I love this picture. I have since the first time I saw it…and then promptly checked my dryer to see if it was right (and it was!!) So what could be a more fitting title for my first webinar? Nothing of course! This was a great fit!
In life with diabetes, how often do we say “This isn’t normal!”? How often have we heard people ask “Is it normal to feel….?” All too often! I therefore decided that this was the perfect topic for a webinar.
In case you didn’t know, I have been living with this not so normal life with diabetes for over 13 years now. I also became a Certified Life Coach last year. I felt that the two together could really be of benefit to people living with diabetes. I already helped people at the FFL Canada Conferences but a webinar would allow me to reach people in a variety of places at one time without them having to leave their homes. How cool was that?
It turns out that researching how to put a webinar together was almost as much or more work than getting the topic and content worked out! After many hours of searching, reading and testing, I found a webinar hosting service, figured out how to allow people to access the webinar and then set about telling people that I was going to do this.
I put careful thought into each detail. The day had to be one convenient to parents, adults, workers–basically everyone! A weekend therefore made the most sense. I then had to allow myself enough time to get organized and work on the content. Finally came choosing a time…and there I made my first mistake!! I had a time in my head. I thought 1pm EST would be perfect. It would be mid-day in the east, late morning in the west, and mid-afternoon for me. Perfect! Wrong…because somehow in discussing and posting about the event my time calculation was off and 1pm EST was posted as 5pm EST! Five in the afternoon on the 5th of May…I guess that is how I got it wrong…I was obsessed by five!
Despite the glitch, I have the webinar set. The date is Sunday May 5th at 5pm EST. I have the content figured out…we will be talking about adjusting to and coming to terms with your life with diabetes! Now I just need you to join me!! Registering is easy. You will not be subjected to months of spam. I will not ask for the color of your underwear or any personal details. You register with your name and email address (so I can remind you when it starts and ask you if you enjoyed yourself afterwards). On the day of the webinar, you sign in and boom!! we are ready to chat!!
If you know someone who will also benefit from this sort of discussion, please share the event with them!! The more the merrier! You can sign up through the link at www.diabetesadvocacy.com/webinar.htm . I look forward to talking to you on Sunday!