It’s time for episode six of the podcast. In this episode I interview Jennie Jarvis who is serving as the faculty chairperson for the annual conference of the Florida Writers Association.
Jennie and I talk about writers conferences in general, and specifically about the upcoming conference in Orlando, October 23-26, 2014.
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Episode 6: Conquering the Conference with Confidence
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0:55 Introduction to interview guest, Jennie Jarvis
1:40 Overview of topics regarding attending a writer’s conference
2:20 Interview begins
2:50 Overview of Florida Writer’s Association and the annual conference
5:20 Who benefits from attending a conference like this?
11:56 What should someone NEW to conferences expect their experience to be like?
13:12 “Conferencing 101” is to help new attendees
15:10 “Networking 101” helps explain what networking really is
16:20 Don’t oversell yourself: you aren’t a used car salesman
20:42 What is different about THIS conference? Info about the Florida Writers Association
24:38 Jennie Jarvis’ contact information (see the notes below)
25:38 My tips for attending conferences, residencies, meet-ups, etc (general)
26:00 #1 Plan Ahead
27:50 #2 Attitude is Key
29:10 #3 Go with a veteran, meet-up with a friend, or make one quickly
29:40 #4 The Content Mind, and the Contacts Mind
30:42 #5 Reflect (during and after the conference)
31:40 Thanks to Jennie Jarvis, upcoming
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