01 March 2012

Free Webinars from APG on Story-writing and Project Management

The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) is offering free webinars that will be of interest to all genealogists, not just those who offer professional services. Whether we do our own research or do research for others we need to know how to manage our projects efficiently; the more efficient we are, the more research we can accomplish. And don't we all need to get better at story-telling so we can entice our families with something beyond the begats?

Anyone can register for the live webinars offered by APG. The recorded versions of the webinars will be placed on the Members Only area of the APG website. This works out well for me as I have meeting commitments during both of the live presentations. This is the announcement from APG:
Don’t Neglect the Stories: Add Story-writing to Your Professional Services
Saturday, March 3, 2012 — 2:00p.m. Eastern
Presented by Mary Penner

You’ve finished the client’s research and written a concise, fact-based report. Case closed, right? Not so fast. What about the stories you uncovered? What about those tantalizing tidbits that point to colorful characters and unusual events? Your clients may not ask for a written story, but, often, that’s what they really want from your diligent research efforts. They want to embrace the stories that their ancestors neglected to pass down to them. Join APG member Mary Penner as she offers tips on developing a writer’s instinct for story. She’ll address the differences between a genealogical narrative and a genealogical story, how to spot story-worthy events and characters, how to research a story, how to write a lively story, and how to earn additional income from story-writing.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/313600945

Juggling Complex Projects While Staying on Track
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 — 8:30p.m. Eastern
Presented by J. Mark Lowe, CG

Learn to manage multiple projects without derailing the research in this engaging presentation by professional genealogist J. Mark Lowe. Discover the techniques & skills needed by every professional to keep your clients on board. This will include time planning, scheduling, and decision-making tools.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/699959320

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees:
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

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