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Chapter 3 : Being Professional > In Person

Things to think about when assisting a workshop for the first time:

Assisting a workshop is a great way to take a workshop, be more involved, and learn about teaching and leadership. Often there are great benefits to assisting – both financial and personal. It can be a wonderful way to work that closely with a teacher, and be part of their “team” rather than a student – this is your job as an assistant, you are part of helping the workshop run smoothly. Some places assign workshop assistants, others select an assistant through an application. Often it is a combination of both. A really good assistant can make the difference between a good workshop and a great workshop. The following are suggestions from workshop teachers: Read More...


Things to think about when teaching a workshop:

Here are a few suggestions to keep in mind when teaching a workshop for the first time:Read More...


Things to consider when giving a public (slide) talk:

These are some suggestions for giving a public “slide” talk for the first time. Very few people are naturally good public speakers. Giving a meaningful and interesting talk usually is rooted in a good deal of thought and practice. A rookie mistake is thinking that your instructors from school could just “speak off the cuff” so you can too. Here are some suggestions:

Remember, we live in very busy times, and if someone is attending your talk, they are giving you an hour of their day. How are you going to spend their time?Read More...