the Ultimate Homeschool Expo? Wonder what
it is all about? Want to know how it all works? Let me
I want for every one of you to join us. If you
have never been a part of our online classes or seminars, this is
one that you will NOT want to miss! It is just amazing--or should I say,
ULTIMATE? Want to know a few things about the
Ultimate Homeschool Expo? Well, let me
answer some of the questions that have come across my email for ALL
of you! Ready?
1. What IS the Ultimate Homeschool
Great question! The Ultimate
Homeschool Expo is the very first online convention specifically for homeschoolers. This is
our fourth year to sponsor this event. It has grown
exponentially every year. With our online homeschool convention, you will
find everything you would at a homeschool convention, but even
MORE! We have a wonderful
speaker line-up with completely new workshops (totally different
every year!), a virtual “Vendor Hall” and even a virtual “Mommy
Grab Bag.” The biggest difference is that the Ultimate
Homeschool Expo has a
much, much larger speaker line-up than
traditional conventions. We have over 30 speakers this year teaching brand-new workshops that cover anything and everything you
would ever dream of hearing about homeschooling all in one
place. Plus! You don’t have to miss even ONE of them or their
workshops–you can tune in at
your convenience, by downloading
and listening to their audios as you can. That
is not all! We have the best line-up of vendors ever! The
difference in these “Vendor Booths” is that you not only get to know
the company PERSONALLY (you have more time to visit with them and
get to know them completely since you can also do that at your
convenience–indefinitely), but you also get to try out their
resources (there are lots of freebies from each of them) and
personally get to know who they are and what they are all about. You
will LOVE this method of getting to know these great businesses.
Finally, the Mommy Grab Bag…well, you have seen NOTHING like this.
Not only do you get your traditional catalogs and special offers
that come in the grab bags at conventions, but there are thousands
of dollars in free ebooks, free audios, free lesson plans, and much,
much more. It all combines to bring you the ULTIMATE
homeschool convention--The Ultimate Homeschool
2. Who are the
sponsors/vendors? How can I check them out?
We are so thankful
for our awesome sponsors who partner with us. They have been the
ones who made this event happen each year. They are busy at work
helping me to make this year the best ever! I would love to
encourage EVERYONE to really get to know these awesome companies. They
have something very special about them–they really care
about homeschoolers. Every single one of these companies caught
the passion for blessing homeschooling families. When you get
your ticket and see all that they did to bless our attendees this
year, you will see that there is just something incredible about
their hearts. I cannot stress enough how much fun it has been to see
their hearts pour out so lavishly. Well, check out the list and give
them YOUR support. You will LOVE these companies (This page
will introduce you to all of our sponsors for the past four years-they
are SUPER!): http://www.ultimatehomeschoolexpo.com/?cat=13 If
you visit their site, let them know you heard about them from the
Ultimate Homeschool Expo.
3. Do I have to be
there online at a particular time to enjoy all of these
That is a super question! AND…one of the
biggest perks about the Ultimate
Homeschool Expo. First of all, you do not
have to tune in at any time. Everything that goes on is recorded. All
audios are edited and will be posted to a private,
members-only membership site. When you purchase a membership, can enjoy
everything at your convenience now and for years to come--either
on your computer or on your Mp3 player.
You will also get access to all of the gifts
given out--they are compiled for members in a special spot on the
Membership Site as well (we make it easy for you!). They are posted
on the Membership Site ready for you to enjoy ( we
open on May 3rd
). Talk about awesome!
You will LOVE it!
Now! One quick note! There is nothing quite
like BEING THERE LIVE. Try to join us for some of the sessions as
they are being recorded live. You can get to know other amazing homeschool
families and our awesome speakers. Best
of all, you can ask your question to the speakers. There
is a fellowship in our sessions that cannot be duplicated anywhere else.
So, don't miss the fun! Join us live!
What do I get for $39.95?
Talk about stretching your homeschool dollar!
