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APH 2012 Annual Conference—Turning Points

The 2012 APH conference will feature twenty-six ninety-minute workshops presented in five sessions. Participants may choose to attend one workshop during each session. Though a few workshops are noted as basic (for those new to the personal history business) or intermediate (for more advanced personal historians), the majority of these presentations will be appropriate for and valuable to participants at any level of experience. The workshop category designation (Business Practices, Video Production, Marketing & Public Relations, etc.) is also listed. An asterisk (*) following the workshop title denotes that the workshop will not be recorded.

If you are the primary presenter of a workshop or seminar, you can view your class list here.

Session 1 (10:30 - noon)   Thursday, October 18, 2012

1A:  Google and Beyond: Finding Illustrations and Photos *
Category: Historical Research   Level:  General
Do you struggle with finding just the right photo for your videos, books, or blog posts? In this workshop, “Photo Detective” Maureen Taylor will explain research techniques professionals use to find photographs. You will learn how to find the perfect photo in your clients’ home collections, special collections, and on various Internet sites such as Flickr, Historypin, and others. Maureen will provide extensive examples and lead the class through an online search. She will also discuss usage rights—and wrongs—and give details on securing permissions for different types of use.
Presenter photo taylor-maureen-2012-workshop.jpgMaureen Taylor
Presenter Maureen A. Taylor is an internationally recognized expert on the intersection of history, genealogy, and photography. She has been featured in top media outlets, including The View, Martha Stewart Living, and The Today Show. Maureen is the author of a number of books and magazine articles and is a contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine. A keynote speaker at the 2009 APH conference, her latest project is The Last Muster: Images of the Revolutionary War Generation.  » www.maureentaylor.com

1B:  Exploring Genealogical Resources: New Sources to Enhance Your Projects  
Category: Historical Research   Level:  General
What do you do when the usual sources don’t provide the genealogical information you need for a personal history? Using actual case studies from her own work as a genealogist and personal historian, Peggy will demonstrate how alternative approaches can resolve research dilemmas. Working in small groups, participants will have the opportunity to analyze a problematic case study and brainstorm solutions using an annotated list of genealogical resources that will be provided.
Presenter photo greenwood-peggy-2012-workshop.jpgPeggy Greenwood
Presenter Peggy Greenwood began her own journey into family history research in 1983 and soon branched out accepting research assignments from private clients. After publishing several articles based on her original research, she was invited to present her findings at the Missouri History Convocation and the St. Louis Genealogical Society. Her research is currently cited by ancestry.com and The American Guidebook of Geneaology. Her business, Vagabond Information Services, provides family heritage products.  » www.visheritage.net

1C:  The Book - The History of Fine Printing: from Letterpress to Digital  
Category: Print Design   Level:  General
This workshop will explore the history of typography, from black letter to grunge, and the evolution of printing, from movable type and letterpress to digital. In this illustrated lecture and discussion, Peter and John will show why selecting the appropriate typeface is important. They will look at book design, methods of printing, papers, bindings, and covers. By seeing examples of quality work, you will come to understand how these essential elements fit together in the making of a fine personal history book.
Presenter photo farquhar-peter-2012-workshop.jpgPeter Farquhar
Presenter Peter Farquhar pioneered the digital archiving of historical materials in association with the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, U.C. Berkeley, in 1992. He founded his company, TomboMedia, in San Francisco in1993. Peter conducts workshops on the recording and digital archiving of family history and produces finely printed family histories. He has a passion for fine book design, typography, and the history of printing.  » TomboMedia.com
Presenter photo bennett-john-2012-workshop.jpgJohn Bennett
Presenter John Bennett earned his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served as printer/curator of the University’s Silver Buckle Press, a working museum of printing history. He later taught graphic design, typography, and letterpress printing at Oregon State University before deciding to put his full attention into book design and fine printing. He currently lives and works in St. Louis.  » www.johnbennettgraphics.com

