Gaining confidence in Free Introductory Sessions
Found in: Foundation Session
Shyrl K., Washington
I have an FIS tonight for a potential adult student. As a long-time traditional teacher, I have struggled with these a bit, realizing that in the past I was selling my own skill as a performer and teacher, and nearly always had students start with me. Learning to sell a method I am still learning to teach an making such a point of this not being traditional has been a struggle for me. I recognize I still don’t have these FIS’s down from start to finish- and I need to do more homework! Appreciate your thoughts.
Susan M., Canada
After getting to know their background, I start by saying “I will use my paper notes because I love what I do and although I could talk a lot about it, I want to make sure I keep to the one hour time frame and give you the information clearly”, or something like that. Practicing it through out loud before really helps me too.
Stephen R., California
I follow the outline (found in Module 3) exactly and use the video. That really helps! As your experience with the program grows, you’ll be able to communicate more first-hand experience of each part of it.
Carrie L., MIchigan
Follow Neil’s presentation until you have it memorized.
Joy O., Alabama
Listen to all the FIS training, including “Your First FIS” audio, as often as you need to in order to get it down. As you build your studio, you’ll have more chances to go through it until it is smooth.
Heidi M., Canada
At first I found I had to refer to my notes and usually made a small joke of it, and they (potential students) understood. Now I don’t need the notes for the FIS any more. I also find that where I live, the adults who want lessons for themselves are generally even more open to SM (in the FIS or otherwise) than the parents who want to enroll their children for lessons.