Three Rivers Romance Writers August Workshop:
Video Conferencing: Building Your Brand
2 Webinars Offered (Choose 1), Thursday, August 10, 4pm Pacific/8pm Eastern OR Saturday, August 19, 9am Pacific/Noon Eastern
Price: TRRW Members – $15
RWA Members – $25
Non-RWA Members – $35
Instructor: Merien Grey
This class deals with how to use cutting edge video conferencing technology to get more out of your interactions, save time and build your brand with professional contacts, readers and peers. It takes premises of in person handselling and shows how to translate those to social media and the digital world in general.
Example: An author puts out on social media that she will be having a video conference chat/tea for five lucky members of her newsletter list. She advertises via social media to drive more subscribers to her newsletter. She randomly selects five people and sets a time. She author could prepare a swag box with her favorite tea and cookies and mail it out prior to her tea party. The day of the party, the author makes her tea and has her five do the same and has a one hour video conference Q and A session/visit with those five people. The visit could include a reading or just a visit with tea and cookies. The possibilities are endless.
Example 2: An author has paid for edits from an editor and would like to go through some of them page by page or line by line. The author pulls up her WIP and does a session with her editor using the screen share function and can go line by line, word by word with ease and in a format that is efficient time wise for both parties.
Merien has multiple degrees specializing in Anthropology, Sociology, English, and Communications Technology. She spent a decade traveling the world as a military intelligence analyst and instructor. Before becoming an author and presenter, her occupations ranged from soldier to bartender to a 911 operator for police, fire and medical aid. The last few years she been an active volunteer with several RWA chapters and is currently a member of the RWA national ethics committee. She has her debut releases in Regency Romance and Military Romance scheduled for later this year. Merien lives in the shadow of Mount Rainier with her husband, incorrigibly lazy dog, and a little one who rules the land with an iron hand and kisses, at least until bedtime.