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Kara RoninBy Kara Ronin
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Kara RoninBy Kara Ronin
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About

How do you explain why two people who have the same degrees and the same experience don’t see the same success in their career? 

Why is it that universities charge thousands of dollars for a degree, but they don’t teach you how to deal with people? They prepare you for a job, but they don’t prepare you for a life-long career. 

Hi. I’m Kara Ronin, the founder of Executive Impressions, and I’m on a mission to bring fundamental skills that aren’t taught at university to anyone in the world at an affordable price. 

BACKGROUND TO THIS VIDEO COURSE 

I believe that everyone has the right to an extraordinary life. But the reality is, not everyone has access to the skill set they need to propel themselves toward success. Why? Because the skills they’re missing, business etiquette and social skills for business, are considered to be out-of-reach for many. 

You see, traditionally, business etiquette training has been reserved for the elite. A 6-week program that trains you in basic business etiquette can cost up to $US20,000. And you have to travel to exotic locations such as Switzerland to attend classes. 

I’d love to study with a view of Lake Geneva just as much as the next person. But honestly, who can afford to do that? 

I don’t think it’s fair that people have to miss out. 

That’s why I want to make this video course, and I want to make sure that it’s available and accessible for all, no matter their background. I need your help to get it over the finish line. 

Support through Twitter: @execimpressions is #crowdfunding on #Kickstarter to create modern #business #etiquette video course: https://goo.gl/NXeA0W

Share your support for @execimpressions mission of making #business #etiquette affordable and accessible for all: https://goo.gl/NXeA0W

WHAT WILL THE VIDEO COURSE COVER AND INCLUDE? 

This video course is called “Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Professional Success". 

I’ve already started filming this video course. In fact, most of the filming has already been done. My production team is standing by so we can finish filming the course videos and more importantly, push it through an extensive post-production stage. We’re determined to finish this video course by March 2016. 

Here are three sample videos from the video course that have already been filmed:

As you can see, the videos we've already filmed need to go through an extensive post-production process to be at the same high-quality level as the above Kickstarter video you just watched.

Based on e-mails, messages, and interactions with my current clients, I’ve chosen the following topics to include in this video course: 

  • Section 1 - Introduction to the course and course materials 
  • Section 2 - Build the Know, Like, and Trust Factor 
  • Section 3 - Create an Executive Wardrobe 
  • Section 4 - Conquer Networking 
  • Section 5 - Master Your Conversations 
  • Section 6 - Nurture Your Digital Footprint 
  • Section 7 - Summary and Q&A 

The entire video course will consist of 28 video lectures, ranging from 3 minutes to 15 minutes in length. The total length of the video lectures will be over 2 hours.

Each video will include high-quality titling throughout to reinforce what’s being taught. If you liked the titling on the above Kickstarter video, you'll love the titling for the video course.

Some portions of the video lectures will also include animation sequences to cater to different learning styles and add an engaging, modern touch. 

Here is the concept art that has been designed to illustrate the short animation sequences that will introduce each section.

In addition to the course videos, each student of the course will get a learning package to deepen their understanding and apply what they’ve learned to real-life situations. This learning package will include:

  • Quizzes at the end of each section 
  • A workbook with activities 
  • Presentation slides for review 

Here is a sample of the workbook cover.

Here is a sample of the presentation slides.

This video course uses videos, images, thought-provoking questions, practical activities, challenges, academic research, stories, revision, and quizzes to suit multiple learning styles. 

Months of thought and planning have gone into this course. I want to make sure that it puts to work left and right sides of student’s brain, and suits multiple learning styles. 

In this course, you will not find boring, stuffy, out-of-date advice that you can’t apply to modern life today. 

WHO IS THIS VIDEO COURSE FOR? 

This video course is for: 

  • Those who’ve spent thousands on a college or university degree but still feel they lack the understanding of how to deal with people
  • Those who want to know how to impress their boss, get along better with colleagues, win clients and customers, and feel better about themselves in business situations
  • Those who are not from an affluent background and have never had access to these important life skills, but they don’t want to be left behind. 

Students of this video program will see change in the way they interact with others, the way others interact with them, and the opportunities that unfold in their life because of their new mastery of social skills. 

WHY DO I NEED YOUR HELP? 

The typical cost of producing the type of video course I envisage (2 plus hours of video footage + high quality titling + animation sequences) would be somewhere between US$25,000 and US$50,000! Video production is extremely expensive. 

The good news is, I will be able to produce this course for much, much less. How? Many of the costs to create this video course have already been covered (for example, filming of most of the videos, creation of titling, and graphic design(. Plus, I’ve secured a local video production business that will help me produce these videos for much, much less. 

