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or workshop you were scheduled to give?
If you have then The Secrets of Workshop Success eBook is a must read in order to ensure your workshop
provides a valuable experience for everyone involved. The e-book covers everything you need to know
• choosing a successful topic for your workshop
• planning a successful run up to your workshop
• presenting your successful workshop
The Secrets of Workshop Success is for everyone who is considering presenting a workshop, seminar or
training. Whether you have been asked to present an event by your employers, or as an entrepreneur
you have decided to run an event to showcase your business.
It may be that as an employee of a company you may feel constrained in your choices. You may feel that
the topic of the training, workshop or seminar will be dictated by your company and the type of work
you do, but don’t let that put you off – you have as much at stake when selecting the topic and slant of
the workshop as a business owner.
You want people to remember YOUR presentation, YOUR topic, and you want it to be memorable for
all the RIGHT reasons.
You will know that you have presented a successful workshop when you feel energised and upbeat AFTER
the workshop, when you walk away knowing you have performed well. Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 6 The Secrets to Workshop Success Part 1 7 secrets to choosing a topic for your workshop 7 secrets to choosing a
topic for your workshop Introduction
The key to the success of any event is choosing the best topic possible. Part 1 of The Secrets of Workshop
Success e-book has been developed to help you select a topic you will enjoy presenting and one your
audience will be excited to attend.
There are many ways of picking a topic for your workshop; brainstorming catchy titles, asking your
friends, polling your prospective audience or going along with what your mother thinks is a really good
idea will all get you a topic, but will probably leave you confused and undecided about which is really
the best choice.
There is only one way that will give you your best topic, and that is to follow our Seven Secrets of
Workshop Success formula. When you start the process of selecting the best topic for your workshop,
ask yourself these four great questions first:
1. What topic makes me feel most comfortable?
2. What topic can I expand well?
3. What resources and content do I already have available?
4. What topic do I think my audience will find interesting? Secret 1 Put yourself up front and centre Take a moment to think about it. You are going to present this workshop. Everyone is going to be looking
at you, and listening to you. Scary? Not if you really believe in your topic.
Think about what you enjoy most about your job or about running your business, then ask yourself
Who are you and what do you do?
• What are the specific problems you solve?
• Who do you solve them for?
• What are the results?
These three questions are designed to begin the planning process. They seem simple questions, but
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2013 for the course BA 206 taught by Professor Cuongvu during the Fall '13 term at Copenhagen Business School.
- Fall '13