Monday

Conducting Workshops

It's been a busy 2011 so far and I'm trying to get myself more organized. Besides attending the NAMS5 virtual training, which was pretty intense, I'm conducting a number of local workshops. These are on a variety of topics to do with marketing on the Internet, social media, and information product creation. Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn are very popular right now, both with businesses and people who want to keep up with technology. My favourite is showing how to use Hootsuite to bring it all together without taking too much time. Some workshops I've done before but since I use the classroom as my lab of sorts, I'm always trying new ways to present the information.

I know it would be much easier to create the content once and simply teach it, but there are always new things I've learned that I like to add. Plus I really enjoy the workshops that have a lot of interaction, so I try different ways to get the points across in fun ways that people will remember. If you've never tried conducting a workshop of your own, why not give it a go. It's great to share your knowledge, help people, and get paid in the process:)

One of these days, I'm going to get my materials together and offer it as a manual for people who would like to teach Internet workshops but aren't sure where to start. Now that I've been doing them part-time for the last five or six years, I think I've learned a little as I've gone along. If you've taught some workshops yourself, please comment and tell us about your experiences.

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