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Carolyn Johnson 2010 2011 Workshops Overview E X T


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Carolyn Johnson 2010 2011 Workshops Overview E X T

  1. 1. 2010 - 2011 Presentation and Workshop Offerings Carolyn E. Johnson, MBA Your Business Advisor
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Small Business Management: The Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>Business Communications: Becoming One of the Top Three </li></ul><ul><li>Starting A Business: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! </li></ul><ul><li>Starting A Home-Based Business: Get Ready, Get Set, and… Go! </li></ul><ul><li>Salesmanship: The Art of the Deal </li></ul><ul><li>Financing Your Business: Equity, Debt and Angels! </li></ul><ul><li>The Disciplined and Organized Entrepreneur </li></ul>
  3. 3. Topics (Cont’d.) <ul><li>Real Life: Where Personal and Business Meet </li></ul><ul><li>Location, Location, Location: A Critical Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Buying A Business: Desire, Decisions and Due Diligence </li></ul><ul><li>Exiting a Business: Knowing When and How to Walk Away </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Management: Don’t Go Down With The Ship   </li></ul>
  4. 4. Presentation Options <ul><li>Panel Presentation: 5 – 30 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Brown Bag Lunch: 30 – 120 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop: 2 – 12 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Course: 12 - 60 hours </li></ul>
  5. 5. 5 Principles for Teaching Adults <ul><li>Adults learn best when: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They understand  why  something is important to know or do. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They have the freedom to learn in their own way. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning is experiential. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The time is right for them to learn. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The process is positive and encouraging. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 5 Principles In Action: Presentation Format <ul><li>Introduction/Check In : Clarify why each topic is an important part of the learning process. Understanding participants’ learning goals for the session. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Style Assessment : Conduct a brief assessment to determine what types of learners are in the room. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 5 Principles In Action: Presentation Format <ul><li>Include a significant amount of Experiential Learning Activities : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small group discussions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Role Playing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Building something </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writing or drawing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other relevant experiential activities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 5 Principles In Action: Presentation Format <ul><li>Allow for a flexible curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To take into consideration various learning styles present in the audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To address topics on the agenda in flexible order -- as needed </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. 5 Principles In Action: Presentation Format <ul><li>Stay Positive, encouraging and patient and recognize the experience and valuable contributions that each adult participant can make </li></ul>
  10. 10. Personable, knowledgeable, friendly and accessible <ul><ul><li>“ Attendees of Carolyn's three-hour workshop on home based businesses praised her enthusiasm, knowledge and ability to motivate them to go out and get started on their own businesses. She spices the presentation with humor and real-life examples and her love of sharing shines through. The information was well-organized and presented. I'll definitely invite her back to cover another of her myriad of entrepreneurial and business topics including marketing, sales, communications, business plans, business financing, operations, networking, etc.” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kathy Steel-Sabo, Newark Public Library </li></ul>
  11. 11. Carolyn E. Johnson, MBA Your Business Advisor Visit My Webpage: Check Out My Blog: Follow me on Twitter: @cejohnson2010