This will be the very best expense ever! You get replays of all of
our audio seminars, over 50 workshops taught
by over 30 speakers. On May 3rd, they will
Not just ANY topic, but the very best and
most complete list of topics anywhere. That would be worth more than
the ticket price, but there is MORE! Our Vendor Hall is packed out
with free gifts from our vendors and speakers. Plus, we have special
gifts that they have donated to our Mommy Grab Bag. There are
thousands of dollars of gifts that are yours when you purchase your
ticket for our event--gifts that you will REALLY
Again, you will find that this is the best expense EVER for your
5. What about the audios? Can I
get them on CD?
Each session for our event is recorded and
posted online in our Members Only Membership Site. You
receive every single workshop audio that we
record --over 50 workshops this year!
(Valued at over $10 each if you were buying them at a homeschool convention-order in this
set for less than $.50 each!!).
We do plan to offer the
audios for sale on a pre-loaded Mp3 player or on a USB Drive.
Those will be an expense in addition to the ticket fee. Those with
tickets will be able to purchase at a discount. Others will need to
check back on our website later for details. Those costs will
be separate from your ticket cost. As you can imagine, that will be
a big job for our office to prepare. We will announce that through
and mailing list (get on the
updates list below).
6. What if I have a
Great news! We
are using a new format this year that works on Macs AND PCs. We love
We will be
recording live at our website in our own conference
room for our event.
We love it! You can join us there just listening on
the page while joining the chat room, OR you don't even have
to have a computer--you can dial in on your home phone, cell phone,
or SKYPE. We love it!
Plus! We offer RSS
feed to all of the audios for those who purchase tickets. You can
use our feed in iTunes on your Mac to access every session. Plus,
you will also be able to access the entire Membership Site with all
of the gifts as well. Yep!
We are Mac-friendly!
7. May I share
this with my friends?
The audios and Membership Site are
copyright protected. You may not share any of the audios with your friends or support group
or any other organization. Also, you may not share the links to the website
or to any of the free gifts/special offers with any of your friends
or support group or any other organization.
this copyright protection will be removed from our membership and
banned from our site without a refund of their money and risk
prosecution and any other legal remedies–this is a violation of the
This event depends
upon your honesty and integrity. Our speakers and vendors are each
giving you hundreds of dollars in gifts. We ask that you respect
their generosity by not sharing anything but your enthusiasm with
your friends. If you want to share the materials, send them to our
website to purchase their own ticket or purchase a ticket with your
friend (we have a special for those signing up with their friends).
We would love for them to join us. They may purchase their own
tickets here: http://www.ultimatehomeschoolexpo.com/UHSE2010.html
this is to insure that our sponsors are able to be as
generous in future events. We appreciate your help in
8. What is RSS?
RSS is a nice new technology online.
It enables you to subscribe to the “feed” from websites and receive
their information directly into your computer as it is available.
Look at it as you would a subscription to a magazine–you would
decide which magazine you want to receive, subscribe, and it comes
to your mail box. With RSS feed, you can subscribe to a website
offering subscriptions and receive their posts directly into your
We have RSS feed for our audios that can be
received using a program like iTunes. ITunes is free online. I LOVE
IT! You can simply download it in minutes at http://www.iTunes.com. Then, you can find our easy
instructions on the Membership Site for setting up our feed in your
iTunes. You don’t have to have an iPod, you can receive the audios
by feed in your computer. If you do have an iPod (or get one!), you
can simply plug it up to your computer and the audios download from
iTunes into your iPod. Talk about easy! You would be ready in
minutes to carry our Expo on-the-go!
9. How long
will I be able to access the
Indefinitely! This is one of the
biggest perks! You do not have time limits on how long you have to
pull the information offline. IT IS THERE! It will be there for your
convenience indefinitely! Can you beat that?
There are a
few offers that expire (good reason to set aside time
to devour each Vendor Booth soon), but all of the free gifts are
loaded into our site for you to enjoy at your convenience. We know
you are busy. So, we have set up a site that will bless you for
years to come.
