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The-secrets-to-workshop-success

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Unformatted text preview: tive recreational workshop such as flower arranging you may have a mixed audience, some expecting a pleasant afternoon with friends, others desperately wanting to develop their skills further. Once they start to create their own arrangement, some participants will finish very quickly, whilst others take much longer to complete their piece. Solution In a creative, interactive workshop, the first part of the workshop would typically be a demonstration of the skills being practiced, the second part would be more hands on. So how long should the workshop be? Download free ebooks at bookboon.com 10 The Secrets to Workshop Success 7 secrets to choosing a topic for your workshop In both cases holding the attention of the audience is crucial. To manage this, provide a clear agenda for the workshop to each participant, highlighting the time each section will take, and indicating where the breaks will be. As the workshop is in progress, keep a copy of the agenda in plain sight, or refer back to it as each section is drawing to a close. Keep one goal in sight throughout the workshop and that is that you hold the attention of the audience until the end. Secret 6 will expand on this further Secret 6 Get in the flow 3 t As you saw in secret 5, you need to draw your audience with you through your workshop, and this is where the structure of your workshop is crucial. Decide now on your goal; the learning point that your audience needs to take away with them from the workshop and then make a list of points to include in 360° thinking the presentation which will bring them that information. Without this clear goal, there is no point in running a workshop. . Build a script for your presentation, and hone that script until you feel it includes all the points you want to bring in, and leaves out points which do not draw the audience towards the end of the workshop in a logical progression. 360° thinking Please click the advert . 360° thinking . Discover the truth at www.deloitte.ca/careers Discove © Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities. Discover the truth at www.deloitte.ca/careers © Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities. Download free ebooks at bookboon.com © Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities. Discover the truth 11 www.deloitte.ca/careers at © Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities. The Secrets to Workshop Success 7 secrets to choosing a topic for your workshop To help you with this, watch out for two traps waiting to catch you out: • Trap 1 - brain dump your total knowledge of the topic into your presentation. If there is no flow or structure to the message your audience will not get the most out of the workshop. • Trap 2 – Add every detail, data chart, graph and diagram as support for your topic onto visual aids. This is an overload of information and can overwhelm the audience so that they leave feeling confused. Work through your script critically, practice each part; the introduction, the demonstrations, the interactive sessions and the conclusion, to make sure your timings are spot on and your workshop will not overrun....
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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.

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