4 Benefits of Attending Webinars

We know, you’re busy.

In this fast-paced, modern world, most of us find ourselves pressed for time and swamped with commitments! This begs the question – do you really have the time or energy to watch a webinar when you have a gazillion things on your plate?

Well, yes. Webinars are uniquely geared to meet the demands of modern life – quick, easy and effective. Despite what you may have been led to believe, these educational web- seminars or virtual workshops are not just for the Techy Trevors or IT Ivans of the world. No matter which industry you are in, webinars are an easy and valuable source of information. They can also be an important component of continuous professional development.

Still hesitant to click sign-up? Here are 4 Benefits of Attending Webinars:

  1. Hello Convenience

Webinars require little to no effort – just an online invite, quick sign-up and an internet connection. When the date and time arrives, if you can go, you go. If life happens and you can’t make it, no harm, no foul. You can always request the archived version later. Unlike traditional conferences or workshops, you do not have to take extensive time off work to travel, sit through lengthy speeches or interact with that awkward stranger placed next to you. In fact, you can watch a webinar from the comfort of your coach with a mug of coffee in hand or in your office cubicle. Piece of cake.

  1. Career Development

Knowledge is power! In order to advance in your career, you should never stop learning and expanding your knowledge. A real benefit of webinars is that they are uniquely positioned to deliver relevant and timely information designed specifically for your industry and area of expertise. They do not have to be planned months in advance and can be readjusted to incorporate changes. The result? The latest and greatest, up- to date industry-specific information. Plus, you should be confident that you are obtaining first-hand knowledge from subject matter experts.

  1. Networking Opportunities

Ignite your networking flame with online connections. Yes, webinars may not have quite the same effect as coffee breaks at a conference or workshop. However, online connections should not be underestimated! There are still many amazing opportunities to connect with hosts and collaborate with like-minded attendees in the financial industry. Get the most out of the digital experience and ask follow-up question in real time or communicate with fellow members in the questions and comments section. If anything, you’ll increase your LinkedIn followers!

  1. Stand Out from the Crowd

You cease to compete with your competitors if your knowledge trails behind. Expanding your knowledge acumen helps you stand out. The more you know, the more you can contribute and the greater difference you can make to an organisation – and your boss should take notice. This stands you in good stead for promotions and future career moves. Not to mention, a better chance of that spacious corner office!

The next time you see an ICBA webinar calendar reminder, don’t be too quick to dismiss it. Login, learn something new, gain a spark of inspiration. Who knows where it may lead?  Visit https://www.icba.org.za/events/ to find the latest webinar events.