July 28, 2017 at 3:00 am #47432
I’m at the very very beginning of moving my eCourse ideas into reality.
I want to start with turning a one day, face to face workshop, into a simple eCourse.
My first action step was signing up here, and finding my way around this site with all the tips etc.
My next action step is to get over my technouselessness. So that will involve reading, more reading, drinking wine and reading some more.July 28, 2017 at 7:43 am #47469
As usual, I have thrown myself right into this and have been working all day.
I refuse to hide behind my fear of tech stuff.
I have set my daily ritual.
I have scheduled in time for this work.
I am in alignment with my work & passion.July 28, 2017 at 10:54 am #47499
Bradley MorrisMountain Guide@bradleytmorris
Woohoo @mars! Celebrating with yah.
FYI – I’m not a techie either and before @andyfreist came into my life, I was doing all the tech stuff by myself. We’ve learned a ton and there’s a lot better technology now. So don’t you worry. We’ll help direct you to what you need when you need it 🙂
Just stay in the creative process, get everythign on paper first, and the tech will come later once the vision is clear.July 28, 2017 at 11:41 am #47507
Thank youJuly 31, 2017 at 3:39 am #47698
I concur with wise Bradley and welcome you to the GEA community!
I’ve learned so much from my fellow adventurers here and the longer I stay the deeper my understanding becomes rooted in what it takes for the people who will experience my ecourses to really dive in, transform and finish the journey with great satisfaction. One big thing, for me that I wonder if it may inspire you… beyond learning tech and how to lay things out in ecourse online spaces is the immeasurable value of community. How to weave that in to help us feel supported as we engage in any learning and growth journey and also how to leverage it so we are encouraged to be accountable to our visions and reasons for starting…
Hope to see you on the mountain…
Wishing you well and that you savour the wine!July 31, 2017 at 7:13 am #47718
Hi <span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>DavidJ
Thank you for your warm welcome.
You’re right. The community aspect really draws me and is what will help me up the mountain. The field of work that I’m in is all about community. I’m loving being here and am looking forward to starting my ascent.August 1, 2017 at 2:58 am #47794
My off mountain buddy is laughing (in a good way) about all the ideas that are pouring out of me at the moment. So I’m going to just jot them here so that I don’t forget and also so that I just get on with the job at hand, knowing there’s more waiting.
My first amazing mini eCourse is ‘Is Doulaing Your Bag?’ with a basket theme. It occurred to me this morning that I have a different theme in mind for another amazing eCourse (several different themes actually) and then it hit me! My ‘shop front’ is full of bags. Choose a bag and it will take you on a different adventure eg a chef’s bag – I have a Jamaican Chicken Soup recipe that would be the theme of the course.August 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm #47858
First, a very warm welcome to the mountain! The weather is always nice up here 🙂
Second, I like that you’ve already got an idea for your first course. I think you’ll find it helpful to have the content already. That will give you room and space to figure out all the other stuff that’s so intimidating right now.
Third, I too am intimidated by the tech stuff. I wish I could read my way into becoming tech-smart but I am realizing the best path is just to dare trying something different and learn through trial and error. There are some great tools out there to make things easier and smartphones make things easier than ever for tech wannabes like me. I also encourage you to sign up for the next challenge – whatever it is – because you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from the experience. It is because of those challenges that I now have a site, a blog, and my first mini-course. I’m not ready to make billboards or invite everyone from cyberspace to visit, but the deadline puts time constraints on your project and forces you to get creative with your time and your tech. And every time you try something new you’ll learn something new too – and hopefully get closer to your finished product.
I love the shopping bag analogy. You may have a course umbrella. Take that and run with it!!!August 1, 2017 at 2:48 pm #47863
Thank you <span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>laurakoller Good to know that someone else feels the way that I do, and has found a way to make tech possible. I shall remember that when my mind freezes at the thought of tech.August 8, 2017 at 3:02 am #48290
<span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>laurakoller I have taken your advice, gulp, and signed up for the August challenge. A video lesson.
<span class=”handle-sign”>@</span>DavidJ I’ve been thinking more and more about what you said about community. You’re right. It’s something that I’m going build with my eCourses.
Meanwhile, I’ve created a mood board, I’m in the middle of storyboarding and breaking down my lessons.
I have some actor friends. One has said she’ll look over the scripting for me and two have said that they are happy to provide voiceovers. Talking about it with close friends is hugely encouraging. They are excited about the concept and to see it take shape.
My next step is creating the pre-sales page etc., to spur me on and ensure I don’t get stuck. Am enjoying it all, and want to continue enjoying it. I’ll be asking lots of questions soon.August 8, 2017 at 3:31 am #48292
Mars, this is awesome! So much progress and you feeling good while doing it is such a lovely BONUS.
For me, my creative fires burn bright these days, yet sometimes engaging is a real labour of contractions and struggles, fears and doubts… it’s wonderful when it flows so easily and we feel supported!
Looking forward to see what you create this month!August 8, 2017 at 6:38 am #48308
Thank you @davidj. Absolutely. Gotta go with it whilst it’s here. I appreciate your words.August 15, 2017 at 8:37 am #49008
I’m currently reading up on the origins of placenta encapsulation and crafting the story for my video.
I’m also aware that I’ve become so involved with this video that I’ve taken my eye off the Intro to Doulaing mini eCourse.
So, once I’ve done the Skype consultation I have planned, I’m going to pop dinner on and write whilst it cooks. Three sections. I want the first completed by the weekend. (First draft of the first section, I mean).
There. Have written my intent.August 15, 2017 at 3:06 pm #49026
I picked up a very beautiful placenta and using my trusty phone, I have begun filming the encapsulation process. Tomorrow I shall finish filming the encapsulation process. It’s just wee snapshots, but my daughter says I have a lovely presenter voice. So whether anyone else likes it or not.. my baby thinks I’m fab. lol
Tomorrow it’s more scripting and YouTube for tips to make this a five minute blockbuster! Okay, a lovely wee informative film about placenta encapsulation.
Didn’t manage to write anything for the mini course as a placenta came in, but I will tomorrow. I’ve blocked off the time – birth willing.August 17, 2017 at 8:14 am #49112
My little tripod has arrived. Time for a wee play and to see how it affects my wee video.
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