Thursday 15th, March 2012
My first class at Wizard Academy was Magical Worlds, back in August 2002. Only three weeks earlier, I’d been cruising through a Barnes and Noble bookstore (on my way to the gardening section) when I discovered one of Roy’s books on the business shelf.
Accidental magic, set in motion to change my life.
Maybe you remember those first classes in the small room in Buda (were you in the legendary conga line?). Perhaps you stood next to me at the Wizard Academy reunion in the fall of 2004, mud up to your knees and only the frame of Tuscan Hall to give us both dreams of hope. You were probably present at the grand opening of the Wizard’s Tower, where learning and friendship happen at a higher level than ever.
Whenever you joined us, I’m glad you’re here.
As the new Vice Chancellor for curriculum and communications at Wizard Academy, I know that the ride is just beginning. I’m proud to be part of the next era for the academy. In the next few weeks, you’ll be seeing a new website, and you’ll be hearing from me on a regular basis about new special events, courses, and opportunities for you to teach, participate, and get involved.
Would you like to teach at Wizard Academy? Have a success story you’d like to share with academy alumni? A favorite memory of your time here? I’m only an email away, and would love hearing from you.
I look forward to seeing you on campus. Stay tuned for new adventures. Aroo!
First Friday at Wizard Academy
If you’re new to Wizard Academy, this is the event you need to attend.
The first Friday of each month, Wizard Academy hosts a FREE half-day
event from 1 p.m to 5 p.m. This will give you the opportunity to indulge your curiosity and discover Wizard Academy.
Presenters: Devin Wright and Jacob Harrison
Guest Speaker: Peter Nevland
April 17th and 18th
$2000 (Grad Rate: $1000)
Pendulum theory explains where we’ve been as a society, how we got here, and where we’re headed. If you would benefit from a peek into the future, you would do well to attend this class. Come. You’ll leave Austin knowing exactly why current events are happening.
And what will happen next.
Public Speaking 101
May 9th and 10th
$2000 (Grad Rate: $1000)
Public Speaking 101 continues the Wizard Academy tradition of celebrating
the power of words with two days dedicated to the art of oral presentation. Learn how to connect with audiences by improving your use of language. Learn how to build immediate rapport in any speaking situation. Learn how to gain trust in your presentation and work on the skills necessary to become an effective presenter.
Magical Worlds Communication Workshop
May 15th, 16th, and 17th
This is the Big One, taught by the wizard himself, the course that triggered the New York Times bestsellers that are quoted around the world.
$3500 (Grad Rate: $1750)
July 13th and 14th
$1500 (Grad Rate: $750)
Advanced Wordsmithing is a surprising series of short writing assignments designed to teach you how to write clearly, simply and directly.
You’ll learn that beautiful writing is less about the beauty of the words themselves. You’ll learn that beautiful writing is the clear communication of your ideas, images and ideas.
Learn how to say the damned thing!
Ad Writing 101
$600 (Grad Rate: $300)