Attention all transitioning teachers, new to industry instructional designers, freelancers and those wanting to grow their career.
Unlock your Learning Design Portfolio's
full potential with video
Our on demand, 5-day challenge will teach you how to create a dynamic portfolio that tells your story and connects with hiring managers and prospective clients on a deeper level.
Without having to be a video expert, tech genius or having to spend hours in the editing room.
Enrol now to be part of the first cohort. Starting 5th/ 6th November.
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Do you feel like your instructional design portfolio isn't standing out, despite all your expertise and skills? Feeling like you're lost in the crowd and your unique abilities aren't getting the recognition they deserve?
We get it! It can be frustrating to see other designers, with less experience or skill, land those dream jobs while your portfolio gets overlooked.
It feels like your passion and dedication to instructional design isn't visible or understood. It's like being a talented actor stuck behind the scenes.
You know you can make a real difference, if only you could grab employers' attention
What if there was a simple and effective way to capture the attention of your prospective employers and clients and make you stand out from the crowd?
With a focus on integrating video into your portfolio, you can ensure you're not just another name in the stack of applications.
Video allows you to control the narrative, show the 'why' behind your projects, and build a real connection with prospective employers.
It's time to step into the limelight and let your talent shine!
Join us today and take your portfolio from overlooked to 'can't-ignore'.
10 Reasons why VIDEO rocks!
Capture Attention Like a Magician:
Video is like pulling a rabbit out of a hat for your portfolio! It grabs attention faster than you can say "Abracadabra!"
Unleash Your Creative Superpowers:
Video allows you to unleash your creative superpowers and showcase your design expertise in an interactive way. It's your chance to be the instructional design superhero you were destined to be!
Engage Viewers Like a Pro: With video, you have the power to engage viewers like a seasoned pro. Bring your projects to life, demonstrate your problem-solving skills, and keep your audience on the edge of their seats from start to finish!
Tell Your Story with Flair:
Video enables you to tell your instructional design story with flair. Use visuals, narration, and your unique personality to create a captivating narrative that showcases your journey, expertise, and passion for creating exceptional learning experiences!
Create an Emotional Connection:
Videos have the incredible ability to create an emotional connection with viewers. Use storytelling techniques, heartfelt testimonials, and inspiring visuals to make your audience feel like they've found the instructional design soulmate they've been searching for!
Control the Spotlight:
Take control of the spotlight and shine brightly in the instructional design arena. With video, you can steer the narrative, emphasize your design decisions, and demonstrate your thought process like a true industry luminary!
Navigate the Technological Landscape:
Showcase your technological prowess with video. From screen recordings to multimedia integration, you'll navigate the technological landscape like a pro. Leave no doubt in the minds of employers or clients that you're the tech-savvy instructional designer they've been searching for!
Make a Lasting Impression:
Stand out from the crowd and make a lasting impression with video. Showcasing your projects in a dynamic and interactive way leaves a mark on the minds of employers or clients, making it hard for them to forget your exceptional skills and creativity!
Stand Tall Among the Static:
Rise above the static portfolios and be the vibrant, eye-catching star of the instructional design world. Your video presentations will make others wonder why they didn't think of it sooner. Get ready to hear the chorus of "Bravo!" from impressed audiences!
Ignite Conversation and Collaboration:
Videos ignite conversation and collaboration. Employers or clients will be eager to engage with you, discuss your ideas, and explore potential collaborations. It's time to open the doors to exciting opportunities and become a catalyst for growth in the instructional design community! Gain insights into how to maintain a healthy work-life balance
the "Pimp your Portfolio
5 day challenge"
Welcome to the Pimp Your Portfolio 5-Day Challenge, where we'll take your portfolio from drab to fab using the magic of video! Say goodbye to death by paragraphs and hello to a portfolio that truly represents YOU and your incredible skills as an instructional designer.
Get ready to stand out from the crowd like a neon-clad disco dancer at a black-tie event!
Day 1 : Lights, Camera, Action!
Get ready to shine as we guide you through crafting your video intro script using our snazzy template. We'll show you how to introduce yourself, share your passion for instructional design, reveal your unique style, and sprinkle in some irresistible charisma. Lights, camera, you!
Day 2 : Selective Walkthroughs Like A Pro!
Now it's time to put your portfolio pieces in the spotlight. We'll teach you how to create selective walkthroughs that showcase your projects like a seasoned pro. Say goodbye to mindless scrolling and hello to captivating storytelling. You'll have them hanging on your every word!
Day 3: Unlock the Power of Social Proof!
