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Live Webinar – Kevin Slimp: Writing better stories and headlines

Editors, Reporters,Publishers, Designers      May 5

60 Minutes      Start attracting more readers right away!

$79   $59

Let’s face it. More readers means more eyes. More eyes means more advertisers – and more advertisers means more pages for more stories. It’s a crazy cycle!

Kevin Slimp is wears a lot of hats in the newspaper world. Over the past couple of years, he has become a very popular expert in getting more people to pick up and read our newspaper pages. So much goes into this, but one of the major factors is the quality of stories and headlines on the page. 

In this session, Kevin will cover these topics and more:

  • Making our stories more “readable” to the average newspaper reader

  • Making meeting stories exciting, instead of boring

  • Writing headlines that draw eyes to the page

  • Paying attention to length (words) of stories to attract more readers
  • Laying out stories in ways to draw readers
  • AND MUCH MORE!

Bring two pens. You’ll need them!

 

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Live Webinar – Kevin Slimp: Update Design – or Redesign – Your Newspaper

Editors & Designers     May 5

75 Minutes! Bring two pens!

$79   $59

One of the consistent themes in the post-pandemic (we hope it’s almost “post) newspaper is improving design. Community newspapers are bucking the trend of metro papers and investing in growing readership, which in turn grows advertising revenue. A key element of growing readership is making the design of your paper more reader-friendly, drawing the reader rather than turning the reader away.

In this session, Kevin will cover these topics and more:

  • New design styles vs. Old design styles

  • Clean is in! Creating cleaner pages

  • Using up-to-date fonts. Getting rid of outdated fonts

  • Creating styles for your new design
  • Photo and story placement on the page
  • Elements that carry from page to page
  • Proper (and improper) use of color on pages
  • AND MUCH MORE!

Bring two pens. You’ll need them!

 

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Live Webinar – 90 Minutes of Affinity Training! Page & Ad Layout in Affinity Publisher (The Basics)

Everyone     February 17

$99

$69!

If you can’t make it to the live event, go ahead and register, and we’ll make sure you receive a link to a recording of the class.

The Affinity Suite of Design applications has really made headlines over the past few months. Hundreds of folks attended Kevin’s webinars earlier this year to familiarize publishers, editors and designers with Affinity Publisher.

Whether you’re already using the Affinity Suite, or are brand new to the application suite, this webinar is for you. Kevin will spend 90 minutes covering the basics of Affinity Publisher, as well as giving brief overviews of Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. For those who don’t know:

  • Publisher is very similar to Adobe InDesign

  • Photo is similar to Adobe Photoshop

  • Designer is similar to Adobe Illustrator

If you’ve been looking for training to kickstart yourself or your staff and get going with Affinity Publisher, don’t miss this opportunity.

After this live event, you and your staff will be ready to begin designing ads and pages in the Affinity Suite.

Attendees will receive a detailed outline to go along with the class.

 

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Live Webinar: Kevin Slimp – From Zero to Hero! The Ultimate Photoshop Class! Become a Photoshop Guru

Editors & Designers     Feb 4

$89  $69    Get 90 minutes of Photoshop from the guru himself!

This is more than just a simple class of tips in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to make sure your reds are red and your blues are blue. You’ll learn to use tools you’ve always wondered about. Kevin will teach you to make those pics pop right off the page! You’ll learn to use those layers. You’ll learn how to include information in photos that appear on the page in InDesign. You’ll learn the best way to save photos in CYMK, RGB, Grayscale and for the web with the click of one button. You’ll learn how to make transparent backgrounds that work. You’ll learn how to get the BEST reproduction in print from your photos. You’ll learn how to set up your default color settings. You’ll learn how to create, and use, patterns.

AND YOU WILL LEARN A LOT MORE THAN THAT!

Hold on to your seats! This is going to be one incredible class, filled with information that will take you from wherever you are to “Photo Editing Guru” status in 90 minutes!

Nobody is more respected in the publishing world as a Photoshop and photo editing guru for design professionals than Kevin Slimp. He’s been training classes and auditoriums filled with newspaper designers and photographers for 25 years.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best. 90 minutes. Bring two pens. You’ll be glad you did.

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Video: Ryan Dohrn Webinar – 10 Time Management Tips of Media Sales Superstars!

For Ad Reps & Managers

AVAILABLE TO WATCH NOW!

$69 $39

Boost your media sales productivity by 35% in just one week!
Ryan Dohrn is the most popular sales consultant in the business today. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch Ryan present one of his most popular topics at Newspaper Academy.
Ryan will share his top 10 time management tools that will help you get back on track and making money faster.

One tip could save you $7500 in lost time immediately!

This is one of Ryan’s most popular workshops! From creating call zones to time-saving email templates to making better use of your CRM tools – learn expert and well-tested tips to reclaim eight hours every week and win more business faster.