10. I have dial-up. Can I join
Oh! DEFINITELY! I have access to Wireless
Internet when I am in town. But, at home, I only have dial-up for my
internet. My dial-up is only 26.4-28.8. For a typical ebook
download, it works quickly. I simply RIGHT CLICK and choose to save
the document into my computer before opening it. It works
WONDERFULLY! I do the same with audios. Our
audios are full-length, so expect for a typical workshop to take about 45-60 minutes to
download on dial-up. Just pick the ones you want to
hear first and get them into your computer. Then, you can dig
in to others as you have time. You will love
it! Again, you don't have a deadline to download. Also,
you DO have permission to download using another computer--your husband's work computer, a friend or
family member's computer, or computers at your local library. Just download and
save on an external drive that you can carry home and
connect on your computer. You are free to make this work for
you and of course, you can just download as
you get time. We will be here!
11. I don’t have a headset/mic. Can I still
It is not necessary. You will need
speakers to hear the audio on your computer. So, that is your
biggest need. If you want to get a good headset, you can find
nice sets at Walmart for around $16. Look for the Logitech brand.
Those have great quality and are very reasonably priced. Depending on your computer, you
can also use earphones to listen. Of course, these are not necessary.
In fact, this year, you can even dial in on your telephone
if you prefer!
12. When are audios
posted and ready?
Our sessions are recorded and posted on our
Membership Site. The Membership Site opens to all members on May 3,
2010. Now, don't wait until the last minute to purchase your
membership. Members are sent an email bright and early on May 3,
2010 so they are the first ones to dig into all of the goodies.
Usually, our systems are overloaded during those days. So, be sure
to join us now so you are ready to go.
When you purchase your ticket, you get access
to all of our sessions recorded in our preview chats, seminar
sessions, and free audios.
You can also access all of the free gifts
given out throughout each session--we add them into the Membership Site
so it is easy for you to find everything. These are amazing. We
endeavor to live up to our name--ULTIMATE!!
13. What is the Mommy Grab
fun grab bags that you get at conventions?
One of my
favorite things about going to a convention is getting a nice cup of
tea at the end of the day and digging into my grab bag. I love
looking over the new products, reading all about them, and getting
all of the extra goodies, like magazines and samples.
We could not think of planning an event
without a Mommy Grab Bag. AND…ours is ULTIMATE!! Not only do you
get the great catalogs with tons of fun, new products listed and
described, but you get SO much more! You get free audios, free
ebooks (some of these you may even have on your shopping list!),
articles, coupons, special offers, complete studies, printable
planning sheets, notebooking printables, and much, much more. I LOVE
of the goodies and I can barely wait for
all of you to dig into them.
This is the most ULTIMATE Mommy Grab Bag EVER!
14. Can my children listen
Yes! Each of the workshops are taught with the entire family in
mind. Some are more specifically for the entire family. But all are
completely appropriate for any age. In fact, remember those old
radio shows with the entire family gathered around? Well, we are
just bringing that concept into 2010! Gather around the computer and
dig into topics that will inspire the entire family!
15. How long do sessions
Talk about a tough question! Our
sessions are an average of 1 hour for the presentation and up to 1-
1 1/2 hours of questions. We allow time for questions to
be answered in detail. We do not want for anyone to leave our expo
without ideas and answers or at minimum, direction toward their
answers. Longer audios were broken up into several parts to make
downloading easier and faster. It is very easy to understand on our
Membership Site. All of our audios are also tagged so they detail
what is included in case you use our RSS Feed.
16. Do I have to be live for
Most of our doorprizes that are given to
everyone are posted on our Mommy Grab Bag page--you don't have to be live to receive them if you
are a member--of course, everyone can get them by joining us live too!
We make it easy for members to find all of them on our Membership
Site. They have a category of their own.
There are always some
super doorprizes that were given out live for those that are in
attendance. We have some great donations coming in already from
our sponsors and speakers that are only be available for those
attending sessions live. We are planning lots of fun contests so
everyone gets a chance to win a lot of fun goodies! Those are extra
goodies, above and beyond what we have on our Membership Site. Of
course, when you see all of the wonderful gifts and doorprizes that
were given out for EVERYONE, you will not feel as though you missed
anything. So, you will want to be live, but you do not have to
17. Who are the
We have an AMAZING
line-up of speakers for the UHSE 2010. You can see a list of them
and their topics above. You may want to know how they were selected? They
were selected by several criteria:
- Their heartbeat for homeschoolers–they are all passionately
devoted to helping families step-up to the call of homeschooling.
They are all committed to seeing you succeed.