I’m extremely grateful. 

I need your help to cover the final costs of getting this video course produced. This will include adding high-quality titling in post-production to enhance students’ learning experience, short animation sequences to visually explain certain points, and some filming

I’m trying to change the business etiquette industry and make business etiquette training available and accessible for all, no matter their background. 

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO? 

The support you give to help me finish this video course will go toward final filming of the video lectures and the post-production work (for example, titling, editing, and animation). 

Here are my estimated costs to finish this video course:
- Post-production and additional filming: 950 euro
- Taxes and Kickstarter fees: 450 euro 

Approximate total to finish this video course = 1, 400 euro 

MORE TWEETS TO CLICK AND SHARE 

Finally, social skills I can actually afford! Support Kara @execimpressions in her Kickstarter campaign: https://goo.gl/NXeA0W 

You can get business etiquette training anywhere in the world. Support @execimpressions to learn how: https://goo.gl/NXeA0W

PLEASE SHARE ON FACEBOOK 

I’m supporting Kara Ronin from Executive Impressions in her Kickstarter campaign to create a video course teaching business etiquette and social skills to anyone in the world at an affordable price. Universities fail to teach these skills, and traditionally, they’ve been reserved for the elite. I don’t think that’s fair. Do you? I want an extraordinary life, too. Please support Kara in her mission and get your own copy of her video course at a really affordable price: https://goo.gl/NXeA0W

PLEASE SHARE ON LINKEDIN 

Kara Ronin from Executive Impressions is creating a 2+ hour video course to teach business etiquette and social skills to anyone in the world at an affordable price. Universities fail to teach these skills, and many employees and entrepreneurs lack them. If you want high-quality business etiquette and social skills training for your workforce or business, please support Kara in her Kickstarter campaign: https://goo.gl/NXeA0W

HERE’S MY DETERMINATION 

I truly believe in this project and the value it’s going to bring each and every student so much that I’ve already started creating this video course on my own time and finances. 

I’ve already invested hours choosing the topics, scripting, re-writing, and filming. In fact, most of the video footage has already been filmed (about 80%). My production team is standing by waiting for me to say “let’s finish filming these videos, and let’s add high-quality titling and animation to make them pop”. 

This video course will be made. Because it’s something that my readers and clients desperately want. But I need your support so I can film the rest of the videos, push them through the intense post-production stage, and offer it to the end-student at an affordable price. 

Help me move overpriced and out-of-date business etiquette training to affordable and modern online learning. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

- Puzzle image used for header image, workbook, presentation slide, and quiz image is designed by Freepik.com. Thank you.
- Corner ornaments used in video and on page images is designed by Freepik.com. Thank you.

Risks and challenges

Like any ambitious project, there are risks and challenges. The only risks or challenges I see come from external factors, such as the completion date could be pushed back because of equipment breakdown. This may happen, but it’s unlikely. In any case, I will do all I can to finish this project and I will keep all supporters informed of my progress. When I set a goal, I meet it. And this project is no different.

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    Join the Executive Impressions community to get insider updates on this campaign, and receive a personal thank you from Kara.

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    A digital and audio copy of my e-book, Networking 101: Social Skills for Business Success.

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    - A digital and audio copy of my e-book, Networking 101: Social Skills for Business Success.
    - Your choice of 2 products from the Executive Impressions’ International Etiquette Academy

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    THE VIDEO COURSE:
    - Access to the complete video training program in digital format which includes the videos, workbooks, presentation slides and quizzes (45% discount or 100 euro saving on the expected retail price).

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    THE VIDEO COURSE PLUS MORE:
    - Access to the complete video training program in digital format which includes the videos, workbooks, presentation slides and quizzes (45% discount or 100 euro saving on the expected retail price).
    - A digital and audio copy of my e-book, Networking 101: Social Skills for Business Success.
    - Your choice of 2 products from the Executive Impressions’ International Etiquette Academy

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    THE PERSONALISED OPTION:
    - Access to the complete video training program in digital format which includes the videos, workbooks, presentation slides and quizzes (45% discount or 100 euro saving on the expected retail price).
    - A digital and audio copy of my e-book, Networking 101: Social Skills for Business Success.
    - Your choice of 2 products from the Executive Impressions’ International Etiquette Academy
    - 1 x 1 hour online coaching session with Kara where you can ask questions and get personalised training about international business etiquette, leadership skills, or executive communication via Skype or Google Hangout (nearly 50% discount or 100 euro saving on the regular retail price of 250 euro).

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