The keys to leading a successful day trading seminar are preparation, execution, and the dissemination of valuable information based on experience. Day trading is a volatile method of investing, and any day trading seminar that is intended to teach others how to engage in it needs to be forthright and complete. To lead such a seminar, a presenter must remember that a presentation should be engaging as well as informative. A day trading seminar that informs but does not engage the audience risks sending people out into the market who do not have a solid understanding of the material.
Preparation is the first and most crucial element in leading a successful day trading seminar. A presenter should be careful in constructing an accurate picture of what a day trader does. An overview of the basic elements involved in purchasing and selling stocks, bonds and treasury notes should come early, if not at the very beginning of the day trading seminar. A clear picture of what kinds of profits are possible through day trading should be balanced with an honest description of the high risks involved.
A presenter should prepare a primer on the pros and cons of day trading through margin purchases. This primer should include the caveat that margin purchases for day trading raises the risk of an already risky activity to much higher levels. The primer should also describe the advantages of margin purchases, detailing how they can greatly increase the potential profits for investors without requiring them to raise a lot of investment capital upfront.
The use of graphics is crucial to a successful and engaging day trading seminar. PowerPoint™ presentation slides are simple to create and will enhance the seminar. Visual aids help the audience absorb key pieces of information, so a presenter should make sure that the PowerPoint™ slides reinforce what the presenter is discussing. PowerPoint™ slides can also be used to provide supplemental information. To ensure that the audience absorbs it, however, make sure that the supplemental material is relevant.
The bulk of the day trading seminar should be focused on helping audience members understand how to construct a consistent day trading system. Luck aside, the success or failure of a day trader is directly related to his or her consistent adherence to a proven trading system. A presenter should carefully describe the day trading system that he or she uses to generate profits on a regular basis. Anything less than a full revelation of a successful system will only set up audience members for failure.