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apiadmin [Profitability]
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apiadmin [Representation]
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 Doing work for "​free"​ is anathema to the professional apiarist. ​ Of course compensation doesn'​t always mean money. ​ I like to encourage pro's to engage in barter and trade as well.  This allows them to arrange for things they need but may not have finances to obtain or to offer promotional and marketing opportunities for themself and the potential trader or barter partner. Doing work for "​free"​ is anathema to the professional apiarist. ​ Of course compensation doesn'​t always mean money. ​ I like to encourage pro's to engage in barter and trade as well.  This allows them to arrange for things they need but may not have finances to obtain or to offer promotional and marketing opportunities for themself and the potential trader or barter partner.
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 +So now we get to the discussion of how one represents themself as a professional as opposed to an amateur or hobbyist.
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 +The most important aspect is to show yourself as in control of the situation, calm, collected, confident and capable.
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 +Notice I did not make any mention of arrogant, uppity, conceited, or "​slick"​.
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 +Your communication with the people you are working with and for should be in a way that assures them in your ability and that you will work to achieve your ideals. ​ All of that without being dishonest, cocky, or disingenuous.
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 +Be honest in your reporting. ​ Be objective when listening to their questions, comments, and ideas. ​ Look for solutions and don't make mountains out of molehill.
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 +Inspire and motivate others. ​ You are the professional,​ the "can do" person in the room at least in regard to apiculture. ​ Be encouraging and try to facilitate a positive outlook and enthusiasm for the project.
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 +Ultimately and always, you are the person the others are looking to to achieve the goals and objectives set forth. ​ Perhaps even to help establish those goals and objectives. ​ Be a facilitator,​ set them up for success.
  
  
  
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