Scott Brick and Johnny Heller’s
5th Annual Audiobook Biz Workshop
Sunday, March 13th 2022
12:00pm – 7pm EST REGISTER AT:
Welcome to the 5th Annual (Virtual) Audiobook Biz Workshop! Despite high hopes of returning to New York for this year’s event, the pandemic reared its ugly head again and we’re back to gathering virtually. The good news is that like last year, literally ANYONE can attend, no matter where you live! And this year we’re offering a new twist – interactive participation! Chosen through a lottery, selected attendees will be able to participate in key panels as well as submit questions directly to the Publisher’s Roundtable. So don’t miss out as we explore new ways to build your business for 2022.
Scott Brick and Johnny Heller — two of the most sought-after audiobook narration coaches in the nation, with over 1800 titles between them — are back again to offer attendees around the world the chance to experience the wildly successful business seminar! Focusing on business topics targeted specifically to audiobook narrators, this year’s event features new panel guests (with a few familiar faces returning), along with new programming subjects designed to expand your business model in lockdown.
Based on the principle that the business side of our careers should be executed as artfully as the creative, this workshop is designed to take what you’ve already learned a step further by creating an action plan and putting it to work for you. Teaming up with the best industry professionals, this seminar will give you the tools to take your business and narration acumen to the next level, as well as access to industry leaders available nowhere else.
Check out our complete agenda below, then join us on Sunday, March 13th. You’ll be glad you did.
>> PANEL ONE:
YOU LIKE ME, YOU REALLY LIKE ME! MASTERING SELF-PROMOTION THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND ONLINE INDUSTRY PROFILES (INTERACTIVE)
Scott Brick, Don Baarns, Suzanne Elise Freeman, Sean Pratt & Johnny Heller
Looking to boost your online presence and gain followers? What about creating an engaging LinkedIn post? Or updating that casting profile that just isn’t working? Join Scott & Johnny along with pros Suzanne Elise Freeman, Sean Pratt (pending) and Don Baarns, one of the world’s leading experts in voice recording & production, as we discuss the growing trends in social media. INTERACTIVE: selected lottery winners will receive coaching on their target profile.
>> PANEL TWO:
TIME TO HIT THE PAVEMENT – EXPLORING NEW INDUSTRY ARENAS
J. Michael Collins and more to be announced
How do you find new clients during a pandemic that’s has everyone working from home and on Zoom? Where do you find publishers who are willing to work with you? How do you research alternative industry arenas? Join internationally renowned VO producer J. Michael Collins and our panelists as they steer you toward new untapped markets and answer all your questions.
>> PANEL THREE:
DEATH & TAXES: GETTING CAUGHT UP ON NEW LAWS THAT IMPACT NARRATORS
Kinda says it all, right?
>> PANEL FOUR:
OK FINE, I NEED A WEBSITE… NOW WHAT?
Suzanne Elise Freeman, Bill Lord & Gina Smith
No more excuses, if you don’t have an effective website, you’re missing out on booking opportunities. Learn about the different platforms, hosting options, custom email and more.
>> PANEL FIVE:
DEMOS – WHAT WORKS, WHAT DOESN’T AND HOW TO PRODUCE THE MOST EFFECTIVE REEL
Johnny Heller, Hillary Huber & Scott Brick
One of the most repeat questions from our workshop series – and our pros are here to help! Johnny and Scott are joined by narrator and VO guru, Hillary Huber, to offer insights on how to compile a good reel and keep it fresh.
>> PANEL SIX:
THE PHONE ISN’T RINGING… HELP! MAXIMIZING DOWN TIME BY JUMPING INTO INDY PROJECTS (INTERACTIVE)
Richard Rieman, Gina Smith, Joe Hempel, Karen Commins & Sarah Puckett
Get busy and maximize time between publisher gigs by creating your own material. From indy publishing to e-learning projects, illustrated audiobooks, public domain titles and more, there is work in them thar hills. Join Richard Rieman, Founder & CEO at Imagination Videobooks along with Gina Smith and narrators Joe Hempel, Karen Commins and Sarah Puckett as we explore how to tap those elusive resources. INTERACTIVE: selected lottery winners will share their indy project success stories.
>> BONUS PANEL:
PUBLISHERS ROUNDTABLE—5TH TIME, BABY!
Get advice about how to approach and work with publishers directly from the horse’s mouth: the publishers themselves! Got a question? Ask away! We’ll be joined by representatives from some of the biggest houses in audio publishing, including:
Penguin Random House
Oasis Audio (confirmed)
Common Mode (confirmed)
And Back By Popular Demand…
>> THE MICROPANELS:
THE INS & OUTS OF OUTSOURCING – HOW TO FIND A GINA IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS
What’s the difference between Monster, Indeed & Zip Recruiter? What about Fivver? Get the nitty-gritty on how to find help with your growing business.
*All posted panelist participation is subject to professional commitment