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Brad Nunnally - @bnunnallyRuss Unger - @russu| Perficient XD| GE CapitalThe WorkshopWorkshop
Workshops:Behind the Scenes
WhyWorkshops?
Workshops Are Everywhere.
-Russ Unger“We are all event planners now.”
Lead & Collaborate
Today’s Agenda• Create a Team Name• Behind the Scenes of Workshops• During the Workshop• Workshop Activities• Post-Worksho...
HowWillIKnow?
Surrounded By Workshops
Sound Familiar?Let’s whiteboardthis out...I’ll schedule aquick brainstorm...We’ll plan aworking session...Can we sketchout...
Collaborative Environments
TypesofWorkshops
Kickoff Workshops
Exploratory
Decision-Making
Team-Based ActivitiesTeams can be as small or as large as necessary
Agendas
Every Workshop Deserves an AgendaThey are no longer optional"Ive often found, though, thatdeserving and happening dontalwa...
Creating Your Roadmap
Agenda 101• High level Activities• Topics To Be Covered• Time Table• Break Times• Communicate Purpose• Introduce Yourself•...
Example
Example
Sharing the Agenda
WorkshopPreparation
Orchestration is Key• What, When, Where, Etc.Prepare the workshop-specific details• Follow-UpCollecting & distributing outc...
-Russ Unger“We are all event plannersnow.”
- Russ Unger- Scott BerkunHow to Prepare• UX-Type methods; rapid prototyping• Rough outline & slides; practice• Iterate at...
Elements of a Workshop• People• Timeline• Agenda• Environment• Materials• Supplies• Presentation (if needed)• Goals• Outco...
So What?How does this all relate to the larger picture?• What do we accomplish?• What do we gain/save?• Why did we spend t...
WorkshopEnvironment
MVWMinimum Viable WorkshopWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwords WORDSWORDSwords WORD...
Know Your Stuff. The Stuff That is YOURS.
Your Stuff• Computer, Software, Files, Etc.• Cables & Connections• Remote Control• A/V• Supplies• The Internet• Reference ...
Know Their Stuff. The Stuff That Is NOT YOURS.
Their Stuff• The Room• Their Computer?!• Audio Quality• Video / Projector & Settings• Microphones• The Internet• No Intern...
No Tools. No Problem.- Nathan Shedroff“Know your [content] and beprepared to tell it no matterwhat happens with thetechnol...
Practicing
Preparing is• UX-Type methods; rapid prototyping• Rough outline & slides; practice• Iterate at challenge areas• Repeat unt...
Practicing SecretsNote CardsResearch Notes/OutlinePracticeSlides Practice Practice PracticePra
Practicing SecretsNote CardsResearch Notes/OutlinePracticeSlides Practice Practice PracticePraPractice
-Russ Unger“The only wrong way topractice is to not practice.”
Workshops:Live WIthout a Net
Asking“Why?”
What’s in a “Why?”It’s probably the most under-used question in all of business
Why Ask “Why?”
When to ask “Why?”60 percent of the time, it works every time...• New Idea Gets IntroducedAt some point a new idea needs t...
Why “Why?” Mattersthey
People&Personalities
Patterns of PersonalitiesEvery person is unique, but we share a lot of similar attributes
Body language 101
Position of Arms
Position of ArmsClosed ArmsProtective of “Core”Closed OffResistant or Challenging
Position of ArmsClosed ArmsProtective of “Core”Closed OffResistant or ChallengingOpen ArmsShowing TrustAccepting or Welcom...
The Cowboy
The CowboySizing Someone UpAggressive StanceCould be Good or Bad
Laid Back
Laid BackShowing Off ConfidenceReady To Act/Move OnReady For Their Turn
Edge of Seat
Edge of SeatExcited and PassionateWants The FloorReady to Contribute
Self-Awareness is Key
Learning Control
Learning ControlThere is no spoon.Nope.No spoon.None.See ya later, spoon.
HandlingQuestions
No More Words
Do Do Do!• Establish Q&A Rules Upfront• Know Your Topic• Repeat the Question• Incentivize• Be Aware of the Time• Continue ...
YourRole:Facilitator
Facilitators Do These Things:• Define the Teams• Define the Goal(s)• Define the Task(s)• Keep the Task on Track• Keep the Tas...
ThisIsHowWeDoIt
Project Overview
Activities Overview
Agenda Exercise
Your Turn!