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Video – Mastering Photoshop Tools You Never Had Time to Learn

Editors, Designers, Photog.

90 Minutes Video • Bring two pens!

$89    $49

No wonder they call Kevin Slimp “Guru.” He’s been training designers to use applications and tools since the mid 90s and Photoshop is the software he’s been teaching for more years than any other. You’ll leave this webinar with skills you probably didn’t even know were possible.

He are just a few of the topics Kevin will cover in this session:

  • The various selection tools (including the newest ones) & how to make precise selections

  • Transform tools that come in really handy: warp, perspective, distort

  • Healing and Patch tools

  • Various Content Aware Tools

  • Clone Stamp & Pattern Stamp Tools

  • History Brush Tool

  • Pen Tools

  • Custom Shape Tool

  • Ruler Tool (for aligning images) and Color Sampler Tool

  • Color Adjustment Tools

  • Type Tools (and converting type to other formats for special effects)

  • Layer Styles & Effects

  • AND MUCH MORE!

Bring two pens. You’ll need them!

 

 

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Video: Kevin’s 70-minute Overview of Affinity Publisher

Publishers, Editors & Designers

AVAILABLE TO WATCH NOW!

75 minute Video  •  $59

Are you thinking about making the switch from InDesign or QuarkXPress to Affinity Publisher?
Maybe you’ve heard about Affinity Publisher and want to see what all the commotion is about.
Maybe you’ve already begun using Publisher and want to learn more about it.
Whatever the reason, you’re in luck. The “News Guru” Kevin Slimp will be leading a session for newspaper publishers, editors and designers to help you learn more about Affinity Publisher. During the session, Kevin will cover a lot of information, including:
  • Designing pages and ads in Affinity Publisher
  • Learning to use what you already know in InDesign and Quark to use Affinity Publisher
  • Setting up preferences and keyboard shortcuts in Affinity Publisher
  • Importing and exporting files correctly to achieve optimum printing results
  • Issues that still exist in Affinity Publisher
  • Creating optimum PDF files in Affinity Publisher
and much more.

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Video – 90 Minutes of Photo Editing Basics & More for Newspapers

Let’s make those pictures pop!

AVAILABLE TO WATCH NOW!

$89  $69    Get 120 minutes of Photoshop from the guru himself!

This is more than just a simple class of tips in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to make sure your reds are red and your blues are blue. You’ll learn to use tools you’ve always wondered about. Kevin will teach you to make those pics pop right off the page! You’ll learn to use those layers. You’ll learn how to include information in photos that appear on the page in InDesign. You’ll learn the best way to save photos in CYMK, RGB, Grayscale and for the web with the click of one button. You’ll learn how to make transparent backgrounds that work. You’ll learn how to get the BEST reproduction in print from your photos. You’ll learn how to set up your default color settings. You’ll learn how to create, and use, patterns.

AND YOU WILL LEARN A LOT MORE THAN THAT!

Hold on to your seats! This is going to be one incredible class, filled with information that will take you from wherever you are to “Photo Editing Guru” status in 120 minutes!

Nobody is more respected in the publishing world as a Photoshop and photo editing guru for design professionals than Kevin Slimp. He’s been training classes and auditoriums filled with newspaper designers and photographers for 25 years.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best. 120 minutes. Bring two pens. You’ll be glad you did.

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2021 Video – Ryan Dohrn: Overcoming the 10 Most Common Advertiser Objections!

For Ad Reps and Managers

60 Minute Video • Recorded May 14, 2021

Nobody knows newspaper ad sales like Ryan Dohrn, and that’s why he is in such demand as a sales trainer, speaker and coach throughout the industry.

During this session, Ryan will discuss the 10 most common advertiser objections stopping you and your sales team from closing deals!

The difference between an average ad rep and a great ad rep is the ability to overcome the objections constantly thrown at them from potential advertisers. In this session, Ryan will discuss the ten objections that are most common, and how to respond to each one.

No one is immune to dealing with objections in the advertising business. Now, you have the the ammunition needed to begin closing more deals immediately!

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Kevin Slimp Webinar: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator for Newspapers

$49               60 Minutes

So many newspapers have Adobe Illustrator resting in their application dock or start menu but rarely, if ever, use the powerful application. During this session, Kevin Slimp will teach attendees enough to begin using Illustrator to increase their design skills and production efficiency. During this session, a few of the skills Kevin will cover include:
– Working with text in Illustrator
– Working with vector shapes
– Using patterns in Illustrator
– Colors & Gradients in Illustrator
– Tools to improve ad design
– Learning to use the various drawing tools
– Coverting objects to vector using LiveTrace
– Saving designs for print and online
and more!