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Tod Offers Benefit Seminars

Tod Maffin, whose job at the CBC I’d one day like to wrest from his cold, dead hands, is hosting a couple of benefit seminars in Toronto and Vancouver:

Also, as regular readers might know, I’m trying to raise $5,000 to help my wife’s fundraising efforts for the M.S. Society of Canada (she was diagnosed a little more than a year ago). And just now, I thought of a way I could put these two passions together. So…..

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be conducting two seminars (one in Toronto and one in Vancouver) aimed at independent producers, freelancers, writers, and people who want to get into radio — specifically non-fiction radio storytelling. This will be a full-day, in-depth seminar covering: Storytelling, narrative structure, how to pitch (and how NOT to pitch!), how to voicetrack at home, what microphone you should use, field recording, how to interview someone, and much much more.

It’s a good model: give away some expertise in exchange for donations to a good cause. From a donor perspective, it beats the I’m-running-10-clicks-for-my-favourite-charity. I’m sure there’s somebody in the city who can offer up the space for free. I doubt you do, Tod, but let me know if you need help with that.

Hmm…now that I look at that title again, it sounds like he’s selling insurance.