AWSA 2018 Fall Conference Protege Schedule

PLEASE NOTE:  SOME SPEAKERS NOT CONFIRMED, subject to change.

FRIDAY MORNING

9 to 10:45            Prayer Warrior Class –  Linda Evans Shepherd AND TEAM

10:45 – 11:            Break

11:00 to noon    SEMINAR SPEAKER TBA

 

FRIDAY LUNCH

noon: Emcee:    Michelle Cox

12:05 Prayer:    Julie Slattery

12:20 Speaker: Kathy Howard

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

1:00 Emcee:      Michelle Cox

1:05 – 4:00 Seminar 1 and 2:  THE NEW WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA, How Change is a Good Thing!

4:00                        New Member Pro Welcome Meeting:  Jayme Hull

4:00                         New Member Protege Meeting: Cynthia Cavanaugh

 

FRIDAY EVENING

5:45                      Reception

Emcee:                Susan Mead

 6:15                      Banquet Starts

6:30  Welcome  Linda and Rhonda

6:35 Prayer:       Kim DeBlecourt

6:50 Worship:   Cheri Keaggy

7:15 Keynote:     Becky Harling

8:00 INTROS

 

SATURDAY MORNING

Emcee:                 Michelle Medlock Adams

8:00 Prayer:      Dr. Evelyn Taylor

8:05 Worship    Jayme Hull

8:3o Devo:         Sonja Gonzales

8:50 Break: 

9:00 Prayer:      Linda Evans Shepherd

*Praying for Our Children and Families:
*Praying for Our Ministries:
*Praying for the People We Touch:
*Praying for Our Safety:
*Praying for Our Publishers, Meeting Planners and Women’s Ministries Directors

10:00 The Julie Coleman Arise Daily Report

10:15 – 11:15 AM Seminar

Monica Schmelter – Make Superb Videos

11:15 – 11:30 BREAK

 

SATURDAY LUNCH

11:30 Emcee:     Patty Mason

11:35 Prayer:     Karynthia Phillips

11:55 Speaker:   Vicki Crumpton (Sr. Editor Baker Publishing Group – Industry Update)

12:40                     Announcements

12:45                     BREAK

 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Emcee:                  Cynthia Cavanaugh

1:00 – 1:10            Emcee

1:10 – Prayer:      Rhonda Robinson

 

PROTEGE PM SEMINARS

1:15  – 2:00 Protege Seminar 1: PeggySue Wells

2:00 – 2:45 Seminar 2: Cindi McMenamin

2:45 – 3:00 Break

 

Roundtable Workshops

3:00 – 4:30        Roundtable Workshops 1 and 2

2:00 – 5:00 Roundtable Workshops 1 and 2

Workshop Session 1: #1 Amy Williams, #2 Joyce Zook

Workshop Session 2: #1 Patty Mason, #2 Elaine Miller

4:30 Final Charge:     Linda Evans Shepherd

 

GIRL’S NIGHT OUT

BOARD MEETING

SUNDAY  Prayer and Worship 9:00 – 10:00 Led by Karen Porter.  AWSAs are inviting the bookstores to attend.

SUNDAY – GOLDEN SCROLLS BRUNCH 

STARTS  11:30

Emcee: Carol Kent

Welcome: Linda Evans Shepherd and Rhonda Rhea

Prayer: Linda Evans Shepherd

Music: Cheri Keaggy

Awards Presenters:   Monica Schmelter and Linda Evans Shepherd

Keynote:  TBA (Lifetime Achievement Award)

Closing Prayer: Erica Wiggenhorn

 

AWSA Proteges Invited to AWSA Conference 2018; Nashville!

NEW DATES:  Sept 7 – 9, 2018 

WHERE: The Sheraton Music City  in Nashville, TN.

 

Cheri Keaggy Our Musical Guest

AWSA Proteges are invited to Nashville!

You are invited to come to our AWSA Conference this September.  We have wonderful workshops, speakers, trainings, 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 Protege 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 with out wonderful Golden Scroll Award Banquet which 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 July 1st, and again 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 Conference Schedule

PLEASE NOTE:  SOME SPEAKERS NOT CONFIRMED, subject to change.

