Personal Development Book Club
I can't wait to connect with, learn alongside, and be inspired by each other! I can already tell via emails that we have an incredibly supportive and fun group of people, and I'm looking forward to getting us all together in a forum where we can get to know each other and connect further. I'm so excited to see the uplifting resource that this hopefully becomes! This may start as a book club and become a close-knit community for some of us, but I also want to be sure the basic format for the book club portion is something that works for everyone. To make that happen, I've gathered your requests and consolidated them into a few final questions. **This form is completely anonymous unless you choose to include your name at the bottom, so share as openly as you feel comfortable!** If later on, you feel something is missing, or if a question sparks a new idea, don't hesitate to email me. I look forward to seeing the strength, progress, and joy we all get from working on a common growth vision! Thank you for taking the to share your thoughts.
I've organized your suggestions and requests into the sections below. At the bottom, I've also included a free-form text box--if you feel that any questions prompt further thoughts or responses, please include them there.
Book Club Picks
So that we get to the options on everyone's list, at a pace that's comfortable for all! It isn't a requirement to read the book club pick if you're joining a live session--there will still be lots to learn and discuss--but you'll get more out of it if you do.
How many "official" book selections would you like us to have each month?
If you chose 2 or 2+, which applies to you?
I'd like to have 2 or more selections so that I can pick between them.
I'd like to have 2 or more selections, and I would like to read and discuss both.
Would you be interested in having a topic "theme" for each month, selected by the group?
Yep, all the way! Would love to have a topic that we can chat about all month and pick our monthly book(s) based on that topic.
Yes, but only if the monthly topic is in addition to/separate from our book choice(s).
How much time would you like to have to get and read the book (after a book club pick is announced, leading up to the live session)?
Book Club Format
So that everyone has easy access! I expect to facilitate at least 2 live book club sessions each month in order to accommodate for all time zones, schedules, and platform preferences.
Where would you prefer to participate in our live sessions? (Choose all that apply!)
Zoom (For anyone who isn't familiar: Zoom is a platform that allows everyone to share their camera and virtually connect face-to-face.)
I'd rather not participate in a live session and would prefer (instead) to get a recap after
If you'd rather get an info recap (or replay) after, or in addition to, our live sessions, how would you like to see or receive that? (Choose as many as you'd like!)
Posted as a shared document that I could view or download
Via web link where I could read in an article format
In a monthly email
In video format that I could stream
Would you like our live sessions to have a format of...
An unstructured, free-flowing chat and discussion inspired by the book
A structured session focused on learning and topic discussion based on the book
A blend of both of the above
One of each (if you feel you'd join in both)
How many people would you want in the live session with you?
5 - 15
15 - 20
20 - 50
50 - 75
75 - 100
Live Session Times
So that everyone who wants to join in a live session has the opportunity to do so!
How would you prefer to schedule our live sessions?
I'd like a set monthly day and time so I can plan ahead (for example, every last Monday, in the evening)
I'd like to have the option for a different day and time each month, and vote at the beginning of the month
How much time would you like to spend in our live sessions?
Over 1 hour
When would you be able to join a session? Select as many options as you'd like in the chart below. (I've listed three time zones for reference.) Feel free to write as text in the box under the chart if that's easier.
EST 8A - 12P
PST 5A - 9A
GMT 12P - 4P
EST 12P - 5P
PST 9A - 2P
GMT 4P - 9P
EST 5P - 8P
PST 2P - 5P
GMT 9P - 12A
If it's easier for you to write out your preferred times, please do so here. Please don't forget to include your time zone!
Any additional notes or comments about the potential schedule? Any exceptions you'd like to note in regards to the times above?
So that this group is a valuable resource and use of time for you! Feel free to leave as much or as little detail as you'd like for the questions below.
Where would you ideally like to interact with everyone?
Just the monthly online book club session
Free-form chat group
Envision your dream version of this group, whatever that looks like for you! What's the best thing you would get out of this community? What would be the most impactful for you?
What would you love to see incorporated into the format or routine of the group? What would be on your wish list?
What would you rather avoid in the group?
Your Personal Development Journey
So that you're getting exactly what you need out of this community of amazing individuals!
How would you describe your current situation and/or perspective towards personal growth?
What specific topics or areas would you most like to focus on?
How can we be here to best support you?
Where do you feel you are in your personal development journey?
1 is Newbie!, 10 is Expert
Anything you'd like to add about your personal development journey and/or goals?
Extra Box for Extra Thoughts :)
Fill in if you need to!
Anything you'd like to add? How else can we as a group, and as individuals, be of the most value to you?
Home Time Zone
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