- Their messages–their message are
life-changing, practical, and easy to apply. I personally know
each and every speaker. Their ideas WORK. When each was asked to
speak for our event, they were asked to share what was on their
heart. These awesome topics were their choices for this year. You can
be assured that you will hear fresh, new, excellent topics with
every single recording. Plus! Watch how consistent the message is. We have
spent hours praying and seeking God for HIS messages. You will
Will there be other events like this?
YES! We offer this particular event every year as the Lord
directs. Plus, this event is brought to you in part through
Seminars . Talk-a-Latte is an online
ministry that seeks to
and equip godly women for their life purpose. You can learn more about it
brings you weekly study classes, monthly seminars, and regular events,
like UHSE. In fact, as soon as this event is wrapped up, we will
be gearing up for our summer seminars AND other Ultimate Events (filled with
great studies and weekend virtual seminars).
Well, more on that later!
19. What is the schedule? Do
you have a calendar that I can print out?
We send out our weekly schedule via email each
and every week. When you purchase your ticket, but sure to fill out
your name and email on the next step. Look for an email
confirmation. It will include a link. Just click the link. You will
be automatically taken to a fun page that will have some surprise
goodies for you (well, half-surprise since I am telling you about
it!). At the same time, you will be added to our email list. We will
send updates every week to remind you of what we have on the schedule. Just print it
out. Make plans to join us. There are directions on where you will find
each session or what number to call. It is very easy.
I don't like it, can I get a refund?
We are so glad that you are
checking us out. If you are in doubt, I ask you to NOT buy your
ticket. Instead, check out our sessions live at Talk-a-Latte. There, you can even listen to a few sample sessions on our audio
player (on the side-bar). We are leaving a few workshops available for
you to download and try out. Although those are not edited
and do not include show notes, handouts, Powerpoint presentations,
or any other extras that we include on our Membership Site, you can see a sampling of the
quality of our audios. When you order a ticket, you will be
accessing materials that are NOT yours in the event you ask for a
refund. This event is not intended to be an event where you pay for
the ticket, get a refund and continue to use the audios and access
the generous gifts. To do that would be stealing. We ask that you
genuinely pray about your purchase. If you are in doubt, do not
purchase a ticket. Otherwise, we cannot fathom why someone would
want a refund. You are going to love it!
So, join us
complimentary and check out what we are doing. If you have doubts in
your mind, please do not purchase a ticket to our event.
21. Do I get ANYTHING
And, the answer is YES! I have put together some really fun
goodies for all of you. These are just
a sampling of things to come.
And, yes, they will also be added to the Membership Site. Of course,
these are extras! There is SO MUCH MORE in the Membership Site. Order
that ticket today and you can access everything May 3,
22. Do you have an affiliate
YES! This is a new thing that we are offering again this year! Of course, we only
allow our attendees, speakers, vendors, and sponsors to be a
part of our affiliate program. If you want to know more
about our affiliate program, you will have to purchase a ticket and
then you can access our Affiliate Toolbox. Information is right on our Membership
Site. We are SO excited to be able to bless those who help spread
the word about our event!
23. Can these audios
work if you don't have an iPod?
Yes! You don't have to have an iPod. You can
listen to all of the audios on your computer. Of course, we give
directions on how to use iTunes (a music player on your computer
that I LOVE--it is FREE !). Our RSS Feed is easy to
iTunes. That makes
downloading your audios so much easier. You don't have to worry that you
will miss any. You can keep everything organized very easily with iTunes. Also,
you can burn the audios to CD using iTunes easily. We have
step-by-step instructions on our Membership Site to help you along
the way. Of course, you can save manually and use on your computer
as you use other Mp3 audios now. You will love
24. When I order with the "Bring a
Friend" option, do we both get access to everything--the audios,
live workshops, Membership
Yes! You both
get separate tickets/memberships--just a better
price! Both of you can access
everything! Your ticket is the same, only you both
save money! It is also a nice way to "treat" your friend to a great
25. When can we access the Membership
May 3, 2010 is the big launch of our
Membership Site! Talk about a big,
big day! Grab your ticket today so you can access the site immediately!! Just
get your ticket below... See ya there!