Contact Debbie Merion to learn about the benefits of a workshop at your location.
High School Students & ParentsLearn what admissions officers are looking for, how to find your best topic, how to bring out your unique writing voice, engaging ways to emphasize your strengths without bragging, and how parents can help. Discuss and take home helpful handouts and samples of winning essays. You’ll leave with a jumpstart on writing your best college essay.
This is Essay Coaching’s most popular workshop–held in libraries, high schools, and Rec and Ed classes. Some schools like to combine this with a feedback session for all the students who attend.
Adults Promoting Online Services / Businesses
How do you introduce yourself or your business online? You may have a bio, but this workshop helps you personally introduce yourself in a one-minute video. Everyone knows the phrase ”elevator talk,” but google “one minute video introduction” and you’ll see some mighty slim pickings indeed. You’ll stand out from the crowd with your own introductory video! To prevent you from getting tongue-tied, this workshop takes you step-by-step as you complete a helpful, handy worksheet. Before you know it, you have a compelling script!
High School Teachers
In-house teacher training on the subject of college application essay writing, which borrows many skills from memoir writing. This workshop also offers methods for quickly providing clear and useful essay feedback.
Novice WritersDo you have a story, poem, or book sitting in your drawer or the back of your mind? Learn local options for publishing online and on paper. Explore the best fit for your creative piece, how to most effectively submit your work to local editors, and how to determine the popularity of an online publication. You will also receive an excellent list of local online and paper publications.
Individuals Who Want to Strengthen Their Own Written Words
Whether you are writing a resume, biography, essay, story, or even an online dating profile, this workshop is for you. What makes your writing compelling, memorable and strong? You’ll learn the answer with tips that will make so much sense you’ll wish you had known this advice earlier.