AWSA 2018 Fall Conference Protégé Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

9:00 Prayer Warrior Class — Linda Evans Shepherd and Team

11:00 Protégé Seminar: Invest to Increase — Deborah DeArmond

12:00—FRIDAY LUNCH

Keynote — Kathy Howard

1:05–4:00 Seminar (For Everyone): The New World of Social Media — Edie Melson

4:00 New AWSA Pro Member Meeting — Jayme Hull

4:00 New AWSA Protégé Meeting — Cynthia Cavanaugh

6:00 —FRIDAY DINNER (Reception at 5:45)

Worship — Cheri Keaggy

Keynote — Becky Harling

8:00 Professional & Protégé Introductions with Susan Mead

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

8:00 Worship — Jayme Hull

Devotional — Sioni Rodriguez

9:00 Special AWSA Prayer Time — Linda Evans Shepherd

10:15 Protégé Seminar: Be Irresistibly Relevant — PeggySue Wells

11:30—SATURDAY LUNCH

Industry Update — Vicki Crumpton, Sr. Editor Baker Publishing Group

SATURDAY PM Seminar

1:15 – 2:20 Protégé: Publishing — Cindi McMenamin Writing — Amy Williams

SATURDAY PM Roundtable Workshops

1 and 2 3:00 – 4:30  Protégé Workshops — Patty Mason and Joyce Zook

4:30 Final Charge — Linda Evans Shepherd

Girls Night Out

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

9:00 Prayer and Worship led by Karen Porter and recording artist Karin Simmons —

AWSA invites Bookstores to join us!

11:30 GOLDEN SCROLLS AWARD BRUNCH

Music — Cheri Keaggy

Keynote — Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Awards

AWSA Protégé: Join us in Nashville for the 2018 AWSA Conference!

NEW DATES:  Sept 7 – 9, 2018 

WHERE: The Sheraton Music City in Nashville, TN.

 

Cheri Keaggy Our Musical Guest

AWSA Proteges Join Us in Nashville!

You are invited to come to our AWSA Conference this September.  We have wonderful workshops, speakers, training, prayer times, and our special musical guest will be Cheri Keaggy.

Try to get to town by Friday morning, so you can experience our fantastic AWSA Protégé Seminars planned just for you, under the direction of Jayme Hull.  Feel free though to drop into the festivities whenever you do arrive, then stay for our  Friday night kick-off banquet.  Following that is a full day of training, prayer and fellowship on Saturday.  You can mingle with the AWSA pros, sign up for free coaching sessions, and also enjoy special events just for protege members.  Our grand finale happens Sunday without wonderful Golden Scroll Award Banquet which features book awards and Dr. Erwin Lutzer as keynote and recording artist Cherri Keaggy with our special music ends about 2:00 pm.  If you can, stay for the Christian Book Expo book-signing and evening banquet following. This is followed by Monday and Tuesday’s Christian Product Expo Show which you can also attend if you wish.  See more details below.

Hope you can come!

You can review our schedule of  AWSA-only events HERE.

Register for AWSA Conference Events 

The AWSA Conference Events include:

AWSA Event 1:  Friday- AWSA AM Prayer Time, All Day Protege Seminar, Lunch and Evening Banquet with the AWSAs and Cheri Keaggy.  Be introduced and meet our profession and protege members. 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. Sept 7.  (Lunch and Dinner options.)

AWSA Event 2:  Saturday Conference Day –  Sept 8   (Breakfast and Lunch options.)

AWSA Event 3:  Saturday PM Girls Night Out – Sept 8. (Bring your wallet.)

AWSA Event 4:  Sunday—The AWSA Golden Scroll Banquet – Sept 9 (Included with purchase of full conference.)  

Register Early Bird Rates for Full Conference CLICK HERE.

(Note our rates go up significantly on August 15.)

