Running Workshops Courses, Events and Meetings Virtually Toolkit

Have you ever wondered how or what tools you need to run workshops, events, and meetings virtually? Then this is the toolkit for you and is supports the Running Workshops, Meetings & Events Virtually Information Session.

The success of your online events require a few key areas for both you and your clients

  • Planning and Preparation
  • The Right Tech for your business
  • Good Communication
  • Keeping Track
  • Promotion
  • Production and Delivery

All of which we will cover in the session to help you with the planning our Course Creators Plan board is available on Trello. Now let’s explore the tools and your options for virtually running meetings, workshops and courses online.

Virtual Meeting Communication Tools:

Zoom: Online Meetings and Webinar Solutions

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms.

You can explore Zoom here http://bit.ly/2OBFfIV

Go To Meeting: Virtual Meetings where ever you are

Professional meetings deserve a professional online meeting software. That’s GoToMeeting – simple, reliable and effective. With GoToMeeting, share screens and collaborate with HD video conferencing.

GoToMeeting is a web-hosted service created and marketed by LogMeIn. It is an online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software package that enables the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues via the Internet in real time.

https://gotomeeting.zvbf.net/c/337495/558599/9156

Webinars and Workshop Tools:

Webinar Ninja: Create a webinar in 10 seconds flat.

WebinarNinja does all the work for you. No more going through a long-winded, 10-step process. With WebinarNinja, you can create your webinar in seconds, get on with your day and start getting sign-ups for your webinar immediately.

http://www.webinarninja.com/402.html 

Zoom: Online Meetings and Webinar Solutions

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. Zoom Rooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices and classrooms.

With Zoom Webinars add on you can also livestream to Facebook or Youtube whilst running your webinar.

You can explore Zoom here http://bit.ly/2OBFfIV

GoTo Webinar

Marketing pros turn to GoToWebinar to create captivating online events that build brand awareness and help organizations spread their message. Our easy-to-use technology allows you to actually have fun presenting.

https://gotowebinar.xrte.net/c/337495/564015/9158 

Livestorm One video communications platform for every team

Livestorm is built for everyone, from startups to big enterprises.  Build strong relationships with your audience through webinars and video meetings.

With Livestorm you can also stream to Youtube Live. https://livestorm.grsm.io/LinReedEnever 

Demio: Run more effective webinars with less work

Demio provides a simple, no-download webinar experience for your audience, as well as all the marketing tools you need to generate better results.

No downloads: Get higher attendance rates on your webinars with frictionless joining in almost any major web browser.

Your brand: Keep your brand front and center with customizable pages and your logo in the webinar room.

All-in-one: Live and automated webinars, registration pages, webinar replays, and everything else all in one place.

Try Demio for 30 days here: https://demio.com?fp_ref=bbb 

Live Streaming:

Streamyard: Livestream to more than one platform

The easiest way to create professional live streams. StreamYard is a live streaming studio in your browser. Interview guests, share your screen, and much more. 

Stream to multiple platforms simultaneously! StreamYard works with Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Periscope, Twitch, and custom RTMP outputs.

https://streamyard.com?pal=5674286983413760

BeLive Professional LIVE streaming made easy

BeLive.tv gives you sophisticated ways to interact with an audience.

 It goes beyond Facebook Live and gives users additional features and capabilities that make marketing your business with live video seamless and straightforward.

https://be.live?ref=lindareedenever9

 

Online Education Options:

Thinkific – Power your education Empire

Thinkific’s powerful, all-in-one platform makes it easy to share your knowledge, grow your audience, and scale the business you already love. Whether you’re educating 10 students or 10 million, feel confident that you’ve got the easiest technology and best support in the business.

Build your course

Easily upload videos, build quizzes, and organize all your learning content with our drag and drop builder. Set pricing, schedule lessons, and automate your content to curate a learning experience your students will love. Start your course creation journey with a 30 day pro trial and VIP support http://try.thinkific.com/bbb 

Skill Share – Teach Online with the Skillshare Community

When you help others along their creative journey, it’s rewarding in more ways than one. By teaching on Skillshare, you can grow your online following, give back, and earn money. Top earning teachers make $100,000+ each year.

Skillshare teachers are real working creatives and experts eager to share their expertise. If you’re an experienced creative pro with tips, techniques and skills to demonstrate, we offer an extensive suite of resources and responsive support to help you create classes that inspire.

