When building your coaching workshops how can you ensure they are going to really engage the audience? 🤨
How do you know if your audience are going to be WOWED 😍 or sit there in stony silence with stifled yawns 😴?
My guest this week, Rachel Davis, is a workshop experience designer and facilitator with over 18 years of experience across design thinking, brand and creative strategy, workshop creation, and facilitation.
She loves to bring joy and energy to workshops and helps businesses and individuals to figure out how to infuse creativity in workshop sessions and hone their facilitation skills. 😊
In this week’s episode you’ll learn the following, and more:
🥳️️ How to inject fun and excitement into workshops
🥳️️The difference between outcomes and deliverables
🥳️️Which tools to use to create great workshops
➡️ Fun coaching workshops equal more engagement!
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Even before the invitation bring in concepts from the event to get people excited.Rachel Davis – Building an engaging coaching workshop
How do you create the winning Coaching Workshop?
“The first step is the understanding that bringing joy and fun is okay to do at work.
Bringing that curiosity and wonder doesn’t mean it’s juvenile or childish. 🤪
I think a lot of people conflate the two ideas. And just because of that, don’t even approach it.
💥 Joy and energy should be present in all immersive experiences. 💥
You need to customize and intentionally design coaching workshop experiences around the people that you’re working with.”
It’s about the experience overall because people are investing in this experience.Rachel Davis – Building an engaging coaching workshop
Getting the right perspectives.
“Part of co-creation with a client or if I’m doing it for a group, is that I ask questions about who’s part of your team, who is direct, indirect, outside of that, and I map it out.
One of the biggest things is you might want to bring in some champion users or champion team members, people who are not necessarily in your direct group. They might be a customer of yours for example. 💪
Let’s use the Batmobile as an analogy. Let’s say you bring in the sidekick, Robin, because you want to know what it’s like to be a passenger in the Batmobile.
Or you might bring in a group of pedestrians that got mowed over by the Batmobile to see their perspective on the Batmobile.
💡 So it’s really what in that’s based on your how to question what are you really trying to figure out, and who is going to have that perspective on it that you need.
Sometimes it’s really hard for teams to bring in people who are not part of their team to a workshop.
And so that’s why breaking down those how-to statements is really important.” 👈
Take-aways you do not want to miss 👇
- How you can create a winning workshop experience
- The difference between your outcomes and deliverables
- Which tools you should use to create great workshops
- Ways you can inject fun and excitement into your workshops
- Which stakeholders you should involve in workshop design
- An explanation of the How-To method
- Methodologies to enlist creativity in designing your workshop
- How to get people invested in your workshop experience
Some resources for you
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