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    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    Aside from your videos, PDF’s and Evernote can be two of the most powerful tools you use to facilitate your Ultimate Transformation.

    PDF’s are great for:
    1. Summarizing what you shared in your video.
    2. Offering a visual of what your lesson was about.
    3. Giving a print-out journaling exercise.

    Evernote is great for:
    1. Fill in the blanks journalling exercises (like what we did)
    2. Building collage-style lessons (like our mood boarding exercise)

    Things to consider:
    – Your supportive documents are what tie your lesson together and land the point home.
    – Not every lesson will NEED supportive documents, but they are helpful and add value.
    – Rather than trying to explain complicated lessons in a video, you can have your supportive documents do the explaining.
    – Make sure your supportive documents match your eCourse’s personality, vibe and brand theme (keep it interesting).
    – If you go the Evernote route, you’ll need to provide a tutorial like we did on how your people get it set up. This has led to some people not being able to figure it out. Not for the less tech savvie.

    1. Decide if you’re going to use PDF’s or Evernote for your supportive documents.
    2. Go through all of your lessons and create all of the supportive documents you’ll need.
    3. Prepare them as best as you can so they’re ready to go to a designer OR so they’re ready for you to add your creative flavour.
    4. When you get to Technosis Temple you’ll learn how to upload them to your platform.

    Our encouragement:
    Be creative and have fun with your supportive documents. Don’t rush through them. Instead, infuse them with magic and help bring your course even more to life with their help!

    If you’re not design savvy, it’s likely you’ll need to hire someone for these.

    Have fun!

    PS – Here’s a quick tutorial on how to use Evernote to create lesson content (just like us)..


    Karryn Olson-Ramanujan

    Hmmm this is useful. My challenge is that several of my women have intense technology challenges… So anything that requires much know-how will require an intro video like you did.
    I need to be able to see what my clients are filling in, so it’s great if it can be real-time…
    1. In Evernote, is this possible?
    2. Any thoughts on just using google docs, as so many folks are familiar with that?
    3. Did you use Camtasia to film your Evernote tutorial? I’m assuming some of the things I teach will need screen recording.



    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    Hi @karryn, great questions.

    Yes, using evernote is a little more (not much) tech advanced than say a Google doc.

    You could make a set-up video, just like we’ve done and show them exactly how to use it. But if you fear it’ll overwhelm them, then it’s best to do something else.

    If you need to read what they’ve written, then Google Docs are a great option for you and for them.

    We used “Screen Flow”, which is like “Camtasia.” to shoot our videos.

    @andyfreist, anything to add?


    Andy Freist
    Mountain Guide

    As Brad stated, Evernote is a bit more advanced than a Google Doc.. Its actually a very simple tool, but learning new things is usually what tech-phobic people are afraid of.

    You wont be able to see what they are doing with Evernote. Google Docs has live collaboration which will allow you to see their input, but you would have to create a new google doc for each student and for each lesson..

    One possible solution is to just embed a form on your lesson pages and they fill out the form which is then sent to you..


    Lorraine Watson

    @andyfreist & @bradleytmorris – Question about sharing content with Evernote – is what you did with sharing the Moodboard a possible solution for @karyn? She could create a note (with a link) for each student and they fill that in. That said, I can see a form submit working well.


    Bradley Morris
    Mountain Guide

    Hi @lorrainewatson, yes, it could be a solution — but if she has people that are less technical, Evernote may be an overwhelming option. Totally doable though. Any thoughts from you @andyfreist?


    Andy Freist
    Mountain Guide

    My gut feeling is in her case she should NOT use Evernote.. In the grand scheme of things, Evernote is a very simple tool, but it will definitely be outside of a tech-phobic persons comfort zone.

    In her case, she should probably get a better pulse on what her target customers are familiar with and figure out a solution that fits within that framework.

    She mentioned Google Docs, so that may be a good solution.

    I think anything that she needs to teach HOW to use is going to cause problems.

    It needs to be intuitive and self-explanatory, otherwise they will get overwhelmed with “another thing they have to learn”, which is what they are dreading in the first place…

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