Skillshare offer a monthly challenge for extra help creating your class. With milestones, feedback and prizes to keep you on track, you’ll publish your first class in no time.

You can teach or lean on Skillshare and they have offered our readers 2 months premium to get you started  https://skillshare.eqcm.net/c/337495/474950/4650 

Hey Summit – Online Summits Made Easy!

Take the heavy lifting out of summit organisation. Get your message in front of a global audience by leveraging the marketing power of an online summit.

Share your thought-leadership with your audience, increasing your reach by making an impact with carbon neutral conferencing. HeySummit is designed to take the heavy lifting out of creating, managing, running and analysing your online summits. Focused on delivering an exceptional attendee and speaker experience, we give you the tools you need to meet your goals.

HeySummit’s baked-in features simplify the process of producing a successful summit. It’s easy for your attendees to register and discover your content. The platform puts you in-charge allowing you to activate a community, offer viral referrals, giveaways and more.

HeySummit would like to offer you a 50% discount for your first 3 months on the plaform when you follow this link https://heysummit.com/pricing/?ac=05Akc3s1&coupon=bpkwZGsI 

Virtual Summits: Create a summit easily

Ever host or think about hosting a virtual summit, only to realize how confusing and time consuming it is? Well those days are over. Virtual Summits™ handles all the heavy lifting and gives you everything you need to host your very own virtual summit.

Virtual Summits Software makes it quick, easy, and painless to host a virtual summit.

https://virtualsummits.com?lmref=-sT7dQ

Booking Calendars:

Youcanbookme: Simple online scheduling for your team

Eliminates back and forth emails. Customer bookings straight into your calendar.

Youcanbook.me offers: 

Flexible schedule and availability: Complete control over when you want to schedule meetings. Set up a regular weekly schedule or customize for every week.

Cancellations and rescheduling: Both you and your customers can easily cancel and reschedule appointments online 24-hours a day.

View your booking records: View, cancel, reschedule and keep a record of every customer interaction.

You can start with Youcanbook.me for FREE or take up a paid plan for more options https://youcanbook.me/

Book Like a Boss – An all in one booking platform

Take your business to the next level with the all-in-one booking platform that saves you time & makes you money. 

Create your simple booking page and start taking meeting, paid bookings and selling digital products in less than 10 minutes.

  • Choose Your Page Name
  • Set Up Your Availability
  • List Your Products & Services
  • Connect With PayPal, Stripe and/or Square
  • Get Paid!

Book Like a Boss syncs with, your calendar app and works around your schedule. You’ll never worry about double booking or missing a meeting again.

Connects with:

  • Google Calendar
  • Apple iCloud
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Office 365
  • Outlook.com

And is packed full of integrations to make booking your clients online easy.

Book Like a Boss would like to offer you a 14-day free trial plus a 25% upgrade if you April 30th and use the coupon code “workfromhome25”

https://partners.booklikeaboss.com/826.html 

Acuity Scheduling is your online assistant, working 24/7 to fill your schedule

Never ask “what time works for you?” again

Clients can quickly view your real-time availability and self-book their own appointments—and even pay online, reschedule with a click, and eliminate 100% of the drudgery. (Official term.)

Get notified anytime a new appointment is booked, check your schedule right from your phone, and even tell Acuity to automatically update the calendars you already use, like Google, Outlook, iCloud or Office 365.

https://acuity.jnqsge.net/c/337495/722903/10639

Production Tools:

We Video: Your Cloud based video editing friend

Wevideo allows you Create like a pro in no time at all. Add features like green screen for a big-budget look without the cost or difficulty. Edit videos with zero upload wait time. Choose from multiple formats to stand out on social media, web and mobile displays.

WeVideo offers unlimited use of over 1 million pieces of stock media, including videos, images and music tracks. In their Essentials stock library is commercially-licensed, royalty-free and included free in business plans.

Make videos on any device, including Chromebook, Windows, Mac, and mobile. Edit on the go with mobile apps for Android and iOS devices. Cloud-based flexibility means you get unlimited storage for your media and there’s no download or software to install.

Create once and instantly publish your edits to YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and other social media channels.

