Here’s how you can get three months back a year.

I’m not kidding.

Whoever in your organization is responsible for education and events, I’m going to introduce five new concepts that will help you save a significant amount of time, frustration, and growing pains as you will be equipped with practical solutions you can implement right away after reading this post.

#1 Budgeting and Forecasting Education and Events using ChatGPT

Create an example budget for delivering a seminar in person that an education director could use to determine its profit and loss for one year of hosting 50 courses where12 of them are offered for free, 12 of them are offered at $99 each, 12 of them are offered at $49 each, 12 of them are offered for $199 each, and 2 of them are offered at $300 each with an average number of 50 participants per course.

ChatGPT prompt

Sure! Here’s an example budget for delivering a seminar in person, considering the parameters you provided:


  1. Venue rental: $2,000 per seminar x 50 seminars = $100,000
  2. Instructor fees: $500 per seminar x 50 seminars = $25,000
  3. Marketing and advertising: $2,000 per seminar x 50 seminars = $100,000
  4. Administrative costs: $1,000 per seminar x 50 seminars = $50,000
  5. Materials and supplies: $500 per seminar x 50 seminars = $25,000
  6. Travel and accommodation for instructors: $1,000 per seminar x 50 seminars = $50,000
  7. Miscellaneous expenses: $500 per seminar x 50 seminars = $25,000

Total expenses: $375,000


  1. Free courses: 12 courses x 50 participants = 600 participants
  2. $99 courses: 12 courses x $99 x 50 participants = $59,400
  3. $49 courses: 12 courses x $49 x 50 participants = $29,400
  4. $199 courses: 12 courses x $199 x 50 participants = $119,400
  5. $300 courses: 2 courses x $300 x 50 participants = $30,000

Total revenue: $238,200

Profit/Loss: Total revenue – Total expenses = $238,200 – $375,000 = -$136,800

In this example, the projected profit and loss for one year of hosting 50 courses would result in a loss of $136,800. Please note that this is a simplified budget, and there may be additional factors and costs to consider, such as taxes, insurance, and other miscellaneous expenses specific to your situation. It’s always a good idea to consult with a financial professional for accurate and detailed budgeting.

This took two minutes!

Now you can start getting creative by changing the variables in the prompt text.

#2 Writing Course Copy for Education and Events using ChatGPT

Write me a creative course name, course description, three actionable learning objectives participants can achieve by taking the course and some sample exercises where you can teach people how to sell their products and services without physically being present.

ChatGPT Prompt

ChatGPT Response

Course Name: “Virtual Selling Mastery: Unlocking Remote Success”

Course Description:
In today’s digital age, the ability to sell products and services remotely is becoming increasingly important. “Virtual Selling Mastery: Unlocking Remote Success” is a comprehensive course designed to equip participants with the skills and strategies needed to effectively sell their offerings without the need for physical presence. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, participants will discover innovative techniques to engage and persuade customers, leveraging technology to build trust and close deals from anywhere in the world. Get ready to revolutionize your sales approach and achieve exceptional results in the virtual marketplace.

Learning Objectives:
By taking this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop an Effective Virtual Sales Strategy: Create a robust plan to reach and engage potential customers, leveraging various virtual selling channels and tools.
  2. Master Persuasive Communication in the Virtual Realm: Learn how to deliver compelling sales presentations, build rapport, and address objections remotely, utilizing technology to enhance communication impact.
  3. Establish Trust and Close Deals Remotely: Gain techniques to build trust and credibility with prospects, and confidently navigate the virtual sales process to achieve successful conversions.

Sample Exercises:

  1. Virtual Sales Pitch Practice: Participants will create and deliver virtual sales pitches, focusing on effectively conveying product/service benefits, addressing customer pain points, and showcasing unique selling propositions.
  2. Virtual Role Play Scenarios: Through role-playing exercises, participants will simulate virtual sales interactions, exploring various customer scenarios, objections, and negotiating techniques, to sharpen their virtual selling skills.
  3. Digital Sales Collateral Creation: Participants will design persuasive digital sales collateral, such as interactive presentations, engaging videos, or captivating infographics, to enhance their virtual sales efforts.

Note: The course name, description, learning objectives, and sample exercises provided here are for illustrative purposes. Feel free to adapt and customize them to fit the specific context and objectives of your course.

