Walsworth Webinars

Attend one of our yearbook webinars on a timely yearbook topic, or catch the replay. Each one is taught by yearbook experts!

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  • Theme Challenge Part One: Finding Your Words

    Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about your 2021 yearbook theme!

    This webinar is part of our Spring 2020 Classroom Series, and will have your staff members working toward a final presentation of theme, design and concept ideas. This is a common project that advisers across the country incorporate.

    Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

    • Theme Challenge Part One: Finding Your Words

      Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about your 2021 yearbook theme!

      This webinar is part of our Spring 2020 Classroom Series, and will have your staff members working toward a final presentation of theme, design and concept ideas. This is a common project that advisers across the country incorporate.

      Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

  • Yearbook Theme: It’s Not Just for the Cover

    Let's talk theme maintenance!

    By now, many yearbook staffs have had a theme in place for several months. It looks great on the cover and theme pages, but is it holding together throughout the book?

    In this webinar with Mike Taylor, CJE, he looks closely at how you can make sure everything is working for your 2018 yearbook's theme.

    Watch a replay of Yearbook Theme: It's Not Just for the Cover today by visiting our recording page.

    • Yearbook Theme: It’s Not Just for the Cover

      Let's talk theme maintenance!

      By now, many yearbook staffs have had a theme in place for several months. It looks great on the cover and theme pages, but is it holding together throughout the book?

      In this webinar with Mike Taylor, CJE, he looks closely at how you can make sure everything is working for your 2018 yearbook's theme.

      Watch a replay of Yearbook Theme: It's Not Just for the Cover today by visiting our recording page.

  • Why Choosing a Yearbook Theme is More Important Than Choosing a Photo Filter

    Summer workshop season means it's time to start talking about your yearbook theme.

    In this recorded webinar with Walsworth Journalism Specialist Mike Taylor, CJE, he explores the development and storytelling aspects of great theme development, and how you can apply them to your yearbook staff's process.

    Watch a replay of Why Choosing a Yearbook Theme is More Important Than Choosing a Photo Filter today by visiting our recording page.

    • Why Choosing a Yearbook Theme is More Important Than Choosing a Photo Filter

      Summer workshop season means it's time to start talking about your yearbook theme.

      In this recorded webinar with Walsworth Journalism Specialist Mike Taylor, CJE, he explores the development and storytelling aspects of great theme development, and how you can apply them to your yearbook staff's process.

      Watch a replay of Why Choosing a Yearbook Theme is More Important Than Choosing a Photo Filter today by visiting our recording page.

  • The Image

    Every one always wants to know what the latest trends in yearbooks are when they really should focus first on understanding and then mastering the foundational elements that all great, award-winning yearbooks have. If you want to be great, come learn about the subtleties of what the great books do in the areas of The Look, The Story and the Images.

    Jim Jordan and Mike Taylor, CJE, never get to finish this session when they present it at conventions, so they have broken it into three separate parts over three days.

    Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

    • The Image

      Every one always wants to know what the latest trends in yearbooks are when they really should focus first on understanding and then mastering the foundational elements that all great, award-winning yearbooks have. If you want to be great, come learn about the subtleties of what the great books do in the areas of The Look, The Story and the Images.

      Jim Jordan and Mike Taylor, CJE, never get to finish this session when they present it at conventions, so they have broken it into three separate parts over three days.

      Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

  • The Story

    Every one always wants to know what the latest trends in yearbooks are when they really should focus first on understanding and then mastering the foundational elements that all great, award-winning yearbooks have. If you want to be great, come learn about the subtleties of what the great books do in the areas of The Look, The Story and the Images.

    Jim Jordan and Mike Taylor, CJE, never get to finish this session when they present it at conventions, so they have broken it into three separate parts over three days.

    Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

    • The Story

      Every one always wants to know what the latest trends in yearbooks are when they really should focus first on understanding and then mastering the foundational elements that all great, award-winning yearbooks have. If you want to be great, come learn about the subtleties of what the great books do in the areas of The Look, The Story and the Images.

