The unexamined life is not worth living.Socrates (470–399 BC)
TheWorkshopLeader.com (TWL) wants to reflect on a part of life we spend a significant amount of time on. These are conferences, meetings, workshops, and so on. Lifelong learning will continue to increase and accompany a good part of our life. This life time should not be wasted nor be painful, but rather used effectively, interestingly, and most beneficial.
Thus, TWL fights against
- Conferences that are full of boring, irrelevant speeches, and empty of opportunities to relate and connect;
- Meetings that are too long, badly prepared and attended by persons, who have nothing to do in there;
- Workshops that drain your energy, cut on breaks, and are void of experiences;
- Seminars that kill by PowerPoint, are short of quality supporting material, and have long hours without interactions;
- WebSeminars/Digital Workshops in bad resolution, lightning, and sound, as well as without reciprocal communication, meaningful participation.
TWL turns especially against
- superiors who don’t grant free space to experiment;
- colleagues who don’t dare to go new ways;
- subordinates who shy away from the extra hour;
- trainers who insist to do it the way it always has been done;
- facilitators who are unwilling to upgrade their skills from the last millennium;
- moderators who are not open to listen and balance a group;
- hosts without a smile and no drive to render their event to the best experience in participants’ lives.
TWL claims that
- life is joy;
- work is play;
- learning is fun;
- teaching is fire;
- facilitating is experience;
- moderating is thought;
- conferencing is connection;
- never gives up;
- has no excuses;
- is always willing to learn;
- and always ready to listen;
- stays focused on his/her objectives;
- is ready to go the extra mile;
- and makes the next workshop/meeting/conference the best ever in his or her life, so far.