Check Out the New “Masterclass” Testimonials

I’ve long used anonymous testimonials, with the thought that attaching someone’s name to a testimonial is meaningless unless it’s a name that many would recognize. But with my redesigned website, that has changed. Now testimonials are linked to the person’s LinkedIn or Twitter profile and features their profile photo. I think that makes testimonials much more meaningful. I’ve now completed … Read More

“Team Adams” and Hiring Informed Consumers of Contract Language

On Wednesday I was pleased to receive an email from Lissa Morris. She participated in a series of Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass, and Wednesday saw the last of the eight weekly one-hour sessions in her series. Her email is below—you’ll see why I found it a tonic. In it, Lissa refers to “Team Adams.” I propose that it’s her way … Read More

Using Your “Masterclass” Digital Credentials

Well, I’ve finally managed to implement the digital credentials for my online course Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass. How do you use them? You start by creating a free account with Accredible. Then you have various options. You can upload the credentials. to your LinkedIn profile. That’s what Irvin Gray, among others, has done; see the screenshot above. You can put … Read More

Four New Series of Masterclass

I’ve just added four new series of Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass to take us through the end of the year. Here are the five series now available: Starting Tuesday, 13 July 2021, at 8:00 am ET (US) Starting Thursday, 5 August 2021, at 11:00 am ET (US) Starting Wednesday, 8 September 2021, at 11:00 am ET (US) Starting Tuesday, 5 … Read More

Making a Test Part of “Masterclass”? For Companies, Sure, But Probably Not for the Public Version of the Course

In this blog post I display the digital badge I’m implementing for my course Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass. I explain that the digital credentials aren’t intended to indicate a level of competence. Instead, they’re intended to start a conversation. The course already includes quizzes; the issue under discussion now is whether to add to self-assessment the kind of assessment that … Read More

New Masterclass Series Beginning in April, June, and July 2021

Finally, I’ve created three new series of Drafting Clearer Contracts: Masterclass, my course built around eight live hour-long sessions held once a week and supplemented by reading and quizzes: Masterclass (12), starting Monday, 5 April 2021, at 11 am Eastern Time (US and Canada) Masterclass (13), starting Thursday, 3 June 2021, at 11 am Eastern Time (US and Canada) Masterclass … Read More

The Return of “Drafting Clearer Contracts” Presentations

At the onset of the pandemic, I declined the opportunity to do an online version of my in-person Drafting Clearer Contracts seminar. But over time, we’ve all gotten used to Zoom. Yes, in-person presentations are more fun, and it’s easier for participants to engage. On the other hand, doing presentations remotely offers compelling efficiencies. And as things stand, the choice … Read More