For the last two weeks, I promoted KEYS TO SPEECH AND DEBATE SUCCESS as an introduction to the Monument Membership. I’m proud to say that the videos were watched 2,369 times!
As of this morning, you are one of 633 active Monument Members, and I bet you are excited for a strong year of speech and debate competition. To gear you up, I have THREE new website features designed with you in mind. They’re important to note…
1. Members Only Page
I don’t want to bore you with technical details, but let me quickly explain this page. This is a category on the Monument Members website that this email was generated from. When news specifically intended for members is generated on this page, you’ll get an email. You can view the archives here.
There are thousands of people on the Monument Mondays list, but the Monument Members list is you and the 632 others (so far) who get special attention. You are a most prized member, someone that the entire Monument Member writing team is committed to making sure succeeds. This page is for you!
2. Member Bonus Page
If you followed the promotion last week, you noticed the $376 worth of additional videos and downloads for new members. These downloads are going to remain available for all members throughout all of Season 18 (through June 2018). Access the Member Bonus Page here.
You’ve invested good money to become a Monument Member, and I really want to knock your socks off. A lot of the sock-knocking will take place on this page. I have mounds of resources that I plan to add periodically to the Member Bonus Page. Whenever I assemble something for Monument Members to just GIVE you, I’ll set it up on this Member Bonus Page.
One of my goals is to get $1000 worth of material for members by year’s end. I hope to deliver on this goal, and I bet you do, too!
3. Community Comments
Something kind of magical happened last week during the KEYS TO SPEECH AND DEBATE SUCCESS class. A community rose up! It was super cool to see so many responses to the videos. I was very much enjoying connecting with those who were connecting with the videos. I didn’t realize how much I would have enjoyed it, but I sure did.
In fact, I opened up comments on ALL posts from here on out! What this means is that every Monument Member download page has a comment section for you to send in your comments. Simple scroll down to the bottom of the content page and tap in your question/comment.
This will certainly amp up your knowledge of anything we release. Consider:
- Is a case or brief confusing? Say so, and we’ll reply.
- Do you have an idea to share on how to apply a strategy? Share the love!
- After reading an article, do you have a specific question or comment?
- The authors of the releases will be notified of all posts…so do you have a question for them personally?
- Need a little coaching in understanding the release?
- Anything, really. You can even complain about the release! We’re debaters, remember, so we like criticism. 🙂
You will likely want to open a Disqus account and log into it when you are commenting. Disqus is a third-party commenting add-on to the site that allows such a dynamic feature to the site. Having an account with Disqus allows you to get email notifications to the threads as well as add a nice avatar or picture of you. I highly recommend you doing this extra step.
These three features — Members Only, Bonus Page, and Community — will surely add to your arsenal of speech and debate strategies. I’m excited for these developments, and super excited for your future success!
See you in competition,
P.S. You can always rely on good, old-fashioned email. Reply to this email, or send me a direct message at email@example.com. I love to hear from Monument Members!
P.S.S. Do you know a friend who’s crying about not getting in with last week’s promotion? After rubbing it in a little about how awesome it is to be a Monument Member 😉 , let them know that all the bonuses are available to members. The price is currently $129 (too bad they missed out on the discount), but once they’re in, they can access the class and the downloads, just like you can.