      Jim Jordan and Mike Taylor, CJE, never get to finish this session when they present it at conventions, so they have broken it into three separate parts over three days.

      Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

  • The Look

    Every one always wants to know what the latest trends in yearbooks are when they really should focus first on understanding and then mastering the foundational elements that all great, award-winning yearbooks have. If you want to be great, come learn about the subtleties of what the great books do in the areas of The Look, The Story and the Images.

    Jim Jordan and Mike Taylor, CJE, never get to finish this session when they present it at conventions, so they have broken it into three separate parts over three days.

    Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

    • The Look

      Every one always wants to know what the latest trends in yearbooks are when they really should focus first on understanding and then mastering the foundational elements that all great, award-winning yearbooks have. If you want to be great, come learn about the subtleties of what the great books do in the areas of The Look, The Story and the Images.

      Jim Jordan and Mike Taylor, CJE, never get to finish this session when they present it at conventions, so they have broken it into three separate parts over three days.

      Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

  • Reaching Your Online Audience

    When face-to-face connection isn’t an option, how do you reach your yearbook audience?

    In our Reaching Your Online Audience webinar, hosts Mike Taylor, CJE, and Jim Jordan shared creative ideas for marketing your book when you can’t leave the house.

    Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

    • Reaching Your Online Audience

      When face-to-face connection isn’t an option, how do you reach your yearbook audience?

      In our Reaching Your Online Audience webinar, hosts Mike Taylor, CJE, and Jim Jordan shared creative ideas for marketing your book when you can’t leave the house.

      Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

  • Share Your Story: Yearbook During COVID-19

    We wanted to hear from our yearbook community and they responded.

    For nearly two hours, host Jim Jordan spoke with yearbook advisers to hear stories of how their students are completing their yearbook during this global pandemic. The result was a can’t miss webinar full of ideas for how your staff can finish out the year.

    Watch a replay of Share Your Story: Yearbook During COVID-19 today by visiting our replay page. .

    • Share Your Story: Yearbook During COVID-19

      We wanted to hear from our yearbook community and they responded.

      For nearly two hours, host Jim Jordan spoke with yearbook advisers to hear stories of how their students are completing their yearbook during this global pandemic. The result was a can’t miss webinar full of ideas for how your staff can finish out the year.

      Watch a replay of Share Your Story: Yearbook During COVID-19 today by visiting our replay page. .

  • Feature It!

    What is the best way to tell a yearbook story? The options for staffs can be overwhelming. Although there are many choices, from Q&As to infographics, the long-form feature story is still one of the very best. Some stories must be told in depth and detail.

    We often talk about creating showstopper designs for visual variety, but are we also focusing on telling showstopping stories and creating showstopping writing?

    Jim Jordan and Susan Massy are strong advocates for telling the best story possible in the best way possible. Long-form feature writing takes strong reporting and hard work, but the story that it allows you to tell makes all the effort worth it. In this webinar, they discuss how to expand the depth of your yearbook writing.

    Watch a replay of Feature It! today by visiting our recording page.

    • Feature It!

      What is the best way to tell a yearbook story? The options for staffs can be overwhelming. Although there are many choices, from Q&As to infographics, the long-form feature story is still one of the very best. Some stories must be told in depth and detail.

      We often talk about creating showstopper designs for visual variety, but are we also focusing on telling showstopping stories and creating showstopping writing?

      Jim Jordan and Susan Massy are strong advocates for telling the best story possible in the best way possible. Long-form feature writing takes strong reporting and hard work, but the story that it allows you to tell makes all the effort worth it. In this webinar, they discuss how to expand the depth of your yearbook writing.

      Watch a replay of Feature It! today by visiting our recording page.

  • How Did They Do That? From Inspiration to Amazing Yearbook Spreads

    In the webinar How Did They Do That? From Inspiration to Amazing Yearbook Spreads, speakers Jim Jordan and Christy Porcelli, yearbook adviser from Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, will show you where you can find professional inspiration to drive your creative process as you begin your quest to design your 2021 yearbook.

