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Daryl is a professional touring artist with many years of experience working with event coordinators, booking agents and publishing professionals. Daryl takes a hands-on approach to his touring schedule, no third-party involvement. He will be working with you directly from the very beginning to make sure your day is perfect. When Daryl arrives at your school, he will come prepared for the event and everything you and he talked about along the way will fall right into place.
Some schools will choose to prepare the students for the day by sharing Daryl's books with them. If you don't have his books in your Library, you can order them from Daryl directly by using his pre-visit book signing order form or order the publisher's author visit preparation book set listed here.
Once you book your author visit there will be some information you will need to provide. You can expect Daryl to email you with paperwork and other author visit information. Some of the things you can expect to receive through e-mail are:
As you move forward you will be faced with several decisions. One of those is do we do a pre-visit author book signing sale. Daryl will make this process easy for everyone.
He will send you:
Coordinators, please watch your timeline between visit date and book ordering. It takes 13 days for your books to come in once the order is placed. Dary will inscribe and autograph all books, so keep in mind that 1 order can take many hours to finish. This season, Daryl will have 50 or more schools to do this for between January and May, so please be mindful of the time involved. Daryl does understand that there are bookings where last-minute ordering is unavoidable and that is not a problem, he keeps books on hand to cover this type of situation.
You will need to:
The sales tracking form is important as it serves several purposes. The form is how you will place your order for the books and what Daryl will use to inscribe and autograph them. Daryl will also tag each book purchased using this form. The form will be cut into strips, placed into each book, with the student and teacher's name sticking out for distribution.
Did you look at Daryl's Personalized Pirate School Book? (HERE) This book is usually a big hit with the staff and the student. And when it is completed, it's printed up and offered to the staff and students as part of the book signing sale. The school will receive 2 free copies to help prepare the kids for the day.
The students and the staff love this book and Daryl does not charge a fee to do it for a school. The expectation is that the costs will be recovered during the author visit book sale.
To do this book Daryl will need to get some information from you.
Where to hold the event at the school and what to consider when choosing the assembly space. Take a moment and watch Daryl's live video clips to get an idea of his movement and student interaction. Daryl will work with whatever space you choose but keep in mind that the space you decide on can impact the programs. Daryl likes to move in and around the whole audience, so more space is always better.
What to look for:
Spaces often used for assemblies:
Again, Daryl will work with whatever space you need to hold your assemblies in, but if you have a choice between big and small, go with the bigger space. You can't go wrong with too much room.
Daryl's program times can be adjusted based on your needs. Listed are typical running times.
Please remember to add time for seating.
A movie screen or a white wall to project onto. The LCD projectors works very well on white but loses clarity as the shade darkens, so eggshell and tans colors will lose visibility.
If your school does not have a movie screen or other viable option let Daryl know in advance, and he will make arrangements to bring one with him the day of the visit.
Time to set up! Daryl's programs are filled with music, graphics and live storytelling. For Daryl to create a show like this, it comes with equipment needs that other authors don't require. Daryl comes with his own sound system and body microphones for cordless movement and guitar playing. He brings his own LCD projector and computer. So, running cords and setting up tables as well as doing a vocal warm up and sound check are all a part of his morning set up. Daryl asks for access to the assembly space about 90 minutes before the first program of the day. Daryl can clear the assembly space in about 20-25 minutes.
Daryl Cobb is regarded by educators as one of the best children's educational assembly performers in the field today!
This is not your traditional author visit; it is so much more. Daryl uses music, storytelling and performance to create a captivating and thought-provoking reading and writing experience!