Seven tips for running a successful web workshop

Being in the fast moving world of the web is fantastic but it can be a real challenge to keep your skillset up-to-date. That’s why I believe the current trend for running web workshops is so valuable to our industry and, with a little bit of know-how, you can run on your very own event for the benefit of those in your local web community and beyond.

Prior to November 2012, running a workshop wasn't an idea I’d ever considered. I’d never hosted a conference or run any type of event. When the opportunity came to run a CSS3 Workshop with internationally published author, speaker, trainer and consultant Estelle Weyl, I just couldn’t say no.

I’m glad to say that, on the day, the workshop was a great success. However, in the build up to the event I found myself having to make decisions about things that I had little or no prior experience of. Therefore, I’d like to share some of my experiences with you in the hope that it will help you to run your very own successful workshops.

1. Find a top workshop leader/speaker

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