1D:  Cinematic Video Production: Creating a Natural Interview  
Category: Video Production   Level:  General
A great video interview involves many different aspects—lighting, sound, camera, background, questions, etc. How can you achieve high production value with minimal to average costs? Tim will address those issues via a hands-on video interview production. With the help of volunteers, we will set up and talk about different lighting techniques for different moods and we will record with different microphones to compare sound quality. Two cameras will be set up to record the interview so we can discuss auto vs manual focus, white balancing, aperture settings, shutter speed, lens types and more. The group will record, watch and critique an interview. If you learn best by doing, this is for you.
Presenter photo pierce-tim-2012-workshop.jpgTim Pierce
Presenter Tim Pierce saw the need to collect stories and memories when he lost all four of his grandparents in just a few years time. He has always loved film. Once he discovered the possibilities of preserving stories through a visual medium, he became engrossed in video production. To date, Tim has produced numerous videos for families, organizations, and entertainment. One of his favorite aspects of video production is the challenge of making the difficult look natural.  » www.memoriesmomentsstories.com

1E:  Oral History: One Topic, Many Voices - Part I  
Category: Interview Skills   Level:  General
Do you know the difference between oral and personal history? This workshop will distinguish the different approaches and look at the skills oral historians use that can be helpful to personal historians and vice versa. In Part I, Barbara and Elisabeth will discuss ethical, legal, and funding issues. They will explain the goals and methodology of oral historians; how to design, research, manage, and archive a project; and how to train others to interview. In Part II (Workshop 2-E), you will practice interviewing with other participants and compare personal history and oral history methods.
Presenter photo tabach-barbara-2012-workshop.jpgBarbara Tabach
Presenter Barbara Tabach is an educator, author, and personal/oral historian. She educates and trains others in the application of oral history in working with elders. As an oral historian interviewer/editor for University of Nevada Las Vegas Oral History Research Center, she is helping save the history of Nevada. She is owner of LifeCatching and a founding partner of Hunuku, a site for saving and sharing family stories.  » www.lifecatching.com
Presenter photo pozzi-thanner-elisabeth-2012-workshop.jpgElisabeth Pozzi-Thanner
Presenter Elisabeth Pozzi-Thanner, founder of Oral History Productions USA–Europe, has been conducting and producing oral history interviews for private use as well as for academic research since 1993. Her services include project design, production and management, and training and coaching of new interviewers. She is also a consultant for documentaries and historic research in seven languages.  » oralhistory-productions.org


Session 2 (1:45 - 3:15 pm)   Thursday, October 18, 2012

2A:  Copyright, Rights, and Permissions: What Personal Historians Need to Know  
Category: Legal Knowledge   Level:  General
Using a quiz-based overview, Pat will cover the basic principles of copyright, licensing, fair use, public domain, work for hire, and other terms personal historians should know, with some discussion of what to watch out for with print-on-demand service providers. You will learn what ISBN numbers have to do (if anything) with creators’ rights, the difference between “public domain” and “fair use,” and when and how to clear rights. You also will learn where to go when you need more information about rights.
Presenter photo mcnees-pat-2012-workshop.jpgPat McNees
Presenter Pat McNees worked as an editor in book publishing (at Harper & Row and Fawcett) and as a freelance journalist for the Washington Post and elsewhere before beginning to specialize in personal and organizational histories twenty years ago. This workshop is patterned after a course on copyright basics Pat taught for federal workers as part of a Government Printing Office seminar.  » www.writersandeditors.com

