Keeping energized during a workshop

Today has been one of those workshop days where I felt like all my energy has been drained out of me. One thing that I always try to fight especially when I’m facilitating a workshop or even just being a participant is losing energy or feeling burn out at the end of the day.

It takes alot of energy to talk to participants more-so if they are some hands-on sessions to be done. Even when you think participants have an idea of what you are telling them to do, it turns out that alot of talking on how to about things has to be.  So, how do you beat that and maintain your energy without necessarily burning out? Here are some tips on how to keep energized through out a workshop or conference I would like to share that have worked for me.

  • Leave your worries/problems the moment you walk into the workshop room. This will keep you focused on the workshop rather than worrying about things you don’t have solutions for at the moment.
  • Try to get to know all participants’ names to avoid calling people wrong names or else you will have gloomy faces staring back at you!
  • Stick to the agenda of the workshop
  • Try to maintain a balanced diet through out the entire workshop or else you will have nutritional issues
  • Drink lots and lots of water or else you will be dehydrated
  • …….. share all you know 🙂

Right now, I have completed day two of the Uganda Citizen Journalism traininng and Im so warn out. I think something went wrong somewhere 😦

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