FRIDAY MORNING

9 to 10:45            Prayer Warrior Class –  Linda Evans Shepherd AND TEAM

10:45 – 11:            Break

11:00 to noon    SEMINAR SPEAKER TBA

 

FRIDAY LUNCH

noon: Emcee:    Michelle Cox

12:05 Prayer:    Julie Slattery

12:20 Speaker: Kathy Howard

 

FRIDAY AFTERNOON

1:00 Emcee:      Michelle Cox

1:05 – 4:00 Seminar 1 and 2:  THE NEW WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA, How Change is a Good Thing!

4:00                        New Member Pro Welcome Meeting:  Jayme Hull

4:00                        New Member Protege Meeting: Cynthia Cavanaugh

 

FRIDAY EVENING

5:45                      Reception

Emcee:                Susan Mead

 6:15                      Banquet Starts

6:30  Welcome  Linda and Rhonda

6:35 Prayer:       Kim DeBlecourt

6:50 Worship:   Cheri Keaggy

7:15 Keynote:     Becky Harling

8:00 INTROS with Susan Mead

 

SATURDAY MORNING

Emcee:                 Michelle Medlock Adams

8:00 Prayer:      Dr. Evelyn Taylor

8:05 Worship    Jayme Hull

8:3o Devo:         Sonja Gonzales

8:50 Break: 

9:00 Prayer:      Linda Evans Shepherd

*Praying for Our Children and Families:
*Praying for Our Ministries:
*Praying for the People We Touch:
*Praying for Our Safety:
*Praying for Our Publishers, Meeting Planners and Women’s Ministries Directors

10:00 The Julie Coleman Arise Daily Report

10:15 – 11:15 Seminar

Monica Schmelter – Make Superb Videos

11:15 – 11:30 BREAK

 

SATURDAY LUNCH

11:30 Emcee:     Patty Mason

11:35 Prayer:     Karynthia Phillips

11:55 Speaker:   Vicki Crumpton (Sr. Editor Baker Publishing Group – Industry Update)

12:40                     Announcements

12:45                     BREAK

 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Emcee:                  Cynthia Cavanaugh

1:00 – 1:10            Emcee

1:10 – Prayer:      Rhonda Robinson

 

Professional Friday PM Seminar

1:15 – 2:00 Professional Seminar 1: Suzanne Kuhn

2:00 – 2:45 Professional Seminar 2: Rachel Peck

 

SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Emcee:                  Cynthia Cavanaugh

1:00 – 1:10            Emcee

1:10 – Prayer:      Rhonda Robinson

1: 15 – 2:15            Professional Seminar:  Suzanne Kuhn

2:15 – 4:15            Professional Seminar Rachel Peck

2:00 – 4:00        Roundtable Workshops 1 and 2 Professional

Final Charge:     Linda Evans Shepherd

 

GIRL’S NIGHT OUT

BOARD MEETING

SUNDAY  Prayer and Worship 9:00 – 10:00 Led by Karen Porter – AWSA invite Bookstores to join us!

 

SUNDAY – GOLDEN SCROLLS BRUNCH 

STARTS  11:30

Emcee: Carol Kent

Welcome: Linda Evans Shepherd and Rhonda Rhea

Prayer: Linda Evans Shepherd

Music: Cheri Keaggy

Awards Presenters:   Linda Evans Shepherd and Monica Schmelter

Keynote:  TBA (Lifetime Achievement Award)

Closing Prayer: Erica Wiggenhorn

 

 

AWSA Professional Workshops

*Cynthia Simmons – Radio and Podcasts

*Julie Gorman – Topic TBA

*Michelle Medlock Adams – Topic TBA

*Fiction – Lynette Eason

*Cynthia Cavanaugh – What do I Write About?: Connecting Your Core Values, Purpose and Vision to Your Writing

*Hollywood – Carol Whang Schutter

Some things for 2018

COMPLETE SCHEDULE COMING Soon

 

THis is currently the 2017 Schedule.

EVENT 1:  AWSA Girls Night Out (For Everyone)  Hotel Restaurant.

