Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Can you give a workshop on your career or expertise?

Ideally, a person who has achieved a certain professional status should be able to give a seminar like this.

LinkedIn then would be extremely useful in inviting friends, and asking them to invite their friends (i.e. your second-degree connections).

That way, you don't have to spend anything on marketing your seminar.

If you count the rows and columns in the picture, it's about 10 X 15 = 150.

At $20 a pop, you should be able to make $3,000 in one afternoon.

Seminar topics could be:

  1. Project management basics
  2. Knowledge management for dummies
  3. Marketing 101
  4. Business 101
  5. New product process development
  6. Software engineering - Trends, Tools and Technologies

My point is this: it doesn't matter how much knowledge you have, or how much you are able to charge for it. Some people may only be able to charge $5 per head, while others may charge $100.

Either way is fine, as long as you are able to use LinkedIn to get people to come to your workshop or seminar.

From personal experience, I can say that it is really fun and rewarding to share your knowledge with people, be respected by them, and get paid for it!