All webinars are held on the date(s) shown here:
Beginning on October 24, 2016 we are following a new concept for our live webinars. Each webinar will be 2 hours long. For each of these new webinars we will cover some of the basic features of a particular module for the first 60 minutes of the webinar. During the final 60 minutes of the webinar we will answer questions about not only the material that we cover during the first 60 minutes, as well as any questions, no matter how basic or advanced about any other tools or techniques available in the module covered during the first 60 minutes. What is new about these webinars is that they will be RECORDED and then the recording will be available for review for anyone who has a subscription to our Train-Your-Way© library. Since these recordings will remain available in our Train-Your-Way© library INDEFINITELY, you will be able to return at any time during your subscription to Train-Your-Way© to view these webinars again.
These new webinars will cost $10.00 for 2 hours of instruction. The names of new webinars will reflect which stage of the particular module that we are covering. Examples of the webinar names will be Premier+ Embroidery Step 1 - Loading and working with embroidery designs, Premier+ Embroidery Step 2 - Adding Lettering to embroidery designs, and so on.
Our plan is to cover 3 different modules of the Premier+ Embroidery software each month. For example, in the first webinar of the month we will cover a certain phase of working with the Premier+ Embroidery module, in the second webinar of the month will cover a certain phase of working with the Premier+ Modify module, and in the third webinar of the month we will cover a certain phase of the Premier+ Create module. In months having 5 Mondays we will have a fourth webinar covering one of the smaller modules such as Premier+ Sketch, Premier+ CrossStitcher, and Premier+ Photostitch.
We believe that using this format we will provide our customers with several things they have asked for. The first thing is that for only $10.00 you will be able to attend a webinar to see if you like the webinar experience. The second thing is that you can learn about your software in smaller bites and have more time to practice what you learn in each webinar before beginning the next phase of learning, and, most importantly, with a subscription to Train-Your-Way© you can return to these recordings and watch them again at any time during your Train-Your-Way© subscription.
A high speed, broadband internet connection is A MUST have for all of my online classes as well as a good audio system. A USB headset is highly recommended because it keeps your hands free to take notes while keeping your microphone correctly positioned for asking questions. Using the microphone and speakers on your computer in place of a USB headset is not recommended because of possible feedback problems that can develop between your microphone and speakers which lead to an echo-chamber effect.
To test your computer and to learn what you will need to do to successfully connect to any of my webinars, you should visit this link. Visiting this link will allow you to run a test on your computer and your USB headset to ensure that you know how to connect to my webinar. If you have never attended one of my webinars I STRONGLY SUGGEST that you do so SEVERAL DAYS before attending our first session.
After a successful run of Step-By-Step classes we will be taking February 27, 2017 off. The reason for this is to give you some time to do some homework with your learning and to prepare our agenda for the next 3 classes in March 2017.
The classes for March 2017 will be:
Monday, March 6, 2017 we will have Premier+ Embroidery Step-By-Step Lesson 4 by covering SuperDesigns and a complete desctiption of how to use the Applique Selection dialog. If you like appliques, then this is one lesson that you do not want to miss.
Monday, March 13 we will have Premier+ Modify Step-By-Step Lesson 4 by finishing our coverage of the Modify Page. THis lesson will include the Morphing tools and the Cutwork tool. If you want to add cutwork lines to you embroidery then this is the class for you.
Monday, March 20 we will have Premier+ Create Step-By-Step Lesson 4. This lesson will cover the importance of planning your design and understanding how the software and your sewing machine treat the different stitch and command objects. Understanding how this works is one of if not the most important part of becoming a competent digitizer.
Monday, March 27 we will begin coverage of Premier+ Cross Stitcher. This lesson will cover the basic process of creating an embroidery design with Cross Stitcher and how to use the majority of the tools on the Design Page of this module.
Our online classes use the GoToWebinar service. They are live, not recorded classes taught by Tim Frost in person (well, online and in person). If you have never attended an online meeting using GoToWebinar here is how it works. Just imagine making a conference call with a group of other people on the telephone with someone who is teaching a class that you are watching on television. You can raise your hand and the teacher will acknowledge you and everyone in the class can hear your questions and the answers. And, you can hear everything that everyone else in the class is saying. It's just like that except that rather than watching television, you will be looking at your computer screen. And rather than making a telephone call, you will be wearing an inexpensive set of headphones that also have a little microphone on them. It might sound complicated but it really isn't.