2B:  Making Friends with the Media: How to Get Attention for Your Work  
Category: Marketing & PR   Level:  General
Newspaper space is tight. TV and radio shows are overwhelmed with pitches. In order to get publicity for your work, you need to establish yourself as the local/regional expert on personal history. This workshop will show you how to write news releases that catch an editor’s eye, tell you what radio talk shows are looking for, and teach you how to target your news releases and to whom. You’ll learn how to harness free marketing opportunities and become the expert that editors and producers turn to for information.
Presenter photo steve-trainor-2012-workshop.jpgSteve Trainor
Presenter Steve Trainor has a long history of public speaking, first through a youth group as a teenager and later with more than thirty theatrical productions and three decades of radio and television on-air work. He supplements his personal historian income by working part-time as a freelance newspaper reporter.  » www.rememberyourlifevideo.com
Presenter photo dower-bobby-2012-workshop.jpgBobby Dower
Presenter Bobby Dower is a full-time journalist and personal historian who via his business, My Life My Words, works with individuals and families on life stories and ethical wills in audio, video, and print.

2C:  Small Projects = Steady Income  
Category: Niche Services   Level:  General
Not every personal history project requires hundreds of hours of work. Short photo memoirs, audio interviews, freelance editing, and newspaper articles are just some of the alternative projects that personal historians might explore. Julie will explain how to identify your marketable skills, diversify your workload, increase name awareness, and make money between bigger projects, or while waiting for that first big one. Discover options that allow you to pursue your passions and make a living.
Presenter photo zander-julie-2012-workshop.jpgJulie Zander
Presenter Julie McDonald Zander, 2006 APH Conference Program Chair and past APH Northwest Regional Coordinator, founded Chapters of Life in 1999 after working nearly twenty years as a newspaper reporter and editor. She has published three dozen personal, company, and community histories and still enjoys her smaller jobs, including writing a newspaper column, producing small special-occasion booklets, and offering freelance editing and design services.  » www.chaptersoflife.com

2D:  Understanding Video Story Structures: Finding the 'Wow' Factor  
Category: Video Production   Level:  General
Each life is unique, as is each story you tell. Finding the best approach for your client could be the difference between a good story and a great one. Dan will present a few proven styles, such as the chronological “path of life,” the thematic “chapters of life,” and the “how we got here” summary method. He will discuss options for narration and music and present examples of different approaches from Hollywood and TV. With simple exercises, participants will share and learn from each other.
Presenter photo darling-dan-2012-workshop.jpgDan Darling
Presenter Dan Darling has years of experience working in theater and video production. He has been an executive producer with the Electronic Media Group of American Express Financial Advisors and program coordinator of the Baha'i National Children’s Education Resource Center. Dan holds a BA in Theater Arts and an MFA in Radio/TV/Film. His business, Heartstring Video Production, specializes in life stories and memoirs, organizational histories, and event videography.  » www.heartstringvideo.com

2E:  Oral History: One Topic, Many Voices - Part II  
Category: Interview Skills   Level:  General
Do you know the difference between oral and personal history? This workshop will distinguish the different approaches and look at the skills oral historians use that can be helpful to personal historians and vice versa. In Part I, Barbara and Elisabeth will discuss ethical, legal, and funding issues. They will explain the goals and methodology of oral historians; how to design, research, manage, and archive a project; and how to train others to interview. In Part II, you will practice interviewing with other participants and compare personal history and oral history methods.
Presenter photo tabach-barbara-2012-workshop.jpgBarbara Tabach
Presenter Barbara Tabach is an educator, author, and personal/oral historian. She educates and trains others in the application of oral history in working with elders. As an oral historian interviewer/editor for University of Nevada Las Vegas Oral History Research Center, she is helping save the history of Nevada. She is owner of LifeCatching and a founding partner of Hunuku, a site for saving and sharing family stories.  » www.lifecatching.com
Presenter photo pozzi-thanner-elisabeth-2012-workshop.jpgElisabeth Pozzi-Thanner
Presenter Elisabeth Pozzi-Thanner, founder of Oral History Productions USA–Europe, has been conducting and producing oral history interviews for private use as well as for academic research since 1993. Her services include project design, production and management, and training and coaching of new interviewers. She is also a consultant for documentaries and historic research in seven languages.  » oralhistory-productions.org


