Friday, 18 March 2016

How To Organize a Successful Seminars/Workshops.


Seminar is a very good business that anyone can go into and smile to the bank. Like i said in my book "The richest business in the world ". God created each and everyone of us with a unique talent that someone else want to learn. You can learn a skill, trade or have a knowledge that will be of great help to some one out there. Before i dig deep into how to make money with your expertise,skills,talent ,knowledge and passion organizing a seminar workshop, lets first know what seminar is all about.
A seminar is an organized gathering of group of people to discus certain subject or to learn about something special that will be beneficial to both parties. The organizer or convener can choose and presents a certain subject that could dwell on diverse issue such as business ideas or
something to do with the kind of talent, passion knowledge like a banking , stock broking, small business and many other relevant topics. Seminars are information well researched ,educative entertaining and bound by a limited lecture time. The lecture can be carried out by one or several
tutors whose primary function are to disseminate useful information.

Seminars cover a wide range
of subjects but most business seminars are usually how to do something like trade forex,
trade commodity, build website, Accounting, Technologies, personal development etc.

Purpose of seminars
The main purpose is to transmit useful information that will add value to your participants lives and in return you make money. Information is not cheap and that is why everybody needs information to grow or better still to achieve something good. So, the purpose
for organizing a business seminar is to disseminate useful information while making some profit. The business of organizing seminars is a
very lucrative one, especially if you are a public speaker or you have held a position of power and
authority. Proff. pat Utomi is paid more than N2M to speak, George Essien is priced from N500 to a million Naira per hour form some of his public appearances and
speeches. Do you have some expertise in certain area or are you a public speaker, writer or an educationist, you can leverage on your skill and make good money from seminars.

Any body can organize a seminar as far as you have something to sell, i mean something unique and of good value you want others to know, you can set up run a seminar, whatever the product it most be useful
information, educative and straight to the point, you must be able to prove the validity of your product through experience. People in the teaching profession are well suited for running seminars, colleges during holiday periods sometimes do organize holiday couching, this is a form of seminar or workshop.

To organize a seminar you need a product, the product borders on what knowledge you wish to share for a fee, if you are technically inclined or
gifted in the art of craft, you can sell your skill by organizing a seminar in craft making. An importer with the experience in shipping goods can use his experience to teach people the easiest and safest way to ship their goods without having problems with the customs. To organize a seminar you need a topic, put all you know down by written in a 'how to manual' , try to provide as much
information as you can so that the attendee can benefit from your experience and knowledge. Create a Microsoft word manual and make enough photocopies. The manual will be your guide when you
are conducting the seminar.

The seminar has to take place at a prearranged location that is accessible. Some venues are very expensive; some mid range while some can be gotten free but if you are a newbie, i strongly advice you start FREE with FREE venue If you can find a free venue that is decent
you can go for it. Take a look around
your immediate area and ask around. Church hall, School halls are some of the places you might get
for free.

You need to promote and advertise your seminar. Without promotions your seminar might fail , this is because you need to reach and connect with more people that are interested in what you are offering, promotions is a very effective why to reach people who might want to attend. Taking out a classified advertisement in a national daily will do the job nicely but start with your social media. I have used facebook , twitter to invite people to my seminar and the result is okay.
Just loggin and place advert on your Facebook, Twitter, flickr, hi5 , googleplus are all
free. Use it to promote your
event.

The best way to make money in seminars are by creating and selling your own product which you can create in any format like ebooks,CDs audio and video or physical books and software and you can as well charge for your seminar. Another important is that you need to know the topic your are organizing seminar on. Please share this article.

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