Friday, September 7th PM:  (Pre-Retreat Fun. Everyone Invited!)

AWSA Early Bird Seminars – Come early for our time of joint prayer with Linda Evans Shepherd.  Then meet with us on special bonus classes from 10 am to 5:30 pm.  AWSA Members only.  

AWSA Protege Seminars –Come early for our time of join prayer with Linda Evans Shepherd.  Then meet with us on special bonus classes from 10 am to 5:30 pm.  AWSA Protege Members only.  

AWSA Girls Night Out – We will meet at the hotel for dinner at 7:00 or as you arrive to the retreat.  AWSA Members and Proteges invited.  (optional event – but if you attend, please bring your wallet!)

EVENT 2:  The AWSA Fall Retreat!

Saturday, September 8th thru Sunday 9th:

2018 AWSA RETREAT! – Starts at 9:00 am on Saturday, ends at 2:30 pm on Sunday with Golden Scroll Banquet.  Fantastic hands-on trainings and Mastermind Groups sessions, media interviews and more. Prayer, fellowship with AWSAs, practical hands on helps with social media, publishing news, speaking ministry insights and more!  Retreat ends with the Golden Scroll Banquet the 9th.

EVENT 3:  Sunday, Golden Scroll Banquet

Sunday September 9, noon till 2:30 pm.  Book Contest winners announced.  Cost of banquet included in retreat registration.  Your special Guests may also sign up to come as all are  invited. Check www.ScrollAwards.com for updates and guest registration..  

EVENT 4:  Sunday, September Afternoon – Author Book-Signing Party


This is at 4:00 pm on Sunday.  There are only a few spots to grab to sign books for the bookstores.  Members only.  Check www.AWSAfun.com for details on how to sign up.

EVENT 5:  AWSA Booth at the CPE Munce EXPO, Signing

Stay over for the Munce Christian Book Expo and join the  fun!  Hang with the AWSAs, meet the booksellers!  Sign your books. To reserve you spot in our AWSA booth, members can sign up with AWSA Fall Retreat registration.  

EVENT 6:  MUNCE (Christian Product Expo) Banquets and CPE Registration

Sunday pm, September 9 THRU Tuesday Lunch, September 11  

Check back to find out how to register, with the Munce Group, for these events.

See LAST YEAR’S schedule, Click HERE.

NOTE:  Cut of registration date is September 11th.

AWSA Fall Retreat Registration Links Below:

Before August 1, Click HERE. 

After August 1, Click HERE  (HURRY – THIS HIGHER PRICE GOES LIVE THIS COMING SUNDAY!)

Join the AWSA Protege Power Call

Great news!  AWSA is opening a group coaching call for AWSA Proteges called AWSA Protege Power Call!

Jayme Hull

Jayme Hull, our resident AWSA Mentor Extraordinaire, will lead this call every Wednesday, starting March 1st.

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 Protege member to sign up.  Not a member yet? Click HERE first.

Already a member of AWSA Protege, 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, award winning magazine, Leading Hearts.  Sign up to get your free copy at  LeadingHearts.com   

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 Protege Member!

 

The members of the Advanced Writers and Speaker Association recently made a commitment to not only look forward into the future with our own book, TV and speaking projects, but to look back to those Christian women whom God is calling to become communicators for him.

That’s why we are launching the all  new AWSA Protege Membership program.

Who is AWSA?

 

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 Right to the Heart Ministries, a 501 (c) 3.

What Does AWSA Protege 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 Protege Members only
  • You will be invited to attend our live events at our conferences and retreats as our very own AWSA Proteges.  You will get to go with us to Book Expos and meet editors, publishers and bookstore owners.
  • We love our proteges and give  special protege 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 Protege Call – a monthly group coaching call for AWSA Protege members only.  This is a group that will meet, by phone call, monthly to hear trainings and to ask our AWSA experts questions.
  • You will be eligible to join our Protege Insiders Club – another monthly live, online training with experts teachers who will explain how to write book proposals, meet editors and explain secrets you need to know.
  • You will be the first to hear about the online classes we are creating for our all new Reach Your World Academy.
  • 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 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 at Munce 2017 Schedule

