Course Creation

How to Design Online Training Programs

I receive almost as many questions about developing online courses as I do about data visualization...

  • Which software do you use?
  • Do you develop content offline first?
  • How long should the lessons be?
  • Do you need to have a mailing list?
  • Which comes first: starting a website, or a blog, or creating online courses?
  • How do you know when you're finished?
  • Why do you only open registration for courses at certain times in the year? Why not just sell courses 365 days a year?
  • What's the 2% conversion rule... pre-selling... open-close... and funnels?

I wish I could respond to all your questions, but there simply aren't enough hours in the day.

That's why I created this mastermind: to help even more of you.


What's Included in this Mastermind

When you join, you'll get instant access to recorded lessons that you can watch anytime.

You'll also be invited to join all my Launch Debriefs in 2021, which take place every couple months (after each of my own course launches). I'll tell you what worked and what didn't, and then we'll talk about your own online training programs.

Course Curriculum


  Welcome
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  Our Library of Recorded 1:1 Consultations
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4,328+ participants from around the globe

have already taken the leap into better reports, slideshows, dashboards, and infographics.

Your Instructor


Ann K. Emery
Ann K. Emery

Ann K. Emery is an internationally-acclaimed speaker who equips organizations to get their data out of dusty spreadsheets and into real-world conversations.

Each year, she delivers over 100 keynotes, workshops, and webinars with the aim of equipping organizations to visualize data more effectively.

She has been invited to speak in 30 states and 10 countries; 4,400 people have enrolled in her online training academy; and she has consulted to 200 organizations, including the United Nations, Centers for Disease Control, and Harvard University.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree from George Mason University.

After traveling full-time as a digital nomad, Ann now resides in Florida along with her husband and three children.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the mastermind start and finish?
You'll get instant access to recorded lessons. Then, you'll be invited to join all the live Course Launch Debriefs that are held in 2021.
How long do I have access to the recordings?
You'll have lifetime access to the recorded lessons and the recorded Course Launch Debriefs. You'll be invited to all the live sessions for your particular cohort (e.g., if you join in 2021, you'll be invited to join all the 2021 live sessions).

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