The best teleseminar series are the ones that provide useful information in a way that grabs your attention and focuses on direct application so that listeners can immediately introduce what they’ve learned into their practices.
But this is easier said than done.
Thousands of hours of work went on behind the scenes in order to create the nine hours of The New Brain Science Teleseminar Series that we just broadcast.
Let me give you a brief tour of the process.
We start by meeting together on the concepts for the series, researching and choosing the speakers, and then issuing invitations.
Our Director of Operations, Paige, is involved at every level of the series production, including recruiting the speakers and maintaining contact with them and their staff, as well as gathering the necessary information to fulfill our CE/CME mandates.
Several of us – Paige, Kathy, and I work on the announcement page – the page that lets everyone know that the series is going to happen.
Along with that, Kathy develops the scripts we use to create videos that let you know about the series. Nate helps to shoot the footage and so does Abby (our intern when she’s home on break.) We then send it out to Phoenix for editing.
Chris, Victor, and Hong Wei design our web graphics and pinch hit with IT.
Sarah researches speakers, helps formulate the interview questions and works with me to create the agendas.
I then prepare several hours for each interview.
Josh and Mohammed, our computer engineers and IT gurus, take care of all IT-related matters – which are more extensive than I can possibly do justice to here.
Paige, Josh, Nate, Victor and Denise are on hand during the actual broadcasts to help listeners who are having trouble with their computer or internet connections.
Nate and Denise handle customer service inquiries, edit the audios, and format the transcripts.
Marsha and Leila edit the transcripts.
Sarah and Marsha help to prepare our applications to the continuing education boards and ensure that we are in compliance with board requirements.
And the result: practitioners from 78 countries participated in the calls for the series. Most listened for free – it’s a service we provide as part of our mission to change the way medicine is practiced.
For us, it was certainly worth all of those many hours.
This is an awesome staff – no one leaves just because its 5 o’clock – we’re here, many times until 8. The staff is committed to getting the job done.
While I’m not willing to part with any of our crew, I am willing to share the process behind the scenes in order to help you get your own teleseminars started.
Though you may not endeavor to produce a teleseminar program of this scope, some kind of teleseminar outreach could be really valuable to your mission. We can show you how to get your program up and running with minimal effort.
In my mind, the more we get the word out about mindfulness and mind/body medicine, the better the world will be. Together, we can make a difference.
If you’d like to know more about how to get your teleseminars started, or how to grow the ones you already have, click here.
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