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Events this week

Speaker: 
Jill Heinerth
Mondays, Mar 8 - Mar 22, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Did you ever wonder how the top professionals capture amazing underwater pictures? Jill Heinerth, Fellow of the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences and International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, shares her secrets, techniques and expedition experiences to help you improve your ability to capture compelling underwater images.

Speaker: 
Kerry Hannon
Wednesday, March 10th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

What will the world of work look like post-COVID, and what can you do to prepare yourself to succeed, particularly if you’re interested in making a career transition? Join Kerry Hannon, a leading authority and strategist, for an engaging webinar that will empower you to take control of your professional and economic future with hope, confidence, and optimism.

Saturday, March 13th, 7am-8am PT / 10am-11am ET

Join marine biologist Melissa Cristina Márquez as she dives into the secret lives of sharks, from their past to their perilous present.

Speaker: 
Susan Spungen
Saturdays, Mar 13 - Mar 27, 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET

This course will teach you the art and science of developing original recipes that taste great and look great. From coming up with a concept all the way through to completing and photographing a finished recipe, Susan will walk you through everything you need to know – some of which you may never have even thought of!

Featured events

Speaker: 
David Shiffman
Mondays, Mar 15 & Mar 22, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

In this 2-session workshop, participants will learn the basics of how to share their expertise with the interested public using modern communications tools. It will include guided interactive activities as well as advanced tips and tricks, taught by one of the most-followed scientists in the world.

Speaker: 
Amanda Montell
Tuesday, March 16th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this 60-minute session, aspiring authors will get a peek inside the elusive publishing process to learn how to take a simple idea and turn it into a six-figure book deal. Everyone will gain access to essential tips and sample materials, as well as a transparent Q&A with author Amanda Montell.

Speaker: 
Wootak Kim
Wednesdays, Mar 17 - Mar 31, 5:30pm-7pm PT / 8:30pm-10pm ET

We’ll explore how to begin creating social media content based on your passions. We’ll talk about social media as a whole, algorithms, ways to monetize, tips for creativity, and how to stay consistent.

Speaker: 
Matt Beat
Thursday, March 18th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Mr. Beat guides you through common logical fallacies and gives you tips for how to spot them.

Speaker: 
Robert Mack
Thursday, March 18th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Achieve an energizing balance of authentic personal happiness and effortless professional success by applying time-tested, Ivy League science and timeless, transcendental wisdom.

Sunday, March 21st, 10am-11:30am PT / 1pm-2:30pm ET

In honor of Women’s History Month, Vanessa Marshall wanted to inspire women to own their power, thrive, and give back. Vanessa lends her voice to various iconic female Superheroes - a direct reflection of her own personal growth. In this seminar, she will share her experience, strength and hope, along with practical tools and strategies to help you discover your own inner Superhero - towards creating unlimited resources and success to pay it forward.

Speaker: 
Dariany Santana
Tuesdays, Mar 23 & Mar 30, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn how to break in as an on-air personality and thrive by hearing Dariany’s triumphs and mistakes as a personality for the past 6 years. She will share tricks that she learned and experiences that will teach what to do and definitely what NOT to do.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

Learn what it takes to become a professional comedian from someone who has done it. Professional comedian Sarah Tollemache will share how she got started in comedy, insights she has learned over the years professionally, and what you can do to have a career like hers.

Speaker: 
Amy Kurzweil
Wednesday, March 24th, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this hour-long session, students will learn key cartooning principles, theories, and approaches that will prepare them to dream up their own cartoons. We’ll do generative prompts together and then draw and share our funny thoughts and sketches (no experience necessary).

Speaker: 
David Shiffman
Mondays, Mar 29 & Apr 5, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

More people care about the planet and want to help than ever before, but it can be hard to find reliable information and easy to be tricked or confused. In this 2-part seminar, learn how to spot accurate information and how to spot fakes from an expert in environmental communications.

Tuesday, March 30th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

Take your comedy career to the next level with personalized instruction and feedback from professional comedian Sarah Tollemache.

Speaker: 
Andrew Henry
Saturdays & Sundays, Apr 10 - Apr 18, 10am-11am PT / 1pm-2pm ET

What kind of world did John the Baptist, Jesus, and the Apostle Paul inhabit? In this four-session seminar, we’ll examine the archaeology of 2nd Temple Period Judaism as well as the world of the Roman Empire in which Christianity first emerged.

Speaker: 
Lilli Cooper
Monday, April 19th, 5pm-6:30pm PT / 8pm-9:30pm ET

At this intimate, 90-minute workshop, Broadway star Lilli Cooper will provide live coaching to help take your singing skills to the next level.

Speaker: 
Lauren Smith
Mondays, Apr 26 & May 3, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

In this workshop, we’ll discuss what makes a book a “page-turner” and what key components bestselling books have that captivate not only readers but also editors and agents who are searching the “slush pile” for the next great book to publish.

Speaker: 
Suzie Townsend
Tuesdays, May 4 & May 11, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. The two most critical items during your initial agent first impression are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This workshop will teach you how to create an amazing agent submission and provide an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from Suzie on the first five pages of your draft manuscript or proposal.

Speaker: 
Suzie Townsend
Tuesdays, Jun 1 & Jun 8, 5pm-6pm PT / 8pm-9pm ET

If you want to get a literary agent, you have to hook them quickly with your submission materials. The two most critical items during your initial agent first impression are the all-important query letter and first pages of your story. This workshop will teach you how to create an amazing agent submission and provide an opportunity to receive personalized feedback from Suzie on the first five pages of your draft manuscript or proposal.

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Testimonials

“The interactive feeling of the event made me forget that all the participants, including me, were in our own homes. It felt as if we were all in the speaker's living room together.”

— Speakeasy participant

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