Public Speaking… What’s the Difference between “Workshops” and “Seminars”?

Beginner Speaker Dilemma – Do I put  on Workshops or Seminars…?  And, what the heck is the difference?

A “workshop” is usually provided to a group of – ideally – 20 to 30 people (can be up to 100 or more, if the room is big enough and the set up is “friendly,” such as people sitting at round tables). In a workshop, the workshop leader (that is, you) serves more as a facilitator than a speaker. You give an introductory statement and then you give your group an activity; or… you can start with an activity and then give an introductory statement… and then put on more activities: break the attendees into groups, instruct them to write on sticky flip charts on the wall…, have them complete individual activities… etc., then let individuals share with the rest of the group the result of either a group activity or individual activities…

For some, the above paragraph is basic – and perhaps can even add to it some more suggestions – however, if you belong in the category that you find it useful and have some questions, post your questions here and we’ll guide you…

“Seminars” are presentations that you usually give to a crowd of 2 to 5000 people (or more), and you do most (usually all) of the talking… and usualy use powerpoint too. (you can use PowerPoint in your workshop presentations too, but you’d be morel likely to use only a few slides).

If you need clarification on any other public speaking related terms, feel free to ask.

Also, if you’d like to put on workshops or seminars, but haven’t started yet, let us know how can we support you….

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