Saturday, July 17, 2010

Which Would You Attend - Revisited

A few days ago I posted 4 potential classes and asked a bunch of my retailer friends if they could only attend one, which would they choose.

I had two purposes for this post. First, to see how people choose which sessions and trainings to attend. Second, to see if there was one over-riding topic in which everyone was thirsting for more info.

The answer to the first purpose was interesting. There were three basic reasons for choosing which class to attend.
  1. It is the class that you deem most important to your business success (regardless of your own skill level)
  2. It is the class in which you feel your skills are least competent
  3. It is the class that sounds the most fun (of highest interest to you)
Professionally, I would think reasons #1 & #2 make the most sense, but I can also see how #3 plays into the equation. If you aren't enjoying yourself, you'll have a harder time staying focused, thus have a harder time learning.

The answer to the second purpose was less clear. All four classes received interest. Including the email responses, there would have been at least two people in each class, but no more than three in any one class. So no clear cut topic emerged. Darn! I was hoping to get some more focus for future posts.

So, in lieu of a single topic, I'll keep writing a variety of posts on all topics important to retail success. If you have a question, send it along and I'll respond. Maybe by the 4th quarter you won't have to attend any classes.

-Phil

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