Next session begins SEP 13, 2021   |   12 weeks of access   |   7 weeks of class

Next session begins SEP 13, 2021
12 weeks of access   |   7 weeks of class

WORDS OF WISDOM WORKSHOP

Write and print a book of your beliefs, values, life lessons, and stories for your family

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IN THIS LEGACY OF LOVE HEIRLOOM™ WORKSHOP, YOU'LL  GET . . . 

WORDS OF WISDOM TEMPLATE

Using an MS Word template, you'll type your responses to a predefined set of life story topics. The Words of Wisdom topics cover a broad range of prompts related to your beliefs, values, life lessons, & history.

GUIDANCE & SUPPORT

Enjoy the support of a group of likeminded Storytellers with similar goals, as well as, guidance from a life story professional. Attend 7 online classes for direction, accountability, and story sharing.

PRINTABLE BOOK

Print your Words of Wisdom Legacy of Love Heirloom™ (8.5" x 11") designed book as many times as you like. Then take the copies to a local office supply store for binding.

GIFT TO SHARE

Share your Words of Wisdom Legacy of Love Heirloom™ with your loved ones as a gift now or set aside for for the future.

FINISH IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

JUST ADD YOUR BELIEFS, VALUES, LIFE LESSONS, AND STORIES!

"Michelle knows exactly what to ask to help you say what you need to say. This has been extremely helpful to Rich and me. She is amazing at what she does. You feel like you have known her forever. So very thankful to Michelle."
-Diane

DO YOU WANT  TO . . . 

  • Pass your wisdom down to your children, grandchildren, and future great-grandchildren . . .

  • Become closer to your loved ones . . .

  • Say things that need to be said before it's too late . . .

  • Fill an emotional void for family members who will never get to meet you . . .

  • Start capturing your stories that can be incorporated into a longer book later . . .

  • Connect generations that have passed with future generations so you and your loved ones are not forgotten . . .

  • Create an irreplaceable gift that will bless generations of your family forever . . .
A picture of hands from adults and children

BUT YOU'RE THINKING  . . . 

  • I only want to share my story (my blessings) with my family, friends, and selected loved ones. I don't want the world to read it on Amazon.

  • I want this to be a lot of fun, not a lot of pressure.

  • I'm not really a writer. I have things to say, but I'm not confident that I'll write them well.

  • I wouldn't have the first clue about how to write a chapter. I don't even know which topics to write about.

  • I'm afraid if I start by myself, I won't finish. I wish I had someone to guide me through the process.

  • Even if no one else wants to read what I write, I still want to put my life on paper. I know my experiences will help someone in my family someday.

THEN . . . THIS WORKSHOP WAS CREATED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU!

DETAILS . . . DETAILS . . . WHAT'S INCLUDED?

A PREDEFINED SET OF TOPICS TO WRITE ABOUT

I like to call the topics Diving Boards because I want you to start with the idea and dive right into the topic. Let your memory take you wherever it wants to go.

In the Words of Wisdom Legacy of Love Heirloom™ template, you'll write about a broad set of life topics from describing your beliefs to describing your grandmother. You'll address a wide range of questions that your children, grandchildren, and future great-grandchildren are inclined to ask.

Your responses are your legacy. They're how you want to be remembered.

A BOOK TEMPLATE (IN MICROSOFT WORD)

You'll download a Sunday Dinner Stories proprietary set of topics formatted for printing as an 8.5" x 11" book that can be bound on the left side. The template is delivered as a Microsoft (MS) Word file.

The template includes the predefined Diving Boards, a placeholder for your photo on the cover, and placeholders for your responses. You can delete a Diving Board if you don't want to write about it or add a topic if you think of something new.

The tutorial will teach you how to use the template, so you can write, save, and print your professionally designed book for as many of your loved ones as you choose.

A PRINTABLE WORKBOOK 

If you don't feel comfortable using the Microsoft Word template or if you just want to write your answers with a pen or pencil before typing, you'll receive a workbook to print.

The workbook is formatted for printing (double-sided) as an 8.5" x 11" book that can be bound on the left side.

Print extra lined pages (as many times as you want) to expand your writing for a particular topic.

STORYTELLING AND WRITING TIPS

You'll receive basic storytelling and writing tips, so your readers will understand your intent.

I can't guarantee you'll become a New York Times Bestselling author, but you will have the tools to write paragraphs and pages about your life. My goal is to help you become one of your family's Most Read authors.

WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS AND MEETINGS

Some people need the routine of homework and a class to keep making progress. We'll meet weekly (for 7 weeks) online via Zoom, and you'll receive an assignment so you can finish this volume of your Legacy of Love Heirlooms™ in a timely manner.

If you keep up with the assignments, you will finish before the classes end (7 weeks). There is time built into the schedule in case you fall behind.

EXPERT GUIDANCE

You'll get expert guidance from me—Michelle Beckman. I'm the CEO of Sunday Dinner Stories, the owner of the Life Story School, and a life story writing professional. I've helped grateful, faithful parents and grandparents save their stories for their families for the past 8 years.

