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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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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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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!
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Diane Ciotta: Landing New Advertisers

Initiating New Business & Effective Opening Conversation Techniques

During this 50-minute session, Diane will share concepts and techniques for successfully driving incremental revenue. Among other items, she will discuss:

• Mastering a professional, non-threatening approach
• Avoiding trigger words that cause objections
• Gaining a License to Proceed

This is a don’t miss class and the first in a three-month series led by Diane Ciotta!

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Webinar: Tim Smith – Building Your Advertising Client Base: Getting New Customers

Let’s face it, newspapers need advertisers to stay in business. Though most advertisers are loyal, advertising is a very fluid business and clients come and go. The trick is constantly gaining new advertisers to build your base.

It’s more than picking up the phone to make a call or sending an email. It’s more than sending a box of cookies during the holidays. Tim will offer proven steps that will lead to creating more ad clients for your newspaper.

Tim Smith’s webinars continue to draw large groups because attendees report that his insight and advice work for them. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring your sales staff together to learn what they can do to build your customer base. You might want to bring an extra pen. You’ll need it.

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Webinar: Tim Smith – First Steps to Gain New Advertisers

45 Minute         $39

Everybody needs new advertisers. Without them, we’re out of business.

Effective ad sales requires two elements: Keeping current advertisers – and Gaining new advertisers.

This is a great webinar for newer ad reps who need help landing that new advertiser – and experienced ad reps and managers looking for new ideas to land the sale.

Join us on Thursday, January 25, as Tim shares his secrets to help you begin landing new customers immediately!

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Getting People to Pick Up Your Paper

We had our biggest crowd, and got the most response, to this topic back in November, so we decided to offer it again. Kevin will discuss what he’s learned visiting thousands of papers on site, what he has learned through work with focus group and in his recent research. If you didn’t make this webinar in November, don’t miss this chance in December.

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Getting People to Pick Up Your Paper – 30 Minutes

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Kevin Slimp visits more than 100 papers each year as a consultant. His research is featured in industry journals throughout the world. Spend 30 minutes learning from the best in the business and find out what it takes to get people to pick up your newspaper.

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