In any organisation, employees fall sick, go for vacations, attend to family emergencies or even leave to pursue other goals. These events can put companies at risk and leave them susceptible to lost revenue, lower productivity and strained customer relations. Any serious company should create a hot backup plan to ensure the smooth running of activities in the organisation.
Thanks to virtual technology, meeting with the shareholders, the board of directors or clients is a lot easier these days. Rather than travelling to meet up someone you need to talk to face-to-face, you can remain at your current location and set up a Skype meeting instead. Think of what’s involved in a typical business trip: Hotel expenses, rental taxis, and airfare. On the other hand, a Skype meeting takes only a couple of minutes to set up.
A workshop is appropriate when you need to find out solutions and brainstorm ideas with other people. You’re interested in their opinions and perceptions. As such, workshops are collaborative and dynamic. The ability to conduct a successful workshop is a crucial skill for anybody who plans to organise a seminar. The difference between a successful workshop and an ineffective one can be seen from the quality of ideas discussed, its interactivity, and whether the attendees felt they were given the opportunity to share their ideas.
Workshop facilitation is a skill that anybody can pick up. The trick is to capture the attention of your attendees. The more engaged they are, the better their concentration and participation in the seminar. Gaining the absolute engagement and concentration of your participants requires practice and experience. As such, there are a few measures you can adopt to make your workshops more interesting.
Are you ready to leave out those snore-provoking lectures, and get the full concentration of your workshop attendees?
Anyone who has previously organised a digital design workshop will agree that it’s a challenging job. In fact, planning a successful one requires organisation, focus and creativity. So what are the key points of consideration to achieve a relevant, productive and memorable training workshop?
Organising a workshop is a tedious activity. It involves logistical and contingency planning, all of which will take up plenty of your time. There’s a lot to do simply for the event itself.