Fresh Friday! Calls
Exclusive Free Weekly Live Raw Food Chat & Help Teleclasses with Karen Knowler
First session begins at 1pm, Friday 6 January 2006.
Join me each and every Friday from tomorrow, for a unique and world-first for the international raw food scene.
Every Friday between 1pm and 2pm UK time (that’s 5am PST and 8am EST) I will be available live at the end of the telephone for YOU, no matter where you live and no matter what your level of interest or experience in raw foods. If you’re looking for a friendly ear, to ‘meet’ others like you, to swap recipes, share, learn or to have your own questions answered about anything and everything raw-related from someone who has been on the international raw food scene for an inspiring 13 years, then this is for you.
What’s it all about?
Whether you’re completely new to raw food or are a seasoned pro, knowing that there’s someone at the end of the line – free of charge - on a weekly basis has got to be something worth taking advantage of, right?!
So often when you’re new to raw foods or are living a raw food lifestyle you can feel all manner of things ranging from confused and alone to fascinated and excited, and so much more. Having access to someone who has 13 years of experience on all areas of going raw means that you can learn, have your questions answered, be inspired and just as importantly speak to others like you, all just for the price of the phone call. What it effectively means is that you have me as your coach for free - and so much more!
Why are you offering this?
I am passionate about making raw food information readily available and ideally for free. Many other methods of communication cost money, such as printing leaflets, organising events, hiring halls, paying speakers and so forth. Using the wonders of modern technology and the concept of the ‘teleclass’ (more about this in a moment) I can give you something I’ve wanted to for a very long time – free access, live and unedited via telephone to me, your very own raw food coach!
To my knowledge no-one else in the world is offering this service, and what’s more, this will be something that takes place every single week of the year, as regular as clockwork, with just a handful of exceptions such as Good Friday, during the Fresh Festival and during other UK national holidays. That’s my commitment to you.
What will happen?
As outlined above, you can use this time any way you wish – to chat, ask questions, share information, swap recipes, anything at all - although I will come to every call with a theme and points I think would be good to look at every week which will start the conversation flowing.
And it’s completely up to you how often you call. You can try it just once to see what it’s like, call every week to stay in touch and constantly inspired, or just pop in and say hello as and when it suits you. There’s no obligation or commitment of any kind, it’s just like a weekly open house. Just pick up the phone and dial and you’re in!
What is a teleclass?
Very simply a teleclass is a class held over the telephone, similar to a teleconference. You dial in using a normal telephone and are connected to the teleclass leader (me) and everyone else joining the call so that everyone is in the same ‘room’ and we are able to be together, live, all at once. You can choose to make your presence known to the group (verbally by announcing your name when prompted) or remain anonymous - it’s completely up to you. There is no pressure to join in, but you can bet that we’ll all be a very friendly bunch and, I will do my very best to make each and every caller feel completely at home.
What number do I call?
For the first 3 months (Jan-March 2006 inclusive) the number to call will be as follows:
001 563 843 7000 followed by access code 120777# when prompted.
NB: This is an American phone number (the USA offers the cheapest calls providing you can use a cheap phone service such as Onetel or www.1899.com. If you use BT it will be the normal USA rate of about 18p per minute. If you’re already in the USA you just pay the normal across-state rate).
You do not need to do anything apart from call this number at 1pm UK time on any Friday (apart from the exceptions mentioned above). Once connected you simply key in the access code on your telephone pad when prompted - and then you’re in. That’s all you have to do! Simply dial the number at the right time on the right day, key in the correct access code and the technology will do the rest.
Just bring any questions you may have to the call so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your own question answered. I encourage you to make the most of it as I normally charge £50 for 45 minutes of one-to-one coaching!
How much does it cost?
As already mentioned, the content of the call is completely free, all you need to pay for is the call itself which will be charged by your particular phone provider.
How do I sign up?
You can simply call in every Friday at 1pm on the dot, or, if you’d like a reminder to call, to be notified of the coming week’s theme and to be given the correct phone number and access code to dial (these may change periodically), please email me directly with “Fresh Friday!” in the subject header and I will add you to my Fresh Friday! email list.
I live outside of the UK so how do I work out the time?
If you are participating from a different country or time zone, just visit www.worldtimeserver.com or consult your phone directory to find out what time it is in your country when it is 1pm in the UK. As a rough guide, if you live in the USA and are EST time subtract 5 hours from the UK time of 1pm to get your time (8am), PST time subtract 8 hours from 1pm to get your time of 5am. We hope to have every teleclass be a very cosmopolitan affair, so please spread the word!
Themes and topics for January 2006:
Friday 6 Jan: Your health goals for 2006
Friday 13 Jan: Detoxification
Friday 20 Jan: How to move forward with your own raw diet
Friday 27 Jan: How to make (or keep) things fun
Examples of other subjects coming up in the coming weeks…
Eating with the seasons * The best suppliers * Choosing produce * What kitchen gadgets are best and why? * Weight loss and weight gain * Getting the most out of your dehydrator * Intuitive eating * Setting your kitchen up for success * Quick ways to prepare food for the coming week * Establishing healthy routines that work for you * Becoming a ‘bigger’ you * Raw transformation * Social issues * Finding raw food friends * Creating a new raw life * The best recipes to get started with * Breakfast – to be, or not to be? * Relationships * Eating raw on a budget * Working with your body cycles * Food combining * Just do it! * The ‘false body’ … And much more!
And occasionally I’ll have special guests on the call to mix things up a little!
So... any questions? If so, drop me a line. Otherwise, I very much look forward to welcoming you to the next call. See you there!