322: How To Avoid Information Overload In Your Online Course

Selling the Couch

Sep 8 2022 • 40 mins


Today’s session is a coaching call, and our main focus is on a struggle that many course creators face. When you are an expert in your course content, how do you find the balance in presenting information without overwhelming your students? I feel sure that every course creator has felt this struggle, so I hope you find today’s call to be helpful. Our Featured Guest for today’s coaching call: Heather England, Ph.D., LCP, LCPC, CST, CDWF Dr. Heather England is a coach, certified sex therapist, and licensed clinical psychotherapist in Overland Park, Kansas. She is part of our online course mastermind, which you can explore athttp://www.sellingthecouch.com/mastermind ( www.sellingthecouch.com/mastermind). Heather is in the process of creating a course on erectile dysfunction, and she has already learned a lot in preparation to launch her course. Her biggest question is how to present her course without information overload for her students. You are invited to listen to the coaching call with Heather and Melvin! https://www.lovefilledlife.com (Love Filled Life) You’ll Learn: How Heather evolved as a sex therapist and realized the need for more information How Heather found the niche for her online course in helping men with erectile issues A common mistake that our colleagues make in creating an online course How the STC Mastermind course has fast-tracked Heather’s course creation and launch (scheduled to begin in a few short weeks!) How Heather’s four-week course is structured with videos, downloadable resources, and a coaching call Why Heather is being intentional to allow her students to maintain anonymity if they prefer Tool options that can be used to allow students to submit questions to Dr. Heather privately Why Heather is struggling to uphold her standards of competency and concrete research without overwhelming her students with information and exercises How Heather is approaching a particular module of her course that includes a lot of information How to pare down exercises and activities to the most important “Aha moment” for students The value of using a survey to get feedback at the end of EACH module–rather than waiting until the end of the entire course Heather’s top takeaways from this coaching call and how she plans to implement what she has learned How you can find Heather’s course, free webinar, and other resources athttp://www.lovefilledlife.com ( www.lovefilledlife.com)  Mentioned in this episode: We'd Like to Thank Today's Sponsor Just because you own a private practice, it doesn't mean you magically know how to run a successful, sustainable solo or group practice. There's a lot of nuts and bolts to getting great outcomes and a stellar income. And the truth is, when your business isn't working properly it WILL impact your joy, energy, and your clinical outcomes. You need a rock solid plan that is actionable, measurable and doable! On Sept. 19-22, Kelly and Miranda from zynnyme are hosting a free training on how to create a business plan in less than one hour. This live series contains a specialized training for each phase of practice from starting a counseling practice or growing a private practice to loving your successful practice, and transforming your group practice. Check out their free Private Practice Masterclass where they'll be diving into the core issues that keep even full practice owners from being truly profitable and protected from burnout. While you're there, you can also join the interest list for their Business School for Therapists - an all-in-one resource for growing, revamping, or launching your sustainable, impactful solo or group practice. Business School for Therapists has the perfect blend of personalized support, ready to go content when you need it, and an amazing community all over the world. https://selling-the-couch.captivate.fm/zynnyme (zynnyme) Ready to create your own course? Download the FREE Online Course Guide! Learn how