I have the task of recommending upcoming events and CPD activities that my colleagues might like to attend. This is done at the weekly staff meetings in my office. I try to include a variety of subject material and event types for everybody. My question is, how should I go about encouraging more interest or enthusiasm in my colleagues to attend events?
I don't ramble on for very long, I present a few sentences about each event and ask if anyone is interested in going, and am usually met with blank stares and complete silence. When others do come along to some events/activities they usually enjoy it or find it interesting, so I feel like I am coming up with the right kind of things.
One suggestion has been made by my partner to try and explain why the event might be enjoyable or beneficial, in other words, to get my colleagues to see what is in it for them. Does anyone else have any ideas?