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Guest Blog: Lessons from Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City – How to Build Income

DeFinis Communications

Greenleaf Book Group is a publisher and distributor that specializes in the development of independent authors and the growth of small presses.

Growth of ebooks and indie authors

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Traditionally published e-book authors earn only 12%–17%. Every week, indie e-books top retailer bestseller lists, and hit the USA Today and New York Times lists. The print books are print on demand, through Lightning Source  (now Ingram Spark for new indie authors) or Create Space.

GUEST POST: A literary agent reflects “On Authors and Book Talks”

Joan Detz Speaker Services

On Authors and Book Talks By Debbie Carter of Waverly Place Literary Agency Living in the hub of America’s book publishing capital, I see new books churned through New York’s publicity machine of readings and TV talk shows.  Every new book competes for a slot in bookstores, libraries, bars and colleges.

What do bookstores have to say about author events? A guest blog from Waverly Place Literary Agency

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Guest post by Debbie Carter, Waverly Place Literary Agency What do bookstores have to say about author events? “Because of the competition in New York City, we want to offer something experiential,” says Kaylen Higgins, Events Director at Strand Bookstore. ” (Facebook photo: crowd […].

8 insights from Malcolm Gladwell that made him a better speaker

Manner of Speaking

Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist author and speaker. All five made it to the New York Times Bestseller List. He has written five books: The Tipping Point; Blink; Outliers; What the Dog Saw; and David and Goliath.

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Saturday, April 27, New York City

Joan Detz Speaker Services

I’ll present a session on “The Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting” at the American Society of Journalists and Authors conference. To learn the full agenda:  [link]. Speechwriting

2013 ASJA conference in New York City

Joan Detz Speaker Services

On Saturday, April 27, I’ll speak at the annual American Society of Journalists and Authors conference:  “So, You Want to be a Speechwriter? The Business of Six-Figure Speechwriting” [link

Book Authors Now Earn $17,500 Annually (Authors Guild Survey)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Being a book author was like being an English college professor. You loved what you did but you didn't expect to make much money.

What do bookstores have to say about author events? A guest blog from Waverly Place Literary Agency

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Guest post by Debbie Carter, Waverly Place Literary Agency [link] What do bookstores have to say about author events?

"Eat Pray Love" Author Splits From Husband

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Her new love had been Jose Nunes. The New York Post reports that Gilbert announced on Facebook the two were splitting. Elizabeth Gilbert leveraged her global travels to go from the heartbreak  of divorce to hope for becoming whole on her own. The result was her bestselling book "Eat Pray Love."

Interview: Jason Kersten, Author and Journalist

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The afternoon session of Saturday’s Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) meeting featured a conversation between Craig Harrison and journalist and author Jason Kersten. He lives in New York City. His first book, Journal [.] His works have been optioned for both film and television.

Interview: Jason Kersten, Author and Journalist

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The afternoon session of Saturday’s Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) meeting featured a conversation between Craig Harrison and journalist and author Jason Kersten. He lives in New York City. His first book, Journal [.] His works have been optioned for both film and television.

Interview: Jason Kersten, Author and Journalist

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The afternoon session of Saturday’s Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) meeting featured a conversation between Craig Harrison and journalist and author Jason Kersten. He lives in New York City. His first book, Journal [.] His works have been optioned for both film and television.

Author: No tag line presented in Arizona

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I had to pump this author for more information.   The New York and D.C. " "I write about trailer trash."

You Have Not Seen New York Until You Have Seen It With Omar Khan!

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

I was never crazy about New York until I spent a couple of days with Leslie and Omar Khan. You have not seen New York until you have seen it with Omar Khan! He is the author of the newly released and highly awaited LIBERATING PASSION: HOW THE WORLD'S BEST GLOBAL LEADERS PRODUCE WINNING RESULTS.

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Names

The Communication Blog

10.10.2010 Names Here’s a study on names (you can access the entire study from the website given here/above) that has received lots of attention— Psychology Today , The New York Times , etc. If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. Impolite Questions, What Are They?

