Brilliant Workshops

Brilliant Workshops : How to deliver effective workshops to any audience

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Whether running a company or working for an organisation, Brilliant Workshops will equip you with all the practical tools and effective techniques you need to run your workshop effectively.

This book challenges the myths about delivering effective workshops and will give you all the essential information you need to deliver brilliant workshops to any audience.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 15mm | 363g
  • Pearson Business
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0273759752
  • 9780273759751
  • 1,296,429

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Running a workshop? This is the book for you.

If you've ever tried to deliver a workshop then you'll know it's tougher than it looks. Drawn from over 15 years of running workshops, this book will challenge the myths about delivering effective workshops and give you clear steps to plan, design and deliver brilliant workshops to any audience.

Whether you run your own company or work for a small or large organisation, Brilliant Workshops will equip you with all the practical tools and effective techniques to run that workshop tomorrow.


- Understand how to plan and deliver a workshop

- Engage an audience, no matter what the subject

- Know why evaluation is an important part of the planning process

'This book will help you develop your own training style and enable you to deliver workshops that have a unique personal touch.'

Elizabeth Crosse, Head of Learning and Development, Legal Services Commission
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Table of contents

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Part 1: Backstage (pre-workshop)

Chapter 1: What is wanted? What is needed?

Chapter 2: What can I do?

Chapter 3: Planning and design

Chapter 4: The audience

Chapter 5: Tools to support delivery

Chapter 6: Handouts, workbooks or other resources?

Chapter 7: Presentation styles and your 'stage'

Part 2: Onstage - stand and deliver (during the workshop)

Chapter 8: 'And now I'll pass you over to....'

Chapter 9: Managing group dynamics

Chapter 10: How well is it going?

Part 3: Encore (post-workshop)

Chapter 11: Evaluation

Chapter 12: What next?

Conclusion: Did that really happen? (I don't believe you!)


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About Cyrus Cooper

Cyrus Cooperhas been running workshops for over 15 years, designing and delivering learning and training solutions for a wide variety of clients in the public and private sectors. Cyrus is the Managing Director of Maximum Performance a training company based in Hertfordshire. He works with clients such as Thomson Reuters, the BBC, Big Lottery Fund, Merlin Entertainments, Hannover Life and Maidenhead Housing Association.
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