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Mentoring Matters: Show What You Know & Grow - PPA Today

Mentoring Matters: Show What You Know & Grow

Start a conversation with PPA members about mentoring, and it's hard to decide who's getting the most out of this loveliest example of professional networking. Make the most of your socializing and jumpstart your relationship building with these suggestions from PPA members who have experience with mentoring and being mentored.

"I figured out pretty early on that I learn best in small groups, so mentor relationships provided the best way for me to learn how to improve my photography skills and business," says Heather Smith, Cr.Photog., CPP. "When I picked out who I wanted to learn from, I didn't just choose people because I liked their art. I also looked for business people I could respect--how do they treat others, how do they manage their businesses, how do they teach and give feedback?"

Carol Andrews Jensen, M.Photog.Cr., ABI, says she tells her PPA Studio Management Services (SMS) clients the same. "It's not just about an f-stop. You need mentors in all areas of your life. I wouldn't be where I am today without my mentors, and you need to choose the people you want most to be associated with."

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