Post-Workshop
Measuring SuccessHow’d You Do?
-Adam Polansky“The most successful companies inhistory and entire communities ofpractice emerged from a single,astute, sha...
AdditionalResources
Additional Resources
ThankYou!Brad Nunnally - @bnunnallyRuss Unger - @russu| Perficient XD| GE Capital
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You have attended workshops, you have seen them masterfully commanded by other people, and you really want to get a handle on doing this workshop thing yourself. This workshop is the workshop that will help you create and facilitate a workshop of your very own, in whatever workshop fashion you decide upon.
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Brad Nunnally, and Russ Unger, co-authors of the forthcoming book "Designing the Conversation" will help you identify the path unlocking the workshop achievement in whatever platform you choose. You will learn how to plan your agenda, structure your workshop, and identify the tools that are needed to help you along the way. Preparation is only a small portion of The Workshop Workshop; you will also gain from the wisdom of the CrankyTalk Workshops to help you feel more comfortable with your material–and yourself–in front of a group of people who are relying upon you to be their guide.
Snake

There will be activities where you will experience the true nature of "trial by fire" or "getting your feet wet" (whichever metaphor you prefer). That is correct: You will be leading your very own workshop within The Workshop Workshop, and presenting your findings and results back to the rest of the workshop attendees.

Bring your most comfortable pair of shoes, your favorite writing utensil, and all the gumption you can muster. This will be a jam-packed day!

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  1. 1. Brad Nunnally - @bnunnallyRuss Unger - @russu| Perficient XD| GE CapitalThe WorkshopWorkshop
  2. 2. Workshops:Behind the Scenes
  3. 3. WhyWorkshops?
  4. 4. Workshops Are Everywhere.
  5. 5. -Russ Unger“We are all event planners now.”
  6. 6. Lead & Collaborate
  7. 7. Today’s Agenda• Create a Team Name• Behind the Scenes of Workshops• During the Workshop• Workshop Activities• Post-Workshop• Wrap UpLet’s Get Started!
  8. 8. HowWillIKnow?
  9. 9. Surrounded By Workshops
  10. 10. Sound Familiar?Let’s whiteboardthis out...I’ll schedule aquick brainstorm...We’ll plan aworking session...Can we sketchout some ideastogether?
  11. 11. Collaborative Environments
  12. 12. TypesofWorkshops
  13. 13. Kickoff Workshops
  14. 14. Exploratory
  15. 15. Decision-Making
  16. 16. Team-Based ActivitiesTeams can be as small or as large as necessary
  17. 17. Agendas
  18. 18. Every Workshop Deserves an AgendaThey are no longer optional"Ive often found, though, thatdeserving and happening dontalways necessarily go together."-Tasslehoff Burrfoot
  19. 19. Creating Your Roadmap
  20. 20. Agenda 101• High level Activities• Topics To Be Covered• Time Table• Break Times• Communicate Purpose• Introduce Yourself• Define Outcomes• Additional Background• Additional Roles
  21. 21. Example
  22. 22. Example
  23. 23. Sharing the Agenda
  24. 24. WorkshopPreparation
  25. 25. Orchestration is Key• What, When, Where, Etc.Prepare the workshop-specific details• Follow-UpCollecting & distributing outcomes• Structure & TimingPlanning the Activity / Activities• Organize the AttendeesGetting the right people, place, time
  26. 26. -Russ Unger“We are all event plannersnow.”
  27. 27. - Russ Unger- Scott BerkunHow to Prepare• UX-Type methods; rapid prototyping• Rough outline & slides; practice• Iterate at challenge areas• Repeat until no changes needed- Christina Wodtke• Get your content out quickly• Fix the things that are vague• Remove needless content• Tighten up; get the story right• Get ideas out without a filter• Assess; add where necessary• Cut without mercy• Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
  28. 28. Elements of a Workshop• People• Timeline• Agenda• Environment• Materials• Supplies• Presentation (if needed)• Goals• Outcomes• Samples
  29. 29. So What?How does this all relate to the larger picture?• What do we accomplish?• What do we gain/save?• Why did we spend this time together?- Dr. Arthur P. Doederlein
  30. 30. WorkshopEnvironment
  31. 31. MVWMinimum Viable WorkshopWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwords WORDSWORDSwords WORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDS WORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwords WORDSWORDSwordsWORDSWORDSwordsWORDS
  32. 32. Know Your Stuff. The Stuff That is YOURS.