Session 3 (10:30 - noon)   Friday, October 19, 2012

3A:  Creating Websites YOU Can Update  
Category: Computer Technology   Level:  General
Are you frustrated by a website that is out of date or difficult to maintain? This workshop will demonstrate WordPress, an easy-to-use website content management system that provides up-to-the-minute functionality and great Search Engine results! Jenny will give an overview of its functions and demonstrate how you can create and edit pages for your site, add images and videos, use “tags” to get noticed, and harness the power of social media. Participants will have hands-on time to try techniques.
Presenter photo hudson-jenny-2012-workshop.jpgJenny Hudson
Presenter Jenny Chava Hudson, owner and lead designer at Merrimack Media in Cambridge, Massachusetts, began publishing books in 2008, taking authors through production to promotion. She began producing websites professionally in 2000, designing sites for the University of Wisconsin and many small businesses, authors, and artists. Jenny has taught illustration, graphic design, and digital painting, is an exhibiting artist and the author of four novels.  » merrimackmedia.com

3B:  Facebook, Twitter, & More: Using Social Media to Promote Businesses  
Category: Marketing & PR   Level:  General
Social media isn’t just for technical whiz kids! It’s a simple, low-cost marketing and networking tool that can help personal historians jump-start their marketing efforts. Emily will discuss the pros and cons of relevant social media platforms, evaluate them for individual businesses, and explore how to meaningfully engage your audience without a huge investment of time. You’ll learn how to plan a simple social media campaign and become more confident using social media as a marketing tool.
Presenter photo garcia-emily-2012-workshop.jpgEmily García
Presenter Emily García is a visual storyteller with a background in book arts, graphic design, writing, publishing, and marketing. Her business, Cathemeral Press, specializes in creating exquisitely crafted and visually stunning personal history books. Emily loves working with other personal historians, both as a collaborator for personal history books and as a design and marketing consultant for their businesses.  » www.cathemeralpress.com

3C:  Marketing Best Practices: An Update on The Five Essential Skills *
Category: Marketing & PR   Level:  General
This marketing best practices workshop is designed for beginning personal historians, or for more established personal historians who feel their professional skills are stronger than their marketing skills. If you love your work but are having trouble finding clients—or if the business side of your business is harder than you expected—this workshop will give you five skills you can master that will make marketing and sales easier.
Presenter photo atkinson-dhyan-2012-workshop.jpgDhyan Atkinson
Presenter Dhyan Atkinson is a business consultant and business skills trainer who specializes in working with personal historians. Since 2003, she has worked with more than 250 personal historians through private consulting, teleclasses, and through her popular workshops for APH.  » www.TheFiveEssentialSkills.com

3D:  Capturing the Voice: Audio Basics - Part I  
Category: Audio Technology/Editing   Level:  Intermediate
Want to add quality audio recording to your personal history services? This interactive, two-part workshop is designed for audio newbies as well as those who still have problems capturing clean, professional sounding audio and editing it. Bring your recording gear and your laptop computer with the free editing software installed (free at http://audacity.sourceforge.net). In Part I, Dave will discuss equipment choices, interviewing techniques, and how to avoid common recording mistakes. Between the two sessions, you will conduct a short audio interview on your own. In Part II (Workshop 4-D), you will learn how to edit and produce a finished CD.
Presenter photo morrison-dave-2012-workshop.jpgDave Morrison
Presenter Dave Morrison was born and raised in Florida and can’t think of a prettier place to grow up shooting pictures and video. Since first selling high school football game photos to the local paper, he has made a career out of capturing moments in time. After the passing of his parents, Dave decided to blend his love of video, audio, and photography into Heritage Film to help families capture and preserve their stories for generations to come.  » www.heritagefilm.net

