I’m not a comedian either, but – while I can sing and dance – that doesn’t make me a better presenter, or put me in greater demand, than many of my school visit colleagues. Sure, it’s great if you have an extra talent/skill you can apply to your school presentations. Do you juggle? Ride a unicycle? Know a few magic tricks? Those would all be cool to add into your presentation, but make sure they’re tied to your primary message as a visiting author. [Read more…]
Here, you’ll find lots of advice on doing author school visits. We’ll discuss organizing the visits, holding book sales, creating presentations, tech issues, promotion, what to charge… even dealing with crowd control and stage fright!
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