You'll get some great advice for doing virtual author visits, including how to keep kids engaged, handle the technical aspects of virtual author visits, promote your speaking services and make money.
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Margot Finke is the author of 13 picture books and young teen adventures and she also offers a Manuscript Critique Service and advice for writers at her website at www.margotfinke.com. She chats about Skype presentations in this video.
To learn more about how to make in-person and virtual visits to schools, I recommend Barbara Techel's book, Class Act: Sell More Books Through School and Library Author Appearances.
If you’re going to be doing much virtual speaking, through school visits, podcasts, YouTube videos and so forth, it’s a good idea to have a quality microphone and webcam. Here are some suggestions:
Blue Yeti microphone (the one that I use)
Logitech makes a variety of webcams
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