3E:  Show and Tell - Part I: Writie Creative Nonfiction w/Nap & Flair  
Category: Editing/Writing   Level:  General
Too often writers say, “Show, don’t tell,” when narration (the art of telling) is as important to successful storytelling as showing (the art of dramatized scene writing). When you write with a “nap,” (energetic loose ends that stand up like fibers in fabric) you engage the reader with a distinct voice, a unique style, and a way of capturing a specific attitude. In Part I of this two-session workshop, Stacy will focus on the art of showing with strategies and activities on the elements of dramatized scene writing. Part II (workshop 4-E) covers narration.
Presenter photo tintocalis-stacy-2012-workshop.jpgStacy Tintocalis
Presenter Stacy Tintocalis is an MFA graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and holds a PhD in Fiction Writing and Literature from the University of Missouri. Her debut short-fiction collection, The Tiki King, was published by Ohio University Press. She is completing a textbook entitled How Fiction Writing Works: From Scene to Story. Her award-winning creative nonfiction and fiction work has appeared in The Atlantic Fiction for Kindle, Crazyhorse, The Literary Review, Fiction, Post Road, and more.  » stacytintocalis.weebly.com


Session 4 (2:00 - 3:30 pm)   Friday, October 19, 2012

4A:  What Does It Cost?: Using Excel to Estimate & Track Projects *
Category: Project Mgmt/Consulting   Level:  Intermediate
Estimating costs and keeping track of time spent on projects are often frustrating for personal historians. In this workshop, you will learn how to create Excel-based tools to effectively estimate project hours and costs, schedule projects, and monitor your time. Mary Ann will define the fundamental steps in written, video, and audio personal history projects and demonstrate how to construct an Excel spreadsheet to estimate hours required for each step. She will discuss the relationship between project cost and project price and examine a method to schedule projects and monitor progress.
Presenter photo mayers-maryann-2012-workshop.jpgMary Ann Mayers
Presenter Mary Ann Mayers has been a personal historian since 2003, offering written, video, and audio products. She started her business after more than twenty years in the research industry, where she used Excel extensively for estimating and monitoring research endeavors. She has transferred that knowledge of Excel to her personal business, using it to estimate and track personal history projects.  » www.extraordinarylives.com

4B:  Bookmaking the Right Way: Quality Books for Your Projects *
Category: Print Publishing/Binding   Level:  General
For the client who wants a finished book to be proud of, whether a printed book or an e-book, dashing off your final draft to a POD company just won’t do. Learn what’s involved in professional-quality book production, from editing to final packaging, and how to access the help you need. Dick will examine and compare books, both those volunteered by workshop participants and his samples, and you will learn what to look for in judging the quality of vendors.
Presenter photo margulis-dick-2012-workshop.jpgDick Margulis
Presenter Dick Margulis is chief cook and bottle washer at Dick Margulis Creative Services, where his focus is on thoughtful editing, appropriate design, expert production, and comprehensive project management for publishers of all sizes. He began correcting his elders as a small child and has been editing one thing or another for over half a century. He learned to set type at an early age and has been studying and practicing typography ever since.  » www.dmargulis.com

4C:  Video Production for Bookworms: Video for the Print Personal Historian  
Category: Video Production   Level:  General
You know how to conduct an interview and create a book, but are your clients asking for more? In this hands-on workshop, geared toward print personal historians or beginning video biographers, you will learn the basics of video production so you can create video yourself or know what to look for when referring business. Using real-world examples, Debbie will review the details of pre-production, production, and post-production; explore what to do (and not do) when filming; and detail what can be fixed in editing—and what cannot.
Presenter photo brodsky-debbie-2012-workshop.jpgDebbie Brodsky
Presenter Debbie Mintz Brodsky is a three-time Emmy Award-winning television producer with more than twenty years experience, much of that as a producer for public television documentaries. In 2006, she opened DMB Pictures, a boutique video production company specializing in producing broadcast-quality personal stories for families, non-profits, and small businesses. Her professional interviews have included such notables as Tiger Woods and Senators John McCain and Bob Dole.  » www.dmbpictures.com

