What does BLAST cost?
You are billed a $99 application fee when you submit your application, which covers a 30-minute consultation with Shannon prior to your acceptance into the program. Once the program begins you will be billed 12 monthly payments of $99 starting on the first day of your selected class.
Are there any additional costs involved?
Assigned books are not included in the cost of the program and are to be purchased directly by the student. A book list will be submitted to you the first week of the program, and books can be purchased new or used at deep discounts at www.amazon.com or other online retailers.
If you’d like specific feedback from Shannon on any aspect of your specific ministry such as your bio, book proposal, video speaking samples, website design, etc., one-on-one coaching is available for an additional fee. Rates are $75 for 1/2 hour, $125 for 1 hour, or $225 for two hours
What is included in BLAST?
- Lifetime access to all course material
- Detailed reading list and discussion questions
- Private Facebook group for class discussion and support
- Peer-to-Peer feedback on assignments
- Monthly Mentoring Group Call with Shannon and class to discuss course material and answer any specific questions
- Free B.L.A.S.T. Newsletter and Monthly Community Call covering many topics related to speaking, writing, teaching and leading a ministry or business
Is BLAST only for women?
NO! Men also participate in the program as well.
Do you have to be a Christian to attend the BLAST Program?
No, but it is based and taught from a Christian worldview. However, the lessons and tips are all applicable to any market and faith.
How do I take BLAST?
The program IS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR THE ONLINE STUDENT, so you can participate from anywhere in the world as long as you have an Internet connection and access to an email account. You will receive an email once a month that includes all resources, videos, discussion questions, etc.
How many participants will be chosen for BLAST?
Ideally, we’d like to limit the group to 10-20 people so Shannon can be available on an as-needed basis for optional one-on-one coaching.
How will BLAST help me in the writing and/or speaking process?
Shannon will be sharing some of her strategies for effectively crafting a personal testimony, and showing you how to develop manuscripts, book proposals, marketing summaries, press releases, etc. She’ll also share the secrets learned from her 15 years of working with some of the industry’s best professional editors and speakers.
If I’m already pretty established in my speaking and writing career, how will I benefit from the program?
BLAST isn’t just about “getting started,” it’s about “getting stronger!” The tips and tools you’ll learn about will help you reach far more people with the message that God’s laid on your heart, so participating in such a program is simply good stewardship of your time and talents.
If I’m just now trying to launch a speaking ministry or start my first manuscript, will all of this be over my head?
Absolutely not. The things you’ll be learning in BLAST will certainly help you start your speaking/writing ministry off strong as you go along!
If my main goals are to improve my own ministry within a church setting, is BLAST too advanced for me?
Certainly not. The principles that apply to building an audience outside of the church will also apply to building a larger audience within the church.
What if I’m not able to keep up with all of the suggested reading & homework?
BLAST isn’t like a college course where you’re going to pass or fail based on how much you accomplish within the 12-month period. Some will be able to gallop with this information, others will trot, and that’s okay. God has us all going at different paces, and if some of the information is simply tucked into your back pocket for future use, it will still serve you well.
Will you offer the program again if I’m unable to participate in the upcoming session?
Yes, we offer BLAST once each quarter.