Back2myroots : A place to share thoughts and grow idea’s. B2MR
The Internet and professional groups for sharing and learning
We live on a vast planet ever evolving and changing yet it’s so small. We all of us are also constantly evolving. The business the profession the training the skills all like the planet constantly changing and evolving. In so many cases the day today issues we have in the salon with our clients are unilateral.
Service offered. Standards of skill. Education. Training. Staffing. Client retention.
Same issues yet level’s of accepted qualification vary from. Region to region.State to state. Province to Province . Country to country.
What is global accepted is the exchange of views skill knowledge over the internet . A sharing between like minded professional of knowledge and views.
Over the last months whilst working to build up an internet presence and indeed a Net work of contacts. I have had the good fortune to connect with some wonderful like minded motivated true professional.
What amazes me is two fold.
One the ease of communication on a global scale. With E-mail. Text. Skype. Video. It is now possible to by pass the time zones and share thoughts, idea’s, net work. share a vision on a international scale.
It is very apparent to me that some of the huge issues that exist here in the UK within our Industry are alive and well every where. Why did? How did this topic come up?
Firstly it dawned on me that although it’s such an amazing networking tool It’s emotionless so one has to be careful with the tone of what they write. Also any information shared should be considered before posting not knowing who might read or apply any views thoughts or idea’s shared!
Then it dawned on me that so many young stylist’s training hairdresser’s and indeed Tutor’s could gain so much from joining and being active in some of the industry professional groups. That share thoughts idea’s and topic’s. By having a open honest conversation about issues that arise in the Salon. Be they Service related or skill .Issues of. Image. Communication. Consultation. Or just group issue’s and topic’s raised.
We all need to constantly work on. Self adjustment . Self assessment on what needs a little honest attention. Are you up for this challenge?
Find a professional group become active ask question’s join discussion’s learn grow connect. This goes beyond some of the daily media interaction that we all now use on a daily bases.
Face book. Twitter. Email .Text. It is more focused than these medium’s it’s you choosing a group to share with lean from.
This is not written to promote any specific group so I am not posting any links I would however suggested that even if training consider starting to build a professional profile of your. Skill. Qualification.Certification.Training. This may just over time help you and others as skill and professional qualification become more accepted and Industry recognised. By professional bodies and salon owners.
For new stylists and trainee’s these sights are a great way to access professional help.ask questions get real hands on answer’s on anything Industry related. So go on re search a group build a profile and a net work Tutor’s and educators.
Build a profile and stay current with industry thoughts views and topic’s share it with your students!
Check out a Linkedin as a place to start. Mike B2MR