I’m Ginette, and I’m a trainer, just like you. Well not just like you – that would be weird – but the important thing is that I’m a freelance trainer too. I’ve been running my own business since 2014, when I chose redundancy for the second time in a 22ish year corporate career.
I assumed as a qualified trainer I didn’t need to worry too much about the process of actually putting the course together – I had loads I could choose from after all. I also thought being on camera wouldn’t be an issue either – ’cause I can stand up in front of any number of people and talk the hind legs off a donkey if I know the subject!
Wowee, was that a learning curve!
First of all, there were so many different things to think about – the tech, the hosting, the video, the audio, the sheer amount of additional non-training information I apparently ‘needed’.
Second of all, once I got to the point of actually doing some filming – what was this? I dried up, I perspired (a LOT), I lost simple words, I tripped over every day phrases.
Oh my. This was taking way longer than I thought …
And to top it all, I couldn’t find any reliable sources of advice for what to do and how to do it! There was so much noise (very little of it delivered as ‘proper’ training), that I wondered how anyone ever learnt anything. It took me a whole month to put together my first course – and the result was not pretty …
So I set out on a mission, to find out everything I could about putting together an online course and working out what best practice was in digital delivery. Along the way I read research, academic articles, blog posts, books, white papers, watched instructional (and not so much) videos and began compiling what I was finding. I cross-references sources, I looked for evidence of credibility – you name it, I did it in the name of putting together best practice.
But one thing kept nagging at me
This was a whole new ball game for training. And those of us actually qualified to train were being left behind. Marketplaces were screaming ‘anyone can teach anything!’, platforms were spouting ‘earn money by teaching your passion’ and in all of it, no-one was talking about the importance of actually knowing how to deliver in a way that was best for the learner …
So via a (very) circuitous route, I have ended up here, providing a service for Trainers to help them, you, us, understand how to get your courses online so that you can:
a) take advantage of the massive predicted growth in online learning
b) not get overwhelmed by the volume of (mis)information out there
c) know exactly how to convert your face-to-face delivery into a successful online version
d) ensure that training best practice in your subject is properly represented in the sea of e-courses springing up
e) diversify your business into an additional income stream – that doesn’t care if you’re booked, sick or asleep!
Let me be your (not so) secret weapon, and you’ll never look back!