Magazines Canada hosts a series of one-hour webinars focusing on timely and relevant topics to help you run your business.
Each webinar is moderated by an industry veteran, allows you to ask questions of the presenter, and is available to return to it again and again.
The webinars are economical and practical and you can even mix and match with special package pricing.
So take an hour out of your day at home or the office and listen live by web. Keep yourself and your staff up to date in a constantly changing industry. Tune in!
How to Write a Winning Grant Application
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
2:00 pm (ET)
It takes time to write a funding application, so why not make sure that effort pays off? Joyce Byrne, an experienced publishing professional who has both written grant proposals and been on selection juries, shares the key elements of a successful application. Plus, you’ll learn which agencies offer funding, how to deal with project officers, and how to ask for feedback.
Joyce Byrne is Alberta Magazine Publishers’ outgoing president and an award-winning veteran of the Canadian magazine industry. She has led creative, marketing and sales teams and boards in Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary, and has worked on nearly every type of magazine, from literary to light industrial, with consumer, business, health and cannabis in between. Her personal brand is I Love Magazines.
How to Launch a Successful Podcast
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
2:00 pm (ET)
Podcasts have gone mainstream, and more and more people are tuning in. For magazines, audio content provides unique connections with new audiences. In this webinar, Michelle Kelly, Vice President of Content at Cottage Life, describes how she and her team created an eight-episode series that ran during summer 2020. She’ll share the details of how they chose a format, length, and sponsor, the nuts and bolts of hosting, promoting, and tracking the series, plus the challenges of recording from home during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Michelle Kelly was named Editor of Cottage Life magazine in July 2015 and the brand’s Vice President, Content, in September 2019. She’s a member of the Professional Advisory Committee for Centennial College in Toronto, and is the recipient of numerous National Magazine Awards and Editors’ Choice Awards from the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors.
Magazines Canada members can access the complete webinar archive in the Resource Centre. Make sure you’re logged in! Having troubles accessing the webinar archive? Email Kiley at firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Pricing and Registration
FREE to Magazines Canada members.
What do I need to connect?
For the audio, you need:
- Speakers or headphones connected to your computer. The audio is broadcast through the Internet.
For the presentation, you need:
- A high speed Internet connection. (Note: wireless connections aren’t recommended.)
- A web link, which will be sent to you when you register. Click on the link, enter as a “participant” and type your name.
- Always test your system prior to the webinar to make sure you have the right add-ins and adequate connection speed.
How do I get the access information for the webinar?
The access information will be sent to the email address used to register, prior to the webinar. If you haven’t received the info by 9:00 am on the day of the webinar, or if you’ve misplaced it, email email@example.com. If you need this info once the webinar’s in progress, contact Kiley Pole or call 416.504.0274 x238.
Do I have to register everyone at my magazine?
No. Everybody at your magazine is welcome. Just register one person for your magazine and share the access coordinates with your coworkers.
I participated in the webinar. Can I get a copy of presentation used?
Yes, the presentation is available to registrants after the webinar.
Can I ask questions during the webinar?
Yes. You will be muted during the presentation, but a chat box will appear during the last 10-15 minutes of the webinar at which time you can type in your questions.
I registered but missed the live webinar. Is there a recording available?
Yes, in most cases a recording is available to registrants.
Magazines Canada acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage for this project.