How to Run a Great Workshop

How to Run a Great Workshop : The Complete Guide to Designing and Running Brilliant Workshops and Meetings

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You ve been asked to run a training session, workshop or meeting. What you need now is a foolproof way of making it both memorable and enjoyable to run  and to know that what you are doing will achieve the desired outcome and have lasting positive effects on your team. Anyone who has ever endured 'death by powerpoint' or a dry 'chalk and talk' session knows how not to do it, but how do you make sure that you get it right? This interactive guide is designed especially for busy managers - people whose main role is not training  and will take you through a simple step-by-step process that results in stimulating, fun and effective workshops and presentations. Just some of the many scenarios the book will help you tackle include: * How to put together training session from scratch when you have 'blank page, blank face syndrome  here s the step-by-step solution* You've done some training but you aren t getting the desired results from your sessions  here s what do to about it* You haven't time to write 80 sexy PowerPoint slides for a session you are running  here s what to do instead that will be even more effective and take half the time * You're dreading the experience of being 'up the front'  here s how to shift the onus from you to your participants * How to be remembered for the right reasons!  Here s how to ensure that happens This is a book that  walks the talk - it presents what you need to know in an engaging, interesting, effective and quick way  exactly how you will be presenting in your meetings and worshops when you have finished reading it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 17mm | 421.84g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Pearson Business
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • 0273707876
  • 9780273707875
  • 61,873

Table of contents

Why choose this book?Introduction Chapter 1 Who, what, why and where Your natural style Beliefs and the importance of make-believe Session subject and outcomesWhy bother  application of learningWhat type of session?Your participantsLocation, location, locationInformation v. learning Chapter 2 Whole-brain learning primer The biggest myth in training All you need to know about learning theory Using musicEnergyThe 70/30 ruleBreaks Bluffer s guide to facilitation Chapter 3 Building a great sessionOverview Strong frameworkStructure and flowThemingThe titleThe Welcome PackStep-by-step activitiesMetaphors and their useIntroduction and welcomeWarm-up activities/ice-breakersBrainGymOff-the-shelf activitiesTricks of the tradeStrong finishEvaluationSetting the scene on the dayFollow throughMaterialsCanny material designParticipants materialsYour materials Chapter 4 Meetings makeover Adieu Appendix 1: Some themes suitable for workshops Appendix 2: People bingo Appendix 3: Glossary and  trainer speak RESOURCES INDEX
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"A useful guide" - The Times, 23 November 2006
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