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The Workshop Book by Pamela Hamilton

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CHAPTER FIVE

Priming the workshop participants

It is important that the people are primed and ready to contribute to a workshop. There are two elements essential to prime people before any workshop:

1  An invitation: an invitation that clarifies the objective, sets expectations and builds curiosity and excitement.

2  A prep task: an individual task that each participant does in advance of the workshop to kick-start thinking, gather inspiration and prepare each individual to come ready to contribute.

The invitation

People love to get invitations to parties or special occasions, but not to meetings. Because a workshop is different from a meeting, consider how you can make your workshop invitation feel different and more like an invitation ...

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