Supplement Resource: Screen to Screen Selling

#3 Writing Learning Exercises for Courses using ChatGPT

This was produced with the assistance of ChatGPT and the learning standards compiled by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

A prompt is entered into ChatGPT to include the grade level and learning standard that helps produce the text you see in the Learning Exercises section of this guide.

This is a sample prompt and response.

Write a learning exercise for a kindergarten student drawing conclusions, inferring by referencing textual evidence of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text that represents one aspect of St. Louis.

ChatGPT prompt

ChatGPT Response

Predicting St. Louis: Using the Cover, Title, and Illustrations


The objective of this exercise is to help kindergarten students practice making predictions about a text based on visual cues such as the cover, title, and illustrations. By examining these elements, students will develop their critical thinking skills and engage their imaginations as they anticipate what might happen next in a story about St. Louis.


– Picture book or storybook about St. Louis with a cover, title, and illustrations

– Pencils or crayons

– Drawing paper


1. Begin by discussing the concept of predicting with the students. Explain that when we predict, we make educated guesses or estimations about what might happen in a story based on clues and evidence we find. Tell them that they will be using the cover, title, and illustrations to predict what might happen in a book about St. Louis.

2. Show the students the picture book or storybook about St. Louis, focusing on the cover, title, and illustrations. Ask the students to observe and describe what they see.

3. Encourage the students to make predictions about the story based on the visual cues they have observed. Explain that their predictions can be about the characters, the setting, or the events that might take place.

4. Provide sentence starters to help the students formulate their predictions. For example:

   – “I predict that the story might be about…”

   – “I think the characters in the story will…”

   – “Based on the title and illustrations, I believe that…”

   – “I can imagine that the story will…”

5. Give each student a piece of drawing paper and pencils or crayons.

6. Instruct the students to draw a picture representing their prediction for the story. They can use the cover, title, and illustrations as inspiration. Encourage them to be creative and use their imagination.

7. Allow the students sufficient time to complete their drawings. Walk around the classroom, offering guidance and support as needed.

8. Once the students have finished their drawings, bring them back together as a group.

9. One by one, ask each student to share their prediction and show their drawing to the class. Encourage them to explain why they made that prediction and how the visual cues influenced their thinking.

10. After the students have shared their predictions, read the actual story aloud to the class.

11. Engage in a discussion about the similarities and differences between the students’ predictions and the actual story. Ask the students to reflect on why their predictions were accurate or different from the story.


For an extension activity, you can have the students compare their predictions and drawings to the actual events in the story. Ask them to identify the similarities and differences and discuss why those differences might have occurred. Additionally, you can encourage the students to write or dictate a short sentence or two describing what actually happened in the story based on their new knowledge.

Supplemented Resource: 101 Homeschooling Activities in St. Louis

#4 Develop a Curriculum Library of Speaking Topics

Write creative course titles for 50 topics in the real estate industry that could be spread out along a calendar year that could offer an annual update on the latest trends and tactics to help residential real estate agents sell more homes.

ChatGPT Prompt

ChatGPT Response

Here are 50 creative course titles for topics in the real estate industry that can be spread out along a calendar year to offer an annual update on the latest trends and tactics to help residential real estate agents sell more homes:

