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Break It Down: Mini-Lessons

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Student Life Coverage: More Than a Dance

Do you find that you’re ONLY covering dances, homecoming and the school play in your student life section?  Ask yourself these questions and take a look a the attached examples to expand your coverage horizons. What do you HAVE to cover? Is there a story in the stuff? How do you spend your time? What … Continue reading

Theme: It’s About the WHY

Click the image below for a PDF of “Theme: It’s About the Why.”

UPDATED: 50 Ways To Tell A Story

Mods. Sidebars. Alternative Story Forms. Whatever you call them, they are a great way to expand your publication’s coverage, play with design and explore unique forms of storytelling. If you’re stuck in a picture and quote rut, this session will give you some new ideas. For more examples, check out these previous versions: August 2014 April 2014 … Continue reading

Trends: Looking for Inspiration from the Pros & Our Peers

Looking for Inspiration

Pablo Picasso said, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” So get ready to work! This presentation identifies places that yearbookers can look when trying to find their verbal concept.

Your Staff & School Brand

Understanding who you are as a school and as a yearbook staff is an important first step when making plans for a new year. This presentation asks staffs to answer some questions about themselves and their school, looks at two companies who have done an excellent job of branding themseleves and examines the importance of asking why … Continue reading

Uniquely Yours: Finding a Theme that Fits

Some say there are no new themes – they’ve all been done before.  This is simply not true.  In this session, you will learn how to find a theme that not only fits your school, but also allows you to cover the year in a way that is uniquely your own.  If you find yourself … Continue reading

Power of a Team

Have a hard time motivating your staff? Making class fun? Turning your publications lab into a place that people want to be? In this session, you will learn how to create a community and sense of unity that helps the work get done. Click the image below to access the presentation!  

10 Mistakes Yearbooks Make & How to Avoid Them

Despite all the blood, sweat and tears, all yearbook veterans know it’s inevitable: You made some mistakes and most of them were avoidable. This session will take you through yearbook’s top 10 mistakes and how to avoid them. Click the image below to access a link to the presentation!  

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