Tip #287: Preparing to Conduct Workshops in Hotels #4

On August 29, 2009, Posted by , In training resources, By ,, , With Comments Off on Tip #287: Preparing to Conduct Workshops in Hotels #4

There are lots of ways to get from an airport to a hotel.

13. Contact the hotel about an airport shuttle.

Before you fly, contact the hotel to see if they have an airport shuttle- and if so, where exactly to get it. Hotel shuttles are free (other than the tip you might want to give to the driver for hauling your bags in and out of the bus).

14. Check online to see if the airport has a SuperShuttle.

If the hotel does not have an airport shuttle, look into a SuperShuttle. It is a national shuttle service that operates out of many airports and is much cheaper than a taxi. Go to to see if the SuperShuttle operates … Read the rest

Tip #286: Preparing to Conduct Workshops in Hotels #3

On August 22, 2009, Posted by , In training resources, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #286: Preparing to Conduct Workshops in Hotels #3

Last week, we added four more items to our checklist for preparing to conduct a workshop in a hotel. Those items related to mailing materials ahead of time.

This week, we add four more items related to what to pack and what to carry on to the airplane with you. Feel free to suggest additional items!

9. Items that you absolutely must carry on to the plane with you.

If you are bringing any of the following, make sure to bring them onto the plane with you.

  • Laptop computer
  • Digital camera
  • Digital recorder
  • Ipod
  • Chargers for any of the above
  • Any other technological gadgets
  • Jewelry
  • A copy of your training materials
  • Your list of contact names and numbers
  • Medications
  • A
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Tip #285: Preparing to Conduct Workshops in Hotels #2

On August 8, 2009, Posted by , In training resources, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #285: Preparing to Conduct Workshops in Hotels #2

Last week, we identified the first four items of a checklist for preparing to conduct a workshop in a hotel. This week, we’ll add to this checklist to cover issues related to mailing materials ahead of time and actually locating them on site when you need them!

This topic is be very fresh in my mind, because I have just completed facilitating a week of training in South Carolina- for which I mailed seven boxes of materials. I know they got there (because of FedEx tracking). And they were in the training room, ready for me to put out, once I got there. Hurray!

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Tip #284: Preparing to Conduct Workshops in Hotels #1

On August 2, 2009, Posted by , In training resources, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #284: Preparing to Conduct Workshops in Hotels #1

Here is the first four items of a checklist for preparing to conduct a workshop in a hotel. Feel free to suggest additional items!

1. Call ahead to get the room dimensions.

If you are like me, you probably have a room arrangement that you prefer. Rather than be unhappily surprised when you arrive, it is useful to get the room dimensions ahead of time.

I also like to ask about windows and pictures on the walls. Since I bring kites to decorate the walls, I need to know what kind of blank wall space is available. This is also important information to help me to plan how to put up the wall agenda map, which is often pretty long.… Read the rest