Have you ever thought about the countless hours speakers spend preparing the content of their presentations. That is the finale of a year or years of preparation. Every year, the Professional Development Seminar Committee worked for 12 months prior to the Conference to develop an informative program and group of speakers.
Initially, I wondered how a wider audience could benefit from this amazing resource beyond the immediate three-hour program at the Conference. It became obvious that if the presentations were posted online (with the permission of the speakers), they could serve as a recurring resource for years to come.
For the past five years I have posted presentations from the Professional Development Seminar. These presentations, given during the annual SNAG Conferences, provide valuable information useful for the entire arts and craft community.
That was the early premise and hope. But would it really work?
I am happy to report that after five years of postings, the online presentations recently achieved over 200,000 views! That is a testament in itself.
This spring the original presentations along with audio moved to YouTube as videos.
It was a lot of work and I desperately needed help to get this job done.
Casey Sharpe stepped up and volunteered. She was instrumental in converting the original PowerPoints and audio recordings into video which were uploaded to YouTube. This tremendous resource would not have been available if it weren't for Casey's volunteer hours to make this happen.
I'd like to express my deep appreciation for Casey's efforts. "Thank you, Casey."
After working with Casey Sharpe for the past three months, I thought that it was time to learn more about her work with a few questions. Tomorrow is a special feature interview with Casey and comments about her work. The titles for her work are very interesting. See what you think? Stay tuned until tomorrow.
P.S. The Professional Development Seminar is looking for a person who is interested in editing the audio recordings of one more seminar; "Collectors, Collections and YOU" from the Minneapolis SNAG Conference. 2014. Would you be interested in helping?
Learn the fundamentals of audio editing, and work with me closely for a month or two to bring seven lectures to the arts and crafts community from the recent Professional Development Seminar. Leard how to edit audio (if you don't know how.) Listen to the valuable information from our speakers. Become informed. Be an advocate for the arts and crafts community.