Changing to Webinar-Style Education: Is it possible?

Changing to Webinar-Style Education: Is it possible?

What do we need to do to really connect to this generation of students? How can we inspire them to accomplish and learn without feeling like we need to do it for them? Can we use the new forum of webinars, workshops, and blog articles with condensed and concise information to hold their attention and get them to do more quality work? Just the other day on an education forum with veteran female Marines, one young woman vented about her fellow college students: “Kids are SLEEPING IN THE FIRST ROW! And when one of my professors calls out a kid by name to answer a question and he gave him this stupid look and didn’t even say a word. SAY SOMETHING! Then we had an essay due last night (an easy essay!) and almost the entire class asked for an extension. Which I get when you really need it! But some of these kids said they just didn’t get around to it in time 🤦🏼‍♀️ Plus 90% of the students I come across have NO respect. Y’all, it’s driving me up a wall. I can’t.” Okay, maybe this is an individual circumstance, or maybe it is a generational issue, or maybe it is because the teacher did not set clear expectations. But maybe, just maybe, we teachers need to admit that the old way of doing things is NOT WORKING!!  Let’s consider that maybe we teachers can use the instant gratification and technological advances of this age to improve our delivery rather than complaining that these students just don’t get it. Because they do.  They do get it.  They...
How Can Creatives Complete Tasks?

How Can Creatives Complete Tasks?

Another morning, another idea… or five. But what about that money making idea that you had last week that you know would be big and you are 75% done? That’s just not as exciting anymore… THIS ONE will be it!! THIS ONE will make me big!! Each time that I’m writing or creating, I have the tendency to have 5 or more ideas while I’m working on my main project of the day. I can be all over the place. And if I’m working with someone, I can bring them on my wild ride of ideas and get them a bit overwhelmed. Who else relates? In an attempt to regulate my own creativity and imagination I will share with you a list of things that I attempt to do to keep focused (the key word is attempt): Create a running idea list and outline when needed. I am unable to stop my mind from running while I’m doing anything. This list came about while working on a project that I’m actually getting paid for, and I had to continually open up new google docs to write titles and outlines for blog posts (note: I’m sure there is a better way to manage my blog posts but this is my current, inefficient way). To do this I keep a notebook (or three) with me at all times!! Lists, ideas, business ventures… it all goes in there, in a semi-organized fashion. Next, I create first-draft titles and outlines when necessary. I can add my unforgettable quotes, outlines, web resources, or next steps within the document. Finally, I go back to it...
Three Ways to Sabotage Your Webinar

Three Ways to Sabotage Your Webinar

There is a huge trend in self-improvement education with webinars that offer detailed and expert information for free, but then offer paid consulting or paid further education opportunities. Creating a webinar is an amazing way to build your trio of expert knowledge (Trio post is in progress). This is an opportunity for all experts in their field to share vital information that only comes with experience in the profession, and this demand for expert knowledge webinars continues to grow. 3 ways you are sabotaging your Webinar: You brag… too much, anyways. I viewed a free webinar recently about how to build an effective platform in order to grow your business in weeks. The beginning started out well: The presenter mentioned that they were giving away this information, but it was not required to purchase the consultation package. However, slide after slide was not filled with vital usable content. The 20 minutes that I watched was jam-packed with the business’s success stories. After the 10th success story and almost nothing written on my notes, I closed the video. I couldn’t handle the presenter bragging so much. Don’t get me wrong, it could have been possible for him to brag AND give me some useful information, but he didn’t. Unfortunately, I didn’t even get to the end to see the package and services they were offering which might have been useful if the webinar was better organized. That said, you can and should highlight your or your business’s accomplishments, but leave that at the beginning and one example for each point that you are making. 2. You’re too creative. The information...