I don’t know if you have been inundated of late with webinar invitations but I have – if I wanted to learn about expensive programs to organize retreats, use funnels, use Pinterest, get in touch with my spiritual self, self publish a book or about a million other things there’s a webinar for that! I’ve signed up for a couple that caught my interest – course building ones mostly (because – um educator here – you know) and have picked up a tip or two in the process. Many of them are VERY formulaic and a couple of presenters pretty obviously have a lot less experience than me at applying pedagogical principles. Le. Sigh.
Some have been pretty good. If I walk away with two or three applicable things I am thrilled, if I get a solid reminder of things I already practice and feel validated that’s great. Always in these webinars I end up feeling a little badly because the whole point of the webinar is to SELL some lovely sounding, very pretty program for a lot more money than I have for discretionary things right now(anybody want to trade vet bills?). So while I might covet the program and appreciate the pitch I have to be satisfied with the pearls.
Then what do you know? I get invited to present a webinar for FDSA. Not to sell anything but to teach stuff – right up my alley eh?
How cool. You can sign up right here! But you have to promise to both say hi if you attend and to let me know either what you liked best or how make it better after you watch it. Deal?
How terrifying. But wait, I love workshops and doing keynote addresses. Media is one of my things. As long as the internet cooperates I’ve got this. So I say YES. Firmly and clearly and get given a date (October 19, 2017) and we ask the FDSA students to choose between 3 topics – all get lots of votes so I decide to start with number one on the list. R+ for humans – so MUCH FUN!
(and so important)
I’ve got the slide deck ready to go. It’s a pretty wide ranging webinar – think of it as a keynote address rather than an intense workshop which looks at dreams, planning, goal setting, motivation, record keeping and ends with working together on tools to help you! It isn’t the same as any class I’ve taught but it’s true to my take on all this head stuff. Don’t expect a cure all ills magic wand waving by self help guru tirade. You are way more likely to hear my self help rant and yet come away feeling empowered with a strategy to help you move forward.
I am probably most excited to introduce my way of considering and using process, learning, performance and outcome in a way that’s clear and understandable (or you can ask questions RIGHT THERE – LIVE …
OMG what have I agreed to?) I’m not talking much at all about some of the things people probably expect me too – brain research, gratitude, personality types – they might come up – in fact I hope they do- but it’ll be because of questions not because of inclusion in the webinar slides. I’ve worked in question time at different stages and will be asking questions for people who show up to think about (because – um – ME) One of the things I like most about my presentation is it’s relevant to everyone – at home trainers, instructors, scent, agility, barn hunt, coursing, conformation … no matter what role dogs play in your life and what role you want them to play it’s got something for you. It just occurred to me the framework could easily be applied to horse sports too.. It’s not just for nervous people or world class competitors – whatever your jam there’s a pearl or six in there just for you!
So, being me, and a life long learner and all I’ve been attending the FDSA webinars as I am able. They have been great. informative, interesting, enriching and engaging. The price point is right ($19.95 USD) and the access to them is for a full year and extended from the time of the last webinar you sign up for. You have to sign up before the webinar no matter when you intend to watch it but you don’t have to watch it live to get access. There are some great ones coming up (dare I say including mine? ohh that little Imposter Syndrome Gnome raises his head – I’ll stare him down this time) .
October 19th – 9 pm EST I really do hope you can join me live, but even if you can’t I”d love to share my info with you, Sign up, Invest in yourself just this once!
Hi Andrea, I watched it today and it was fabulous. I plan to watch it again each time I need a boost. Thank you so much, Andrea
Lynn, Vancouver Island, BC