  1. “Real Estate Market Outlook: Navigating Trends and Forecasting Success”
  2. “Mastering Digital Marketing for Real Estate Agents”
  3. “Crafting Irresistible Property Listings: Words that Sell”
  4. “Leveraging Social Media for Real Estate Success”
  5. “The Art of Virtual Tours: Engaging Buyers Remotely”
  6. “Winning Negotiation Strategies for Real Estate Professionals”
  7. “Creating Memorable Open Houses: Turning Visitors into Buyers”
  8. “Unlocking the Power of Home Staging: Selling the Lifestyle”
  9. “Mastering the Art of Effective Client Communication”
  10. “Building a Strong Personal Brand as a Real Estate Agent”
  11. “Pricing Strategies: Finding the Sweet Spot”
  12. “Understanding Real Estate Investment Opportunities”
  13. “Maximizing Your Online Presence: Real Estate Agent Websites”
  14. “Navigating Contracts and Legalities with Confidence”
  15. “Generating Quality Leads: Strategies for Lead Generation”
  16. “Converting Leads into Lifelong Clients”
  17. “Mastering the Listing Presentation: Securing Seller Trust”
  18. “The Power of Visual Storytelling in Real Estate Marketing”
  19. “Effective Time Management for Real Estate Agents”
  20. “Mastering Client Relationship Management (CRM) Tools”
  21. “Selling Luxury Properties: Secrets to Success”
  22. “Conquering Objections: Turning ‘No’ into ‘Yes'”
  23. “Effective Farming Techniques: Dominating Your Local Market”
  24. “Understanding Real Estate Financing Options for Buyers”
  25. “Building a High-Performing Real Estate Team”
  26. “The Future of Real Estate: Embracing Technology and Innovation”
  27. “Effective Follow-Up Strategies: Staying Top of Mind”
  28. “Closing Techniques: Sealing the Deal with Confidence”
  29. “Mastering the Art of Networking for Real Estate Professionals”
  30. “Understanding Real Estate Appraisals and Home Inspections”
  31. “Marketing Strategies for Selling Unique or Challenging Properties”
  32. “Working with Millennial Homebuyers: Insights and Strategies”
  33. “Real Estate Photography Tips and Tricks for Stunning Listings”
  34. “The Power of Emotional Intelligence in Real Estate”
  35. “Navigating the Seller’s Market: Strategies for Success”
  36. “Turning Rentals into Sales: Converting Tenants to Buyers”
  37. “Managing Multiple Listings: Organizing and Prioritizing”
  38. “The Art of Effective Client Presentations: Winning Hearts and Contracts”
  39. “Real Estate Investment Strategies: Beyond Traditional Buying and Selling”
  40. “Mastering Video Marketing for Real Estate Agents”
  41. “Attracting International Buyers: Understanding Global Real Estate”
  42. “Understanding Home Valuation: Pricing with Precision”
  43. “The Rise of Green Homes: Selling Sustainability”
  44. “The Power of Testimonials and Referrals in Real Estate”
  45. “Effective Advertising Campaigns for Real Estate Professionals”
  46. “Navigating Market Fluctuations: Strategies for Stability”
  47. “Building Trust with First-Time Homebuyers”
  48. “Mastering the Art of Multitasking: Balancing Clients and Transactions”
  49. “Conducting Effective Buyer Consultations: Uncovering Needs and Desires”
  50. “Real Estate Coaching and Mentorship: Elevating Your Career”

Feel free to adapt or modify these course titles as per your needs and preferences.

#5 Criteria for selecting educators using ChatGPT

What are 50 criteria that education directors look for when selecting professional speakers to deliver real estate education

ChatGPT prompt

ChatGPT Response

When selecting professional speakers to deliver real estate education, education directors may consider various criteria to ensure the highest quality of content and delivery. Here are 50 criteria that education directors commonly look for:

  1. Expertise in the real estate industry
  2. Knowledge of current trends and market conditions
  3. Experience as a successful real estate professional
  4. Strong communication and presentation skills
  5. Ability to engage and captivate an audience
  6. Track record of delivering impactful and informative presentations
  7. Demonstrated ability to tailor content to specific audiences
  8. Depth of knowledge in a specific area of real estate (e.g., commercial, residential, investing)
  9. Strong understanding of real estate laws and regulations
  10. Relevance of the topic to current educational needs and interests
  11. Proven ability to deliver practical and actionable advice
  12. Positive reputation and references from past speaking engagements
  13. Ability to effectively use visual aids and technology in presentations
  14. Understanding of adult learning principles and instructional design
  15. Ability to adapt content to different learning styles
  16. Evidence of continuous professional development and staying up-to-date with industry changes
  17. Demonstrated ability to engage and interact with diverse audiences
  18. Clarity and organization in presenting complex information
  19. Ability to inspire and motivate learners
  20. Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  21. Ability to provide real-life examples and case studies
  22. Incorporation of interactive elements and group activities
  23. Ability to create a comfortable and inclusive learning environment
  24. Flexibility in accommodating specific program requirements or time constraints
  25. Demonstrated ability to effectively handle Q&A sessions
  26. Understanding of the target audience’s needs and skill levels
  27. Ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear and accessible manner
  28. Strong storytelling and narrative skills
  29. Demonstrated ability to deliver engaging virtual presentations
  30. Professionalism and reliability in meeting commitments
  31. Ability to adapt content to different experience levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced)
  32. Familiarity with the latest technological tools and platforms for virtual education
  33. Evidence of positive learner feedback and evaluations
  34. Willingness to customize content to address specific learning objectives
  35. Ability to address common challenges and obstacles faced by real estate professionals
  36. Ability to inspire creativity and innovative thinking in learners
  37. Strong networking and relationship-building skills
  38. Demonstrated ability to present complex data and statistics in an accessible manner
  39. Understanding of the ethical considerations and professional standards in the real estate industry
  40. Ability to effectively manage time during presentations
  41. Demonstrated ability to handle difficult or challenging learners or situations
  42. Awareness of cultural sensitivities and ability to foster inclusivity
  43. Understanding of marketing and branding principles in real estate
  44. Ability to provide actionable strategies for business growth and success
  45. Proven ability to deliver engaging and impactful virtual workshops or webinars
  46. Ability to demonstrate the value and ROI of real estate education to learners
  47. Commitment to ongoing professional development and improvement as a speaker
  48. Evidence of thought leadership and contributions to the real estate industry
  49. Ability to build rapport and establish credibility with learners
  50. Passion for real estate education and a genuine desire to contribute to the professional growth of learners

