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Monday, 21 November 2016 01:47

What are the best topics for seminars?

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SeminarsAs in many questions I see here on Quora, there likely isn’t a one-size fits all answer to this question.

Taking a look at the last part of the question first, it might be helpful to elaborate on exactly what a seminar is in the first place. They differ from workshops in that they explore a topic from a more superficial perspective.

Questions are asked. Facts are given. Teaching points are offered. Solutions may be provided. The length of time for the seminar may vary. What usually doesn’t happen is that the audience has time to work on a problem or to create a solution within the time frame of the seminar.

They may be provided with the ‘how to’ but not necessarily the ‘do it now’ part. That’s where the ‘work’ portion of workshop comes in. It tends to be a one-way data flow from the presenter to the audience.

So another way to look at ‘what are the best topics for seminars’ is … they are topics that lend themselves to being presented in a seminar style of presentation. That would seem somewhat of a circuitous answer but your topic has to work within the seminar-delivery framework. Your marketing also has to be consistent. If people register for your seminar thinking that they will learn the how to do something and have a chance to practice it and they don’t, you will have unhappy audience members.

As for actual topics for seminars, the list is likely endless. However, you have to choose one that people would want to attend. While you may be very interested in a topic, spend your time researching, practicing, promoting and marketing it, if nobody is interested, then what value is it?

Researching trending topics in the news or what people are Googling for info can be a way to come up with good topics. Who knows, you may find a topic that you will become passionate about that will open more opportunities for you.

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