Inspirational Zoom Sessions - LEARN FROM THE BEST
We are offering a vast array of topics to assist you in your role as a celebrant. 

WE ARE THRILLED TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING WEBINARS

 

Tips for Start Up Success with Ray Galea - Live Zoom session

How do some celebrants have a successful start up? This is a 2 hour session with Ray Galea - a celebrant of only 18 months experience and 70 bookings! 

Here’s what he’ll cover:

  • WHO AM I? Ray will explain his journey, time line, business growth.

  • WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

  • WHO YOU ARE - BRAND   What’s your style? Your signature? Service promise? Logo!

  • WHAT YOU NEED - BUSINESS TOOLS

  • WHO CAN HELP – AGENCIES - NETWORK

  • Q&A ROUND UP 

     

Course date Sunday 09 August, 2020 - 11:00 am
Course end date Sunday 09 August, 2020 - 1:00 pm
Course Fee $35.00
Trainer RAY GALEA
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
"Potluck" session - Live Zoom session

As the name suggests - each participant "brings" elements of their resources to the zoom session to contribute to content that can be shared amongst all of the other participants throughout the session.

Each participant emails the trainer the following;

  • 5 x sample vow ideas
  • 5 x sample readings/poems
  • 5 x sample song suggestions
  • 5 x sample ritual ideas
  • 1 x sample ceremony script

of which the trainer will "share screen" and share with the group, while the participant that supplied them talks everyone through them. 

At the end of the session, the trainer will email them to all of the participants.

After the session every participant (for example if there are 6 participants in the session) will receive 30 sample vows, 30 sample readings, 30 sample song ideas, 30 sample rituals and 6 sample ceremony scripts.

  • By registering for this session all participants must email their samples to the trainer by 12noon the day before the session.
  • By registering for this session all participants agree to share their intellectual property amongst the other participants, those who receive it will not forward onto a third party.
  • By registering for this session all participants agree to use the samples as inspiration only, not to copy someone else's intellectual property.
Course date Tuesday 11 August, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Course end date Tuesday 11 August, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Course Fee $35.00
Trainer NICOLE PENNING
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Conversations About Death - with author Sally Cant - Live Zoom session

A Conversation About Death - with author Sally Cant

Many people have asked for this topics to be included. Sally is the author of the book Conversations About Death. 

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Why it is important to have an informed conversatiom about death
  • How to make the challenging conversations easier 
  • Rights, choices and the law 
  • Funerals and other ceremonies
  • The changing landscape of ceremonies before and after a death
  • Q&A
Course date Monday 17 August, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Course end date Monday 17 August, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Course Fee $35.00
Trainer SALLY CANT
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Give your couples questionnaire a make-over! - Live Zoom session

No doubt you have your own list of questions that you ask your couple, to draw out from them all the stories and information you need to create their personalised love story, tailored just to them, their relationship and their love for one another.

But when was the last time you reviewed your questionnaire? When was the last time you added in some new questions? Or took some not so good questions out?
You will also be challenged to think who else you can ask these questions of, to get their responses to add into the couples ceremony!  

This session will push you to think outside of the box and create a list of questions that you can confidently ask your couples, to get the best out of them to create a ceremony they may have never thought was possible.

Course date Wednesday 19 August, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Course end date Wednesday 19 August, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Course Fee $35.00
Trainer NICOLE PENNING
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Weddings and funerals: whatever could go wrong? - Live Zoom session
Weddings and funerals: whatever could go wrong?

Weddings and funerals are often high on emotion at different ends of the scale. And, no matter how hard and well you plan, things can – and will – go wrong.

In this 2 hour session, you’ll get an idea of what can go wrong, how to prevent things going wrong in the first place, and how to come up with a solution in the time you’ve got.

Some examples follow – and we will share others in the session.

Weddings:

What would you do if

  • the sound system fails 
  • the cars are delayed by a half hour 
  • there’s a car crash involving the wedding party 
  • weather is inclement 
  • the venue manager is ill and won’t be there on the day 
  • the couple forgets their rings 
  • the coordinator of the music is not able to attend 
  • someone faints during the love story
  • and many more . . .  

