So many people in our industry have the heart for education, but they just don’t know where to start. Do you have the confidence for on-stage speaking? Or do you work best in a 1:1 setting? Maybe you have the skills for online education… or the leadership ability for a mastermind group, in-person retreat, or other peer-to-peer setting.
It’s important to know which type of educator you are before you dive into the realm of teaching. Why? It helps you identify your underlying motivators, along with strengths and weaknesses… strengths that you can lean into, and weaknesses that you can work on!
If you’re hoping to become a skilled educator in the creative industry, this quiz is the place to start! Have you taken it yet?! If not, head right this way!
How to create an interactive quiz
It was so much fun to create this quiz for you guys—an easy and engaging way to help you find out what type of education is right for you. Today I want to walk you through the process of creating an Interact Quiz so you can make use of this tool too!
The first step: decide on a topic. For me, this was easy! I have been talking about this topic for years… I truly believe it’s important to know your educator type before you start teaching! But I’ve never had a great format for sharing it. This quiz was the perfect way to deliver a topic I’m passionate about.
Interact has a lot of different quiz styles, but I chose the “Personality Quiz”—since that’s essentially what my quiz is! This style of quiz uses responses to assign each quiz-taker to a personality or type depending on their answers—like an old school personality quiz in a magazine!
I created my quiz from the ground-up so I could implement my own colors, fonts, and cover image to give it a more cohesive feel with my brand… but you can also try the pre-made templates or stock imagery (built right into the platform!) if you want a little help getting started.
Now the hard part: how did I come up with the quiz content? This took a little bit of brainstorming, but I always say it’s easiest to work backwards (this is actually one of the curriculum design principles I teach in The Creative Educator Academy!)
I had already defined the four main types of educators:
1:1 Mentoring / Coaching
Peer Learning: Group Coaching / Masterminds / in-Person Experiences
Online Training / Digital Courses
From there, I came up with questions specific to each type of educator. For example, a speaker must feel comfortable and energized by large groups. In a peer setting, the educator must be able to tailor their teaching toward different skill levels.
I used these strengths and weaknesses for each educator type to come up with a total of 9 questions. Some responses have a direct answer, while others correspond to multiple answers.
Each quiz-taker also has the opportunity to sign up for my email list, but it’s not required. I love this feature of Interact because it lets me serve that audience with even more content over time—and I can even segment different groups depending on their quiz result.
I use Flodesk for my email marketing (shout out! They’re amazing!!). While Flodesk doesn’t directly integrate with Interact, I was able to use Zapier to connect both softwares without too much trouble.
The very last step? Monitoring my results! I’m a nerd about the numbers, and Interact really breaks it down so that I can learn a lot about my audience through their quiz results.
If you’re thinking about adding a quiz to your own website or marketing plan, give Interact a try! It does take a little bit of work to come up with your content, but it’s so worth it—this has been a great way to engage with my audience and deliver more helpful content to all of you!
This program is designed to help creatives take their Zone of Genius and turn into impactful education… without any prior training. Sound like something you need to take your career as an educator to the next level? I can’t wait to see you in class!
*Full disclosure: if you decide to give Interact a try, I am an affiliate! I wouldn’t share it if I didn’t believe you’d love it too!
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