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10 August 2010 ~ 1 Comment

A New Book on Genealogy Speaking

Approaching The Lectern - How to Become a Genealogy Speaker

I am happy to announce that I’ve finally been able to publish my book on genealogy speaking, entitled  Approaching the Lectern: How to Become a Genealogy Speaker.

Approaching is a 38-page handbook for genealogists and family historians (the hobbyists as well as the professionals) who want to learn how to effectively speak at genealogy conferences, genealogical society meetings and other venues.

This publication can be downloaded directly into PDF format or ordered in print form. An epub version for the Kindle will be announced later this week.

Here are some sample pages from the book which is based on my experiences as a public speaker in the genealogy industry. Hopefully you’ll learn some of the tricks I use to answer a call for papers, to keep my bio and resume up to date and more. (Click the images to embiggen)

Table of Contents

Approaching the Lectern - Sample Page 1

Approaching the Lectern - Sample Page 2

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02 August 2010 ~ Comments Off

Upcoming Appearance – APG PMC in Knoxville, TN

Association of Professional Genealogists

Just before the start of the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Annual Conference, I will be one of the panelists of the Association of Professional Genealogists‘ Annual Meeting and Roundtable on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 in Salon AB of the Hilton Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The topic of the roundtable is “Your Internet Presence- How to get IT and what to do with IT: A discussion of what IT is.”  I am honored to share the table with these  APG members and leaders in the genealogy field: Drew Smith, Josh Taylor, Kathy Hinckley, Katherine Flynn and Laura Prescott, moderator.

As stated in a recent blog posting:

The panel members will each discuss a particular option or area that can enhance a professional’s web presence then the discussion will be open to the audience for questions and a sharing of ideas. This is a subject that can have some of us quaking in our boots while others are smiling with the opportunity to expand their horizons. Which are you?

The APG Roundtable is open to all APG members and their guests.  If you are interested in becoming an APG member you are welcome to participate in learning and sharing from other professionals.

I am looking forward to a great discussion and the chance to interact with my colleagues in the field of professional genealogy.

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09 July 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Family Tree Magazine Mentions High-Definition Genealogy

Family Tree Magazine

In the article entitled That’s A Wrap! in the September 2010 issue of Family Tree Magazine, I’m quoted on page 9 discussing the ratings for the US version of Who Do You Think Are?

Not only was some of the ratings analysis used as part of the article by Diane Haddad, but I also gave my permission for a ratings chart to be included.  The chart shows the number of viewers during the seven-episode season of the television show.

You can read more about how the show did in its premiere season in the post Ratings Analysis of Who Do You Think You Are? This is the type of market research on the genealogy industry that High-Definition Genealogy provides not only to genealogy vendors and genealogists, but also to other businesses looking to sell to and interact with the genealogy community.

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