For EARLY BIRD RATES for SINGLE DAYS or Events – SEE BELOW (Mix and Match)

  • Friday only (all day with lunch and dinner)  CLICK HERE *
  • Friday only (half day.  Includes seminars and 1 meal, either lunch OR dinner)  CLICK HERE *
  • Saturday only (all day; includes breakfast and lunch) CLICK HERE *
  • Saturday  only (half day; includes 1 meal; breakfast or lunch) CLICK HERE *
  • Sunday Golden Scroll only. CLICK HERE *  
  • If you are attending the Golden Scrolls, additional guest tickets can be purchased at a discount; CLICK HERE *

Book-signing Events

  • Enjoy the Book Signing Party – Sunday afternoon.
  • Hang out at the AWSA booth on Monday and Tuesday at Expo.  Meet the booksellers!

To See Complete Schedules of Events, CLICK HERE:

 

Immediately Following Our Conference:

You are invited to stay and participate in the Munce Expo Booksigning and AWSA Booth for Christian Booksellers at Expo.Sept 9 – 11.  See more information below…


Christian Product Expo Events

September 9 – 11, at same hotel in Nashville (Sheraton Music City.)

You are invited to stay over and participate in the Munce Christian Book Expo banquets, book signings, the AWSA book-signing booth, and meeting  book buyers.

Keep Reading to Register for these Events Separately:

 

You are Invited to the Munce CPE Expo (Banquets and more!) Sun. Sept 9 – Tues. Sept. 11  LINK COMING

MUNCE INFORMATION BELOW

LINK COMING for more information and to register.  But note, this is an event  which is entirely separate from AWSA, and if you wish to attend their banquets, you must register with the link we have provided for you here.

NOTE:  Sunday Evening Banquet to feature our AWSA Lifetime Achievement Award and AWSA book award winners! This would be worth coming to,

TRAVEL INFORMATION

See you in Nashville, TN.

Flying?  Land in Nashville, blocks from our hotel!

 

HOTEL INFORMATION for 2018 

We are staying at the beautiful Sheraton Music City.  Discounted Hotel Reservation LINK is coming.

SHIPPING BOOKS 2018

Sending books to the hotel for the Munce Conference…

TBA

2018 AWSA Professional Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

9:00 Prayer Warrior Class — Linda Evans Shepherd and Team

11:00 Professional Seminar: Ministry Marketing — Rachel Peck

12:00—FRIDAY LUNCH

Keynote — Kathy Howard

1:05–4:00 Seminar (For Everyone): The New World of Social Media — Edie Melson

4:00 New AWSA Pro Member Meeting — Jayme Hull

6:00 —FRIDAY DINNER (Reception at 5:45)

Worship — Cheri Keaggy

Keynote — Becky Harling

8:00 Members & Protégé Introductions with Susan Mead

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

8:00 Worship — Jayme Hull

Devotional — Sioni Rodriguez

9:00 Special AWSA Prayer Time — Linda Evans Shepherd

10:15 Professional Seminar: Making Videos — Monica Schmelter

11:30—SATURDAY LUNCH

Industry Update — Vicki Crumpton, Sr. Editor Baker Publishing Group

SATURDAY PM Seminar

1:15 – 2:20 Professional: Promoting Your Work — Suzanne Kuhns

SATURDAY PM Roundtable Workshops 1 and 2

3:00  Professional Workshops (listed below)

4:30 Final Charge — Linda Evans Shepherd Girls Night Out

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER

9:00 Prayer and Worship led by Karen Porter and recording artist Karin Simmons — AWSA invites Bookstores to join us!

11:30 GOLDEN SCROLLS AWARD BRUNCH

Music — Cheri Keaggy

Keynote — Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Awards

AWSA PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

• Cynthia Simmons—Radio and Podcasts

• Linda Goldfarb & Linda Gilden—Secrets to Collaborating

• Lynette Eason—Fiction 1 & 2

• Cynthia Cavanaugh—What Do I Write About?

• Carol Whang Schutter—Hollywood

• Amber Weigand-Buckley—Branding

• Kim de Belcourt—Book Proposals Secrets

• Lori Lenz-Heiselman—Are You Ready for a Publicist?

Join the AWSA Protégé Power Call

Attention Protégé—AWSA has a special phone mini-conference workshop opportunity just for YOU—the AWSA Protégé Power Call!

Jayme Hull

Jayme Hull, our resident AWSA Mentor Extraordinaire, leads this call every Wednesday.

Jayme will host a special guest, an AWSA member expert, who will share the helps you need.

Then Jayme will open the call for your questions!

