Arghgghgh… yikes, can’t believe it’s mid-April already!
Please imagine you read this about a fortnight ago…
Currently available material:
As last month, hnghgggnngghg.
We’ve had some hefty extra pieces of work on the SSiBorg, and we’ve also been in the middle of major work on the chalet where I try to find room for my desk.
All of which has kind of blindsided us over the last month or so.
We’re currently hoping to be recording again next week - and that means if we don’t release new lessons that week, it will be the week after.
And from that point on, we’ve got the spring flowering that I’ve been talking about - lots of new material coming at you faster than ever before…
The spring flowering is going to be a principally Welsh thing.
We’ve identified one more key switch to the course creation tool before we do our next round of building - and that may mean another 3 months or so. It’s a tricky decision - I’d love to push ahead and produce a bunch of new stuff right now - but I think it’s the right decision, because I think the quality of the new courses will be significantly better once we’ve solved this workaround.
So we might have a summer flowering for other languages…
We’ve now sold out 2 commercial 5 day super intensives - one in May and one in June. The interest levels and the results have both been beyond our expectations, and this has huge implications for us as a company.
We’re currently doing the ground work for a very high ticket Spanish 5 day event in Los Angeles, and as we get a clearer handle on the flow of information that people need about this approach to make a decision, we’re hoping to start running Welsh 5DSIs in Cardiff and London - and possibly Llandysul - and maybe even overseas.
Getting 5DSIs happening regularly in Welsh and Spanish.
Producing courses in more languages - with video versions of the lessons for us to share on YouTube.
We’re still waiting for firm proposals for our involvement with the new Cambridge Leadership College.
We’re still waiting for final confirmation before starting to build some specific GCSE support materials.
I’m still squeezing out bits of time here and there to carry on with the ‘How to use SSi’ book - it’s turning into something a little larger than I originally intended…
One last round of serious patience before we start spreading our wings into other languages - but a spring flowering for Welsh any second now…
Increasingly confident. The 5DSI model looks like the beginning of a genuine strategy for growth that will finally allow us to invest more in Welsh (and in all our core structures).