Edit your videos with WeVideo here: http://share.wevideo.com/srjqG 

Camtasia Video Editor

Camtasia 2019 makes it simple to record and create professional-looking videos on Windows and Mac.

Over 24 million people use Camtasia to create videos and you can too.

Camtasia 2019 allows you to create Tutorials, demos, training videos, and more. Made by you!

You can download and start to play with Camtasia 2019 with a FREE trial here: 

https://techsmith.z6rjha.net/c/337495/587703/5161 

Invideo: Create amazing social media, logo and intro videos

InVideo is a small business owner’s best friend when it comes to editing social media videos, creating logo animations, introductions and more.

InVideo a  comprehensive social video creation platform to create video ads, promo videos, social media videos and more. InVideo comes power-packed with an extensive template library of 1700+ templates, a full-fledged editor, millions of stock videos and images, effects and more.

You don’t have to have any video knowledge create in invideo they have the templates and formats already for you.

You can start with a 14 Day Trial here: https://invideo.io?ref=enevergroupnew (they also have a forever free plan with watermark)

Quicc for automatic video captions

QuiCC automatically captions your videos, allows for edits, and burns those captions onto your video. At 91% accuracy, you can caption your videos from Android, iOS, and desktop in minutes. Customize your captions to match your brand with our caption engine.

Your first few videos are on Quicc check them out http://www.quicc.io/welcome?fpr=enevergroup

Tubebuddy get more from your Youtube Videos

Your best friend on the road to YouTube success. TubeBuddy is a FREE browser extension & mobile app that integrates directly into YouTube to help you run your channel with ease.

Tubebuddy is to make you and the rest of the YouTube Community a happier, more productive bunch.

You can power up and do even more with PRO and Tubebuddy would like to offer you 1 month’s Pro Trial when you follow this link: http://tubebuddy.com/freetrial?a=enevergroup

Rev up your videos and podcasts with transcripts and captions

Rev offers  fast, quality, on-demand services for audio transcription, subtitles and closed captions.

Those captions help your videos be indexed by google for search as well as making viewing easier for your viewers.

Rev would like to offer you a $10 coupon https://www.rev.com/blog/coupon/?ref=enevergroup

Marketing Design and Lead Tools:

Canva The online design tool everyone is raving about

Design anything in minutes with thousands of beautiful templates and images.  

Canva Pro is the design software that makes design simple, convenient, and reliable—create what you need in no time!

With Canva Pro you can set up your brand and templates and design easily on the go and at your desk.

Try Canva Pro FREE for 30 days. Cancel anytime. https://canva.7eqqol.net/c/337495/653611/10068 

Interact engage, have fun and create leads with Quizzes

Interact is a tool for creating online quizzes that generate leads, segment your audience, and drive traffic to your website.

It is built for businesses and has all the features you’ll need to create your own lead generation quiz that grows your company.

You can start with your first quiz for FREE  https://interact.grsm.io/bbb 

 

Repurpose.io: Create Once. Publish Everywhere.

Repurpose.io is an easy-to-use automation platform that helps entrepreneurs, coaches, and content creators maximize their exposure without spending hours publishing to multiple platforms.

Whether you Podcast, Livestream, or Create Videos, we’ve got you covered.

Take a look at Repurpose here:  https://repurpose.io/?aff=232 

Leadpages: high-converting landing pages

The easiest, most effective way to sell your services online: easily build code-free websites, high-converting landing pages, pop-ups, alert bars, and beyond.

Leadpages are great if you are not a designer or need a place to sell in addition to your website.  https://leadpages.pxf.io/1NX4a 

MeetEdgar When you need your social

Your brand IS your business. So you’re understandably picky about making sure that every status update you send is perfectly *you*.  BUT, babysitting your social is starting to feel like a full time job. You need to automate, but not in a way that messes with your brand integrity or makes you look like a spambot. Yeah, we got you.

Opt-in here for a free month and be on your way to social media greatness.

Start with an Edgar Trial here ed.gr/c4ytq 

Loomly: Collaborate, publish, measure. All in one place.

Loomly is a powerful social media programer that empowers marketing teams to collaborate, publish and measure. Streamline teamwork along your entire content management process: manage digital assets, fuel storytelling, polish content, approve messaging, reach your audience, engage your community and measure performance. Now supporting organic content, boosted posts and objective-driven campaigns. All in one collaborative solution

Loomly would like to offer you a free trial to see if they are for you. https://www.loomly.com/free-trial/aa566decf2ff0d57 

Missinglettr: automatically turns your blog posts into engaging social media campaigns.

