In a job interview, you are not supposed to admit weakness, and if you do you are taught to somehow turn it into a positive. Good thing this isn’t a job interview. Up until a few days ago, I had no idea how to edit, create, or produce video. I can now gladly say that I can add that skill to my resume. It was a tough and frustrating experience, but what new skill is not tough and frustrating to learn? This is an example of some video footage that my wonderful colleague LaTisha Francis created. I wish I could say I had a direct part in making the video look this good, but I did not. What I did do is learn how little I knew about video editing.
Tomorrow, I will post a video that I produced for a class utilizing these skills that I learned. As the title denotes, I believe we all should strive to learn something new everyday. Whether that is a fact, a skill, or a concept is not as important as the fact that you are learning something new. We have a finite amount of time on this Earth, and everyday we do not learn something is a missed opportunity. With a new skill, idea, concept, or fact, you could potentially improve yourself as a PR practitioner as well as improve your firm or company. The more you know, the more marketable you are, and the more skills you have, the better work you will produce. As you learn new things, you prepare yourself for advancement in your career, and you pave the way for your future. The world is changing everyday, and the more you know and can do, the better off you will be. So get out there and learn something new!