Getting ready for workshops

One of the advantages of focusing on my core programme for the last 8 years is that quarterly workshop preparation can be a fun experience.
About 6 weeks before each workshop month begins I pull up the trusty old PowerPoint slides that have served me so well over the years and then:
1. change the slide design for no other reason that to entertain myself – for a few years now I have subscribed to and find their service invaluable;
2. change some of the graphics for the same reason;
3. change a little of the content, to reflect what I have learned since the last time I presented on the chosen subjects.
That all means that a full-day presentation can be polished and ready in about 2 hours – then loaded onto our intranet so that members of Team CB (Barbara in this case) can begin the process of workbook preparation with plenty of spare time.
The whole process gets me “in the groove” as far as the workshops are concerned – so now I’m really looking forward to my October tour and presenting my thoughts on marketing.


Published by

Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.