You have decided to host a workshop, you know when you want to host it and you have even let your friends and followers know it is coming.
Now it is time to fill in the details, like – where are you going to host it?
And many of the questions I get about that go like this: “Where can I find an affordable venue to host my workshops?”
There are tons of places to host workshops. The first place people think of are hotels, but I find that you can host very successful workshops in alternative settings.
The venue possibilities depend on your topic and your audience and in a large part on your creativity.
For instance, if you are hosting a workshop on fat loss, you could consider a health club, yoga studio or even a recreation center. It ties in with your topic and you can even partner with the venue. After all, you are bringing people in who are interested in fat loss and may need a place to exercise regularly.
The venue could even help you with your marketing and provide discount coupons to your attendees.
What if you want to host an art class? Many large arts and craft stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby have training rooms that would be perfect for your workshop. And since your attendees will need supplies, either before or after your class, the art store will love you for bringing in customers. And again, they could help you with your marketing and provide coupons for your attendees. A pure win/win/win.
One of my own clients hosts workshops for prospective authors who want to get their Christian message out. What better location for his workshops than a church? Not only has the response been fabulous, but he now has churches coming to him and asking them to host workshops for their congregation.
If your target market is moms of young children, you can partner with a day care or even host your workshop in a neighborhood club house.
You can always find affordable venues for your workshops. I love non-traditional places with flair. There are museums, event centers, executive suites, community centers and even schools.
Just think about your audience. Where do they already go? Where are they comfortable? What would they enjoy? Be creative and the sky is the limit.
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