Know Your Workshop’s Audience
If you are putting together a “How To” experience of some kind, one of the best ways to start this process is to take a look at your participants and what their needs are. Even if you are not teaching a pre-existing group, you can still gain insight into what those who you will be leading will be like. In much the same way as a movie is made to fit a specific audience, you need to do so when you are putting together a workshop.
Understand Your Students’ Needs
Are your students older, younger or inbetween? What do they do as a living? How does this have an affect on who they are? What approach will be the best to serve them? Will they want to be free to be creative? Or will they respond better to a very specific structure?
You Need to Be Clear Throughout
Something that can make your job easier is from the very beginning have a sense of purpose regarding your workshop. This focus will assist you in making or deleting ideas, because you can always go back to the purpose to help you answer the tough questions. And the great thing is, your workshop can have an arts oriented goal or can be to provide education for some specific branch of business. Both objectives benefit from you having a clear cut path by which to help students find what they are looking for.