If you have done client work for any amount of time you have heard how important case studies are to your continued success. Yet with how often we talk about their importance, hardly anyone is talking about how to write them!
Where to begin?
Is it really worth my time?
What makes for a good case study?
Last month I attended the seanwes conference in Austin, TX and heard more than a couple people asking these sorts of questions. I know the answers because years ago when I was a professional seamstress I used case studies to further my business. I also knew how hard those answers are to find because I had searched and ended up developing my own method through trial and error.
A few months ago I used my knowledge to write a series of case studies for a client. At the seanwes conference I realized that there are a whole lot more people like her that I can help by sharing my expertise in this area.
So I started to plan for a course.
I began the brainstorm process immediately. I even met with a student before either of us left Austin after the conference! Still, organizing my thoughts was daunting.
Thankfully, while at the conference I met Gabrielle Chipeur of Course Design School. Her materials have proven to be incredibly helpful as I begin this process of course creation. First I took on her 5-day Course Design Challenge, then I participated in a webinar. Now I have a complete outline and a clear direction for my course materials!
The next step is to finish writing this course. Then I will be testing it with a hand-picked group of people. (Enter your email below if you'd like to apply to be a beta tester!) Finally, sometime later in 2018, I will open up registration and be able to share this information with the public!