    Be inspired to create a personal design portfolio to spark your own creativity. We will also showcase examples of how yearbook designers from some of the top yearbooks in the country start with an inspiration from a professional and then make it their own.

    Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

    • How Did They Do That? From Inspiration to Amazing Yearbook Spreads

      In the webinar How Did They Do That? From Inspiration to Amazing Yearbook Spreads, speakers Jim Jordan and Christy Porcelli, yearbook adviser from Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, will show you where you can find professional inspiration to drive your creative process as you begin your quest to design your 2021 yearbook.

      Be inspired to create a personal design portfolio to spark your own creativity. We will also showcase examples of how yearbook designers from some of the top yearbooks in the country start with an inspiration from a professional and then make it their own.

      Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

  • Going Beyond: Deepen Your Levels of Creativity

    Yearbook is a creative endeavor, so let’s make your 2021 book something special!

    Speakers Mike Taylor, CJE, Sabrina Schmitz, CJE, and Dow Tate, the yearbook adviser at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas, talk about how to get creative and keep that creativity flowing throughout the year.

    Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

    • Going Beyond: Deepen Your Levels of Creativity

      Yearbook is a creative endeavor, so let’s make your 2021 book something special!

      Speakers Mike Taylor, CJE, Sabrina Schmitz, CJE, and Dow Tate, the yearbook adviser at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas, talk about how to get creative and keep that creativity flowing throughout the year.

      Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

  • We covered it. We sold it. Now let’s distribute your 2020 yearbook.

    We've never had to distribute yearbooks in these unusual circumstances before.

    How are you going to get the yearbook in your readers' hands if we can't get within six feet of each other? What about if you won't see your students until some time in June?

    Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

    • We covered it. We sold it. Now let’s distribute your 2020 yearbook.

      We've never had to distribute yearbooks in these unusual circumstances before.

      How are you going to get the yearbook in your readers' hands if we can't get within six feet of each other? What about if you won't see your students until some time in June?

      Watch a replay of this webinar by visiting our replay page today.

  • How to Finish a Yearbook While Stuck at Home

    Your school is closed and you and your staff are stuck at home, but there's still a yearbook to finish!

    In our How to Finish a Yearbook While Stuck at Home webinar, Mike Taylor, CJE, shared resources on getting the book done in these extraordinary times. See and hear great ideas for coverage you can do when you don't have your regular school activities to include.

    Watch a replay of How to Finish a Yearbook While Stuck at Home today by visiting our replay page.

    • How to Finish a Yearbook While Stuck at Home

      Your school is closed and you and your staff are stuck at home, but there's still a yearbook to finish!

      In our How to Finish a Yearbook While Stuck at Home webinar, Mike Taylor, CJE, shared resources on getting the book done in these extraordinary times. See and hear great ideas for coverage you can do when you don't have your regular school activities to include.

      Watch a replay of How to Finish a Yearbook While Stuck at Home today by visiting our replay page.

  • Content-Driven Yearbook Design

    Learn how your yearbook coverage can help your yearbook's design.

    Making templates for yearbooks has been the way to create a visually appealing book for many years. However, this often leaves little room to tell truly great, memorable yearbook stories.

    Yes, a consistent look should be expected. But in this webinar, Walsworth's Mike Taylor, CJE, explores ways to tell stories with umbrella coverage that will allow your writers, photographers and designers to create visually appealing yearbook spreads.

    Watch a replay of Content-Driven Yearbook Design today by visiting our recording page.

    • Content-Driven Yearbook Design

      Learn how your yearbook coverage can help your yearbook's design.

      Making templates for yearbooks has been the way to create a visually appealing book for many years. However, this often leaves little room to tell truly great, memorable yearbook stories.

      Yes, a consistent look should be expected. But in this webinar, Walsworth's Mike Taylor, CJE, explores ways to tell stories with umbrella coverage that will allow your writers, photographers and designers to create visually appealing yearbook spreads.

