Video Creation for Educators
A practical, eight week programme to develop your video making skills and monetize your teaching!
If you want to develop your video making skills to generate income in a supportive environment. this group programme is for you!
Next course January 14th to March 3rd 2024
Early Bird offer £100 off - ONLY until Dec 11th
Let me start by telling you a story.....
How wrong I was......
It's brought me recognition
It's brought me satisfaction
Want to know how you can learn to make videos and change your life?
You're fed up with your work situation and you want more freedom and control
Video is the key to online courses that sell. VoiCE will help you to make awesome videos and show you how you can use your existing teaching expertise to build online courses that will sell while you sleep. This can start as a side-hustle hobby and build into something creative, interesting and lucrative.
Work when you want and where you want.
You've started playing around with video but you're stuck
It's hard to get started on a whole new way of teaching. There's the technical side, the aesthetic side, the confidence you need. It's easy to just keep procrastinating. This course will get you up and running, producing the videos YOU need and can use for your courses and for promotion.
Get a flying head start on your video making
You already teach online but you're struggling to attract learners
Learners buy into a teacher that they like and trust. Video connects with people in a way that text can't. Show your prospective clients who you are with professional looking video that will make them feel that they know you already.
Video makes learners much more likely to buy from you.
You're a teacher being asked to put lessons online and feeling a bit lost
Over the past two years, so much has gone online and teachers are being asked to make video often without any training Let me help you to create engaging video that your learners will love and you'll love making. Upskill and shine in your school. Become the go-to person for video knowhow.
Get noticed and get better work
OK, I get it. Video rocks. But why do I need this programme?
It's not easy to do on your own
I'd love to tell you that all of this has been a cakewalk, but of course it hasn't. It's taken me ten years to get where I am, and I've done it all myself by trial and error.
Isn't all this on the internet?
Clearly you CAN Google all of the information you need - it's out there BUT it'll probably take you quite a long time to find everything you need and work it out for yourself.
A great shortcut
What I am offering is help to you get to where you want to be MUCH faster. I have learnt so much along the way and I'm going to give you the benefit of all of the shortcuts that I know - what works, what doesn't work so well, tips, tricks and useful resources and tools that you can use to your advantage.
Stop thinking and start DOING!
The other HUGE difference that this will make to your progress is that committing to this eight week programme will ensure that you really DO something. That you stop procrastinating, stop worrying about how you will start and just take those first steps in a supportive environment that can lead you to creating something really worthwhile.
The eight weeks of the course will get you off to a flying start, but that's not where it ends. You'll have lifetime access to the course materials to review and (more importantly) stay part of our supportive community of alumni in our private Facebook group. Want some feedback on new videos you make? Courses you produce? Got questions about editing? Getting it out there? We're always here for you!
Completely useable results - A flying start
You'll work on a video that is useful for YOUR context and that you can use to generate INCOME. You can do this in two ways.
- Promotional video for social media or your website that shows people what you do and CONNECTS you to your ideal clients. It'll help people to know you, like you, trust you and buy from you
- Making video for online courses like I do. These will generate you a passive income and once they're made can sell for years.
By the end of the course, you'll have:
- Videos actually ready to USE immediately
- A clear idea for where you want to take them to make MONEY
- The motivation to keep going and FLY
I've seen video courses on Udemy and Skillshare. How is this different?
You can buy a self-access course for this but how far will it take you?
People who buy courses like that often do one of two things:
1) Buy it and never watch it
2) Watch it but never make any videos.
This is where VoiCE is different.
- Support in the weekly group meetings
- Support in one to one tutorials with me
- Support in the Facebook group (during AND after the course)
- Someone you can ALWAYS ask (me!)
- Motivation and confidence to make video every week
A practical course for a practical skill
How does the programme actually work?
We'll build up these skills gradually with a specific focus each week and there'll be exercises to help you practice. This is all on video (of course) so you can go through it in your own time and at your own pace. There's always support if you need it through our private Facebook group.
