Our workshops aim to connect students and young professionals with trainers in the field of writing, editing, media, and other professions from all areas united in their passion for the written word. Our interactive workshops lay the basis for an experience you can hardly elsewhere. Besides our fixed curriculum for our interns; we also provide customized trainings depending on the collaboration, needs, and requests.

Here are examples of the topics we cover:

Writing workshops

Short stories’ writing

  • What is a short story?
  • Discussing openings, time & place, points of view & narrative.
  • Creating characters
  • Writing endings
  • Developing the central idea

Articles writing

  • Types of articles
  • Variety writing forms
  • Article structure
  • Headlines, sweeping statements
  • Reading and commentary task
  • Fact or fiction

Information, leaflets, and brochure writing

  • Informative, persuasive, or commentary
  • Design
  • Key features
  • Different types
Workshop Feedback Tree

Travel writing

  • Informative, descriptive, persuasive, commentary
  • Mainstream history & transformation
  • Comparison & identification
  • Identifying audience and tone

Career writing

  • Writing a cover letter
  • Difference between resumes and CVs
  • Types of CVs
  • Interviews
CairoContra's Editor In Chief Giving A Workshop

Debate writing

  • Controversial articles
  • Sweeping statements
  • Interviews, and headlines
  • Informative, persuasive, or commentary
  • Different viewpoints & research
  • Structure

  • Editing workshops
  • Social Media Written Content workshops
  • Coaching Workshops
  • Soft Skills Workshops

Communication skills

  • What is communication?
  • “Discussing different communication types.
  • Communication process
  • Understanding communication styles
  • What are the barriers to communication?
  • Listening skills

Presentation skills and Team Building

  • What is a presentation?
  • Preparing a presentation
  • What every presentation should include.
  • Self presentation
  • Final tips for effective presentations
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • How to handle questions in presentations?
  • Apply presentation skills to your own presentation
Students Presenting Their Ideas

Time management

  • What is time management?
  • Why do we have to manage our time?
  • Time management techniques
  • Getting Things Done (GTD)
  • The Pomodoro Technique
  • Know the difference between Important and urgent
  • Prioritizing
  • 80/20 rule
  • Time management important tips to keep in mind
  • Time management exercises

Leadership Skills

  • Who is a leader? Can anyone become one?
  • Difference between leadership and management
  • Leadership styles
  • What are the necessary skills to develop in order to become a leader?
  • How to start building your leadership skills today?
Workshop Feedback Tree

Critical thinking: Observation Skills

  • How we think
  • Comparing perceptions
  • Observation and insight
  • Observing & describing the unfamiliar [sensing -> perceiving -> thinking]
  • Building arguments
  • Taking something away from reading

Independent Thinking

  • Defining facts
  • Learning to recognise facts
  • Verifying facts
  • Facts are not absolutes
  • Fact or friction
  • Facts and social pressure
  • Facts and limited senses
  • Statement of facts

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