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Oct 21, 2014

Over the past 3 months, we have covered several things regarding content creation. From blogging to podcasting, websites to marketing. Further below, you'll be able see the list of the 20 sessions so far.

With that, we will be having a short break. We'll come back mid-November with the second semester.

There are a couple things I'd like to modify:

Narrowing the focus for the semester
Regular blog posts
Improved newsletter
eBook about website basics (middle of writing it now)
Homework assignments (more engagement)

Homework - What I need from you:

Help spreading the podcast via social media (links below!) and iTunes reviews
Your questions, comments, and other feedback

Please let me know what you would like to see and hear from me. I would love to have a segment where I can answer questions that you may have about content creation. Leave your thoughts below in the comment section.
Semester 1 Podcast Sessions:

1-1 I'm an impostor
1-2 You need more than a quality website; what is content creation?
1-3 Mark Sieverkropp share the benefits and struggles of content creation
1-4 5 key components for your website
1-5 Greg Hickman discusses the importance of a mobile-mindset
1-6 Jared Easley shares his researching and interviewing tips
1-7 Daniel J. Lewis shares how to overcome assumptions
1-8 Matt McWilliams talks about his principles for networking
1-9 Jim Woods talks about his process and tips for creating content
1-10 Doc Kennedy shares his experience creating videos
1-11 Dustin Hartzler help us dive deeper into WordPress
1-12 Leslie Samuel gives practical tips to take your blog to the next level
1-13 10 key things to make your website better
1-14 Online marketing tips from Joel Fortner
1-15 Podcasting tips from Dave Jackson
1-16 Dave Stachowiak shares some online leadership principles
1-17 Collaborative projects with Jim Woods and Erik J. Fisher
1-18 Joel and Dr. Pei talk to entrepreneurs about Relaunching and podcasting
1-19 Diving into eLearning and online training with Jeff Long
1-20 When to quit a creative project with Alex Barker
 

The post Semester 1 Wrap Up (1-21) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

Oct 21, 2014

Over the past 3 months, we have covered several things regarding content creation. From blogging to podcasting, websites to marketing. Further below, you'll be able see the list of the 20 sessions so far.

With that, we will be having a short break. We'll come back mid-November with the second semester.

There are a couple things I'd like to modify:

Narrowing the focus for the semester
Regular blog posts
Improved newsletter
eBook about website basics (middle of writing it now)
Homework assignments (more engagement)

Homework - What I need from you:

Help spreading the podcast via social media (links below!) and iTunes reviews
Your questions, comments, and other feedback

Please let me know what you would like to see and hear from me. I would love to have a segment where I can answer questions that you may have about content creation. Leave your thoughts below in the comment section.
Semester 1 Podcast Sessions:

1-1 I'm an impostor
1-2 You need more than a quality website; what is content creation?
1-3 Mark Sieverkropp share the benefits and struggles of content creation
1-4 5 key components for your website
1-5 Greg Hickman discusses the importance of a mobile-mindset
1-6 Jared Easley shares his researching and interviewing tips
1-7 Daniel J. Lewis shares how to overcome assumptions
1-8 Matt McWilliams talks about his principles for networking
1-9 Jim Woods talks about his process and tips for creating content
1-10 Doc Kennedy shares his experience creating videos
1-11 Dustin Hartzler help us dive deeper into WordPress
1-12 Leslie Samuel gives practical tips to take your blog to the next level
1-13 10 key things to make your website better
1-14 Online marketing tips from Joel Fortner
1-15 Podcasting tips from Dave Jackson
1-16 Dave Stachowiak shares some online leadership principles
1-17 Collaborative projects with Jim Woods and Erik J. Fisher
1-18 Joel and Dr. Pei talk to entrepreneurs about Relaunching and podcasting
1-19 Diving into eLearning and online training with Jeff Long
1-20 When to quit a creative project with Alex Barker
 

The post Semester 1 Wrap Up (1-21) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

Oct 9, 2014

This session features Alex Barker, host of the Leadership Dojo podcast. We first met on 48Days.net (I would highly recommend this great community). A few months ago, Alex made a decision to stop the podcast, despite some of the successes it was achieving. We'll dive in a little deeper into his story and what we can learn from it.

Begin with the end in mind.

- Steven Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)
After finishing school to become a pharmacist, Alex began to decide if he really wanted to be a pharmacist the rest of his life. Learning about podcasts and listening to them for 5-6 months, he decided that he wanted to start one himself. Using Pat Flynn's course of starting a podcast, he began preparing for the podcast. He also joined John Lee Dumas' Podcaster's Paradise.
What were your expectations when you launched the podcast?

Alex didn't have a plan or goals, or even what to expect.
If you choose a niche about something you don't know a lot about, it's very hard for you to create products and services for a very  eager audience and for them to buy from you.
He desired to make money from coaching and  mastermind groups.

