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TGP 45 – Lynn Palermo

Featured Guest

Lynn Palermo

Lynn Palermo is a genealogy professional with a passion for the written word. As the owner and author of a family history blog, you’ll find her most days blogging from her website The Armchair Genealogist. It’s here she offers readers practical advice on researching and writing their family history.  The Armchair Genealogist was named one of thLynn Palermo e Top 40 Blogs by Family Tree Magazine.

As a freelance writer, Lynn has published articles for Internet Genealogy, Discovering Family History, and Family Chronicle (now Your Genealogy Today). Her articles have been featured across the internet including The National Genealogical Society website, Ancestry.com newsletter and online magazines such as The In-Depth Genealogist.

Lynn is also the proud author of her family history book, The Waters of My Ancestors. Lynn has published three how-to-books designed to help the family historian write their own family history book, including Getting Ready to Write, Authentic Ancestors and Finding the Story.  Her books can be found at The Family History Writing Studio where she coaches students through online courses, critiques, ebooks and webinars in their journey to use write creative nonfiction to write entertaining, engaging and inspiring stories. Every February, Lynn leads hundreds of family historians in The Family History Writing Challenge. For the past 5 years, she’s guided writers through 28 days of focused writing of their family history stories.

Lynn has been researching and writing genealogy for 15 years and loves to help others find their journey. Her perfect day is inspiring and motivating others to research and write their family history.

Contact Links

Website – The Armchair Genealogist

Website – The Family History Writing Studio

Facebook – @ArmchairGenealogist

Facebook – @fhwstudio

Other Links   

MyCanvas

CreateSpace

Writing the Family History Scene course

Plotting a Family History Story course

Creating a Legacy Family History Book course

Camtasia

Adobe Premier Pro CC

Wistia

Norfolk Historical Society (Ontario)/Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives

The Family History Writing Challenge

One Action Genealogists Can Take Right Now

Listen to your audience.

Recommended Book

On Writing” by Stephen King

Productivity Tool

Scrivener

Advice

“Start writing now. You do not have to wait until your research is done.

Action Item

For your action item this week I’d like you to do a brainstorming exercise. Think about your specific niche within genealogy. If you were to write a short eBook that you could publish as a pdf what topic would you choose?

ACTION:

Try to think of as many possibilities as you can.  Allow yourself to go in a direction that you normally wouldn’t consider. Think about your niche in very broad terms and then narrow down and think about it with very specific topics. And then of course write down your ideas!

I hope this exercise really gets you thinking about what you do and the various ways you can share your knowledge on the subject. I really strongly believe in brainstorming. I think it can open you up to possibilities and ideas you hadn’t considered before.

Direct link to this post: http://www.thegenealogyprofessional.com/lynn-palermo/

TGP-45 Lynn Palermo

NEWS

Here on the genealogy professional podcast we have been releasing episodes weekly for the last 5 or 6 weeks.  I just want you to know that we are not going to continue at that pace. While we don’t have a set schedule yet what you are more likely to find is that we’ll post 6 episodes in a row and then we’ll take a few weeks off. Then we’ll do another 6 and take a few weeks off.  That will be a bit easier on us than trying to crank them out every week. We’ve reached that point now. So our next episode will be in a few weeks on August 21st. On that day we’ll hear an amazing interview with NGSQ co-editor Melinde Lutz Byrne.

If you’d like to become a supporter of the Genealogy Professional podcast head over to the website at www.thegenealogyprofessional.com and click on the supporter button. And of course, ratings and reviews in both iTunes and Stitcher are always welcome.

 

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** NEW Workshop ** – Webinar Practicum

TGP Workshop - Webinar PracticumHave you ever wanted to try presenting a webinar but were too scared? Do you want to add webinars to your list of services? Or perhaps you’d like to have a video recording of a webinar that you can share to demonstrate your speaking skills and experience?

Then this Webinar Practicum is for you!!

The Webinar Practicum consists of two parts:

Part 1 – Live webinar group training and Q&A

The first part is a live webinar that will teach you everything you need to know about preparing for and delivering webinars. We will discuss equipment, how to prepare your slides, how broadband impacts your presentation, best practices during the live webinar and much more! The one hour lecture will be followed by a question and answer session to address of your specific questions.

The live event will be Friday, October 23, 2015 at 12 noon EDT (New York time). If you’re not available for the live event you can still participate. A video recording will be made available to you and you will have the chance to ask any further questions via email.

Part 2 – One-on-One private recording session

The second part of Webinar Practicum includes a one-on-one recording session with Marian Pierre-Louis to be scheduled at your convenience (and hers). You will experience using the GoToWebinar interface firsthand and will record a presentation. You’ll be given a copy of the video for your own use so that you can share it with conference organizers to demonstrate your skills.

