If you’re a presenter / trainer, which one is better? – to run training workshops for small groups, or to try to get speaking gigs at conferences?
I’ve ended up doing the first one, but was that a sensible career path to choose? I certainly do enjoy doing the occasional conference keynote, and they ARE well paid if you can get them. They make me a bit nervous before I go on stage, but as I do it and afterwards I get a real buzz.
So here are what I think are the pros and cons of the two options. I hope this is helpful summary if you are contemplating which way to go:
Advantages of keynotes – talks to larger audiences
Advantages of workshops – training smaller groups