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Do I Need This? – Waivers, Testimonials & Emails

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THE DETAILS.

This part may seem a little boring, but I get a lot of questions about it.

It’s also a really important part of your business so we need to talk about it! 😉

DO I NEED A WAIVER?

Yes.

And I’m going to take this one step further.

You need a waiver AND a way to collect email addresses.

Before your workshop starts, you want to make sure everyone signs the waiver and also gives your their email address.

Having waivers helps protect YOU, the yoga teacher. It’s an extra measure of security. I suggest including a photo waiver as well!

If you’re looking for a waiver template you can grab one at the link below!

Keep this waiver in a safe, confidential place for at least three years.

HOW DO I COLLECT EMAIL ADDRESSES?

You also need a form to collect email addresses. Collecting email addresses is important for your marketing. Even if you don’t have a monthly or weekly email that you send, I still strongly encourage you to collect their email.

People may be hesitant to join your email list so it’s often beneficial to offer some kind of free gift.

I taught a 2-hour chakra workshop and everyone got one small card that had the basics of the chakras.

But I also had a 10-page handout of the chakras that went really in-depth. I offered to send it to anyone who joined my email list.

An email list template is included with the waiver below!

WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I INCLUDE ON MY TESTIMONIALS?

You NEED testimonials!

Testimonials are a great way to collect feedback about yourself as a teacher and the information from the workshop. I almost always make improvements to my workshops based on feedback and testimonials.

Testimonials are a GREAT marketing tool!!! The next time you run this workshop, you’ll be able to give other people’s feedback which will help build the know, like & trust factor.

Here’s what I suggest adding to your testimonials:

Open Ended Questions – ask at least 3 open ended questions

What was the biggest challenge you faced with ___________ before working with me?
What changes or results have you seen after working with me?
What is the most important thing people should know about working with me?

I like these questions because I can craft a really powerful testimonial by getting a before & after glimpse of their struggles and how my workshop helped them.

I also hand out feedback sheets which narrow down on specific questions that I want to improve upon.

For example, if I’m curious about the pace of the content, I’ll ask a specific question about it and make it multiple choice so they are more likely to answer it.

On a scale of 1-5, with 1 being low and 5 being high, please rate the following:
Did the material flow in a logical, understandable way?  1   2   3   4   5

Did your trainer listen to you?  1   2   3   4   5

Was the balance of activities successful for your learning (example: listening time vs. practicing time).  1   2   3   4   5

My testimonial and feedback sheet is included with your waiver download! Make sure to grab it now!

I strongly suggest including time at the end of your workshop for feedback and testimonials. If you don’t include the time, people will leave and you’ll never see the results.

What other questions do you have about waivers, testimonials or feedback sheets?

Let us know in the Yoga Teacher Talk FB Group!

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