Tips for creating live training events
Fill a need and identify your target audience
Determine your value proposition and price points
Choose the right time, date, and venue
Offer Multiple Ways of Learning
Make a list of personal invitations and influencers
Create a High Conversion Registration Page
Integrate an Auto-Responder for Improved Communication
Focus on Presentations and Q&As
Create Quality Slides and Videos:
High-quality multimedia content will make your event visually appealing, more engaging, easier to understand, and memorable. Develop high-quality slides and video content that aligns with your message and helps support your speakers and attendees.
Follow Up with Attendees After the Event
Learn to NETWORK and PARTNER with others
Pay attention to logistics
- Establish a budget
- Find and secure the perfect venue
- Plan for travel and accommodation
- Determine what equipment and technology you’ll need
- Create content and schedule your speakers
- Have a contingency plan
QUESTIONS | APPLICATIONS
- What's your coaching niche?
- What are your clients' pain points? Where are they stuck?
- How will your clients benefit from attending?
- With. whom might you partner with to host a live event?
1. What's your coaching niche? Ministry leaders (volunteer or paid staff).
2. What are your clients' pain points? Where are they stuck? Leadership development (themselves and others).
3. How will your clients benefit from attending? I can offer communication learning and doable exercises to help people grow in their abilities to recruit, development, and lead others.
4. With whom might you partner with to host a live event? In the past, I led workshops and one-day seminars through Group Publishing and Simply Youth Ministry. They did all the heavy lifting, however, and I learned how much went into live events. In accepting invitations to speak/train at various churches, typically the host has organized most of this blogs items. I work together with them to come up with a few ideas.
1. My coaching niche right now is with constituents of the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. Usually it is cohorts of leaders in congregations engaging in peacemaking work. One-on-one coaching opportunities do come out of these cohorts
2. Pain points tend to be difficulty moving ministries forward and resistance from membership (and sometimes other leaders). Cohort members help each other get unstuck, often from strategies that haven't worked or difficulties mobilizing and motivating their congregations.
3. Attending these Zoom cohorts often provides accompaniment and new thinking for participants.
4. I have contemplated partnering with other similar programs in our sibling denominations to offer a more ecumenical experience for our constituents, and to offer a model for how this could happen on the local ecumenical level.
What's your coaching niche?
There is no avoiding the niche question! I'd like to say for the time being that I'm going to discover my coaching niche as I conduct 1:1 conversations with colleagues, seminary faculty and administrators, and independent scholars: all of whom may be thinking deeply about the perils and opportunities of being a minister in these times. I think my conversations will bring to the surface pathways I can follow toward my engagement with coaching.
What are your clients' pain points? Where are they stuck?
I have a theory that when clergy say they're exhausted they are really saying that they are disheartened and angry (emotions that can lead to deep depletion). And they may be feeling this way because their vision of the church they had hoped to serve may have very little with the church they are actively serving. The question facing them is how to reclaim the energy that brought them into ministry while they continue to face an array of challenges, AND as they become involved in that process of discovery while continuing to work in the contexts to where they are currently serving.
How will your clients benefit from attending?
By coming home to the abundance of one's energies for living well and loving deeply! I would love for colleagues to experience coaching as an awakening: a time of realization about our capacities for living into our callings.
With. whom might you partner with to host a live event?
I could see myself working with the Southern New England Conference of the UCC. But I might also develop a working relationship with seminaries, not just as a way to coach students, but perhaps faculty and staff.
My coaching niche is helping Ministry Leaders, Church Teams, Family/Intergenerational Conversations, and Youth/Young Adults. Their pain points include having a safe place to talk about their frustrations and dreams, along with past fatigue and future analysis paralysis that leaves them feeling stuck. I would expect they'd benefit from attending by finding new language, relational cohorts and accessible wisdom to take next steps. I'd partner with someone like Vibrant Faith or a fellow ministry partner I write/speak for to increase the possibilities.
1. What's your coaching niche? BIPOC/LGBTQIA Entrepreneurs/Professionals & Ministry Leaders
2. What are your clients' pain points? Entre to market/networking & having others see value/worth. Where are they stuck? Often in accepting limiting beliefS that have been historically put out as facts and overcoming those challenges in a productive manner.
3. How will your clients benefit from attending? Learn strategies to overcome some of the limiting beliefs and get more specific about obstacles, identify specific issue and have a plan of action for at least one of their named things keeping them stuck.
4. With. whom might you partner with to host a live event? I have 4 colleagues in two areas that I have been doing some work that I could collaborate. I have done one collaboration with a colleague on 2 occassions and we both were able to receive funding, make a video and get moderately paid. We had to workshops that 2/3 full and 85% attendance for zoom training.