upcoming future events is important and can be truly helpful in the long run. Do you have much experience with upcoming relevant events to your field? What have you gained from them? We would love to know more about your experiences.

meeting 880x425 - Aiming to Partner With an Organization? Four Qualities You Need to Look For

When you’re a researcher, scientist, or even any sort of person that is thinking to partner up with an organization, it is important to see if they have certain qualities. These qualities are what we are going to be focusing on in today’s discussion.

There are a lot of perks to partnering up with an organization. They can provide you with funding, connections, access to certain documents and papers, invitations to expos and symposiums, and a lot of other things. These can sound pretty great and it is—provided that you’re partnered up with the right organization of course. To help you see if you’re approaching the right one (or have been approached by the right one), try to see if they have these particular qualities:

Training Opportunities

No good organization will want their pool of members to stagnate. Organizations that care a lot of about the talent that their members carry and the future of the group itself will want to provide training opportunities for them.

Good organizations often partner up with others to give their members a chance to meet other like-minded individuals and secure good chances for them to sharpen their craft and produce good results.

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Can Adapt

One of the best ways to check if the organization that you’re looking at is okay is check out how old it is. If it’s only been a couple of years, there might be some perks like being one of the first few members. However, this isn’t exactly a best time to judge what they’re like or if they can adapt to changes.

Organizations that do not adapt to change do not survive for long. Try to check out the organization’s history. What sort of organizational change did they have to weather?

Visible Leadership

No one particularly likes being part of a group or organization that has no clear heading and no clear form of leadership. If the organization that you’re looking at doesn’t seem to have a clear system of order or of leadership, are you certain that’s one you want to be part of?

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Visible leadership is important because you know that you will be guided accordingly and you will be able to rely on the people who are in positions of leadership. Always remember that a ship without a good captain will never find its intended location.

These are just a few qualities which good organizations should have and are known to have. These are certainly present in Tactic Project! We hope that you’ll be able to partner up with an organization which has such qualities. We’d love to know what you think. What other qualities should good organizations have?

purple 880x425 - Learning with a Side of Fun: Benefits of Joining a Science Workshop

In the world of science, people rarely work alone. There is a sort of comfort that comes with working with others toward a shared goal. Workshops are the sort of events that you should try to join when you absolutely can. There are tons of benefits that you can obtain if you join a science workshop. Let’s look at them a little bit closer.

Here are a few benefits that we can personally vouch for:

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Gaining Knowledge from Experts

Workshops are usually held by people who are generally highly experienced in their particular field. If the workshop that you’re joining is directed toward a particular scientific method or field, you can be sure that there will be experts there to share their ideas with you.

Learning from the best is often a pretty good boon if you ask us! After all, everyone can always benefit from extra knowledge.

Networking

One of the best things about a workshop is that you get to meet other people who are often interested in the same thing as yourself. Events which attract science enthusiasts like a science workshop or event tends to do will provide you with a rather priceless opportunity to interact and meet people who can give you better insight toward the topic on hand.

Networking also comes in handy for other parts of one’s life like when you’re trying to get a job or trying to find other workshops in the future. If you make friends or get leads toward a group that you can join so that you can keep abreast of other workshops or events in the future, isn’t that a good thing?

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Hands-On Learning

Workshops tend to have a particular task that needs to be completed by the end of it. If there is anything that we have learned from workshops, it is this: you learn faster when you work with your hands.

It is one thing to know the theory and consider its practical application. It is an entirely different thing when that theory is put into practice. When things are done by hand, your body tends to absorb things a lot better. Think of it this way: you better remember going to a place if you are the one responsible for getting yourself there—as opposed to being along for the ride as a passenger merely enjoying the sights.

There are, of course, a lot more other benefits. These are just the few that we can tick off at the top of our minds. If you would like to find out what the others are, we highly suggest that you join a science workshop and find out for yourself what they are!