Missinglettr helps you schedule a year’s worth of engaging content within minutes and drive more Traffic To Your Blog.

Missinglettr diligently sits in the background, waiting for you to publish your next blog post.

They  able to detect new posts irrespective of its length or the platform it’s hosted on. Which means we work with the following platforms and more!

Missinglettr would like to extend a 50% off ANY plan for 1st 3 months to you when you follow this link https://goo.gl/Hu2jKw 

Payment Processors:

Paypal: Take Payments Securely 

PayPal Takes Your Business to 200+ Countries. Sign Up & Accept Online Payments! Get paid anywhere. Seller Protection. Straightforward pricing. Services: Safer, Flexible, Convenient, Protected, Refunded Returns, Digital Gifts, Paypal Giving Fund.

 https://www.paypal.com/au/webapps/mpp/merchant

Square Accepts payments quickly, easily and securely.

In person: Accept chip and PIN and contactless payments with the Square hardware solution that works best for your business.

Online or remotely: Accept payments with our digital invoices, over the phone with Virtual Terminal, and on your website.

Get started with Square:https://square-au.lnvf6s.net/7NEYd 

Stripe: Payment Integration Made Easy

Stripe builds the most powerful and flexible tools for internet commerce. Whether you’re creating a subscription service, an on-demand marketplace, an e-commerce store, or a crowdfunding platform, Stripe’s meticulously designed APIs and unmatched functionality help you create the best possible product for your users. Millions of the world’s most innovative technology companies are scaling faster and more efficiently by building their businesses on Stripe.

Start taking Payments with Stripe: https://stripe.com/au 

Keeping Track of it all:

Clickup Productivity for your projects

Clickup saves our brain here in the office. It is the project manager that details our processes and to do’s for everything.

ClickUp is one app to replace them all. It’s the future of work – where anyone can work on anything. More than just task management – ClickUp offers docs, reminders, goals, calendars, scheduling, and even an inbox. Fully customizable, ClickUp works for every type of team, so all teams can use the same app to plan, organize, and collaborate.

Start your ClickUp Trial and Organise your projects courses and workshops: https://clickup.com/?fp_ref=drcfw 

Sales Flare simple CRM for small businesses

Salesflare CRM organises your data and gives you data to act on opportunities with your target customers (did they tweet about something related to your service?), so you can pitch to the right person at just the right moment. 

Internal communication is integral to external communications with clients – and Salesflare also takes care of that, gathering your entire team or organisation in one collaborative space. Instead of forwards, tags, and ticket assignments, the whole team can depend on a central source of information and easily follow the customer conversations they’re in. 

Speaking of centralised, Salesflare CRM integrates with your existing tools, whether you use Gmail, Mailchimp, Slack, Zapier, or any other CRM, ERP and customer-related systems. Salesflare can take your existing data and start automating and streamlining the kinks in your workflow. 

More efficiency means happier customers and more growth. It’s a win-win. Start your free trial with Salesflare CRM today. https://salesflare.grsm.io/bbb 

LastPass – Save your brain and your passwords

Simplify your online life. LastPass remembers all your passwords across every device. LastPass really does save my brain get started with LastPass for FREE 

https://lastpass.wo8g.net/c/337495/566005/8692 

Shift: Your apps in one space where work gets done.

Connect all of your email accounts across Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, Office365 + all of your favorite apps and extensions. You’ll be hopping between accounts at lightning speed and without distractions.

Find what you need easily.Never lose another email, document or calendar invitation with cross-account unified search. All it takes is one query, et voila!  https://shift.grsm.io/LinReedEnever 

Emails and Communications:

Mailchimp Create beautiful, branded emails that make you look like a pro

Engage your audience with email marketing. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re already a pro, Mailchimp’s easy?to?use email builder has the tools you need to grow your business.

Mailchimp offers you the tools and templates to integrate and communicate with your attendees and students with professional email tools built to grow your business http://eepurl.com/ck6Rj5 

Drip Email Marketing for ECommerce ie Courses and Memberships

Drip is a powerful marketing automation software for ecommerce. Drip connects your order management system to your marketing analytics—and lets you automate campaigns based on specific user behavior such as orders placed, products viewed, and more.

