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.
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 ...