Now, with almost all of the regular distractions removed, is the best time to rebuild. We all have the time to finally do things like freshen up the website, develop a new marketing strategy, update the newsletter… The list is endless.
Don’t know where to start? We will be gathering ideas in our community resources to help you take the first steps.
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Event Industry Professional
With some extra time on our hands, it is the perfect time to freshen up your personal resumé and network so you’re when the industry gets going again.
Online Presence – take the time to go through all of your profiles on all social media accounts to do things like update the text and images to reengage prospective employers with your profile.
Resumé – update your resumé and if you need professional assistance, don’t be shy to reach out for support on creating an eye-catching document! Companies like Red Velvet Events based out of Austin, Texas are offering to help event professionals spruce up their resumés and get ready to re-enter the work force (look for the “Reinvent Yourself Toolkit”).
Head Shot – it’s definitely a good time to update your head shot. If you can’t afford an expensive studio photography session, get yourself all fixed up and have a friend or neighbor stop by and take your photo against a blank wall or beautiful real floral backdrop. There are many apps and programs available on line that enhance photos to give them the professional feel.
As with Event Professionals, its a great time to freshen up your business. Your online presence is very important right now and putting your business in the best light possible is crucial.
Online Business Presence – most businesses have multiple company profiles online. Have a colleague or business acquaintance look at your business’ online presence and freshen it up if needed. Leanne Calderwood is developing a course to help businesses improve their online image, so stay tuned to her page.
Update Your Website – most businesses PRE-COVID were so busy conducting their business that updating their website was never a priority. Now is the time to put your best food forward and showcase your work, awards and expertise. This is also a good time to update your employee head shots with current photos. How about including a theme and have all of your employees submit photos inspired by that theme?
Brochure / Services – update your website to reflect services that you are offering during COVID. Create a current brochure and email it to all of your customers so that they know what you are up to.