  33. 33. Your Stuff• Computer, Software, Files, Etc.• Cables & Connections• Remote Control• A/V• Supplies• The Internet• Reference Materials• Food & Snacks
  34. 34. Know Their Stuff. The Stuff That Is NOT YOURS.
  35. 35. Their Stuff• The Room• Their Computer?!• Audio Quality• Video / Projector & Settings• Microphones• The Internet• No Internet?!
  36. 36. No Tools. No Problem.- Nathan Shedroff“Know your [content] and beprepared to tell it no matterwhat happens with thetechnology.”
  37. 37. Practicing
  38. 38. Preparing is• UX-Type methods; rapid prototyping• Rough outline & slides; practice• Iterate at challenge areas• Repeat until no changes needed- Scott Berkun- Christina Wodtke• Get your content out quickly• Fix the things that are vague• Remove needless content• Tighten up; get the story right• Get ideas out without a filter• Assess; add where necessary• Cut without mercy• Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.- Russ UngerPracticing
  39. 39. Practicing SecretsNote CardsResearch Notes/OutlinePracticeSlides Practice Practice PracticePra
  40. 40. Practicing SecretsNote CardsResearch Notes/OutlinePracticeSlides Practice Practice PracticePraPractice
  41. 41. -Russ Unger“The only wrong way topractice is to not practice.”
  42. 42. Workshops:Live WIthout a Net
  43. 43. Asking“Why?”
  44. 44. What’s in a “Why?”It’s probably the most under-used question in all of business
  45. 45. Why Ask “Why?”
  46. 46. When to ask “Why?”60 percent of the time, it works every time...• New Idea Gets IntroducedAt some point a new idea needs to be vetted out.• Unexpected SurprisesGet the rationale behind the unexpected• Past RoadblocksDiscover the heart of the issue
  47. 47. Why “Why?” Mattersthey
  48. 48. People&Personalities
  49. 49. Patterns of PersonalitiesEvery person is unique, but we share a lot of similar attributes
  50. 50. Body language 101
  51. 51. Position of Arms
  52. 52. Position of ArmsClosed ArmsProtective of “Core”Closed OffResistant or Challenging
  53. 53. Position of ArmsClosed ArmsProtective of “Core”Closed OffResistant or ChallengingOpen ArmsShowing TrustAccepting or Welcoming
  54. 54. The Cowboy
  55. 55. The CowboySizing Someone UpAggressive StanceCould be Good or Bad
  56. 56. Laid Back
  57. 57. Laid BackShowing Off ConfidenceReady To Act/Move OnReady For Their Turn
  58. 58. Edge of Seat
  59. 59. Edge of SeatExcited and PassionateWants The FloorReady to Contribute
  60. 60. Self-Awareness is Key
  61. 61. Learning Control
  62. 62. Learning ControlThere is no spoon.Nope.No spoon.None.See ya later, spoon.
  63. 63. HandlingQuestions
  64. 64. No More Words
  65. 65. Do Do Do!• Establish Q&A Rules Upfront• Know Your Topic• Repeat the Question• Incentivize• Be Aware of the Time• Continue the Conversation LaterDo Not Not Not!• Fear Not Knowing an Answer• Relinquish Control• Answer Everything RIGHT NOW• Fight, Argue, Battle, Rage• Feel Forced to Do Q&A• Fear Owning a Mistake
  66. 66. YourRole:Facilitator
  67. 67. Facilitators Do These Things:• Define the Teams• Define the Goal(s)• Define the Task(s)• Keep the Task on Track• Keep the Task on Time• Provide Guidance• Provide Focus• Avoid Contributing UnlessRequired; Guides ThroughGroup• Provides a Framework• Follows Agenda
  68. 68. ThisIsHowWeDoIt
  69. 69. Project Overview
  70. 70. Activities Overview
  71. 71. Agenda Exercise
  72. 72. Your Turn!
  73. 73. Post-Workshop
  74. 74. Measuring SuccessHow’d You Do?
  75. 75. -Adam Polansky“The most successful companies inhistory and entire communities ofpractice emerged from a single,astute, shared observation.”
  76. 76. AdditionalResources
  77. 77. Additional Resources
  78. 78. ThankYou!Brad Nunnally - @bnunnallyRuss Unger - @russu| Perficient XD| GE Capital

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