Your questions will be answered in a timely manner, so you can keep moving toward your goal.

CO-WORKING SESSIONS

If you choose, you can join us for a 60-minute online co-working session during each of the first 6 weeks of class. We'll check in with each other, and then you'll get down to writing and/or editing your responses.

You'll state your goal at the beginning of the session, work privately on your homework, and report on your progress at the end of the session.

Co-working sessions are a wonderful motivator for people who need the support of other students to focus on the homework for the week.

A PRIVATE, ONLINE CONNECTION GROUP

Sometimes, you just need a place to ask for help to get past a roadblock, or you really want to celebrate your success with someone who will understand.

We'll have a private Life Story School group in which you can ask questions and collaborate with other students.

I'll be available within the connection group to answer questions throughout all 12 weeks.

STORY SHARING TIME

We all want to be heard and to feel like our story is worthwhile. We'll dedicate 20-30 minutes of each weekly class for students who want to share a short story from the previous week's assignment.

During this time, you can acknowledge your success and receive/give positive feedback from/to the group. If the cohort is large, then we'll divide into smaller groups so everyone gets a turn to share.

MY WORDS OF WISDOM WORKSHOP

12 WEEKS OF ACCESS
7 WEEKS OF CLASS 

CLASSES BEGIN
SEP 13, 2021

CLASSES END
OCT 31, 2021

ACCESS ENDS
DEC 5, 2021

WEEKLY CLASSES 
MONDAYS 6:30-8:00 PM ET

CO-WORKING SESSIONS
THURSDAYS 12:30-1:30 PM ET

ACCESS TO WORKSHOP MATERIALS 
Although I encourage you to complete your book during the 7 weeks of class, you'll have access to all 7 recorded classes and materials for 5 additional weeks (12 weeks total)I will also be available to answer questions within the online connection group for all 12 weeks.

(If I give you access longer than 12 weeks, it's unlikely you'll ever return to finish your book. That's why I limit the amount of time the resources are available to you. I want you to finish your heirloom!)

The template download will be yours forever. To keep prices reasonable, you are only permitted to use the template for your story and your loved ones' stories. You'll be on the honor system, but I hope you will respect this policy. 

MY PROMISE 
Whether you complete your book or not is dependent upon whether you attend class (or watch the replay) and put the effort into saving your stories. I'm here to help you! However, if you've participated and you're not satisfied with the classes and the workshop materials I've provided, then I'll honor a 100% refund requested within the first 3 weeks of class.

EARLY BIRD PRICE
(EXPIRES AUG 14)
$197 (SAVE $40!)

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REGULAR PRICE
$237 
~$20/week for 12 weeks

When you click to enroll, you'll see a checkout page. You can pay with a credit or debit card. If you're not satisfied, I'll honor a 100% refund if requested within the first 3 weeks of class.

I WANT YOU TO SUCCEED, SO I'M OFFERING  IRRESISTIBLE FINISHER'S BONUSES!

IRRESISTIBLE FINISHER'S BONUSES!!!

I want you to complete your Legacy of Love Heirloom™ so much that I'm giving you an added incentive!  

BONUS #1:  YOU COULD WIN A $400 GIFT FROM ME!

When you:

1  Finish your book before the last class begins

2  Bring your printed book to the last class  (or send to me) &

3  Submit your workshop survey before the last class begins

I’ll enter your name into a drawing for a prize!

I’ll choose ONE entry DURING the last class and . . .

I’LL CONVERT THE WINNER'S BOOK INTO A PAPERBACK BOOK!*

I’ll provide instructions in writing and/or via an online class to create an account and upload your files to Lulu.com, a print-on-demand online printer. You will need to create and provide access to free Lulu and Canva accounts.

Now, you can purchase paperback copies of your Legacy of Love Heirloom™ for all of your family and close friends!

WHAT IF YOU DON'T WIN?

BONUS #2:  YOU CAN STILL RECEIVE A REWARD!

If your name isn't drawn . . .
 
I'LL TEACH YOU HOW TO CONVERT YOUR 8.5" x 11" BOOK TO AN 8.5" X 5.5" PAPERBACK BOOK. 
(VALUED AT $400!)

We'll meet for an online class (most likely 2 hours)
 
Participants who finish and meet the same criteria as defined in Bonus #1, may

PURCHASE FOR $47
SAVE $30 

Monday, NOV 1
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

 
Participants who do not meet the criteria outlined in Bonus #1, may purchase the class for $77.

I’ll show you how to convert the file and provide instructions to create an account and upload your files to Lulu.com, a print-on-demand online printer. You will need to create free Lulu and Canva accounts.

*Delivery date for the converted book will be agreed upon with the winner after Class #7. The winner must send the completed MS Word file within 24 hours of the last class to receive reward. The conversion does not include editing, proofreading, or account set-up. Submission must be in the same form as the template used throughout the workshop. NO EXCEPTIONS.

When you click to enroll, you'll see a checkout page. You can pay with a credit or debit card. If you're not satisfied, I'll honor a 100% refund if requested within the first 3 weeks of class.

