Workshops and seminar can give great value to you and your business. You can tick so many positive boxes from attending a workshop.
A lot of small business owners have been forced to work solo or work from home. They don’t necessarily have the time to go out and see what the world offers as they are committed to their hustle. At times, the might even miss news related to their industry and they’re too absorbed in their own work.
So conferences, workshops and seminars provide a great opportunity for business owners to meet and network with others. Getting out and meeting new people is a worthwhile thing to do. Nothing beats a good old face to face.
Your time is valuable. With a little preparation, you can squeeze more value from your involvement. Here’s how to get the most out of it when you attend a workshop or seminar.
1) Know what you want
When you make a commitment to attend a workshop, set learning goals for yourself. What do you want to learn? How can this program help you? What would make you feel that your time was well spent?
2) Ask for what you want
As the program unfolds, ask questions that guide the presentation toward the information that you need. Also, seek out specific ideas that will help you.
3) Focus on your success
Rather than fight against new ideas, greet them as possibilities. If the ideas seem unworkable, seek out ways to modify them so that you can use them. Or find parts of them that you can use.
4) Encourage the speaker
Learning succeeds best when you become involved. Thus, ask questions, make comments, participate in the projects. Pay attention. Let the speaker know that you are interested. This encourages the speaker to do a better job.
5) Be grateful
Thank the speaker after the program. Either write a note or stay to express your appreciation. Also thank the people who organized the event in your company. Seek them out to express your thanks.