Funerals:

What would you do if

  • there’s a rogue speaker 
  • the funeral begins late and will over-run its scheduled time slot
  • the family wants to take several hours to say goodbye at the graveside
  • you thought the candles were being supplied by the family but they‘ve forgotten them
  • you thought there’d be a side table on which to place items but there isn’t
  • there’s no space for flowers on the coffin
  • the live streaming has gone awry
  • there’s confusion about the order of the music
Course date Tuesday 25 August, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Course end date Tuesday 25 August, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Course Fee $35.00
Trainer BRONTE PRICE
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Create your very own Wedding Day/Rehearsal checklist - Live Zoom session

You might be a brand new celebrant, eager to get your first wedding under your belt, maybe you have performed a handful of ceremonies or have been a celebrant for years and years.... this session will give you the time you need to create, review and implement a Wedding Day checklist to ensure you are being the best possible celebrant you can be on the wedding day... for your couple, for their guests and for your own word of mouth and reputation after the wedding day is over!

Together we will workshop and create a checklist that will cover you from the night before the wedding, the morning of the wedding, driving to the wedding, setting up, performing the ceremony, to packing up, saying goodbye, sending off your paperwork to BDM and your feedback form to the couple!

This checklist will ensure nothing is missed, so you can sleep well at night knowing you have not forgotten anything and you are maximising your exposure to everyone at the wedding to increase your chances of securing more enquiries than you would have ever before, without this list! 

Course date Thursday 27 August, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Course end date Thursday 27 August, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Course Fee $35.00
Trainer NICOLE PENNING
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Create your very own Rehearsal checklist - LIVE Zoom Session

Many celebrants are probably quite confident with how they run their rehearsals and have been doing them the same way for years... but are they actually running off a checklist? Do they get in the car after a rehearsal and say to themselves, "Oops, I forgot to talk about that, or I forgot to tell them that..."

Here over 2 hours you will create your very own personalised checklist that you can use for every rehearsal that you conduct.

By the end of this session you will have created a fool-proof way to ensure your rehearsals are the best they can be, so you don't forget anything while your couples are benefitting from their celebrant being at the top of their game, ensuring a seamless, perfect ceremony on the wedding day. 

Course date Monday 31 August, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Course end date Monday 31 August, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Course Fee $35.00
Trainer NICOLE PENNING
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Let’s go to RIO!  VIC BDM DEMO - Live Zoom session

Let’s go to RIO – live demonstration

  • Be taken on a virtual tour of Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages online portal - RIO (Registry Information Online).
  • Watch your Trainer create a NEW MARRIAGE online via RIO.]
  • Learn how to print Form 13 Notice of Intended Marriage, Form 16 Official Marriage Certificate and Form 14 Declaration of no Legal Impediment to Marriage.
  • Watch your trainer upload completed Marriage Documents for submission (no need to post hard copies to BDM).
  • See how your Marriages are submitted online and track their registration progress from submission to complete.
  • Learn how to apply for the couples Registered Marriage Certificate from BDM, pay for it on the couples behalf and have it mailed to their house.
Course date Tuesday 01 September, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Course end date Tuesday 01 September, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Course Fee $35.00
Trainer NICOLE PENNING
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Tips for Start Up Success with Ray Galea - Live Zoom session

How do some celebrants have a successful start up? This is a 2 hour session with Ray Galea - a celebrant of only 18 months experience and 70 bookings! 

Here’s what he’ll cover:

  • WHO AM I? Ray will explain his journey, time line, business growth.

  • WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

  • WHO YOU ARE - BRAND   What’s your style? Your signature? Service promise? Logo!

  • WHAT YOU NEED - BUSINESS TOOLS

  • WHO CAN HELP – AGENCIES - NETWORK

  • Q&A ROUND UP 

     

Course date Monday 14 September, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Course end date Monday 14 September, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Course Fee $35.00
Trainer RAY GALEA
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION
Tips for Start Up Success with Ray Galea - Live Zoom session

How do some celebrants have a successful start up? This is a 2 hour session with Ray Galea - a celebrant of only 18 months experience and 70 bookings! 

Here’s what he’ll cover:

  • WHO AM I? Ray will explain his journey, time line, business growth.

  • WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

  • WHO YOU ARE - BRAND   What’s your style? Your signature? Service promise? Logo!

  • WHAT YOU NEED - BUSINESS TOOLS

  • WHO CAN HELP – AGENCIES - NETWORK

  • Q&A ROUND UP 

     

Course date Tuesday 22 September, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Course end date Tuesday 22 September, 2020 - 9:00 pm
Course Fee $35.00
Trainer RAY GALEA
Location Zoom teleconferencing LIVE TRAINING SESSION