"This process has been enlightening and thought-provoking, joyful and fun. Thank you, Michelle"
— Adele 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The amount of time you spend writing the responses to the Diving Boards depends upon how comfortable you are writing and how much you have to say. You can write one sentence, one paragraph, one page, or 5 pages for each response.

When I interview Storytellers, the session for all questions usually takes 1-1.5 hours, but writing will take longer. That's why I've spread the writing portion of the workshop over a few weeks.

In general, most participants should plan to spend 3-5 hours per week outside of class time, but the amount of time you devote to your project is completely up to you and your schedule.

Although we'd love to see and support you, if you need to miss a week, you can watch the video of the session that will be posted in the course as a lesson. Just make sure you keep up with the assignments. If I don't hear from you, don't be surprised if I track you down! I consider my students part of my family, and I'll want to be sure you are okay. 

You do not need to share your responses with your group. You can keep your story as private or as public as you choose. If you want to share a snippet of your responses, you can during the weekly class time. My workshop participants love the storytelling portion of my workshops!

Although knowing Microsoft (MS) Word will help you produce a more professional book, I firmly believe that the story is what matters most to your family.

You can still participate by printing the workbook version and writing your answers in pen. (CAUTION: The printout will be long, but worth it!)

Once you write your answers, you can a) ask a family member to type your responses for you and complete the template or b) contract with me to type and fill in the template for you.

When someone asks me this question, I have to respond with a question.

Have you filled in the book that you bought at the store yet? If not, why not?

Most people don't fill in the book because a) They don't make the time and treat the effort like a project b) The book includes too many questions or c) They get bored or wonder whether anyone else will care about their responses.

My Legacy of Love Heirloom™ workshops:

a) Teach you to treat the effort like a project. You'll have a start date, an end date, a process to follow, a tool to use, a team to work with, and a predetermined end product that you can share with multiple loved ones.

b) I once bought a book of prompts, and I was completely overwhelmed by the number of questions. I call it the tome. I vowed not to expect my Storytellers to complete a tome. They complete a designed set of prompts that allow them to dive deeper (hence the Diving Board analogy). At a minimum, they document the basics of the most important stories for their loved ones.

c) Whether you are answering questions about your life or writing chapters for sale as a published author, you'll experience the same mindset issues. You need to stay on top of the tricks your mind will play on you. One of the best ways to combat these limiting beliefs or lies that the enemy will tell you is to work with a group.

You will still complete your responses independently, but when you question why you are spending your time on a precious gift for your family, you'll have a group of likeminded people ready to encourage you and remind you of your ultimate goal—to forever connect all generations of your family, one story at a time.

MICHELLE BECKMAN

CEO OF SUNDAY DINNER STORIES | OWNER OF THE LIFE STORY SCHOOL

Hey there!

I'm Michelle Beckman, the CEO of Sunday Dinner Stories and the owner of the Life Story School.

I rescinded my 25-year Information Technology career to help grateful, faithful grandparents who want to know their loved ones on a deeper level. Together, we save their Legacies of Love—their beliefs, values, life lessons, and stories—as books and audio playlists.

I believe that everyone should know he/she belongs, has been heard, and will be remembered in the way they want to be remembered. I'm excited to help you empower all generations of your family and your community, one story at a time.

You can find me with my family and friends in church pews, hanging out by the swim team pool, scanning photographs, researching my family tree, and talking about all things legacy, life story, and memoir throughout New England and online.

Join me for a workshop and let's connect all generations of your family forever!




GRATEFUL, FAITHFUL GRANDPARENTS PASS THEIR WISDOM
—their beliefs, values, life lessons, and stories—
DOWN TO ALL GENERATIONS OF THEIR FAMILIES.

GRATEFUL, FAITHFUL GRANDPARENTS
PASS THEIR WISDOM

—their beliefs, values, life lessons, and stories—

DOWN TO ALL
GENERATIONS OF
THEIR FAMILIES.

BEFORE YOU GO . . . I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR READING THIS FAR AND CONSIDERING THIS OPPORTUNITY.

GOT MORE QUESTIONS?

If you have questions that have not been answered on this information page, please send a message to SUPPORT, and I'll respond as soon as possible.

THIS BREAKS MY HEART

Too many times, I've heard, "I wish I knew you did this work before So-and-So passed away or . . . Before I got too sick to complete this type of project." 
It's hard for me to hear those words. They break my heart.

WHY NOT REGISTER?

If you decide not to register, please take a minute to consider why you are making that choice today.

If you want to save your legacy, then please register now before something happens, and it's too late.

CAN'T MAKE IT WORK?

If you want to save your legacy, but aren't sure how to make the price meet your fixed income, please contact me and let's see what we can do to help you get into the workshop. We can discuss alternate payment plans and/or scholarships.

To your storied success!  Blessings, Michelle

When you click to enroll, you'll see a checkout page. You can pay with a credit or debit card. If you're not satisfied, I'll honor a 100% refund if requested within the first 3 weeks of class.