Archive for July, 2012

APG Discussion Group: General Business (August 11, 2:00pm)

Monday, July 30th, 2012

APG is pleased to announce a new APG Discussion Group Meeting (formerly Mentorship Meeting)! All meetings are open to APG Members as well as non-members of APG. Please feel free to share this with anyone you feel would like to join these meetings.

The access instructions for the meeting are below. The meeting room will open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. The meeting room holds a maximum of 25 attendees so access will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Discussion Groups are meant to be a discussion on a particular topic, not lectures or webinars. Please come prepared with your questions. It is through the give and take of these discussions that the best learning experiences will occur.

WHEN: Saturday, 11 August 2012, 11:30 a.m. EDT

TOPIC: APG Discussion Group – General Business

SESSION LEADER: Beverly Rice, CG

1. Please join my meeting, Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time.

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/115676377

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is required. Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (773) 897-3000

Access Code: 115-676-377

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting. Please enter this access pin as it allows the session mentor to work with your audio, if needed.

Meeting ID: 115-676-377

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Tuesday July 31, APG Discussion Group: Writing

Monday, July 30th, 2012

APG is pleased to announce a new APG Discussion Group Meeting (formerly Mentorship Meeting)! All meetings are open to APG Members as well as non-members of APG. Please feel free to share this with anyone you feel would like to join these meetings.

The access instructions for the meeting are below. The meeting room will open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled starting time. The meeting room holds a maximum of 25 attendees so access will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The Discussion Groups are meant to be a discussion on a particular topic, not lectures or webinars. Please come prepared with your questions. It is through the give and take of these discussions that the best learning experiences will occur.

WHEN: Tuesday, 31 July 2012, 9:00 p.m. EDT

TOPIC: APG Discussion Group – Writing

SESSION LEADER: Harold Henderson, CG

1. Please join my meeting, Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/128858424

2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is required. Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (404) 891-0552

Access Code: 128-858-424

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting. Please enter this access pin as it allows the session mentor to work with your audio, if needed.

Meeting ID: 128-858-424

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Free Webinar: Avoiding Misunderstandings: Communication Skills for Professional Genealogists

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

As part of the ongoing APG Professional Development Webinar Series, APG has scheduled another  free webinar on Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 8:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Jean Wilcox Hibben, CG will present part 2 of Avoiding Misunderstandings: Communication Skills for Professional Genealogists. The webinar is open to both APG members and non-members. The webinar will also be recorded, with the recordings uploaded to the APG Members Only area as a benefit to APG members.

Almost everyone has had the experience of saying something that is perfectly clear in one’s own mind but, when received by the listener, is translated into something completely different. Of course, the mis-communication can be something as simple as the listener being hard of hearing, a language barrier, or some external noise that is interfering with the message or the means by which the message is conveyed. However, sometimes it can be a choice of words, tone of voice, or something less obvious like the receiver’s own biases or preconceptions. “I cannot get that information in anything less than three weeks” can be interpreted as “I can have it for you in less than three weeks.” Learn some of the ways to avoid misunderstandings when dealing with clients (and prospective clients), booking organizations, archivists and librarians, and others professional genealogists communicate with in the operation of their businesses.

About the Presenter

A Board Certified Genealogist?, Jean Wilcox Hibben has been involved in family research for over 30 years. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Genealogical Speakers Guild (where she serves as secretary), various societies in the areas where she does research, and the Corona Genealogical Society (where she serves as President). Jean is a Board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists and serves as President of the Southern California Chapter. She is also the blog and webmaster for the Riverside Folk Song Society and maintains her own website with information about her presentations, CDs, projects, etc.: www.circlemending.org.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/858709608

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APG Announces Free Webinar: Here I Am! Marketing Your Professional Services

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

APG is sponsoring a free webinar on Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar is open to both APG members and non-members. The webinar will also be recorded, with the recordings uploaded to the APG Members Only area as a benefit to APG members. This webinar is part of the ongoing APG Professional Development Webinar Series.

Here I Am! Marketing Your Professional Services

Presenter: Diana Crisman Smith

How can anyone else know how wonderful you are if you don’t tell them? There is a market for genealogical services, but it is not unlimited. If you want someone to hire you to do what you love, you must make yourself known and convince them that you are the person to take care of their needs. It may seem a daunting task, but there are some tricks you can use to maximize your reach.

About the Presenter

Diana Crisman Smith is active in numerous genealogical organizations, serving as current or past Board member of ISFHWE (International Society of Family History Writers and Editors); the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG); and the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), as well as local organizations. She serves as a lay volunteer at the Westlake Family History Center, where she has spent more than twenty years assisting patrons with research issues, especially Scandinavia and the Midwest United States. She and husband, Gary, operate Smith Genealogy Services (http://dianagarysmith).

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

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