Author Talks

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Author Talks

2017 event dates to be announced this space.

There is something for everyone in this unique author talk.

For those who:

Enjoy singing and want to jazz up their performance

Have an interest in self publishing
Or simply enjoy music and would like to attend a mini-concert


This author talk ticks all the boxes. Professional entertainer Annette Raison will talk about her new book 'Aim To Entertain' and give you an insight into how you can learn how to perform with pizzazz.

Whether you sing for yourself, for others, for fun or for profit this talk will  explore a range of topics including:
The differences between a singer and an entertainer and how you can make the transition
Role playing in performing
Myths surrounding what it takes to be a skillful entertainer
An insight into the journey of a first time self-publisher
What it means to be a 'successful' singer

Local songstress Annette Raison is an expert in adding a dash of flash on stage and you will get to have a peek behind the curtain.

For your delight as part of this author talk Annette will also be singing a few relaxed songs. Copies of 'Aim To Entertain', the must-have guide for all vocalists, will available at this event.

                                                                                  Come for the talk and stay for the tunes!

Organiser, Tracey Alexander, response from Penny Lane Music School presentation - 10th August 2016
Thank you to Annette for her wonderful speech on performance. Everyone found it informative,fun and engaging. Annette’s book “Aim to Entertain” is a great read with good guidance. Thanks for helping us on our musical journey.

Audience feedback from Whitfords Library Author Talk - 27th July 2016

  • Great, inspiring, interactive

  • Great entertainer

  • Really great, thank you

  • An entertaining presenter

  • Appreciate the opportunity to hear Annette speak.

  • Glad I came

Comments from Mid North U3A group - 8th August 2016

​'A big thank you for your very stimulating and well presented talk on Entertainment. Even for those who are not aspiring singers there were many helpful tips that could equally well be applied to speaking presentations. Your comments on the many things to consider when self publishing were also appreciated. In addition we all greatly enjoyed your singing.'