4D:  Capturing the Voice: Audio Basics - Part II  
Category: Audio Technology/Editing   Level:  Intermediate
Want to add quality audio recording to your personal history services? This interactive, two-part workshop is designed for audio newbies as well as those who still have problems capturing clean, professional sounding audio and editing it. Bring your recording gear and your laptop computer with Audacity editing software installed (free at http://audacity.sourceforge.net). After Part I (Workshop 3-D), you will conduct a short audio interview on your own, and in Part II, you will learn how to edit and produce a finished CD.
Presenter photo morrison-dave-2012-workshop.jpgDave Morrison
Presenter Dave Morrison was born and raised in Florida and can’t think of a prettier place to grow up shooting pictures and video. Since first selling high school football game photos to the local paper, he has made a career out of capturing moments in time. After the passing of his parents, Dave decided to blend his love of video, audio, and photography into Heritage Film to help families capture and preserve their stories for generations to come.  » www.heritagefilm.net

4E:  Show and Tell Part II: Write Creative Nonfiction w/ Nap & Flair  
Category: Editing/Writing   Level:  General
Narration (the art of telling) is as important to successful storytelling as showing (the art of dramatized scene writing). In Part II, Stacy will cover the art of telling by discussing when to tell and when to show and by providing strategies and exercises for defining a distinct narrative voice. Participants will discuss how narration is used as a bridge from one scene to the next and how shaping a full-length narrative requires finding a narrative arc that culminates in both a visual and auditory climax.
Presenter photo tintocalis-stacy-2012-workshop.jpgStacy Tintocalis
Presenter Stacy Tintocalis is an MFA graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and holds a PhD in Fiction Writing and Literature from the University of Missouri. Her debut short-fiction collection, The Tiki King, was published by Ohio University Press. She is completing a textbook entitled How Fiction Writing Works: From Scene to Story. Her award-winning creative nonfiction and fiction work has appeared in The Atlantic Fiction for Kindle, Crazyhorse, The Literary Review, Fiction, Post Road, and more.  » stacytintocalis.weebly.com

4F:  St. Louis County Library: Special Collections Tour *
Category: Genealogy/Family Tree   Level:  General
Since its establishment in 1998, the St. Louis County Library Special Collections Department has developed into a major genealogical research destination offering access to more than 50,000 book titles (15,000 published family histories), 850 periodicals, 18,000 microfilm rolls, 55,000 microfiche, 300 CD-ROM titles, and numerous electronic databases. Many books, including 20,000 from the National Genealogical Society’s 100-year collection, can be checked out or borrowed through interlibrary loan. This workshop is held at the library, just a short walk from the hotel, and combines a personal guided tour with time to examine the collection. NOTE: This workshop is numbered 4-OS in the print program.
Presenter photo loving-joyce-2012-workshop.jpgJoyce Loving
Presenter Joyce Loving, MLS, is manager of the Special Collections Department at the St. Louis County Library and a frequent lecturer at regional genealogical society events. She welcomes this opportunity to share the library’s magnificent collection with the Association of Personal Historians.  » www.slcl.org/genealogy-and-local-history


Session 5 (10:30 - noon)   Saturday, October 20, 2012

5A:  Expand & Enrich Your Workshop Repertoire *
Category: Teach Life Story Writing   Level:  Intermediate
Leading life-story writing workshops is a great way to expand your business. Workshops work best when participants trust the instructor and one another, when they have tangible examples to learn from, and when feedback is encouraging and specific. In this class, explore ways to improve your workshops, including classroom setup, participant introductions, demonstrations, handouts, and peer feedback. You will see these tools in action and share your tips and tools to enhance workshop experiences.
Presenter photo mayers-maryann-2012-workshop.jpgMary Ann Mayers
Presenter Mary Ann Mayers, a personal historian since 2003, offers written, video, and audio memoir services. She added life-story writing workshops to tap the “do-it-yourself” market and has since discovered that these classes are a treasured part of her business. Through trial and error, she has discovered tools that help participants grow in their self-confidence as storytellers and their willingness to help one another on their writing journey.  » www.extraordinarylives.com

