Top Tips for Running Effective Workshops


Management Consultants not only travel and do analytics on Excel - they need to run good workshops to explain to their clients the new proposals that will turn the company around. And for those higher up in the business, you may be running workshops for those newbie graduates that have just joined, training them to be a consultant. Workshop wizard Ross Simmonds gives five workshop tactics here to ensure your audience is engaged here.

Behind-The-Scenes Look At How To Deliver a TEDx Talk

Melissa Agnes

I knew the heart of the message I wanted to communicate, but taking a message that I typically deliver in a one hour keynote address, or even a three hour workshop, and condensing it down to 18 minutes was quite a challenge and an interesting experience to undertake. Melissa's Speaking and Travel FunEvery speaker dreams of taking the TED stage – or at least this speaker did!


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Nonprofit Professionals - Amateur Managers?

The Nonprofit Consultant

However, in my travels I have found many smart/intellectual/degreed people who assume that because they hold the title of manager and they are smart, they are de facto good managers. Some of my best, and most relevant, management training came from professional development workshops at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. I continue to do occasional Supervisory Skills workshops for my clients as an independent consultant.

Avoid W-2 Status and Extra Tax: Become a Licensed Business

Successful Independent Consulting

If you then travel to Los Angeles and do work there, you are probably required to have a Los Angeles business license too. PICA workshop: New Legal Requirements/AB5 (free for PICA members; $149 for guests) Two-minute video: “ Friends don’t let friends W-2 ” (TM) Article: 1099 vs W-2 Article: Self Employed? Photo credit: ID 8861152 © Paul Jantz |

World tour 2020 (coming to a town near you)

Seth Godin Blog

Public workshops and talks that might be near you in 2020: In May, I’ll be in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Singapore. I don’t do long haul travel very often, and if you’re local to any of these, I hope you’ll consider coming. Because sometimes, showing up in person makes the difference. Coming to Helsinki , Stockholm and Oslo in September. And an afternoon in Amsterdam too. In California , in February. And in New York , in April. In Bogota, in June.

How The UAE and Saudi Arabia Are Doing Great Things on Social Media

Melissa Agnes

Two weeks ago I was in Dubai presenting a 6 hour workshop on the use of social media and mobile technology for emergency management, to the GCC healthcare sector. As all of my travels around the world, the experience was enlightening and inspiring. As my 6 hour workshop spanned over 2 days, I was originally asked to make the first day very basic and then to get into the fun stuff (for me at least!) Me presenting to my fabulous workshop delegates.

Management Consulted East Coast Tour – Fall 2015

Management Consulted

We kicked off our busy travel season with our annual East Coast Fall Tour to host events with consulting clubs from the University of Virginia, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and Harvard Business School. Here are some of the testimonials we received afterward: “By far the most engaging workshop I have been to at ASU. When Willie Nelson wrote “On the Road Again,” we’re pretty sure he was talking about us!

Why Consulting: The 2019 Ultimate Guide


A great possibility to travel. It is not unusual that consultants will travel to other countries to work on projects. Big consulting companies might even send you to workshops or events in new countries for you to gain further experience. Why consulting? This guide contains everything you need to know about being a freelance consultant, answer the questions you might have, and tell you what to be aware of. How to start? What are the steps? And what can you get out of it?

Choose your impact

Seth Godin Blog

The altMBA is a workshop designed to push you to see more clearly, speak more effectively and create change that lasts. You don’t have to travel, but you do have to be prepared to work hard. This $3,000 workshop is for people who want to move up to leadership in their current organization, accelerate their indie projects and take control over their agenda. Is it that simple? Can you choose to make an impact? Of course it is.

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Conversation with A.T. Kearney

Tom Spencer

These extend from basic introduction-to-consulting workshops, to advanced excel/ppt skills, and of course regular seminars hosted by senior partners to discuss their white papers, recent interesting or topical projects, and subjects relevant to us all. Kearney’s travel model? Kearney: Consultants generally travel to their clients from Monday to Thursday, returning to their home office on Fridays.

Artificial Intelligence: It’s Current and Future Role in Healthcare (Part 2 of 2)

Tom Spencer

A number of national and international conferences have hosted speakers and workshops on AI’s future role in healthcare. His free moments are spent traveling and enjoying sporting events with his wife and daughter. Last week we introduced how artificial intelligence is defined as well as how it is currently being used in the medical arena.

From the Bench and Bedside to the Boardrooms (How to transition from academia into consulting, Part 1 of 2)

Tom Spencer

If you happen to attend a non-target school then the next best thing would be to attend a virtual recruiting and case interview workshop. While each office in a firm focuses on specific sectors, consultants often travel cross-country and even internationally to where their respective skillset can be best utilized. His free moments are spent traveling and enjoying sporting events with his wife and daughter. Introduction.

Virtual Interview Tips to Hire Top Talent

LSA Global

The option of interviewing and hiring virtually, rather than through typical in-person interviews, is quickly becoming the new norm as recruiters and hiring managers adapt to social distancing, look to open up their talent pool, and manage travel expenses. With many companies transitioning from in-person interviews to virtual interviews, we now often practice both modalities in our live workshops. Virtual Interview Tips to Hire Top Talent.