These criteria can help education directors ensure they select speakers who can deliver high-quality real estate education that meets the needs of their audience.

Supplement Resource: Screen to Screen Selling Assessment

Thinking about the future of education with AI

This post took less than an hour to write.

If this makes you unnerved, stop. It’s time to let go of your traditional model and embrace what is coming. Let’s pretend I took this list of 50 courses, descriptions, and learning exercises, and used ChatGPT to build out the curriculum. Let’s pretend I took the curriculum and used the text to create a speech, and a video avatar to act as the educator delivering content to you with the supplement resources to you. If you aren’t taking a serious look at how content and education are being delivered, you should be.

Eliminate the Excuses for ChatGPT

What are the reasons why chatgpt is not good for writing course names, descriptions, and building learning exercises for real estate

ChatGPT Prompt

Chat GPT Response

While ChatGPT can generate text and provide information on various topics, including real estate, there are several reasons why it may not be the ideal choice for writing course names, descriptions, and building learning exercises specifically for the real estate industry:

  1. Lack of industry expertise: ChatGPT is a language model trained on a wide range of text data, but it does not possess real-world experience or domain-specific knowledge in real estate. It may not be able to accurately capture the nuances and complexities of the industry, leading to potentially inaccurate or incomplete course content.
  2. Inability to provide up-to-date information: ChatGPT’s training data only goes up until September 2021, and it does not have access to real-time information. Real estate is a dynamic industry with rapidly changing regulations, market trends, and best practices. Without access to current data, the course content generated by ChatGPT may quickly become outdated.
  3. Limited customization: ChatGPT generates text based on patterns it has learned from its training data. While it can provide general information and generate text, it may not be able to tailor course names, descriptions, and learning exercises to specific requirements, target audiences, or learning objectives that are unique to the real estate industry.
  4. Quality control challenges: ChatGPT generates text based on the patterns it has learned, but it does not possess the ability to evaluate the quality, accuracy, or effectiveness of the content it generates. Developing high-quality educational materials requires expertise, experience, and a thorough understanding of instructional design principles, which may be lacking when relying solely on AI-generated content.
  5. Legal and compliance considerations: Real estate courses need to adhere to specific legal and regulatory requirements, varying by jurisdiction. ChatGPT cannot guarantee compliance with these regulations or provide legal advice, which is crucial when creating course content for the real estate industry.

To ensure the quality, accuracy, and relevance of course names, descriptions, and learning exercises for real estate, it is advisable to consult with subject matter experts, experienced educators, and professionals within the industry who can provide up-to-date and tailored content that meets the specific needs of learners in this field.

So what is the best solution to sourcing authentic, real estate expertise to save you three months a year?



Organizations bring in Doug Devitre from St. Louis, Missouri USA when they want to dramatically increase operational performance, create breakthrough value propositions, and serve customers beyond geographical constraints on a minimal budget. For more than a decade he has been setting trends with how organizations engage customers with social media, video marketing, and custom-built software applications. Doug’s book Screen to Screen Selling published by McGraw Hill pioneered the way sales professionals sold homes without being physically present before the COVID-19 pandemic. He is one of a select few who have earned the Certified Speaking Professional Designation from the National Speakers Association and has experience as a REALTOR.

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