Breakout Sessions are Much More Than a Two Hour Keynote Speech:
The Two Key Elements of a Dynamic Breakout Session
Great breakouts sessions need two vital components to make them a success. First, the information should be the “take-out variety” – it needs to be presented so it can be taken back to the workplace and used immediately. It also needs to be packaged for your individual and unique audience. When Mike Hourigan teaches negotiating skills to an agricultural company it is not the same negotiation presentation he delivers to a cable satellite companies’ national sales force.
When he presented two breakouts on change management to the doctors of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association and the accountants of a New York Comptroller’s office they were packaged to appeal to those specific individual audiences.
Second, the information needs to be presented in such a way so adult learners will embrace the learning experience. Mike Hourigan accomplishes this with audience participation, relevant storytelling, and humor. One participant from Med Cost Benefit Services remarked: “The best part of the program was when Mike picked on me in good humor.”
So, if you want your audience to take home some great useable information and you want your next breakout session to be one to remember then book Keynote Speaker Mike Hourigan.
“I want you to know how much OSC staff in particular, has gained from your insight, keen sense of humor and thought-provoking messages. We look forward to employing your suggestions and gentle reminders on how to live an inspired life everyday and will think of you fondly as we do so.”
Assistant Comptroller, Office of the State Comptroller, State of New York
“I like it when a breakout speaker states to his audience early on that he is not going to waste their time. Then he delivers on that promise.” Executive Director, AAPS
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