How to Get a McKinsey Interview Through Networking

Anyways, McKinsey came back on campus for a case interview workshop, held a dinner event, and every time, guess who would show up to every single event (and to every single event for every single firm) and say, "Hi." There is something to be said for taking the "road less traveled," and the big benefit is there is much less competition along the way. Reader Success Story: I am an avid reader of your emails.

#CrisisRoundup of Awesome Links: Weeks of September 15 and 22, 2014

Melissa Agnes

I had the opportunity to present a crisis management workshop to some very savvy and fascinating professionals within the healthcare sector of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. However, through my travels, I never got around to publishing a #CrisisRoundup last week so, here is my roundup from the past two weeks. Welcome to this week’s #CrisisRoundup! To Dubai and back and another week just flew by! Dubai was pretty awesome.

From STEM PhD to Federal Consulting: An Interview with Josh

Management Consulted

This provided me with a steady income, a flexible schedule to travel and train and also helped me tap into my “inner entrepreneur” (I have started three businesses since this experience). We offer career counselling, workshops and job placement services. Our most common workshop is titled, “Introduction to Government Consulting” where we do a full-day immersion course about the career field of government consulting.

Are you looking for a project? (a live event in New York in March)

Seth Godin Blog

Here''s a quick overview: A hundred years ago, Mark Twain, like many authors of his time, made a living traveling to various cities and giving lectures. It''s a workshop in the best sense of the word, with a focus on organizing impresario projects. Six years ago, I wrote about a job of the future, the (online) community organizer. And for a long time, I''ve been talking about the advantage of picking yourself.

McKinsey International Offers

For me, your workshop videos and LOMS program really helped to build an understanding of how consultants approach problems while your newsletters served to constantly reinforce it. I know that there is a lot of reading material available and that many people suggest traveling before starting but I really feel like doing something more impactful. The following success stories come from readers who have successfully landed offers with international McKinsey firms.

How to Get Better at Reading People from Different Cultures

Harvard Business

Here’s another example: A few years ago, my husband and I traveled to Qatar to lead a body language workshop for 200 HR executives. Paula Daniëlse/Getty Images. Body language varies significantly across cultures. What is considered rude or foolish in a Nordic country may be welcomed as warm and friendly in an African one. What a Canadian businessperson would perceive as arrogant, an American executive may see as healthy confidence.

To Come Up with a Good Idea, Start by Imagining the Worst Idea Possible

Harvard Business

The great Argentinian chef Francois Mallmann, featured on Netflix’s documentary series Chef’ s Table , left the comfort of his restaurants to cook in the wild in Patagonia, with no kitchen or sous chefs, traveling with a group of young novices who have little or no experience. During my “Design the Work You Love” workshop, Mickey McManus, AutoDesk research fellow and Chairman of Maya Design, shared an experiment in reverse thinking that captured my imagination.

How Facebook’s Annual “Hacktober” Campaign Promotes Cybersecurity to Employees

Harvard Business

Hacktober has a number of different elements, from phishing tests and marketing campaigns to contests, workshops, and expert talks. We partner with our physical security colleagues to provide training classes for employees, such as a travel safety course geared toward female employees, and use Facebook to share training videos on the threat of tailgating. Offer educational sessions with your security team, host interactive workshops, and run competitions and contests.

How to Decide Which Conferences Are Worth Your Time

Harvard Business

But in the early days you never know which opportunities will pan out, so it’s useful to err on the side of saying yes — to conferences, workshops, and networking events — more often. It’s not always easy to take time off for conferences, which usually require anywhere from 2–5 days away, depending on travel time. In a world where we’re bombarded with email, it’s disproportionately effective to connect with people face to face.

How to Create an Exponential Mindset

Harvard Business

That’s how things work in the physical world when we are traveling to a destination. My workshops are designed with an exponential mindset to generate new ways of thinking about marketing, culture and strategy. Somewhere around a third of the way into a workshop, the leader invariably says something like “so when are we going to get something done?” Digital business models are a bit of a misnomer.

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What to Do If Your Parents Are Causing You Career Angst

Harvard Business

When people talk about work-family conflict, the mental image we see is often one of a harried mom or dad trying to get to day-care pickup on time, or a professional couple arguing about whose travel schedule should take priority. But in my role as a consultant and teacher, I often hear about another kind of work-family conflict: the tension emanating from parental needs or expectations that are incongruent with their children’s own values and plans.

How to Improve the Engagement and Retention of Young Hourly Workers

Harvard Business

HMSHost , the largest provider of food and beverage services for travelers in North America, piloted its Engagement Training Program to help frontline managers provide authentic recognition to its employees, listen and solve problems, and deliver specific, actionable feedback to their teams. HMSHost will be launching workshops on engagement across the entire company. VANDAL Photography/Getty Images.

Why More Cities Should Offer Summer Jobs for Teens

Harvard Business

For some teens, working has been replaced by other activities such as coding camps, preparing for academic tests, or travel — all of which look good on a college application. PIC specialists prepared students for jobs through a series of workshops and career exploration activities during the school year and then matched them with employers based on their interests and skill sets. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images.

Ethics Allegations Will Hurt White House Staffers Even If They Turn Out to Be False

Harvard Business

Some employees choose to do this publicly, such as when Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general, said she would not enforce the Trump administration’s January travel ban, calling it unconstitutional. ” Some organizations , anticipating that there might be federal employees who want to do this, are offering workshops for them on how to be more effective in voicing concerns and resisting actions that they find unethical.