How to Stay in The Loop in Your Industry
People often ask me how do they find up-to-date content and stay in the loop with their industry?
Let me just say that I don’t think the problem is finding content. Content is everywhere! The problem is information overload and deciding where are those few select places you can go to and focus on to stay informed about current trends and news in your industry.
For example, I use sites such as Feedly.com or Topsy.com. Another great site to stay on top of what’s new in your industry is Paper.li. This service is great for aggregating the top news and article updates of those you follow on Twitter.
There are hundreds of other sites you can use to stay in the loop with your industry, but let’s not forget face to face strategies such as attending workshops and industry associations. These get-togethers can be a great source of information; this way when you go back to your clients and prospective clients you are well informed and you can communicate to them what they need to know to move forward in their life and business.
My recommendation is to stick with no more than two to three content curation sites you like; otherwise you’ll potentially risk falling into the information overload black hole. Yikes!