Your Greatest Work Blog

How to Teach Adults: 3 Lessons from a Music Teacher Jul 14, 2021

In episode 13 of Your Greatest Work, Manja and Deborah talk in-depth about strategies for effectively teaching adults.

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Teaching is hard. Whether you're teaching English to a classroom of children, teaching violin to just one teenager, or teaching practical skills to adults in a virtual...

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4 Ways Produce Better Video Content, Easier Jul 06, 2021

 

Many courses involve video components.

Why not? Videos can engage your visual and audio senses, make the course seem more personable, and simply mix-up learning styles.

But we've all seen poorly done learning videos — well, we've all skipped past poorly done learning videos. So how...

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Have You Made Mentorship a Cornerstone in Your Program? Jul 05, 2021

In Episode 5 of Your Greatest Work, we explore the topic and role of mentoring.

Mentorship is a cornerstone of learning, according to Dominic Sicotte, a community-driven entrepreneur in Quebec. On the first guest interview episode of Your Greatest Work, Dominic joins to share his passion,...

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Stop Making Theoretical Learning Jul 02, 2021

Create experiential learning. Stop lecturing at people with theoretical concepts.

Unless you've got skin in the game, got boots-on-the-ground, got your hands dirty, or whatever you want to call it, it’s not possible for you to truly understand how to do something. This is essential in...

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Help Participants Tackle the Right Projects in your Course Jun 30, 2021

I want to explore the concept of tackling appropriately-sized projects.

Someone does not know how to sew, but they take a sewing course and the first project they want to sew is a wedding dress... which makes no sense.

But this actually happened. And it actually happens a lot. Your learners...

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You're Responsible for Learning Results, Not Just Your Audience Jun 28, 2021

Have you ever let the fear of failure or perfectionism hold you back from something? Most people feel this way at some point in their life. But entrepreneurs know that you can't always wait until the thing is perfect. You have to move fast and make adjustments as you go.

But, fear of getting it...

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Your Course Is the Tip of the Iceberg May 17, 2021

In Episode 7 of Your Greatest Work, we describe how your course is just the tip of the iceberg and talk about everything that surrounds it "underneath the waterline."

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Let's face it: your course is just the tip of the iceberg, the small bit that people see. But, just like an iceberg, your...

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Create Courses that People Finish Mar 26, 2021

Why do we keep blaming the learner when it comes to our courses not being finished? It's actually not entirely our learner’s fault. There's a lot that we can be doing as course creators to encourage them and excite them to not only buy our program but to finish it.

How you ever bought a...

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Work from Home Productively Feb 19, 2021

Spring is only six weeks away. Two months into the new year and it feels like 2020 is still nipping on our heals. Take a second and honestly answer this: where are you at on the sanity scale?

[A]  I can't get anything done & I'm totally in the weeds

[B]  Coping and...

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7 Ways To Deliver Content Online Feb 16, 2021

You've decided to create online learning; the next step to creating a learn-able virtual program focuses on structuring your content.

These strategies all involve following the Principles of Adult Learning, a topic I've written about more extensively in this blog post.

The key to applying...

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6 Ways People Can Learn Online Dec 08, 2020

Let's address the elephant, the question so many of us are asking ourselves quietly:

Can people actually learn when they're being taught online? Does this work? Is it realistic? Or are we all just wasting our efforts?

Yes, I just asked the un-askable question. The question that students,...

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5 Ways To Get People to Finish Courses Nov 06, 2020

Worst case scenario: You review course analytics and only 2% of people have completed your course all the way through. How annoying is that? The goal is to get people to buy your course and finish it so they can get results, right?

Want to improve that metric on your current course and especially...

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