And when you hear the questions of your peers, coupled with the advice our experts, you’ll learn things you didn’t even know you needed to know!  It will be an amazing process.

Watch Jayme and Linda talk about Power Call!

Not only is this a great opportunity for you, it’s remarkable that these coaching calls will only cost you about $10 a week.  Compare that with the price of coaching which can be up to $200 an hour, or more.

PLUS, for the first twenty people who sign up, your cost will be slashed in half for your first year!

Remember, you must be an AWSA Protégé member to sign up.  Not a member yet? Click HERE first.

Already a member of AWSA Protégé, click HERE to sign up for the Power Call.

See you with Jayme Hull on March 1st!  And yes, I will be there!

Love,

Linda Evans Shepherd

Author and Speaker and AWSA Founder

Right to the Heart CEO

Welcome New AWSA Member

Hello New AWSA Member,

We are so excited that you have joined the Advanced Writers an Speakers Association.  Welcome!  We are 500 Christian women communicators strong and we love to encourage, train and guide our members so that they can reach their audiences with both God’s anointing and excellence.

On this page, you will find several things you need to know about.

Our Daily Loop.  Watch for an email from the AWSA office who will help you get onto our daily loop, an email loop where you can connect and ask our experts questions.

Our AWSA Online Newsletter.  To make sure you receive our colorful online newsletter, packed with the latest news, please sign up for it by clicking HERE.

Our Prayer Team.  If you are interested in joining our prayer team, this same email from the AWSA office will help you get started.

AWSA Mastermind Groups.  Would you like to be part of a small group of AWSA members who meet twice a month, via the internet, to pray for, encourage and train each other?  You may read more about these groups at:  AWSAMastermind.com

The AWSA Inner Circle.  This is our highest and most professional training AWSA has to offer, with no travel involved.  You can sign up for these wonderful online classes at:  AWSAInnerCircle.com

AWSA Fall Conference.  This year we are heading to the Nashville area in September to host our fall conference and Golden Scroll Awards.  After our event you are invited to the Christian Book Expo, where you can sign up for a booksigning to Christian Bookstores.  Check in on updates about our conference at AWSAfun.com

The AWSA Golden Scroll Awards – Enter your latest book into the Golden Scroll Award.  You may be in the running to win AWSA Golden Scroll Book of the Year!  See  ScrollAwards.com

AWSA’s Arise Daily – Daily Devotionals.  You may want to write for our Arise Daily Devotionals.  You can see the website at: AriseDaily.com.  You can read our writer’s guidelines HERE.

Read our fantastic, multiple award-winning magazine, Leading Hearts. Sign up to get your free copy at  LeadingHearts.com .Or text LEADINGHEARTS to 64600 for free mobile delivery.  

AWSA Certified Coaching Training.  You can read more about this at:  AWSACoach.com.  Classes are offered only a couple of times a year. Please let the AWSA office know if you are interested in being an AWSA Certified Coach.

Work with an AWSA Certified Coach.  Coming Soon! Watch for an announcement about this option in a future online AWSA newsletter.

 

 

 

Be an AWSA Protégé Member!

The members of the Advanced Writers and Speaker Association recently made a commitment to not only to grow our future book, TV and speaking projects, but to help grow other Christian women whom God is calling to become communicators for Him.

That’s why we launched AWSA Protégé.

Who is AWSA?

Linda Evans Shepherd

AWSA is the 500 Christian women of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association who have written books, spoken at conferences, hosted TV programs, published magazines, blogged with huge followings and succeeded at various styles of communications from screenplays, books, to social media.

The organization was founded in 2000 by best-selling author Linda Evans Shepherd and is under the umbrella of Straight from the Heart D.B.A. Right to the Heart Ministries, a 501 (c) 3.

What Does AWSA Protégé Membership Include?

