🏆 CCW #70 – Gold Standards Of Premier CBCs

Alexandra Allen shares 10 gold standards of premier CBCs, David Perell talks with Anthony Pompliano about building an audience, and Nate Kadlac writes about workshops.
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Alexandra Allen shares 10 gold standards of premier CBCs, David Perell talks with Anthony Pompliano about building an audience, and Nate Kadlac writes about workshops.

10 Gold Standards Of Premier Cohort-Based Learning: How To Level Up Your Course Like Write of Passage
✏️ Article ✊ Cohort-Based Courses

10 Gold Standards Of Premier Cohort-Based Learning: How To Level Up Your Course Like Write of Passage

Alexandra Allen shares 10 key tenets of premier cohort-based courses, based on her personal observations in Write of Passage.

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    Authentic core team, creating an optimal learning environment with great energy
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    Clarity on the end state, and using that to map the students' learning journey
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    Empathetic network of mentors, sharing their own experience as representative alumni
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    Focus on overcoming psychological barriers, addressing them alongside the craft itself
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    Abundant feedback system, promoting an active and iterative learning process
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    Seamless logistics, with a Course Director/Manager orchestrating a smooth experience
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    Clear expectations on cadence, gently pushing students out of their comfort zone
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    Being in the trenches with students, boosting momentum by participating in activities
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    POP Teaching Style, sharing personal stories, observations, and fun anecdotes
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    Built for enduring understanding, and off-boarding that sets students up for success

Check out Alexandra's article to learn more, including examples from Write of Passage for each point! 👇🏻

🔗 Alexandra Allen via alexandra-allen.ca

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Growing Your Audience - Anthony Pompliano & David Perell
🎙 Podcast 🙌 Building an Audience

Growing Your Audience - Anthony Pompliano & David Perell

There's a TON of actionable advice in this 70-minute video from David Perell and Anthony Pompliano. I've tried my best to summarise it in a digestible format (still MUCH longer than my previous summaries)

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    Audience = the new currency
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    It takes time & effort—can you do it?
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    Persistence is the most important thing
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    Create as much "good enough" content as possible
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    Focus on one platform at a time
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    Listen & talk to your audience

Actionable ideas for Twitter

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    Create 10+ tweets a day
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    Use spacing, and punctuation
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    Lists increase virality
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    Links hurt virality
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    Reply to and engage with other tweets
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    Set up your profile / add relevant info
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    Don't just share links / summarise

Actionable ideas for Email

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    Be consistent
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    Give free value first
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    Don't be afraid to ask people to subscribe
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    Promote content before AND after publishing
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    Share passive links to your content in every email
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    Upsell, and ask your audience to help you promote

Actionable ideas for YouTube

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    Use the banner to explain what you do
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    Don't be afraid of asking people to subscribe
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    Don't forget SEO for your video within YT
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    Put passive links to your content in video descriptions
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    Create an "outro"—ask people to subscribe

Actionable ideas for podcasts

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    Persistence wins
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    Find guests with large audiences
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    Authors with new books = the perfect candidate
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    Record audio + video via Zoom
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    Use a good mic + lighting
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    Promote with micro content
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    Add transcripts + notes for SEO
🔗 David Perell + Anthony Pompliano via youtube.com
How to accidentally build an online workshop as slowly as possible
✏️ Article 🥗 Mixed Salad

How to accidentally build an online workshop as slowly as possible

Nate Kadlac "accidentally" launched a design workshop by following his curiosity and asking questions. Here's his accidental process:

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    Find something you're above average at
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    Add serendipity to your life
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    Adopt a beginner mindset by creating a human
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    Offer your above-average knowledge for $$$
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    Start writing and find your community
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    Build your curriculum
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    Host a beta workshop
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    Validate if you're having fun or not
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    Launch a less imperfect workshop

Check out Nate's article for more context, so you can apply his ideas to your own life. And, to find out about his 2-day Approachable Design workshop! 👇🏻

🔗 Nate Kadlac via planyournext.com

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