      Watch a replay of Content-Driven Yearbook Design today by visiting our recording page.

  • Your Yearbook is Done. Now What?

    Join Jim Jordan to talk about the end of the yearbook year!

    Your yearbook is done. All the pages have been sent to the plant. There are still weeks to go until the end of the year. Now what?

    In this webinar with Walsworth Yearbooks Special Consultant Jim Jordan, he leads you through a variety of possible activities, strategies and projects you can use during this time of the year.

    Watch a replay of Your Yearbook is Done. Now What? today by visiting our recording page.

    • Your Yearbook is Done. Now What?

      Join Jim Jordan to talk about the end of the yearbook year!

      Your yearbook is done. All the pages have been sent to the plant. There are still weeks to go until the end of the year. Now what?

      In this webinar with Walsworth Yearbooks Special Consultant Jim Jordan, he leads you through a variety of possible activities, strategies and projects you can use during this time of the year.

      Watch a replay of Your Yearbook is Done. Now What? today by visiting our recording page.

  • Creative Ideas for Selling Your Yearbook

    Time to talk yearbook marketing!

    You've likely been selling the yearbook for months, but it's never too late to gather ideas for one last big sales push.

    In this recorded webinar with Walsworth's Kris Mateski, CJE, and Aimee Parsons, get a closer look at some specific marketing tactics that schools have specifically put to effective use.

    Watch a replay of Creative Ideas for Selling Your Yearbook today by visiting our recording page.

    • Creative Ideas for Selling Your Yearbook

      Time to talk yearbook marketing!

      You've likely been selling the yearbook for months, but it's never too late to gather ideas for one last big sales push.

      In this recorded webinar with Walsworth's Kris Mateski, CJE, and Aimee Parsons, get a closer look at some specific marketing tactics that schools have specifically put to effective use.

      Watch a replay of Creative Ideas for Selling Your Yearbook today by visiting our recording page.

  • Get Your Yearbook Show on the Road

    October is the month when the journey to completing the yearbook really starts and production begins in earnest.

    This webinar with Walsworth's Jim Jordan focused not only on ways to make this first deadline come together, but how to manage production of the book throughout the year... until those amazing days ahead when every page has been completed and the book arrives in the spring.

    Catch the replay of Get Your Yearbook Show on the Road today by visiting our recording page.

    • Get Your Yearbook Show on the Road

      October is the month when the journey to completing the yearbook really starts and production begins in earnest.

      This webinar with Walsworth's Jim Jordan focused not only on ways to make this first deadline come together, but how to manage production of the book throughout the year... until those amazing days ahead when every page has been completed and the book arrives in the spring.

      Catch the replay of Get Your Yearbook Show on the Road today by visiting our recording page.

  • Not Your Mama’s Yearbook

    It's 2018, this isn't your mama's yearbook anymore. It's not even your big sister's book. It's time to take a leap!

    Just because we call it a yearbook doesn't mean it needs to stay the same year after year. In the Not Your Mama's Yearbook webinar, Walsworth's Mike Taylor, CJE, discussed all the latest trends, allowing you to get new ideas for your yearbook's coverage, design and writing.

    To watch a replay of Not Your Mama's Yearbook, visit our recording page today.

    • Not Your Mama’s Yearbook

      It's 2018, this isn't your mama's yearbook anymore. It's not even your big sister's book. It's time to take a leap!

      Just because we call it a yearbook doesn't mean it needs to stay the same year after year. In the Not Your Mama's Yearbook webinar, Walsworth's Mike Taylor, CJE, discussed all the latest trends, allowing you to get new ideas for your yearbook's coverage, design and writing.

      To watch a replay of Not Your Mama's Yearbook, visit our recording page today.

  • The New Yearbook Adviser Roadmap

    School is almost back in session for many of you, and that means it’s time to start getting ready for your 2018 yearbooks.

