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62 free class ideas for YL business builders
If you consider yourself an essential oil distributor, a team leader or a business builder, if you want to grow your team, you need to consider teaching a class or two about essential oils
Frankly, you can’t pass on this (and on business cards).
Teaching a 101 class is the best way to share your love for essential oils with others. It especially is an excellent way to introduce others to essential oils and will definitively increase your sales and reduce your team’s attrition.
On top of ease for recruiting members (also called downlines), the side effect of teaching is that:
- you need to be serious about learning the way of essential oils
- you will retain MUCH MORE when you give a class
From what I have learned from many people who have experience giving classes or participating in home parties involving E.O., there are three main keys for giving a successful presentation.
These keys are:
- Gaining previous knowledge and confidence about essential oil, blends, DIY, Make And Take, etc…
- Keeping each content focused on one specific, simple goal.
- Asking your guests to interact; both with you, and with the oils.
Other key considerations are:
- Having a specific goal in mind with what you want to accomplish during the lecture.
- Making a plan for your presentation with that goal as the focus, and follow it.
- Keeping it simple: don’t try to teach everything at once.
- Loving and having fun with what you are doing.
- Sharing your own personal experiences.
- Interacting with people and connecting with them.
- Letting people interact with the essential oils as much as possible.
- Having books, flyers, handouts, banners, business cards and other information available and handy for those who would like to learn more.
- Knowing (and be prepared to act on) all pertinent safety information for any essential oil you use during the presentation
- Being FDA compliant.
- Not trying to fake what you don’t know.
Best advice ever
If you are an MLM distributor of essential oils and you are teaching a class to grow your team, the following is THE MOST IMPORTANT ADVICE of the whole article.
Granted, this advice is very counter-intuitive, and that’s why most people won’t follow this advice. But this is also why most people fail to grow their business.
The advice is:
“If she can do it, I can do it too.”
Yes, make your presentation as simple as possible so simple that your guests will see your performance as a non-starter. Never, never try to show-off your knowledge, especially if you know a lot about essential oils.
The idea is that if people feel that the presentation is very simple, they will feel they can do it EFFORTLESSLY.
Your guests must watch you do the presentation and think for themselves: “It’s so easy to do! If she can do it, I can do it too.”
Duplication is a major force in MLM. If people think they can’t duplicate you they won’t sign with you.
There is an in-depth article about duplication here.
So, the key here is to have a script and to read the script.
If you just talk about your subject without a note or script in your hands, people will understand that they will need to learn a great deal of information. That’s the highest deterrent for people to join and it’s killing your growth.
Possible Class Subjects
Of course, there are a lot of possible subjects that can be taught about essential oils and aromatherapy, but it is always best to pick an area that entertains or interests or intrigues you.
That will help ensure that you have enthusiasm for the subject, which will, in turn, help those in your class feel this same enthusiasm as you.
Below is a list of more than 60 subjects that represent a one hour demonstration. Even if you do one presentation a week, you will need almost one year to go through the whole list, after one year, just start over with new people.
Although you should start with the “introduction to aromatherapy” followed by “essential oil safety,” there is really no order, just do it the way you feel it and do not worry if you can’t do all of the 60 classes.
It’s not a competition or an exam; it’s just a blueprint of what others have done.
While the following list is in no way comprehensive, it is a great starting point and may help you generate some new ideas for your class.
Sixty 101 oil class
- Introduction to Aromatherapy/Essential Oils
- Essential Oil lingo for beginners
- Essential Oil 101 class
- Essential Oil Safety
- How to repel mosquitoes
- How to use an inhaler with essential blends
- How to use essential oils for grief and loss
- Head To Toe
- Therapeutic Oils for mental clarity (Make And Take Workshop)
- Natural Oils and Body System
- Essential Oil Constituents
- How Essential Oils are Made
- History of Aromatherapy and E.O.
- Scents of the Bible
- Oils in the Antiquities
- Spiritual oils in Egypt
- Raw emotions and therapeutic oils
- How to use essential oils to tame raw emotions/
- Everyday Uses
- Aromatherapy First Aid
- Relaxing with E.O
- Seasonal Aromatherapy
- Romantic Blends (valentines, anniversaries)
- Christmas Blends
- Healing Oils for the Cold and Flu Season
- Aromatherapy and Pain Management
- Natural Oils in the Classroom
- Aromatherapy and Learning Disabilities
- Disinfecting with Pure Oils
- Essential Oil Anti-Oxidants
- Cooking with Essential Oils
- Aromatherapy and Weight Loss
- Aromatherapy and the Emotions
- Aromatherapy at the End of Life
- Aromatherapy and Massage
- Aromatherapy and Reflexology
- Aromatherapy and Vita-Flex
- Aromatherapy and Raindrop Technique
- Essential oils for kids
- Hot essential oils
- Back to School
- DIY, Crafts, Make And Take
- Aromatherapy Gift Ideas
- Bath Salts
- Massage Oils
- Bath Fizzers
- Bath Melts
- Make and Take Lip Balm
- Natural Oils and Gardening
- Purifying Scents for Pest Control
- Essential Oil Cleaning Products
- Soap Making with E.O.
