Thanks to the folks over at MasterClass, with a decent Wi-fi connection, the budget for a monthly membership and a curious mind, you can get access to star-studded online classes and Q&A sessions.
From cooking 101 sessions with internationally-known chef Gordon Ramsay to acting lessons with Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, Masterclass is where you can get insightful classes with these bigshots without having to fly to Hollywood or London.
But for those of us who can’t or won’t pay US$90 per class or US$180 for a yearly all-access pass, we’re in luck. For the near foreseeable future, there will be free online MasterClass Q&A sessions.
Last week, former FBI hostage negotiator and CEO of the Black Swan Group Chris Voss kicked off the first set of free online Q&A sessions with the help of an online moderator.
After 24 years of working at the FBI, Voss developed a set of negotiation skills that apply to both everyday life scenarios and life-threatening crime scenes.
During his time, he even became a lead hostage negotiator and handled more than 150 international cases.
Hence why many members and non-members were eager to question him about the art of negotiation via the free live streaming session.
STARTING SOON: We’re hosting a special #MasterClassLive session with @VossNegotiation, a former FBI hostage negotiator who will be answering your questions. Members and non-members are all welcome to this free, live-streaming at 12pm PT/3pm ET. https://t.co/RpfiTBQCPO
— MasterClass (@masterclass) March 25, 2020
According to MasterClass CEO David Rogier, this will be “one of a bunch” of free and live Q&A sessions that will be made available to non-members.
So if you’re feeling a little demotivated during this lockdown, stay tuned into the MasterClass social media pages to find out which live-streamed speaker session will be next to take the stage.
Or, if you feel inspired by these free live stream Q&A sessions, why not ask some of your faculty leaders to host their own versions?
While everyone is stuck at home or on campus, online discussions with influential lecturers and researchers could be the perfect pick me up for students that need some extra study motivation.
Plus, it would be a great way to bring your peers and professors together during this uncertain time.
— MasterClass (@masterclass) March 16, 2020