How to Host an Online Workshop
Online workshops represent a relatively new opportunity to share your knowledge with the world. Whether you’re ready to teach others how to employ various digital marketing skills or what it takes to create a particular type of art, an online workshop is a way to teach and train online. If you’re wondering how to host an online workshop and share your knowledge with the world, you’ve come to the right place. Check out this step-by-step guide to hosting an online workshop and effectively reaching people from around the world.
Keep in mind that an online workshop goes deeper than just delivering training. Online workshops tend to provide an objective, and interactive, an opportunity for participants to engage in learning a particular concept or task.
1. Determine Topic
First, and probably most important — you need to define the topic of your online workshop. The topic will ensure whether people have an interest, who your audience will be, and what participants will stand to gain from the workshop. As you consider how to host an online workshop, the topic that you choose will also play into the advertising that takes place to drive people to your workshop.
2. Plan Content
You need to plan the content of your online workshop. The success of the workshop depends on this step, so take your time and do it right! Consider how long your workshop will be (most are somewhere between 2 and 5 hours depending on the training), and how long each video will be. Decide who will instruct each section and what details will be included. Keep a logical flow in mind that connects each passing subject to the next. This is where you write the script or “lesson plan” for the workshop.
3. Set Clear Objectives
What will participants gain from taking part in your online workshop? Whatever it is, whether it’s a new skill or a refined understanding, or something completely different, this is where you define the objective of the workshop itself. This is also where you will plan the purpose or objective of the workshop around your business. What do you wish to achieve with the workshop for your brand? Higher awareness? Better understanding? More sales?
4. Prepare Equipment
The steps you take to capture your workshop footage will literally make or break whether your workshop wows the audience. People are not likely to engage and remain committed to the workshop for several hours if the content is subpar. This is also true if the equipment used to capture the workshop is subpar. The workshop videos should be filmed professionally — ideally, they’ll include not only professional footage, but also quality graphics, integrated audio, and animations! Want to hire a professional to help you host an online workshop? Give Beverly Boy Productions a call!
5. Determine the Hosting Platform
Now that you know how to host an online workshop, you need to decide where you will host the workshop. The hosting platform that you choose will play a key role in who attends and how they attend. Choose a platform that is widely available and recognized by your audience. Consider whether you’ll charge a subscription fee or if you’ll monitor students during the workshop.
Figuring out how to host an online workshop is really a lot of work if you’ve never done it before. It’s a good idea to hire a professional to help with capturing footage and delivering the quality and professional workshop experience that your audience deserves. Give Beverly Boy Productions a call today to get started.