This year, thanks to the prodding of the #TeachVegas group, I put together a small series of classes through the website skillshare.com. These classes are small (<20 people) and mostly informal and typically run about 3 hours. I covered topics like WordPress for the absolute beginner, Which plugins to use and how to configure them, Using advanced GravityForms features for novice users. All of the classes ended up being really well received by the students and I loved them because they forced me to dig deeper in to WordPress so that I would have answers to questions that were undoubtedly going to be asked.
I already knew that I enjoyed helping people learn (especially about WordPress), but what I didn't realize was exactly how much I enjoyed it. That moment when you see the lightbulb go on over somebody's head when it finally clicks for them, I'm telling you, there's nothing like it. It's addicting and I want more.
I'm trying to figure out how I want to move forward in 2013. I want to make available what people are interested in learning about and more importantly HOW they want to learn. For some, the small classroom setting is great. They can ask questions and don't feel like they are holding up a huge room of people. For others, they'd rather be at home in their PJs watching a video online.
With that being said, I could use your help. I've put together a form with some questions about training options and what you'd be most interested. Your input will help shape where I focus my efforts leading up to 2013 and beyond.
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