Christian Stone | Standing Stones Healing
You want to offer online workshops in your Reiki business, but how? What's the process for setting up an online workshop? There are many ways to do this, but here's one way I do it in my Reiki business...with step by step instructions.
I've run a lot of workshops over the years, both online and in person, and there are a lot of different ways to set up an online workshop for your Reiki business: this is just one way to do it.
1. Choose a day and time for the workshop.
The first thing you want to do is to set a time for your workshop. But this is actually harder than it might seem, especially if you're talking about an online workshop and you have a global audience because finding a time that works for the whole world is kind of a challenge.
So I encourage setting a time that works for you and just trusting that the people who can join live will at their appropriate time. That way you are coming to the workshop when it's convenient for you and with your best energy.
2. Create a sign-up form.
I like to have people sign up for my workshops rather than just post the workshop Zoom link. If you set up a workshop on Zoom and publicize the Zoom link itself, you don't know who might find that Zoom link and who might show up to your Zoom, including Zoom bombers.
You can save yourself the challenge of getting Zoom bombers or at least drastically decrease that possibility by having people sign up for the workshop. This also gives you an idea of how many people might attend and how many people you can expect, while, of course, knowing that a fraction of the people who sign up for a workshop are actually going to attend live.
You can create an embedded form or landing page with an email sender. Registrants provide their name and their email address and can be automatically added to a list of workshop attendees. I also like to set it up so that people get a confirmation email when they sign up that that goes out immediately.
3. Publicize your workshop.
Of course, there are a lot of ways to do this, too. Invite friends, send messages, post, create videos and reels, send up flares, etc. And do this again and again. Don't assume that someone has seen your posts (they probably haven't) and don't assume that they signed up when they did see it even if they were interested (we all have a lot going on), so publicize more than you think you should. Also don't expect that the number of people who sign up will be the number of people who attend. A fraction of the people who register for your workshop will show up live. Even if it's a paid workshop, you'll still probably have more people sign up than who attend live. Offering the recording will encourage more people to register because many people won't be able to attend live even if they want to.
4. Send reminders.
I send a couple of reminder e-mails beforehand that include the Zoom link for the workshop event. They can click on the Zoom link and join the workshop live if they're able to. I remind them that if they can't join live they will get the recording.
5. Hold the workshop.
If you're nervous about doing workshops, I want to encourage you on a couple of things. Number one, it's going to be okay. The more you practice it, the better you get at it. Number two, the people who sign up for and especially those who attend your workshop live believe in you, and they believe that you have something to share with them, something to teach them, and something that will help them. They want what you have to offer. Even if only two people registered, those people signed up because they believe in you. But don't forget to hit record to record the workshop.
6-. Save and send the recording.
After the workshop, I download the Zoom recording to my computer and upload it to YouTube. I save it to YouTube as an unlisted video. That means it's not searchable on YouTube and it's not visible on my channel.
I send a couple of e-mails with the YouTube link to the people who registered, and they'll be able to view the video because they have the link. I send more than one because not everyone opens every e-mail and I want to make sure registrants get the information they signed up for.
This is just one way to set up an online Reiki workshop and one way that I frequently do it. For more on setting up online workshops in your Reiki business, tune into this episode of the Build Your Reiki Business podcast and How to Set Up an Online Workshop for Your Reiki Business video.