Learn more about all your customers.

There’s a whole wide world of information your customers are telling you every day with every click, cart add, and purchase. ECRM helps you collect, organize, and distill every ounce of info so you can start using it to build your best strategies yet.

Serve up meaningful messages, recommendations, and inspiration for your customers no matter where they are. From email to social to snail mail and beyond, show your shoppers that you remember them (and make it impossible to forget you).

Test every customer-focused feature in Drip free for 14 days. https://drip.pxf.io/c/337495/440781/5674 

Constant Contact Powerful Tools. Marketing Advice. And More.

Powerful email marketing is made easy though automation tools and templates.

Email Marketing Automation keeps your audience engaged and builds strong customer relationships:

  • Greet new subscribers with a timely welcome email
  • Trigger email series based on where contacts click
  • Segment contacts to send the right message every time
  • Automatically resend emails to non-openers
  • Expand your reach with powerful list-building tools

Contact management, with less of the “management.”

Upload contact lists from Excel, Outlook, Salesforce—or wherever you store your contacts—and the  easy-to-use email marketing tools handle the rest. Unsubscribes, bounces, and inactive emails update automatically. Then use our email list-building tools to add new contacts in-person, on your website, from Facebook, and more.

Constant Contact would like to offer you a FREE Month to get started https://constant-contact.ibfwsl.net/c/337495/206010/3411 

Dubb: Talk with your clients and leads with video messages.

Dubb video landing pages are easily sent via email, LinkedIn, SMS, CRMs and more to convert viewers into clients.

Grow your business with actionable video pages that can be sent anywhere with GIF previews. Dubb is the easiest solution for business video creation and communication.

 https://dubb.com?ref=lindareedenever8 

VideoAsk The most effortless way to have asynchronous video conversations. 

Engage your community, recruit new talent, generate more leads, and much more.

Almost face to face VideoAsk is the business tool that lets you build instant trust, put a face on your brand, and have more personal interactions at scale.

You can use Video Ask in your courses, lead cycles and more.

https://www.videoask.com/

Grammarly – Great Writing, Simplified

Compose clear, mistake-free writing that makes the right impression with Grammarly’s writing assistant.

Grammarly Works Where You DoGet corrections from Grammarly while you write on Gmail, Twitter, LinkedIn, and all your other favorite sites.

You can start with a FREE Grammarly account here: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=864277&u=1499425&m=26748&urllink=&afftrack=

Monetise by donation or membership:

Thinkific – Memberships and Bundles

In addition to being a course platform, Thinkific allows you to create a membership community for your courses. Like my Marketing Circle membership, where people can become members can subscribe to a group of your courses and become part of a community http://try.thinkific.com/bbb your membership can be recurring or once off.

Buy Me a Coffee: A way for your followers to say thanks for the great content

Buy Me A Coffee is a free, fast, and beautiful way to receive support from your audience. Link your PayPal or Stripe account and you’re all set. Your supporters can then buy you a coffee and leave a positive comment, or even get access to any exclusive content or rewards that you offer.

They have a lead page, WordPress and other integrations that allow your supporters to buy you a coffee to say thanks

You can check out my link and get started here https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lindareedenever

Kofi – Another way to showcase what you do and people to say thank you

Ko-fi’s a friendly way to ask fans to support your work for the price of a coffee. Coffee’s just a metaphor (You don’t have to buy actual coffee!).

Upload images to your Gallery and create Posts with links and videos to share your best work. Your supporters and followers get notified when you add new content and with Ko-fi Gold you can reward supporters with exclusive content.

I went Gold as part of this test so let’s see how it goes: https://ko-fi.com/lindareedenever

Patreon: Member Only Content Communities

Founded by a creator, with creators in mind. We make every decision with one goal in mind — to get creators paid.

Patrons support the creators they love in exchange for exclusive membership benefits. The  platform provides thousands of creators the opportunity to create on their own terms.

We are yet to fully explore Patreon but we have heard good things https://www.patreon.com/

Further Links from the Presenters:

Webinar Checklist from Omar: http://webinarninja.com/checklist-gift
Breakthrough Digital Strategy Book from Doyle http://bit.ly/BreakthroughPDF

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