- Aromatherapy at the Office
- Aromatherapy and pets
- Essential Oil Blending
- Aromatherapy and Beauty
- The Aromatherapy Home Spa
Note: you can find information to start working on all those courses on TheEssentialTools.Com. Just click on the orange link above.
Questions to Help You Prepare for an aromatherapy Class
The following list of questions is by no means comprehensive, but it should get you thinking in the right direction as you plan, prepare for, present, and reflect on your class.
Here are some questions you need to ask yourself before you start planning for a class:
- What would you like to teach about?
- What do you know about that topic, and what do you still need to learn about it?
- What experience do you have with that topic?
- How can you gain more experience with this topic if needed?
- Do you want this to be a basic testimony for beginners or a more advanced content for people familiar with the topic?
- What specific goal would you like to accomplish with my class?
- What do you want the guests to take away from your class?
- What kind of atmosphere do you want for the presentation (i.e., lecture-interactive, formal-informal, structured-loose, large class-small class, fun-serious etc.)
- Where will you teach?
- When will you teach?
- How long do you want the presentation to be?
- Do you want (or need) to charge for the course?
- Who do you want to attend the class?
- Where can you find the people you would like to attend the class?
- How can you get those people to feel that attending this class will be beneficial to them?
- Do you want people to pre-register or just show up?
- Do you have enough marketing material like flyers, banners, business cards, handouts, free printable, PDF, registration cards, invitation cards, brochures, etc…
Before you start planning also put yourself into your guest’s shoes and ask yourself those questions
- Why would I want to attend your class
- What will I get after the class
After you have planned the class, it’s time for preparation
- Do you have a script?
- Do you have a specific goal in mind for your course
- Have you learned all that you can about the topic, and refreshed your knowledge so you can readily answer most questions?
- Have you experienced enough with the topic, and have you refreshed your memory so you can readily share your experiences?
- Do you have a specific plan for how to present your knowledge and experience in a way that helps achieve your goal?
- Have you planned for opportunities to let your guestst interact with both you and the topic?
- Do you have a general timeline for how long each portion of my conference will take?
- Have you let the people you want to attend know about your session, and helped them realize how it can benefit them?
- Do you have the location for the class picked and reserved for the times you want (including extra time before to set up, and extra time after to take down and clean up)?
- Do you have the supplies ready that you will need, including business cards, visual aids, flyers, handouts, paper, pens, banners, any equipment
- needed to make anything, audio-video tools, samples, door prizes, reference books, etc.?
- Have you practiced my presentation enough so that it is polished and professional?
- Have you sought feedback on my presentation from friends or family members to help make you more confident?
Presenting the oil class
- Do you have a script you can read from?
- Do you have your class presentation outline memorized or on note-cards so you can quickly move from one section to the next?
- Do you have all visual aids prepared, in order, and easily accessible so you will not have to spend time looking for them?
- Do you have any activities or demonstrations set up and ready to go?
- Have you made sure that no outside distractions will interrupt my presentation (including cell phones, pagers, bathroom breaks, etc.)
- Have you made arrangements so you can focus completely on your presentation without other worries (including babysitting, issues at work, family problems, etc.)
- Can people hear you adequately?
- Do you have any equipment you need in place and working properly (including computers, projectors, music systems, microphones, etc.)
- Do you have the marketing resources to support your seminar (including flyers, banners, handouts, pads…)
These are the questions you need to answer after the class
- Did you read mostly from the script or did you just show-off your knowledge?
- Did you accomplish the goal that you had for your presentation?
- If not, how can you improve your oration for next time?
- Did the people you wanted to attend the pitch come?
- Did they take away from the lecture what you wanted them to?
- Did you have enough time to prepare and set-up for your class?
- Were there any questions you were not prepared to answer from your knowledge or experiences?
- Did you have all of the equipment needed on hand for the class?
- Was the classroom the right size for the course?
- Do you have a way to contact those who attended to follow-up on un-answered questions, or to let them know about future classes?
- How can you improve the conference for the future?
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Simple ideas to share essential oils