Did your expectations change along the way? Did your expectations just not work out?

After 5 months, Alex noticed that it became a chore for him to do the podcast. The work he was putting in was exceeding the return he was expecting.
You really need to look at your expectations and what you really need to do to get there.

Exit strategy
If you're about to launch something, you need to have an exit strategy.
When will you evaluate your journey and be willing to pivot. Be specific and set a deadline.

The birth of Alex's second daughter caused him to go through another evaluation.
Know your why
Alex's why is tied to his family, and he was spending so much time away from them.
The future
Alex's idea was to have someone to take over, but he is just putting it on the back burner. He may revisit later.

He has started a new site, Pharmacy School HQ. He is taking the things he learned from launching a website and building a platform and meshing it with his training as a pharmacist.
You can't keep doing something that is not meeting your expectations or that the passion isn't there like it used to be.
Know your expectations.

The post When to quit a creative project with Alex Barker (1-20) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

Oct 7, 2014

This session features Alex Barker, host of the Leadership Dojo podcast. We first met on 48Days.net (I would highly recommend this great community). A few months ago, Alex made a decision to stop the podcast, despite some of the successes it was achieving. We'll dive in a little deeper into his story and what we can learn from it.

Begin with the end in mind.

- Steven Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People)
After finishing school to become a pharmacist, Alex began to decide if he really wanted to be a pharmacist the rest of his life. Learning about podcasts and listening to them for 5-6 months, he decided that he wanted to start one himself. Using Pat Flynn's course of starting a podcast, he began preparing for the podcast. He also joined John Lee Dumas' Podcaster's Paradise.
What were your expectations when you launched the podcast?

Alex didn't have a plan or goals, or even what to expect.
If you choose a niche about something you don't know a lot about, it's very hard for you to create products and services for a very  eager audience and for them to buy from you.
He desired to make money from coaching and  mastermind groups.

Did your expectations change along the way? Did your expectations just not work out?

After 5 months, Alex noticed that it became a chore for him to do the podcast. The work he was putting in was exceeding the return he was expecting.
You really need to look at your expectations and what you really need to do to get there.

Exit strategy
If you're about to launch something, you need to have an exit strategy.
When will you evaluate your journey and be willing to pivot. Be specific and set a deadline.

The birth of Alex's second daughter caused him to go through another evaluation.
Know your why
Alex's why is tied to his family, and he was spending so much time away from them.
The future
Alex's idea was to have someone to take over, but he is just putting it on the back burner. He may revisit later.

He has started a new site, Pharmacy School HQ. He is taking the things he learned from launching a website and building a platform and meshing it with his training as a pharmacist.
You can't keep doing something that is not meeting your expectations or that the passion isn't there like it used to be.
Know your expectations.

The post When to quit a creative project with Alex Barker (1-20) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

Oct 1, 2014

Jeff Long joins us today to share some things that we can learn to help with eLearning and online training. He provides help with eLearning (as well as video production and web design) at True Focus Media. You can also connect with him on Twitter.
What is eLearning and training?
It's not new - it's as old as the internet. It includes engaging videos and flexible websites.

Many companies haven't even thought of this possibility! Instead of having a trainer come in or having the HR manager do the training, eLearning can benefit companies. Some

Incentvies
Rewards
Gamification

Are there any industries that would benefit more from eLearning?

Software companies
Medical training companies (brainynurses.com is an example)
Non-profit

Styles or formats for eLearning
How you present your material may be determined by your budget.

It may also depend on your audience - what works for them?

Filming a presenter
Power point slides
Quizes and Tests
Webinars
Story-driven/scenario

First steps for eLearning preparation

What do you want to deliver?
What do you want the person to take away?
What are the three or so points to facilitate that?

Keep it simple!

Do your research - make sure you're creating what your client needs!
Resources to get started

ScreenFlow (Mac) or Camptasia Studio (Windows) for screen capture
Udemy
Skillshare
Youtube (use unlisted and embed on a password-protected web page)
eJunkie
Membership plugins for Wordpress
Learning management plugins

Just get started (this theme keeps coming back!). Don't let the technology scare you.
Mark Sieverkropp was a previous guest and has provided several gifts for you as a listener and supporter of this podcast:

"Start a Conversation With Anyone, Anytime" (for sale on Amazon...free to you!)
4 Keys to Great "Reach Out" Emails PDF
Free Sample of my book, Project: Success
Great weekly content on how to grow your network

Get these great resources now!
In the comment section below, please share one of the following:

What is something that you can share with your business/audience in the form of eLearning?
How can I use eLearning to help meet your needs? (I'm planning to put together some tutorials and training soon - I need your input!)

The post Diving into eLearning and online training with Jeff Long (1-19) appeared first on Creative Studio Academy.

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