When I worked for Floyd Wickman, a national real estate trainer, we had a saying that you teach what you need the most, and I feel guilty of that today. When blogging it is important to keep in contact and communication with those following your blog, otherwise you will be forgotten well that is one lesson that I know I need to work on, so I guess you can say that I am consciously competent about that and will make an effort to get on track with my posting.
I have been watching a lot of the recorded talks from Blog World ’09’ and I have to say they are great to listen to while getting work done, check them out at http://www.mycontent.com/blogworld#product=3784 I also especially liked State of the Blogosphere by Richard Jalichandra http://www.mycontent.com/blogworld#product=3642 Which was full of useful information.
I have been racking my brain preparing to move forward and I have decided that my first product will be either an online training program or a classroom program, in conjunction with coaching. The classroom is starting to make more sense as a first product to launch as my training background should be able to take what so many are trying to teach and put it into a program that is easy for non-savvy technophobes to not only follow, but leave the class with an excitement and commitment to get started in their social media lives. The questions I have in mind now that I am working on are:
How long should the class be?
In a computer lab or online via projector with the class following along?
One long segment trying to cram as much in as possible, or several smaller sessions giving attendants homework to do between classes?
As I get closer to Idea Camp I am making every effort to lay out my business plan so that I can have an efficient day of ripping it apart to make it even stronger.