Creating your workshop description

Hi! We want you to get the most out of your workshop experience with Another Space.

Below are some guidelines to help create your workshop page.

Please remember, we encourage your personal touch. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there in an authentic way. People who have never met you often need to connect to something personal in order to make the decision to attend your workshop.

1. Three key ingredients to writing a workshop description

We recommend starting with the description to get clear about what you are providing.

Below are 3 key ingredients to consider in writing workshop descriptions.

What is the overall intention for the workshop?

Descriptions are hard to write sometimes! We have so many ideas, and it can be hard to write them out succinctly. The most important thing to be clear about is: “in a nutshell, what is this workshop about?”

We recommend leading your description with a simple sentence that summarizes the main intention of your workshop and how it will be explored.

Example 1: “Use mindfulness to learn how to love in a better way.”
Example 2: “Let dance free you from anxiety.”

What are the core benefits?

Core benefits are some of the main learning outcomes and benefits your participants may receive from your workshop. It breaks down the overall intention of the workshop. It can even be in point form!

Example:

  • Become aware of your patterns
  • Feel less creatively held back
  • Feel more energized throughout the day

What will you be doing?

This is an explanation of the practice you will be sharing. What kind of activities will you be doing?

Example: “We will be exploring rhythm and improvisation using techniques from contemporary dance” or “We will be doing visualization meditations.”

2. Choosing images

Images are incredibly important to workshop pages. A good featured image is descriptive of the workshop content and helps build rapport with potential participants.

If you get stumped on finding a good image, we always recommend choosing images of people, especially of you, the facilitator. Human senses respond to the familiarity in images of people.

NOTE: it is a requirement for all of our partnered workshops to include a picture of the facilitator, whether as a bio picture or as a featured image.

3. Creating a title

Even though the title is the first thing people see, we suggest leaving it till the end to write. Focusing on a catchy title from the beginning can influence the workshop content and leave us feeling stuck about how to best describe it.

A good title is simple and communicates the intention of the workshop in a clear and welcoming way. To make workshop titles attractive, it is important that it doesn’t overwhelm or confuse the potential participant.

Example 1: “Boundaries Embodied – Getting to Know Your Boundaries Better”

This title reinforces that the workshop is about working on our boundaries and that it will be focusing on mind-body techniques.

Example 2: “Intro to EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques): from Emotional First Aid to Deep Healing”

This title has a bit of technical language in it but the intention in the word “Intro” makes it very welcoming. The words from “from Emotional First Aid to Deep Healing” are also very nourishing and speaks to the ability of the facilitator to hold space.

4. Registration choices: Mindful Payment and Sliding Scale

NOTE: Please don’t fill out the registration section when you submit your workshop. Once you upload your workshop you can email us at hello@anotherspace.ca and indicate whether you would like to go with Mindful Payment or Sliding Scale.

Both Mindful Payment and Sliding Scale payment systems are designed to provide financially accessible workshops.

In Mindful Payment, the workshop participant pays for the workshop after they experience it, basing their payment on how they connected to the workshop and how financially able they are.

In Sliding Scale, there are three tiers of payment which will support our programs, sustain our programs, or be supported by us and the financial contributions of other community members.

If you would like more information on these two options, please scroll down and read the Payment Options section of this page.