It's time to boost your credibility and win the trust of potential employers and clients. We'll reveal the secret sauce of social proof and show you how to gather those glowing endorsements like a master connector. Get ready to turn heads and make your portfolio shine with the stamp of approval from your past colleagues, employers, and clients.
Day 4: Share Your Epic Thoughts and Approach!
Don't just be a silent hero—share your unique thoughts and approach to instructional design with the world! We'll show you how to communicate your brilliant ideas and highlight your design choices, leaving a trail of inspiration in your wake. Get ready to unleash your inner instructional design rockstar!
Day 5: Putting the Icing on the Cake!
We've reached the grand finale! It's time to put all the pieces together, fine-tune your portfolio, and bask in the glory of your video-enhanced masterpiece. We'll help you add that extra sparkle and show you how to present your portfolio with confidence and pizzazz. Prepare to be amazed at the results!
Here's what you'll get
This is what you get access to in the Pimp your Portfolio, 5-day challenge.
5 days of snackable Learning
Get 5 days of snackable and actionable learning content that you can apply to instantly improve your portfolio, so that you can stand out from the crowd and be seen as the go to expert in your field.
Scripts and Templates
You'll get all the video script and LinkedIn message templates to help you apply the knowledge of the challenge quicker, so that you can see meaningful results faster
Access to our Monthly Q&A sessions and support where you can ask all your questions, get feedback from the community and help each other, so you feel confident and supported in your journey.
(Steve's) Lifetime access
You can have lifetime access to the content and drop in to the Q&A sessions, be part of the community for as long as you need it, so that you can fit this challenge into your schedule.
It's time to take control of your Portfolio and stand out from the crowd!
Meet your challenge host:
Hey there. I'm Steve and I know first hand the power of video when it comes to getting work in the Learning Design field. For the last 16 years I have been working in corporate and agency roles where I have hired over 100 designers in contract, freelance and permanent capacities.
ID is hot right now, and that is so good, because it's an amazing profession. Your most powerful asset is your portfolio but showing off your work like everyone else is not helping you get noticed and stand out from the crowd. You need to connect with your prospective employer and client. The most effective way to do that is by letting us see YOU, the designer and learn why you chose to design your projects the way you did.
I put this challenge together to help designers at all levels and look forward to helping you on your journey.
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(Semi) Frequently asked Questions...
This challenge is designed for both newbies and seasoned pros in the instructional design realm. Whether you're a fresh-faced transitioner or a seasoned pro looking to level up, this challenge is your ticket to portfolio stardom. This challenge is best suited to people who have an existing portfolio or have some content ready to build one. If you need some experience and exposure to real projects reach out to us about our LAMP program
Nah, don't sweat it! We'll guide you through the magical world of video creation. No need to be the next Spielberg or Scorsese. You'll learn the ropes even if your previous video experience is limited to funny cat videos on YouTube.
Fear not, we won't ask you to mortgage your house for fancy software. We'll be rockin' with Loom, the friendly screen recording tool. It's so easy, your grandma could use it (well, maybe not your grandma... no offense). Just grab a computer with a webcam and a microphone, and you're good to go.
The challenge is designed to take you on a whirlwind adventure over 5 self-directed days. But hey, no worries if life gets in the way. We get it. That's why you'll have the key to our treasure chest - lifetime access to the challenge materials.
Absolutely! We've got your back, Jack (or Jill)! Our community forum is your secret lair to mingle with other awesome participants, share insights, and seek guidance. Plus, we'll have mind-blowing monthly Q&A sessions where you can fire away your burning questions at our super instructors.
Yep, it's true. There is a cost to participate in this challenge. We know, we know, we're not running a charity here. But trust us, it's a steal considering the knowledge bombs we'll be dropping on you and the value you'll gain. We have made it "PAY WHAT YOU WANT" because we know that everyone is at a different stage in the journey and we don't want to make cost the reason you can't improve your portfolio. Whether you pay the minumum $10 or $100 dollars, you will get oodles of value and it will be well worth the investment.
Oh, you betcha! We don't leave you hangin' like a loose thread on a sweater. After completing the challenge, you'll get the golden chance to join our Learn Awesome Mentoring Program (LAMP). It's like getting a backstage pass to real-world experience, feedback, and portfolio gold.
Ready to jump on this epic adventure? Simply click that shiny "Sign Up" button on this page, and you'll be whisked away to the registration form. Fill it out, make the payment, and voila! You'll receive all the necessary info and materials to embark on your portfolio enhancement journey.