5 ways PR pros can keep learning

You don’t have to be in school to obtain valuable information that increases your wisdom and skill set. Consider these less-common places.

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PR pros who are open to new ways of obtaining knowledge can find learning around every corner.

Gaining wisdom requires you make the time, have a clear mind and be fully present to receive information. Though there’s no shortage of knowledge through social media platforms and in online content, you can glean insights in other places you might not expect.

Here are five easy tips to learn in not-so-obvious places:

1. Tap into your smart home device.

Did you ever start reading a book and notice unfamiliar words? You could look them up later or grab your smartphone to find out the meanings. You can also ask Alexa or another smart home device.

While watching the news during the 2016 election, my kids asked Alexa what “TPP” meant, and learned that it stood for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, “a trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam.”

There is no shortage of questions to ask, and it can be more convenient than finding your smartphone to ask Google or Siri. Alexa is also taking the place of the dictionary.

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