At the start of the session, he’d grab a marker and stand in front of the whiteboard and ask everyone in the room, “So what do you want to know?” We’d throw out our questions, he’d write them down on the board, and then tell us what he would cover and let us know what he would just skim or wouldn’t have time to go into depth on.
I always found this approach smart. The speaker didn’t drill down into a topic that no one really cared about, which kept the audience engaged and you knew ahead of time if your questions would be answered.
What does this have to do with this Scoutie Girl column? Some back-story: I pitched the idea for this column to Tara based on a workshop I’ll be giving at the Hello Etsy Conference in Berlin this September.
It was a win-win; the topic would be interesting to Scoutie Girl readers, it would provide me with feedback on my subject (as well as force me to work on it ahead of time!) and also spread the word about the conference.
Indeed, the comments have been encouraging and insightful. But before I keep posting on all the topics I want to cover, I should stop and ask:
What Do You Want To Know?
What are your burning questions when it comes to planning and executing your projects? What do you struggle with when it comes to things like time management? Is there anything you find particularly interesting around structuring your work? Anything you’d like demystified?
Let me know with your comments, I’m all ears!