    New yearbook advisers still might not be sure exactly where to start, or how to get things rolling. That’s why Walsworth Yearbooks kicked off its webinar series for this school year in August with the webinar The New Yearbook Adviser Roadmap, hosted by Walsworth's Alex Blackwell and Aimee Parsons.

    To catch a replay of the webinar, visit our archive page for The New Yearbook Adviser Roadmap today.

    • The New Yearbook Adviser Roadmap

      School is almost back in session for many of you, and that means it’s time to start getting ready for your 2018 yearbooks.

      New yearbook advisers still might not be sure exactly where to start, or how to get things rolling. That’s why Walsworth Yearbooks kicked off its webinar series for this school year in August with the webinar The New Yearbook Adviser Roadmap, hosted by Walsworth's Alex Blackwell and Aimee Parsons.

      To catch a replay of the webinar, visit our archive page for The New Yearbook Adviser Roadmap today.

  • Why Workshops Work: The Secret of a Successful Yearbook Staff

    In the webinar, “Why Workshops Work: The Secret of a Successful Yearbook Staff,” Walsworth Yearbooks sales rep Sabrina Schmitz, CJE, and journalism specialist Mike Taylor, CJE, provided an overview on why summer yearbook workshops can be so valuable for a yearbook staff.

    The one-hour presentation also took a closer look at how Walsworth’s Adviser Academy and Elite Weekends can help you and your staff can get trained and set up for a successful school year.

    A replay of the event is now available at this link.

    • Why Workshops Work: The Secret of a Successful Yearbook Staff

      In the webinar, “Why Workshops Work: The Secret of a Successful Yearbook Staff,” Walsworth Yearbooks sales rep Sabrina Schmitz, CJE, and journalism specialist Mike Taylor, CJE, provided an overview on why summer yearbook workshops can be so valuable for a yearbook staff.

      The one-hour presentation also took a closer look at how Walsworth’s Adviser Academy and Elite Weekends can help you and your staff can get trained and set up for a successful school year.

      A replay of the event is now available at this link.

  • Yearbook Distribution: Distributing Your Love Letter to the School

    If you were unable to attend our webinar, “Yearbook Distribution: Distributing your love letter to the school,” you can still watch a replay of the presentation.

    Lisa Wallace, yearbook adviser at Fort Worth Country Day School, and Walsworth’s Mike Taylor, CJE, spent an hour reviewing how to prepare for distribution day, how to promote the big event and other important tips to keep in mind to make sure your book distribution goes smoothly.

    You can access a recording of the webinar by visiting this link.

    • Yearbook Distribution: Distributing Your Love Letter to the School

      If you were unable to attend our webinar, “Yearbook Distribution: Distributing your love letter to the school,” you can still watch a replay of the presentation.

      Lisa Wallace, yearbook adviser at Fort Worth Country Day School, and Walsworth’s Mike Taylor, CJE, spent an hour reviewing how to prepare for distribution day, how to promote the big event and other important tips to keep in mind to make sure your book distribution goes smoothly.

      You can access a recording of the webinar by visiting this link.

  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How to Recruit the Best Yearbook Staff of All

    If you were unable to attend our webinar on recruiting, “Mirror, mirror on the wall: How to recruit the best yearbook staff of all,” you can still catch it!

    Walsworth’s Mike Taylor, CJE, had lots of great advice for new and experienced advisers, including how to get staffs to promote the yearbook program and getting the right kids interested in yearbook. There were plenty of outstanding questions, too!

    Check out the replay at this link.

    • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: How to Recruit the Best Yearbook Staff of All

      If you were unable to attend our webinar on recruiting, “Mirror, mirror on the wall: How to recruit the best yearbook staff of all,” you can still catch it!

      Walsworth’s Mike Taylor, CJE, had lots of great advice for new and experienced advisers, including how to get staffs to promote the yearbook program and getting the right kids interested in yearbook. There were plenty of outstanding questions, too!

      Check out the replay at this link.