Course Description

Looking for ways to ramp up audience engagement 
during your workshops, talks, and retreat sessions?

Looking to create raving fans who love your sessions,
come back for more of your products and 
services, and refer you to others?

Then The Activities Collection is right for you. 

This collection contains 8 of the best – and easiest – activities that I've used many 
times and taught to hundreds of presenters...activities that you can use to engage and 
energize your audience while they’re learning your content.

What These Activities Will Do For You...

 Reduce Your Stage Fright

Public speaking can be a nerve-racking experience, but using activities takes
some of the pressure off, giving you a chance to take a breath, calm the
butterflies in your stomach, and prepare yourself for what’s coming next.

 Reinforce Your Content & Your Brand

Do you have key words, tag lines, and a process you want to be known for?
If you want to make a positive long-term impact on your audience, you need
 to incorporate activities that will help your audience remember and use your stuff.

 Address the Diverse Ways That People Learn

 Add energy and variety to your session. Not everyone enjoys nor
 learns best from lecture-style talks

 Help You Find Out What Your Attendees Already Know

Take away the guesswork. Use activities to help you assess your participants’
current knowledge and experience level with your topic – and then tailor
your session to meet their needs and give better value.

 Be Different

Create raving fans! Dare to stand out from the crowd of speakers and
 seminar leaders who just dump a load of information on
their audiences and assume they’re giving tons of value.

Use These Activities As…

Information processing exercises
Reinforcement exercises

They're Easily Customizable 

All the Activities in this collection can easily be customized
to your topic. In some cases, you can use the activity as is – no editing
required. For other activities, all you have to do is replace the examples
with your own content. It’s that easy!

What Some of Our Clients Are Saying...

Got questions? We'd be happy to help.

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Creator of the Engaging Talks and Workshops Programs

Ida Shessel

Hello, I'm Ida Shessel, M.Ed., and I believe that anyone who stands up to give a talk or workshop can get their message across in a way that engages, encourages, and empowers the people in the room. I have been instrumental in transforming the presenting and teaching skills of thousands of presenters, coaches, and experts – and have taught them how to design and facilitate sessions that enhance engagement, participation, and learning “stickiness” using audience psychology and adult learning principles. I can help you too!I have been a facilitator, speaker, and coach for over 30 years, a professor at Seneca College, and a consultant with an award-winning seminar company. Students in my sessions have come from government agencies, the non-profit sector, Fortune 500 companies, and small businesses. They are speakers, managers, trainers, VPs, CEOS, coaches, and experts -- just like YOU.I am the author of several business books including Communicate Like a Top Leader: 64 Strategies Top Leaders Use to Engage, Encourage, and Empower Others.Got questions? Feel free to send an email to .

Course curriculum

  • 1

    The Activities Collection for Engaging Talks and Workshops

    • The Activities!

    • Activity: Human Bingo

    • Activity: The Traveling Bazaar

    • Activity: Sorting and Categorizing

  • 2

    Bonus Activities

    • Activity: Extracting Existing Knowledge (aka "Group Grope")

    • Activity: Using a Puzzle to Start a Conversation

    • Activity: Two Truths and A Lie