Tag: author visit

  • Tips for Skype Author Visit: Be Prepared

    Tips for Skype Author Visit: Be Prepared More and more, librarians and teachers are using video conferencing software to connect with authors. Before I did my first Skype Author Visit today, with a school in Arlington, VA, I went through several fine-tunings of my setup. These are all small tweaks, but I felt like they…

  • Value of school visits

    Yo-Yos v. Author When I first started doing school visits, I was uncertain, trying to figure out what to do and why. That’s when I had a near encounter with a yo-yo. I went to a rural elementary school a week after a yo-yo company had performed at the school. The yo-yo people had charged…

  • 3 Keys to a Successful School Visit

    I just finished a great school visit. Driving home, I realized there were some keys to making it great. Communication. It’s essential to communicate with the venue effectively right from the first contact through the actual event. I try to respond within 24 hours to requests for