October, 2012 Monthly Meeting: Talking Up What You’ve Written Down with Robb Lightfoot

College speech instructor Robb Lightfoot shares his expertise on the entire process of promotion.

Tailored for writers, Lightfoot’s presentation will cover the traditional speaking situation with 30 or more people in the room, and he’ll also offer advice on how to handle smaller groups and even one-on-one encounters such as pitch sessions.  He will encourage the view of promotion as inviting people into a conversation about the writer’s work and will cover how to stay on top of technology and the effective use of websites and blogs to gain an audience.

His talk will incorporate some of the techniques he uses with his public speaking students such as practicing and overcoming fear.  Humor writing is Lightfoot’s newest project, and he will share the process of how he’s trying to build his readership with the Or So It Seems column he’s writing in anewscafe.com.

Lightfoot has a solid background in speech, journalism and multimedia.  He teaches college courses in speech, debate and oral interpretation.

*Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 am-12:30 pm in at All Saints Episcopal Church in the Memorial Hall.  Doors open at 10:00am and the meeting begins promptly at 10:30am.  All Saints Episcopal Church is located at 2150 Benton Drive, Redding, CA.  For more details about monthly featured programs and other Writers Forum events, please visit our Calendar Page.

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