  • You will get a link to watch a wonderful video class called Story Telling for Writers and Speakers by AWSA Steering Committee President Karen Porter.
  • A couple of times a month, you will be invited into our live training webinar with group coaching – for AWSA Club Protégé Members only
  • You will be invited to attend our live events at our conferences and retreats as our very own AWSA Protégés.  You will get to go with us to Book Expos and meet editors, publishers, and bookstore owners.
  • We love our proteges and give special protégé trainings at each of our events.
  • We will have AWSA Coaches available to work with you — and to help you with your questions.  Plus we will tell you how to land your very own AWSA Expert Coach.
  • You will be eligible to join our Protégé Power Call – a monthly live, online training with experts teachers who will explain how to write book proposals, meet editors and explain secrets you need to know. This is a group that will meet, by phone call, monthly to hear trainings and to ask our AWSA experts questions. The additional cost amounts to about $5.00 a week/$20.00 a month; a $200.00 a month value.
  • You will be the first to hear about the online classes we are creating for our all new Reach Your World Academy. (coming soon)
  • You will receive our colorful, email mailings that will tell you all the latest news so you don’t miss out on anything.

Please note that many of the programs mentioned above are add-on programs, and are not included in the cost of your basic membership package.  But also note that before you are allowed to access these special programs, you must qualify and belong to our AWSA Protege Membership.

Do You Qualify?

  1. Are you a Christian woman who is a raw beginner to an intermediate level author, speaker or communicator?  If you are more advanced, with a published book and many speaking engagements under your belt, click HERE.
  2. Do you believe in John 3:16?   “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
  3. Do you feel God is calling you to communicate for the Kingdom?

Then this is the place for you.

Here’s How to Get Started

Hit the payment button to fill out your application and pay your $40 application processing fee which also counts for your first year of membership. We will review your application and get back to you with either a membership to AWSA Protege or a refund.

Hope to see you on the inside soon!

To apply and to pay, CLICK HERE.

AWSA Coach Certification Payment Page

SELECT PAYMENT OPTIONS

Now that you’ve filled out the AWSA Coach Certification Application, please choose one of our payment options with one of three ways you can pay.

Pay in full, for a savings:  CLICK HERE.

Pay half now, and half in six months:  CLICK HERE.

Pay monthly for one year:  CLICK HERE.

Linda Evans Shepherd, AWSA Founder and Right to the Heart Ministries CEO

Cynthia Cavanaugh, Membership and AWSA Coaching Chair

Karen Porter, AWSA President

 

Refund Policy:  You will be refunded if your application is put on hold for the time being.

Otherwise, refunds available until curriculum has been started/accessed.

AWSA Protégé Club Payment Options

AWSA is looking for Christian women communicators to mentor!

Are you a woman who is a beginner or intermediate author, speaker or communicator?  GREAT!

Do you believe in John 3:16″   “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  WONDERFUL!

Would you love to have someone show you the how to’s you need to know to fulfill God’s call to write or speak for him?  YOU ARE THE ONE WE ARE LOOKING FOR!

If all of the above is true for you, then you’re ready to sign up.  You get a year’s worth of live webinars (that can be replayed later)  as well as one session of strategic coaching with one of our advanced AWSA members.

We’ve created a couple of easy ways to pay:

AWSA @ Fall Retreat at CPE in Murfreesboro

Option A:  To save 5 percent of total with yearly payment, CLICK HERE

Option B: To make three easy payments per year, CLICK HERE

Option C:  To pay a very easy monthly payments, CLICK HERE

Refunds are available, minus $45 a month that you were a member; and minus $200 if you participated in a session with your AWSA coach.

Could the AWSA Protégé Club Change Your Life?

Winners of the AWSA Golden Scroll Awards

Don’t be Left Out

Want to be mentored, coached and trained to write and publish a book or blog and/or speak to audiences – by members of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association?

Now you can sign up for a year’s worth of our wonderful live online training with group coaching as well as a private strategy coaching session just for you.

 

What Will You Get?

Once a month, you will be invited into our live training webinar with group coaching – for AWSA Protege Club Members only.

AWSA member experts will talk about topics which will include:

  • Everything you want to know about how to write and publish a book.
  • How to Get More Speaking Engagements.
  • What’s Up with Blogging.
  • When a publisher asks about your platform, what should you say?  How do you build a platform?
  • Writing your next book in thirty days.
  • How do you find a publisher anyway?
  • What’s the deal with self publishing?
  • Do you need an agent and how do you get one?
  • The best techniques to schedule your time and productivity.
  • AND YOU WILL GET A COACHING SESSION FROM AN AWSA COACH to help you along your way.  INVALUABLE!
  • BIG BONUS – AWSA Proteges can attend private AWSA Member-Only Events!