Friday

9:00 Prayer Time with Linda Evans Shepherd

11Saturday

Morning Session

 

8:00-8:05       Emcee: Pat Layton

8:05-8:15        Welcome: Linda, Karen, Rhonda

8:15-8:20        Prayer: Dianne Butts

8:20-8:40       Devotional Speaker: Athena Dean

8:40-9:10        Speaker: Linda Shepherd

9:10-9:30        BREAK

9:30-10:45      Monica Schmelter – Rock Your Media Interview

10:45-11:30    Workshops

*How to Do a Successful Book Launch – Julie Gillies

*Better PowerPoint– Amy Williams

*Proteges

11:30-12:30    Lunch – hotel

 

Early Afternoon Session

 

1:00-1:10       Emcee: Cheri Cowell

1:10-1:15        Prayer: Michelle Cox

1:15-2:15        Erica Wiggenhorn – Market Your Book

2:15-2:45       Karen Porter – Stage Presence

2:45-3:40      Deb Coty – Ministry-changing Newsletters

 

3:40-4:00         Break

 

Later Afternoon Session

 

4:00-4:10      Emcee: Sue Badeau

4:10-4:15       Prayer: Kaley Rhea

4:15-5:10       Seminar,  choose one of two tracks:

Karen Whiting – Platform

Linda Gilden – Magazine Writing

5:15- 6:15      Mastermind Groups – facilitated by Karen Porter

6:15-7:30      Dinner – on our own

 

Evening Session

 

7:30-7:35        Emcee: Cynthia Cavanaugh

7:35-7:40        Prayer: Karynthia Phillips

7:40-8:00       Devotional Speaker

8:00-8:50       Prayer Session

8:50-9:00       Ending with Linda Shepherd – Insights from the day, announcements, etc.

 

Sunday

 

WORSHIP SERVICE OPEN TO BOOKSTORE OWNERS

9:00-9:15        Emcee: Martha Bolton

9:15-9:20        Prayer: Jayme Hull

9:20-9:50        Worship Music: Staci Frenes

9:50-10:30      Speaker:  Gari Meacham

10:30-10:40    Prayer: Linda

 

10:40-11:00    Break

 

 

11:00-11:10     Emcee: Suzanne Kuhn

11:10-11:15     Prayer: Sandra Lovelace

11:15-11:25     Worship: Staci Frenes

11:25-11:45     Final Charge: Rhonda Rhea

11:45-12:00    Final thoughts from Linda and Karen

12:00               Join us for our buffet!

 

4: 00 MUNCE personality party.  Sign up to participate at:  www.AWSAfun.com

 

AWSA at Munce 2017 EXPO (CPE)

MUNCE EXPO (CPE) Event (Separate from AWSA Retreat)

(Sunday Afternoon the 17th till Tuesday Afternoon the 19th)

Munce Registration details at end of this description)

Who is Munce?

Munce is like CBA – but different.  It is a bookstore association – with buying power.  They meet with publishers to shop new products, enjoy banquets with celebrity keynoters and musicians and attend book signings with us AWSA authors.

Their CPE Fall Show attracts hundreds of bookstore owners to the exhibit and training sessions! If you decide to stay for the CPE show you can sign up to attend banquet events with:

  • Charles Stanley
  • TBA

NOTE –  Non AWSA members can also attend, but like AWSAs, will have to register separately for this event (below).

  • Sunday Afternoon:  Author Booksigning for Bookstores!  (Limited to 15, AWSA members only. Register below.)
  • Sunday Night:  Banquet with Munce:  AWSAs who won our books of the year contest to be featured.  AWSA Lifetime Achievement Award to be given!
  • Monday Lunch:  Included in Full or Partial Expo Registration
  • Monday Banquet:  Included in Full or Partial Expo Registration
  • Tuesday Lunch:  Included in Full or Partial Expo Registration

HOW TO REGISTER FOR MUNCE CPE EXPO EVENTS AND BANQUETS

Download Registration PDF, click HERE.

(CPE will be held at the SAME Embassy Suites and Convention Center as the AWSA Retreat, 1200 Conference Center Blvd, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129)