5B:  Add Archiving to Your Skills Set  
Category: Archive/Preservation   Level: 
Photos, letters, diaries, Bibles, scrapbooks, documents, clippings: personal historians regularly work with these and more when gathering the story. But when confronted with boxes of family treasures, do you know what to do and—just as important—what not to do with these items? In this workshop, you’ll learn how to confidently handle your clients’ memorabilia without causing damage, recognize typical display and storage red flags, and discover where to turn for expert advice.
Presenter photo bolanz-brina-2012-workshop.jpgBrina Bolanz
Presenter Brina Bolanz is a photo archivist and personal historian with a life-long interest in photography. After researching her family’s genealogy, she became fascinated by heritage photographs and how they brought stories to life. This led to the formation of her company, Restored Stories, where Brina organizes, archives, and showcases photo and print-based memorabilia collections, digitally restores photos, and creates heirloom-quality printed photo storybooks.  » www.restoredstories.com

5C:  Co-Active Marketing: How to Network with Strategic Partners *
Category: Marketing & PR   Level:  General
Traditional networking doesn’t work if other professionals don’t understand personal history. Dhyan will demonstrate how to handpick strategic marketing partners who have the same target clients as you do and are eager to join forces! You will learn how to set up and run a co-active group, choose effective marketing strategies, and create a referral system with the goal of becoming the resource group in your area for your target clients. Dhyan will detail how her first co-active marketing group shared over $25,000 worth of business in its first four months.
Presenter photo atkinson-dhyan-2012-workshop.jpgDhyan Atkinson
Presenter Dhyan Atkinson is a business consultant and business skills trainer who specializes in working with personal historians. Since 2003, she has worked with more than 250 personal historians through private consulting, teleclasses, and through her popular workshops for APH.  » www.TheFiveEssentialSkills.com

5D:  The Littlest Historians: (Almost) Never Too Young  
Category: Niche Services   Level:  General
Discover the untapped market of involving children in your life stories and teaching experiences. Stimulate the next generation of personal historians and add a sense of fun. Learn techniques to work with schools and youth groups, such as 1) how kids can interview someone and write their story, 2) discovering fun ways to communicate with elders, 3) exercises to evaluate their personal values (for teens and older), and 4) improve communication and writing skills. This interactive workshop explains how to involve kids in a fun learning experience, where they can discover their elders are real people, not just old people.
Presenter photo lamie-beth-2012-workshop.jpgBeth LaMie
Presenter Beth LaMie is a personal historian, author, and international speaker who is passionate about helping people capture their own heritage in ethical wills and family stories, with humor and an element of fun. She conducts writing workshops, working with adults, teenagers, and children as young as eight. In addition, Beth shares her message through her book, Granny’s Guide to Writing Your Family Stories, as well as through speaking engagements, teleclasses, newsletters, and blogs.

5E:  The Power of Promises: Foster Cooperation and Trust  
Category: Business Practices/Skills   Level:  General
Based on the principles outlined in his book, "The Promise Doctrine," Craig will lead you through this interactive workshop with a step-by-step process to recognize your life and business priorities and commitments. Whether new to personal history or a veteran, you will learn how to evaluate your goals to build a tailor-made system to improve your workflow. You’ll learn how to foster trust, deliver on promises that matter most, and celebrate your accomplishments while focusing on long-term success. Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of Craig’s book.
Presenter photo womack-craig-2012-workshop.jpgCraig Womack
Presenter Craig Womack is a powerful communicator focused on organizational and personal development. His business acumen was shaped by experiences as a senior executive for national and international organizations; he is the former President of The Sharper Image and former CEO and board member of Human Touch. Life is About Moments, the company Craig founded in 2011, creates hardcover biographies. He works on all aspects of production, from interview to design.  » www.lifeisaboutmoments.com

 

 

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