Tips on Virtual Speaking

Whew! I just finished my first virtual reading last Thursday. It was a fun time with other great authors (see flyer below). Plus, it even raised much-needed money for a Minneapolis nonprofit & an amazing bookstore. After this speaking experience, I tweaked some advice for typical real-time readings and learned to: 1) Look at audienceWhen speaking to a live audience, it’s definitely good to break contact from the page and visually connect with listeners. A few of the other authors … [Read more...]

“Dear Me” from Seniors

"A letter full of cheer is coming from a loved one." It was International Women's Day this past Sunday. As part of the celebration, people posted "Dear Me" videos on Youtube sharing the advice they would give to their younger selves. A tech-savvy retirement home in Seattle discovered #DearMe on Twitter and decided to join in on the fun. They uploaded encouraging videos to spread cheer to young women. Eighty-eight-year old Arleen Nelson said, "I would tell you not ever to get trapped into a … [Read more...]