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60 SMT007 MAGAZINE I FEBRUARY 2023 Feature Interview by Nolan Johnson I-CONNECT007 You've just attended a trade show, spending time in conference classes, seeing some new ideas that you think could help your company. What's your next step? I asked IPC design instructor Kris Moyer to share his thoughts, and he explained how to best share your new- found information, convince management to adopt what you've learned, and build on this momentum. Nolan Johnson: Kr i s , s ta f f m e m b e r s h av e attended conference classes at the trade show, learned some new techniques and processes, so what's next? Kris Moyer: It's simple: You present and dissem- inate it to your co-workers. First, the individual who learned that technique at the trade show might have a small get-together with senior design engineers and say, "Here's what I saw. is is my understanding of it. Does this look like something that would be useful to us?" en you have a working lunch. Maybe you contact the company or the individual who presented the new information, and see about bringing them in as a consultant to teach the technique to your company. In some bigger companies, management may have to approve in-house training. But a lot of times you just go to the show, get the information, bring it back, and you disseminate it. Johnson: I'm sure it would help to have a prep meeting with management before the show so you could set expectations about what to look for and pay attention to. After the Show: Share What You've Learned

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