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May 24

NAWBO Charlotte Virtual Education Series - May 2024

We invite you to join us for our new Virtual Education Series, where our NAWBO Members are the featured speakers covering a wide range of education topics. Join us in May for a discussion called "Are You Book Curious?" and featuring Fabi Preslar, President of SPARK Publications. Find out more here...

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May 24, 2024 12:00pm - May 24, 2024 01:00pm

$10.00 - $25.00

We are thrilled to announce a NEW NAWBO Charlotte Benefit -

our Virtual Education Series!

We invite you to join us virtually each month for an education event where our featured expert speakers will be our own NAWBO Members!

We will have 10 slots per year and it will be first come, first selected. Once you sign up, we'll send you a questionnaire to provide course description and learning objectives. You will have 30 minutes to share your expertise with the group. The other 30 minutes will include NAWBO business similar to our monthly Signature Meetings.

Our Virtual Education Series events will be held each month, and will alternate between a lunch-and-learn and an evening meeting. They will be held opposite our Signature Meeting time - so in the months our Signature Meeting is a dinner, our Virtual Education Series meeting will be a lunch-and-learn. In the months our Signature Meeting is a lunch, we will hold our Virtual Education Series meeting in the evening.

If you have any questions, reach out to our Education Chair, Melisa Galasso.

May 2024 Virtual Lunch and Learn

In May, we are delighted to welcome Fabi Preslar, President and Founder of SPARK Publications, for a discussion called "Are You Book Curious?"

Friday, May 24th

12:00 - 1:00pm

Via Zoom


You’ve seen and heard how publishing your book can help build your business, elevate your credibility, and share your knowledge. But how do you get started with so many options and models in the marketplace? How do you plan for success? Fabi Preslar has over 35 years of expertise in publishing and will answer the tough questions and aim to bring clarity to your next steps whether it’s for your first book or your fifth.


Participants will have the opportunity to take the Book Success Predictor to help them identify any gaps and strengths in their publishing journey.


Learning Objectives:

  • How to get started.
  • What’s the best publishing option for your goals, timeline, and budget?

About Fabi

Fabi Preslar is the founder and president of SPARK Publications, a 25-year custom publisher of independently published books, magazines, and catalogs. Her firm publishes non-fiction entrepreneurial books (business, coffee table, cookbooks, workbooks). The magazines are large national business-to-business and association magazines that grow business and memberships. All of their publications focus on the great purpose of growing businesses, brands, and platforms for successful leaders and business owners.

Fabi was named among the 100 Women to Know in America, inducted into the North Carolina Women Business Owner Hall of Fame, and earned the title NAWBO Charlotte's Woman Business Owner of the Year. Her firm has won over 300 industry awards for its client work.

Melisa Galasso

NAWBO Charlotte Education Chair

Virtual Education Series Leader

Owner & CEO - Galasso Learning Solutions

[email protected]

About NAWBO Charlotte Virtual Education Series

Our Virtual Education Series will meet once a month throughout the year, except for December.

Our featured speakers will be NAWBO Members, and speaker selection will be on a first come, first selected basis. Each speaker should be prepared to provide course description and learning objectives upon signing up.

We will alternate between a lunch time meeting and evening meeting and the selected time will run opposite of the time of our in-person Signature Meeting for that month.

To Register: Click Register Above!

To become a Featured Speaker, please visit: