28 episodes

Need to sharpen your yearbook skills? Ask Mike! In season one of this podcast from the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network (WYPN), Mike Taylor explores what it takes to tell a great story with your yearbook, with a few laughs along the way. Mike enhances his already immense yearbook knowledge through interviews with yearbook advisers across the country, and helps advisers and staffs create their amazing yearbooks. Do you have a burning yearbook question you’d like to ask Mike? Send it to podcasts@walsworth.com.

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    • 4.9, 31 Ratings

Need to sharpen your yearbook skills? Ask Mike! In season one of this podcast from the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network (WYPN), Mike Taylor explores what it takes to tell a great story with your yearbook, with a few laughs along the way. Mike enhances his already immense yearbook knowledge through interviews with yearbook advisers across the country, and helps advisers and staffs create their amazing yearbooks. Do you have a burning yearbook question you’d like to ask Mike? Send it to podcasts@walsworth.com.

    Level Up Update: Visiting Meridian High School

    Level Up Update: Visiting Meridian High School

    Think back to early March. It may seem a lifetime ago, though in reality it was only a couple of weeks. School was still in session. There was no quarantine. No one thought to wear facemasks, and toilet paper could be easily found on the well-stocked shelves of your nearest supermarket. It was during this time that Mike Taylor, CJE, went to visit our Level Up winner, Meridian High School, for their first in-person visit on a cold Thursday afternoon.

    • 31 min
    Why Do You Love Yearbook?

    Why Do You Love Yearbook?

    Happy Valentine’s Day! This is the time of year when the Walsworth Yearbooks Podcast Network celebrates love in all its forms – especially the love of yearbook! In this episode, host Mike Taylor, CJE, interviewed four yearbook staffs about why they love yearbook. He spoke to the staffs of Braden River High School in Bradenton, Florida; Liberty North High School in Liberty, Missouri; Kearney High School in Kearney, Missouri; and Lee’s Summit High School in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

    • 41 min
    What are some cool things middle school yearbooks are doing?

    What are some cool things middle school yearbooks are doing?

    Some of the work being done by middle school and junior high yearbook staffs is absolutely amazing. That’s why host Mike Taylor sat down with the yearbook staffs of Carl Albert Middle School and Cactus Canyon Junior High to discuss what they’re doing right, what they’re working on, and what will happen when they move on to high school.

    • 48 min
    How to I Reach the "Aha!" Moment? An Interview with Colonial Forge

    How to I Reach the "Aha!" Moment? An Interview with Colonial Forge

    When the yearbook editors of Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Virginia, attended an Elite Weekend at the beginning of the year, their stress was evident to Mike Taylor. Now, several months later, they've come a long way. Mike sat down with adviser Tiffany Kopcak and two editors to discuss how they reached their "Aha!" moment. 

    • 47 min
    How can I Improve my Yearbook Photography?

    How can I Improve my Yearbook Photography?

    Mitchell Franz, of Yoakum, Texas, is a photographer. He started out as a scholastic journalism student and now, at 29 years old, he makes his living from his photography. In this episode, Mitchell and host Mike Taylor discuss the ways yearbook staffs can make their photography better.

    Plus, they challenge photographers to take great academic photos. Listen to the episode for details on how to win a $50 gift card from Mike and Mitchell.

    • 36 min
    How do I stop my staff from writing bad stories?

    How do I stop my staff from writing bad stories?

    A great story starts with a great interview. In this episode, host Mike Taylor, CJE, interviews the staffs of Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Eastern Lebanon County High Schools about creating great stories and great spreads. They shared their advice for getting great stories into the yearbook – from checking in with writers to the basics of a good interview.

    They talk about writing stories about the whole school, the benefit of being nosy, and teaching newbies to write stories that matter.

    • 52 min

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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Great teachable moments

Mike does a terrific job of modeling to students of how to conduct an interview, all while finding those teachable moments.

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Mike Taylor has a gift for bringing out the best in whoever he works with. His podcast are a great resources for all advisers and staffs.

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