You'll post this on our private Facebook group each Saturday, so you'll have the motivation to do it and you'll get to see lots of other examples from your peers (you'll learn so much from this, I promise).
In addition to the weekly Zoom sessions, there are also TWO individual tutorials with me - one hour in Week 2 and another in Week 8. These can be arranged at a time to suit you and they're a chance to help you to focus on what you want to make video for - how you're going to make this MAKE YOU MONEY!
And the support doesn't end when the course does...
- Want to get some feedback on new material- it's there.
- Want to ask questions of the group or me - you can.
- Want to be inspired by what other video-makers are doing- it's definitely there!
Frequently asked questions
Are you the tutor?
What equipment do I need?
Lighting is helpful but you can film by a window or outside or use what lighting you have in the house. I work on the principle of ‘use what you have and upgrade as it makes sense for you, personally'.
What happens if I miss a session?
Most of the materials are
asynchronous, so you can do the tasks in your own time during the week at times to suit you, so that's no problem.
The feedback sessions are on Zoom on a Sunday (there are different sessions to suit different time zones) where we talk about the videos we’ve made that week in a small group (max 4 people). They’re the heart of the course, really so I hope you won’t miss them, but they’re always recorded so you can look back on them and when people have had to miss a session, the group watches that person’s video and talks about it so that they still get feedback on it.
Do I have to be in the videos? I'm a bit camera shy.
See how alumni are making an income from their video making skills
Case Study 1
Find Your VoiCE' has been amazing. I think I'll look back to this time and realise that doing this course was life changing. It's been fun, manageable, challenging and rewarding. We're actually making real videos that we can send out into the real world and use whatever way we wish. The best thing about doing this course is that you stop thinking about 'doing things' and instead actually do them! I highly recommend it.
Instagram promo video for Nathan's IELTS prep course
Case Study 2
I would recommend anyone who wants to know how to create good quality, engaging and professional videos to do the course with Jo. It is very empowering to learn a new skill and this course has done that for me. Jo is fantastic. She has made the course accessible to everyone so you can do it with some knowledge or no knowledge of making videos. Don't hesitate - book it now. Really, it could change your life.
An example from Sally's '30 day motivator' course
Case Study 3
Check out her new website and the fabulous video material she has developed.
Can't rave enough about this course with the wonderful Jo Gakonga. It was inspiring, enriching and great fun. Thank you to my great peers for sharing the experience and providing really helpful feedback. Highly recommend it! 😍
Check out 'Lexicalship' (Nicola's website) here
What do you need?
You'll work and get feedback at your own level, so no problem if you're a complete newbie or if you've already started to 'dabble'.
A commitment to put in the work
Something to film yourself with - a phone or laptop will be just fine for this - preferably with a tripod or stand (these are not expensive). A reasonable microphone is also helpful but again, not very expensive. You need a stable internet connection to join the input sessions.
What will you get?
This is all about supporting you. You'll work in a private Facebook group, and have feeedback on your videos every week on Zoom in a small group (four people). There is online input for you to do each week at your convenience and and also one to one tutorials with me the course.
The course gives you the chance to work with a group of like minded individuals who will motivate and inspire you. If you can imagine a CELTA-type experience for video making, this is it. You'll work hard (nothing worth doing comes easily) and have the opportunity to learn from each other and talk about your own work with others.
I know from experience that this approach WORKS and you will make ENORMOUS progress with the practical approach of creating, reflecting, getting feedback and doing it all again...and again...and again.
..and as a bonus - FREE editing software
What do people who are doing the course say?
These videos were all made by course participants. I hope that they'll give you an idea of how much they got from working with me on the course, but also a flavour of the really wide range of ways that you can use video - the choice is yours!
Next course dates
If you want to find your video VoiCE, the next cohort runs from January 14th to March 3rd 2024. Sign up below to find out more and book your Early Bird place with £100 discount before December 11th 2023
£1485 or three payments of £549
Price includes lifetime access to Camtasia editing software valued at £270