One of the most important things that many individuals forget to add in at the end of a seminar workbook are references. In this post, we will be elaborating on the importance of providing references for your participants. There are two types of references that we will be touching on here. First, one that provides citation and credit to where information was gathered from. The other is simply providing references for participants who would like to learn more.
Firstly, when you design a seminar workbook, chances are that you will refer to information from other sources too. As you would want it to be the best, you will definitely look at various sources and combine the ones with the best materials all together. What’s important is that you give credit to each of the source that you use. Many times, information is taken without proper citation of the original source. Think about how you would feel if you were the one whose information got taken away without receiving any credit? I don’t think anyone would appreciate such an act. At the same time, by reference the work of others, you can also protect yourself. Think about it this way, if you didn’t reference your source and your audience find a mistake, then they will put the blame on you directly. However, with the aid of referencing, at least they would be able to understand that it wasn’t you alone who made the mistake.
Secondly, aside from giving credit to others, you should also provide your participants with references on where they can find out more information and learn more if they are truly interested. Once again, there are many who skipped this step due to the fear of competition. They are worried that by providing such reference, it will affect their participants judgment of them after they have learnt more. Although there might be some truths in this, there are still more advantages. For example, your participants would become more grateful and appreciative of your effort. This will allow your honesty to come across to them and it can go a long way. Everyone loves an honest and humble speaker, so they might even refer their friends to your seminar in the future.
At the end of the day, you will realise that referencing doesn’t require neither an extended period of time nor a lot of effort. Hence, it should always be practiced. If you are looking for Seminar Room Rental in Singapore, don’t forget to check out our website!