The purpose of the workshop will be to:

  • help you become comfortable with the GoToWebinar interface
  • teach you how to best prepare your presentation for broadband delivery
  • identify the right equipment to make you sound your best for presentations
  • devise strategies to overcome online live mistakes or mishaps
  • provide you with your own video copy of you presenting a webinar

Details

Please note: One-on-one recording sessions must be completed within four months of the live webinar presentation.

Price: US $49

Date:

Part 1 – Friday, 23 October 2015, 12pm EDT (New York time) /  9am PDT (California time)

Part 2 – scheduled at your convenience (60 minutes in length total)

Format: GoToMeeting

No refunds or cancellations after the live event.

Register for the Workshop

 

 

Workshop Registration Now Open

  Workshop Registration is now Open!!

Friday Registration

Saturday Registration

Want to push your business to the next level in 2015? Start the year right by attending this Goal Setting workshop.

The 3 hour online workshop will take a look at how you did in 2014, what you would like to change for 2015 and then help you achieve it by setting goals and putting systems into place to help you achieve those goals.

The purpose of the workshop will be to:

  • help you define what your goals should be and set specific and realistic goals
  • determine ways to help you quantify the success of your goals
  • create several marketing campaign plans to help you implement your goals
  • devise strategies to keep you focused and on target
  • break you of habits or practices that are hurting your business

We will specifically discuss tools that will help you achieve your goals such as social media, newsletters, websites, networking etc. You will leave with plans and strategies that will work with your specific business.

Goals can be financial, a set number of projects, clients, published articles, speaking engagements or something else related to your business. They should be quantifiable. The workshop will be interactive and will use real examples from the participants. While brainstorming and sharing will be encouraged we will not ask you to share anything that makes you uncomfortable or ask you to share financial information.

The specific date and time of the workshop will be determined by the location (time zone) and schedule of the registrants. It could be a weekday morning, weekday evening or Saturday morning. The targeted time frame is the week of December 8-13, 2014.

Please Note: There will be considerable prep work for this workshop. You can anticipate 2-3 hours of activities you will have to complete before attending the workshop. This will allow us to maximize our time together to your greatest benefit.

Business and Marketing Goal Setting 2015 WorkshopDETAILS

Participants limited to 15 per workshop.

Price $39

Dates:

Friday, 12 December 2014 – 11am- 2pm Eastern Standard Time (New York) / 8am-11am Pacific Standard Time
or
Saturday, 13 December 2014 – 11am- 2pm Eastern Standard Time (New York) / 8am-11am Pacific Standard Time

Format: GoToWebinar or Hangout on Air (HOA)

 

Workshop: Setting Business and Marketing Goals for 2015

TGP-Workshop--ProductImage300Want to push your business to the next level in 2015? Start the year right by attending this Goal Setting workshop.

The 3 hour online workshop will take a look at how you did in 2014, what you would like to change for 2015 and then help you achieve it by setting goals and putting systems into place to help you achieve those goals.

 

The purpose of the workshop will be to:

  • help you define what your goals should be and set specific and realistic goals
  • determine ways to help you quantify the success of your goals
  • create several marketing campaign plans to help you implement your goals
  • devise strategies to keep you focused and on target
  • break you of habits or practices that are hurting your business

We will specifically discuss tools that will help you achieve your goals such as social media, newsletters, websites, networking etc. You will leave with plans and strategies that will work with your specific business.

Goals can be financial, a set number of projects, clients, published articles, speaking engagements or something else related to your business. They should be quantifiable. The workshop will be interactive and will use real examples from the participants. While brainstorming and sharing will be encouraged we will not ask you to share anything that makes you uncomfortable or ask you to share financial information.

The specific date and time of the workshop will be determined by the location (time zone) and schedule of the registrants. It could be a weekday morning, weekday evening or Saturday morning. The targeted time frame is the week of December 8-13, 2014.

Please note: There will be considerable prep work for this workshop. You can anticipate 2-3 hours of activities you will have to complete before attending the workshop. This will allow us to maximize our time together to your greatest benefit.

DETAILS

Participants limited to 15 per workshop.

Price $39

Dates:

Friday, 12 December 2014 – 11am- 2pm Eastern Standard Time (New York) / 8am-11am Pacific Standard Time
or
Saturday, 13 December 2014 – 11am- 2pm Eastern Standard Time (New York) / 8am-11am Pacific Standard Time

Format: GoToWebinar or Hangout on Air (HOA)

Pre-registration is currently taking place those who expressed interest early. Registration will be open to the public Saturday, 6 December 2014 at 7pm EST.