Getting Down to Basics: They Matter More than Technical Skills
Trish Borzon
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Presented by: Teresa Whitacre, Marketech Systems

Area of Focus: Basics and Session Level: Intermediate

Focus on the Fundamentals - technical skills, part quality, how processes work can more easily be taught. Softer skills cannot. Focus on softer skills like how well someone communicates, how well they work with other, how organized they are, how well they manage their time, make decisions, handle conflict and situations are all just as important – if not more – in most situations. Going back to the fundamentals – the essential tools - will do more towards the success of the overall organization than many highly technical tools. We learn throughout our profession many complex tools and technology that we often apply daily. But how often do others need to use those? Do they even know what you are talking about.