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Unformatted text preview: l definitely use. Read each card out and remind everyone of what they have achieved. Don’t forget to thank people for attending and for all their hard work which has contributed to the success of the workshop. Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 29 The Secrets to Workshop Success Secret 7 7 secrets to presenting a successful workshop Feedback It is important that you ask attendees to complete a feedback questionnaire at the end of your workshop. Make sure that you bring plenty of copies with you and ask people to leave it on a table as they leave. Resist the temptation to look at the questionnaires until everyone has left. Feedback is critical to the success of your next workshop as it will provide you with a clear idea of what went well and any areas that may need some attention. However, be aware that you cannot please all of the people all of the time and there is little you can do if one person’s feedback states that the workshop wasn’t long enough while another thought it a bit too long! Before reviewing the feedback questionnaires it is important that you sit down and go through in your mind (or with a co-presenter) what you felt went well and what you feel you could have done better. This is the best way for you to clear your head and switch off at the end of the workshop. And Finally We hope this e-book has revealed to you the secrets of a successful workshop, as well as answering some of the questions you may have had about running your own event. We use this practical and effective template every time we develop a new workshop, and our experience shows that the template works. Running an event such as a workshop, training or seminar does not have to be a daunting experience if you follow our suggestions for choosing your topic, planning the run up to the event and presenting the workshop to your audience. When you follow our template you will know that you have done everything you can to ensure you have a full and profitable training event We hope it inspires you to take the plunge and run a workshop yourself. and we know that if you follow these templates you will have done everything you can to ensure you have a full and profitable workshop. Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 30 The Secrets to Workshop Success Author Bio Author Bio Jane Stephenson and Anne Galloway are experienced, qualified coaches. Although originally from the UK, they now both have their own coaching practices based in North Holland. Jane worked for many years in international business finance. Over the last 10 years she has developed her career as psychologist, coach and writer, fitting this in around the demands of a growing family. She gained her BSc Hons Psychology with the Open University and followed that with a diploma in coach counselling with the Nederlandse Academy van Psychotherapy. She now runs her own communication coaching business knowboundaries1 providing individual coaching to businesses and private clients in the Netherlands. Her professional writing career began when she joined the writing team of “Amsterdam - The complete residents guide” published by Explorer Publishing. Through her own business, power-to-change, Anne spees in career and small business coaching working primarily with individuals. Her aim is to inspire people to put the fun and passion back into their working week. She contributes articles to several online forums and continues to produce her ‘Inspirational Toolkit’ which provides monthly tips on a wide range of business and career issues. Born and brought up in the North of Scotland, Anne worked for a long time as a Cost and Contracts Engineer for a munti national company before setting up her own small business consultancy service and then retraining as a career and business coach. Jane and Anne have combined their unique skills in their partnership “Two Motivating Minds” and have been developing and delivering highly successful workshops together since 2009. They published their first book “Your Future - A Practical Guide to Action“ in 2011; this e-book “The Secrets to Workshop Success” is their second book collaboration. For more information about Anne and Jane’s work visit their website www.two motivating minds.com. 1 http://knowboundaries.nl/ 31...
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