How does this program differ from a typical writer’s conference?
At most writer’s conferences you’ll hear 30-minute talks given by several different authors or agents over a 1 to 3 day period of time. But you’ll be one face in a crowd of hundreds clamoring for the attention and advice of a handful of professionals in the industry. If you’re lucky, you may walk away from the refreshment table with a business card or two in hand, but good luck getting them to return your call if you’re not already a big-shot in the industry.
With the B.L.A.S.T. program, Shannon personally screens and selects participants based on how well your vision and goals line up with what she has to offer. This mentorship opportunity would be the equivalent of spending 12 days relentlessly picking the brain of someone who’s successfully walked in the shoes you aspire to walk in.
What do the online videos consist of?
This 12-part video series includes:
- Shannon’s Secrets of Publishing Success
- Step-by-step Instructions on Establishing/Enlarging a Speaking Platform
- Selected Highlights of Assigned Readings
- Speaker Spotlight (Prepared Speeches & Critiques)
- Tips for Successful Media Interviews
In between monthly videos, you’ll connect via Skype with your assigned small group members – other aspiring writers and speakers from all over the world. They’ll sharpen you through honest feedback and constructive critique of your video submissions. You’ll also learn a lot from watching and critiquing others in the same way.