Starting a new personal history business? This conference event will offer aspiring personal historians many opportunities to learn interviewing, editing, and production skills. But before you focus on craft, take this seminar on how to get established as a small business owner and build your business for success. We will discuss business planning, promotion, products, pricing, and operations tailored to the specifics of a personal history business. We'll talk frankly about how to make a living in this field, where to spend your precious time and resources, and how to make the most of what you already know. Using samples, stories, and group brainstorming, presenter Stephanie Kadel Taras will target the following topics to the needs of the attendees:
This seminar will explore:
Stephanie Kadel Taras, Ph.D., wrote her initial personal history business plan in 2001 and is surprised to discover how relevant it still is to her work today. A former vice president of APH, Stephanie makes a full-time living as a writer through her company, TimePieces Personal Biographies, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She provides telephone coaching to personal history start-ups and has taught this well-reviewed seminar at previous APH conferences. » www.timepiecesbios.com
No matter what your media, story is the foundation of every personal history. No matter how skilled you are with technology, without a great interview as the foundation, the outcome won't thrill either you or your client.
Great interviews require more than asking questions, and the results are often determined even before the first one is asked. We'll cover the need for:
There's an art to the interview. One that draws out stories from life, and leaves your client believing you're the best personal historian in the world. Seminar participants will receive a discount on Paula's new book, Listen Up! The Art of Interviewing for Story, which will debut at the 2013 conference.
Paula Stahel has been an independent writer for thirty years and has specialized as a personal historian since 1998. With her strong background in narrative writing and editing and her skill in recording audio histories, Paula's workshops and intensive seminars on interviewing techniques always garner outstanding evaluations from participants. Paula served as president of APH in 2008–2009 and on the Board of Directors from 2000–2006. » www.breathandshadows.com
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