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How do I create a Masterclass?

Masterclasses are online, video tutorials that you can create on just about any topic. They help by providing bite-size education to Causes and their people around the world.

So, you are considering running or have been asked to create a Masterclass... what are the next steps?

Firstly, believe in yourself. This article will attempt to give you a step-by-step guide but the most important thing is to have belief in yourself, this way you will have more fun researching, creating and seeing the results of your masterclass.

Struggling with self-belief is not unusual, so if that's you, don't worry! It is called Imposter Syndrome and this video by Australian entrepreneur and billionaire, Mike Cannon-Brookes shares his personal reflections on imposter syndrome in this Ted Talk.

How you can use impostor syndrome to your benefit _ Mike Cannon-Brookes

credit: TED


Step-by-step Guide to doing your Masterclass

Educators (1)Step 1. Choose your Masterclass Topic. It is definitely better to be more specific, for example, rather than doing a Masterclass on design how about doing a Masterclass on "how to design an infographic?".  Specific Masterclasses always score higher with our community in the Masterclass Zone.

Step 2. Research the topic for your Masterclass. Use this time to investigate what the common challenges people have and how can you Masterclass educate and solve these. You may already be an expert in this field, but researching ensures you can deliver a fantastic and valuable Masterclass to audiences with all levels of understanding. 

Step 3. You are now ready to create your Masterclass - your video tutorial, and there are many ways that you can go about doing this. Some people prefer speaking straight to the camera, others like to narrate over a presentation. You can record it in one take - or use video editing software like iMovie or Wondershare Filmora9 to record your Masterclass in stages.

Remember, start every Masterclass with:

"Hello, my name is/we are [your name/s] and this is my/our Masterclass on [Masterclass Title]"

You can even include handouts with your Masterclass that we can add to your video. So be creative, have fun and do something really impactful for thousands of Causes. :)

Step 4. Phew, you did it! Whoop. You have created and shared your Masterclass with us and you can see that it has been posted online to the Masterclass-Zone for the world to see. Now, you need to record on ethicalangel.com how the experience made you feel and what you learnt.

Step 5. After all the hard work, not you can feel great, you did it. It was tough at times but hopefully, you felt a sense of accomplishment. What is more, you will get regular updates on how many Causes have viewed your masterclass and how they benefited.


Still need inspiration, check out this interview from Angels who have followed these steps and created their own Masterclasses.