Upcoming Live Education Opportunities for Photographers in December and January - PPA Today
Upcoming Live Education Opportunities for Photographers in December and January
PPAedu strives to give photographers the best educational courses on photography techniques and business practices. Many members have already started exploring PPA's online education platform, watching videos and building a personalized program of business and photography courses. And that's just the tip of the iceberg: in addition to the on-demand programming, PPAedu offers live webinars and workshops! PP''s got several live webinars coming up in December and January, read on for all the details:
In December and January, we'll be covering a wide-range of topics including marketing, SEO and health insurance reform. You can watch these webinars from your own computer (or tablet!) and have an opportunity to ask questions. Better yet, if you're not a PPA member, you can get a taste of PPAedu by attending any live webinar for free. PPA members can access all recordings of the classes, but if you aren't a member, this is a great opportunity to learn a thing or two, on us (and maybe down the road you'll finally see why 26,500 photographers chose to operate with PPA)! So here's the upcoming schedule of live and (free!) webinars, open to all:
December 12, 2013 - 2 pm ET
With Angela Pointon
Do you have a great studio but need a little help marketing yourself? Pennsylvania photographer and marketing expert, Angela Pointon, will walk you through how to set up a marketing plan for your business. She'll discuss the elements of a killer marketing plan, how to build a plan and how to stick to the plan.
Part 6 of the SEO Webinar Series
January 21, 2014 - 2 pm ET
With Brett Snyder
Search Engine Optimization expert Brett Snyder will return to wrap up his series on how to make sure your web site ranks highly in Google and other search engines. This installment will be all about how to analyze your web traffic to identify new or previously unknown opportunities about your website and your audience.
If that wets your SEO appetite, PPA members and PPAedu subscribers can watch the previous webinars in the series on-demand as well. Your website will thank you for watching his information packed and photographer-centric presentations!
January 28, 2014 - 2 pm ET
With Ross Pallay, Executive Vice President at Pallay Insurance Agency
Help prepare yourself for the impending changes to healthcare insurance! Ross will recap the health insurance reform changes and remind PPA members of the deadline to obtain health insurance to avoid tax penalties. He will also discuss special circumstance that will allow members to obtain health insurance outside of open enrollment periods. Lastly, Pallay will go over alternative plans members might consider in between open enrollment periods for regular health insurance.
In addition to these educational opportunities, PPAedu will also be bringing the Business Basics and Business Breakthroughs workshops to Imaging USA in Phoenix as pre-convention class options from January 9 - 11. If you want to go in depth on how to run a photography business, one of these courses may be for you! (Sorry non-members, these workshops are just for PPA members).
If you're interested in becoming a Certified Professional Photographer, you can prepare for the certification exam by taking the Certification Preparation Class during pre-convention at Imaging USA, also taking place January 9 - 11.
Along with these pre-convention classes, don't forget about all the great classes happening at Imaging USA in Phoenix over the course of the convention from January 12 - 14! All these classes are yours to attend with a full-access registration to Imaging USA. Just be sure to register for the convention by December 4th to save $50.
So, get out there and learn! PPA members have access to more than 200 videos. If you're not a member, browse the PPAedu live webinars or just go to ppa.com/tryedu for a new free video each month. And remember: becoming a member will grant you full access to the 200+ PPAedu online courses.
For extra education opportunities, don't forget to register for Imaging USA! Early bird price ($50 off) ends at midnight 12/4. Hurry!