Linda Evans Shepherd with Ginny Owens at AWSA Conference

PLUS – our online events will have LIVE discussions – and you can ask our experts questions. The answers to those questions will make all the difference to growing your ministry and reaching your audiences.

How it Works…

Our webinars will come LIVE to you monthly, and it you can’t make a live session, you will be able to watch the recording.

Plus, you will be part of the elite circle of  Christian women communicators mentored by AWSA – getting the helps you need, getting your difficult questions answered, and moving forward with all that God has called you to do.

Plus, you will be the first in the know, the first to have the ability to sign up for VERY SPECIAL and EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS!

You will develop deeper professional relationships, and that could be crucial to you moving ahead with the mission God gave you.  Who knows the connections God is going to bring together through the AWSA Protege Club.

 

Do You Qualify?

  1.  Are you a woman who is a raw beginner or intermediate author, speaker or communicator?
  2. Do you believe in John 3:16?   “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
  3. Would you love to have someone show you the how to’s you need to know to fulfill God’s call to write or speak for him?

If all of the above is true for you, then you’re WHO we are looking for and you are ready to sign up.  You get a year’s worth of live webinars (that can be replayed later)  as well as a session of strategic coaching with one of our advanced AWSA member coaches.

Here’s How to Get Started

We’ve created a couple of easy ways to pay:

(click to see cost)

AWSA @ Fall Retreat at CPE in Murfreesboro

Option A:  To save 5 percent of total with yearly payment, CLICK HERE

Option B: To make three easy payments per year, CLICK HERE

Option C:  To pay a very easy monthly payments, CLICK HERE

Refunds are available, minus $45 a month that you were a member; and minus $200 if you participated in a session with your AWSA coach.

The Amazing Secrets of AWSA Inner Circle

Don’t be left out of the AWSA Inner Circle

Sisters, you are the life-changers, the good news bringers – and you need tools to help you through the mire we call the publishing and speaker world.  That’s why we are here to help.

Now you can sign up for a year’s worth of our wonderful new online seminar training and group coaching.

This special offer comes with thirty minutes of a one on one coaching session with either Linda Evans Shepherd or Karen Porter – available only to the first 10 people who sign up.

Once a month, you will be invited onto our live training webinar with group coaching – for inner circle members only.

Topics will include —

  • Getting those BIG speaking engagements you’ve always dreamed of.
  • Duplicating the success of AWSA members who have over a million hits on their blogs.
  • Building a platform that will not only make publishers take notice, but will help you sell your books and events.
  • Writing your next book in thirty days.
  • Finding untapped new markets and strategies for authors.
  • Insider tips from big name editors, they don’t talk about (except to us!)
  • Discover which social media really works.  Our best tips to help you reach a wider audience.
  • The best techniques to schedule your time and productivity
  • How to handle difficult counseling situations that come up in your ministry.
  • AND MORE

PLUS – there will be LIVE discussions – and you can ask our experts questions – and those answers will make all the difference in reaching your audiences.

Our webinars will come LIVE to you monthly, and it you can’t make a live session, you will be able to watch the recording.

Plus, you will be part of the elite inner circle of AWSA – getting the helps you need, getting your difficult questions answers, and moving forward with all that God has called you to do.  Members will also get conference and retreat REPLAYS of speakers and workshops at a deep discount.

Plus, you will be the first in the know, the first to have the ability to sign up for VERY SPECIAL and EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS!

You will develop deeper professional relationships, and as you know, that is so important in what we do.  Who knows the connections God is going to bring together.

And remember – the first 10 people who sign up – get the free live one on one coaching with Linda or Karen.

So, what would this program be worth to you?  Other groups charge $10,000 a year for such a service.  But because we love you – and want to help you, we won’t even charge you $5000 a year for this.

But don’t you think this program would be worth $2000 a year?.  Well, we are slashing that price by 75 percent.  We are offering this program to you for only $500.00 a year – with easy monthly payments.

But if you register by October 1st, we will knock off another hundred bucks.

So sign up, and lock yourself into the discount and free coaching.

CLICK HERE to get started.