What if you could learn cooking from Gordon Ramsay? Or acting from Natalie Portman?
What if you could go to the CEOs of Disney or Starbucks or Spanx and ask them to tell you all their business secrets? And they actually obliged?
Any business leader or entrepreneur would jump at the opportunity to sit down with these professionals in order to glean valuable wisdom from them. Because it would be a once in a lifetime experience.
Having a chance to learn from the top authorities in their fields has been practically impossible for the average person . . . until now.
The word “masterclass” means a lesson where an expert gives advice to a group of students. And that is exactly what the MasterClass streaming platform does. This amazing service has enlisted the help of masters in their field to teach classes via video lessons. This allows anyone to learn a new skill or hobby quickly and easily straight from the experts.
I love this program because by enrolling in their classes I can learn almost anything I can imagine from the best of the best. It gives me the chance to be taught by the people I’ve admired for years! Or even decades!
In the future, if I wanted, I could learn how to sing from Alicia Keys. Or how to train my dog with Brandon McMillan. Or how to skateboard with Tony Hawk. (Okay, this class is probably better taken by my boys than me!)
They have hundreds of classes taught by the elite professionals in their field. So, you can easily learn everything from baking bread to effective selling strategies. You can learn how to start a business or how to become a business coach. Or pick up a new hobby like painting, cooking, design, or gaming–the right classes are all there waiting for you.
So, if you have ever wanted to learn how to do mergers and acquisitions, make a perfect salsa, negotiate anything like a trained hostage negotiator, or decorate your home like a pro ALL IN ONE DAY then MasterClass is for you.
The typical MasterClass class has 20 lessons which average 10 minutes each. Which means each class offers over 3 hours of high-quality instruction! These classes are geared for both beginners and those who are more advanced in their skill so that everyone can benefit from the class.
They have classes in the following categories: Food, Design and Style, Arts and Entertainment, Music, Business, Sports and Gaming, Writing, Science and Tech, Home and Lifestyle, Community and Government, and Wellness.
With so many categories to choose from it is easy to work on both your professional and personal skills. And they are constantly investing in and creating new content so there is always something new for you to try.
I have found the video production to be extremely high-quality. And to complement the lessons, most classes also offer hands-on demonstrations, downloadable worksheets and workbooks, course notes, additional reading sources, and more.
I love that I can watch the lessons at my own pace while also enjoying a variety of classes. This streaming platform makes learning fun. It’s like education and entertainment all in one!
MasterClass can be a great way to boost your business skills. You can learn creativity and advertising with Jeff Goodby and Rich Silverstein. You can learn creativity and leadership with Anna Wintour. Or you can learn business leadership with Howard Schultz.
You can find classes on creative writing or for programs like Microsoft Excel. There are classes on digital marketing and social media marketing. They also offer guides on SEO strategy, marketing and sales strategies, and even on how to create landing pages for your products.
You can learn how to manage all aspects of your business including objection handling, competitive analysis, business to business consumer sales, and so much more.
You can learn the art of negotiation from Chris Voss, effective and authentic communication from Robin Roberts, or even self-made entrepreneurship from Sara Blakely.
And by learning new professional skills from these experienced leaders, you will be setting your business up for success!
Another great thing I love about MasterClass is that it is a fantastic tool to teach my kids in a format they will enjoy. Most classes are designed for those 13 and older. My kids can easily learn life skills, history, and so many other practical things they will need later on in life.
In fact, one of my boys loves their classes and watches lessons all on his own. Another one watches and learns if I pay him a few dollars a class. (Which I consider a solid investment in his future.)
And my 14-year-old son even fixed his jump shot thanks to Steph Curry’s class!
The MasterClass program does not have a cost per class. Instead, they offer an annual membership which can be purchased for $180 a year. This gives you access to their ENTIRE library of classes for a full year. (That’s only $15 a month for a great education and the chance to learn highly-valuable skills!)
They also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. (But I don’t think you will need that. I am sure you will love it as much as I do.) And they will even send you some sample classes to try for free.
You can also buy an All-Access Pass as a gift for someone.
Businesses can enjoy group rates with 10-30% off with the purchase of 20 or more annual memberships. This is a great way to empower and inspire employees to be more engaged. When businesses provide both professional and personal development opportunities for their employees, they end up having better retention rates and more productive employees.
With my yearly membership I also receive:
Short answer: YES.
Studies have found that people who take charge and pursue learning new things tend to be more productive in other areas of life. And furthermore, research is showing that learning new skills can improve our overall brain function.
When we take the time to learn new things we build new cells in our brain while also strengthening existing connections between cells. This helps us improve attention, memory, and concentration, which will help us in every area of our lives.
Some studies are even showing that taking the time to learn new skills can reduce the chances of developing diseases such as dementia.
In my opinion, MasterClass is a worthwhile investment for my family, our overall health, and our future well-being.
And I mean, come on, who wouldn’t jump at the chance to learn from people like Samuel L. Jackson or Judy Blume!