Because we have a tremendous amount of material to cover in these webinars, we do NOT have the time to teach the basics of FILE MANAGEMENT on your computer. Therefore, if your skils are weak when it comes to creating new files, navigating through the file structure on your compoter's hard drive to find files, visit the Downloads page of this web site and download and read through the Windows Vista Basics file as well as the File Explorer Plug-In Supplement to learn these basic skills before attending a webinar.
All class times are based on times in the Eastern Time Zone in the United States. Therefore, if you are in a different time zone, then the time of our classes will be different for your time zone. Here is a listing of the times for our classes based upon the Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones in the United States:
Eastern time for Morning classes is: 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Central time for Morning classes is: 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.
Mountain time for Morning classes is: 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Pacific time for Morning classes is : 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.
Eastern time for Afternoon classes is: 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Central time for Afternoon classes is: 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Mountain time for Afternoon classes is: 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m.
Pacific time for Afternoon classes is : 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Eastern time for Evening classes is: 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Central time for Evening classes is: 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Mountain time for Evening classes is: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Pacific time for Evening classes is : 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
For those of you who are outside of the United States, you will have to convert from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in the Eastern United States which is GMT -05:00. You can visit this web page to calculate your local time to determine what time my classes begin based upon your local time. Click here to visit the time conversion web site.
If you are confused by the time differences, then contact me via email by clicking here and if you provide me with the location of a major city in your area, I will perform the calculation for you.
Once you click on any of the links listed below, you will be connected to the the shopping cart for my web site. The class you selected will be listed as being present in the shopping cart. All you have to do at this point is to click on the checkout button and you will be asked to provide your name, address, and credit card information. All of that information is handled by a secure web site and you can enter your information there knowing that it is secure. You will be given a message from that web site confirming that your purchase is complete. Within 24 hours of the time you pay for your class, you will receive a confirmation email from GoToWebinar with a link that will take you into the webinar on the day of the webinar. You will also receive reminder emails 1 week, 1 day, and 1 hour before each class meeting.
If this will be your FIRST webinar, you should visit the Downloads page of our web site and scroll down to the bottom of that page and download, print, and read the GoToWebinar Attendee's Quick Reference and keep it handy at the beginning of the webinar.
You should also visit the "Get Ready" page at the GoToWebinar web site to test your computer equipment and experience joining a FREE, live webinar by clicking on this link.
Once that your tuition payment is received, then your registration will be approved by Tim and you will receive another email that contains a link to the class location on the internet. Don't worry about forgetting to attend the class. You will automatically receive a reminder email about the class one week before the class, another email reminder one day before the class, and another email reminder one hour before the class starts.
All you have to do then is wait for the day of the class. When the date and time of the class occurs, you simply click on the link in any of the reminder emails and you will be connected to the class. You do not have to purchase any software to participate in the class. All you need is an inexpensive headset available either online or from your local computer or electronics store. Headsets are available in the $15.00 to $40.00 price range. Note: When you buy your headset, make sure that it has a USB connector. This type of headset provides the highest possible audio quality.
You do not have to pay anything other than the cost of tuition for paid classes. GoToWebinar uses something called voice over internet protocol (VOIP). Your voice, as well as the voices of all of the other attendees, will travel across the internet for free. What you will need is a broadband internet connection such as cable-modem, satellite, or fiber-optic connection and a USB headset with a built in microphone. If you choose to use the speakers on your computer, then you will have to mute yourself during class so that other students do not hear any of the feedback generated on your computer. USB heasets with a built in microphone do not generate any such feedback. Unfortunately, if you are using a dial-up connection you won't be able to connect to the online classes and get satisfactory results. You can test your equipment and your connection by clicking here to join a FREE, LIVE webinar hosted by GoToWebinar.
If you do not have a USB headset and you want to use your telephone to connect to the webinar, the only way to do this is through a long distance phone number that is not toll-free. If you have unlimited long distance service, then this will not be a problem for you. However, if you do not have unlimited long distance service on your phone, then you should seriously consider the purchase of a USB headset. Besides using your USB headset with this webinar, you will be able to use that headset with the free Skype software to make free voice (and if you have a webcam) and free video phone calls to anyone in the world who also has a Skype connection. You can learn about Skype by visiting their web site www.skype.com .
Yes, there is free documentation on how to use the GoToWebinar software. You can view/download it by clicking here. Before attending any of my online classes, I suggest that you download and print this document (it's only 2 pages) and I may refer to it during the class from time to time.