Always the last to know: NEW YORK Magazine cites my Oprah Opining

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mark Matousek , author of WHEN YOU'RE FALLING, DIVE, flagged me this morning that my opinings had been cited in NEW YORK Magazine.    I have used some of Matousek's thinking for a platform for my new book OVER-50: HOW WE KEEP WORKING.    I hunted down the mention. 

Talking about Relationships

The Communication Blog

5.07.2010 Talking about Relationships The cover story in yesterdays AM New York was titled "Oh Boy!" If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. and reports on a Florida Baptist minister, George Alan Rekers, an outspoken anti-gay activist who wants to "cure" homosexuals.

Relationships and Relationship Conflict

The Communication Blog

by Tara Parker-Pope in the New York Times Magazine (April 18, 2010). If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview. 4.24.2010 Relationships and Relationship Conflict If you havent seen it, take a look at Is Marriage Good for Your Health? Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Making Se.

Buzzwords of 2009

The Communication Blog

► 2010 (41) ► December (5) Communication Strategies: Metacommunication Cyberflirting etc Emotional Checker New Communication Words Communication Strategies: Feedback ► November (4) $5 Off Feedforward Politeness as a Theory of Relationship Development. Communication Strategies: Guidelines for Making Se.

Elections and Money

The Communication Blog

11.29.2009 Elections and Money One thing is clear from the case of billionaire Michael Bloomberg who won the election for mayor of New York City after spending over $102 million ($175 per vote), outspending his opponent, City Comptroller William Thompson, Jr., 10 to 1—elections can be and are often bought. The media see to that.

Research?

The Communication Blog

While we teach our students the principles of research and the importance of consulting reliable sources, we read ( New York Times , 9/11/09, B5)that several of the most important medical journals published articles actually written by drug company researchers but used the names of respected academics as authors.

Blackberry Etiqutte, Pt II…

Matt Eventoff

ValleyPR Blog – this is one of the most honest posts I’ve read in a long time, and the author, Charlotte Risch, should be commended for her honesty.  Great Great post, and well worth reading. Dealbreaker — Interesting take, to say the least.  Not sure why there would be “debate” over whether or not this is rude.&#.

Public speaking

The Communication Blog

9.15.2009 Public speaking A recent letter to the editor (regarding the op-ed piece in the New York Times where a variety of professors gave advice to students and posted recently), makes the point that amid all this good advice, no one mentioned the importance of public speaking. is there any problem with this blog?

e-books

The Communication Blog

8.17.2009 e-books An article published in the New York Times , “Moving into a digital future, where textbooks are history,&# discussed the changes taking place in education, specifically the move from written textbook to e-books. If youd like more information, click on "Authors Vita" for an academic overview.

Still Waiting for Your Breakthrough Moment? Author of The Happiness Project Says “Enjoy the Process”

Succeed Speaking

Gretchen has achieved the success that many speakers and authors dream of: her book hit #1 just weeks after its release. That’s a given.

PowerPoint Surgery: Tips to create presentation slides that make your message stick, not suck -- Guest post by Lee Jackson

Speak Schmeak

Lee Jackson is a motivational speaker, PowerPoint surgeon, presentation coach and the author. But most of them are dull or even bad. Enjoy.

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American Society of Journalists and Authors

Joan Detz Speaker Services

Since I began my teaching my speechwriting seminars in 1992, I have recommended the annual ASJA Writing Conference to all of my classes.  It’s always held on a spring weekend in New York City, and it’s always wonderful.   . Registration for the 40th Annual ASJA conference is now open! For more details, visit: [link

American Society of Journalists and Authors

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The 40th ASJA conference was held April 29-May 1 in New York City.  If you couldn’t attend in person, you can still benefit.  Over the years, I have recommended the annual ASJA conference to every writer I know (and to would-be writers, as well).  Visit www.asja.org to order recordings of the panels and programs. Health Markets.

How to Write a Bestseller – 10 Lessons Learned from Jack Canfield and Steve Harrison

Succeed Speaking

But Sue’s book was #7 on the New York Times Bestseller List.” ” Committee Member #2: ”Yep. Now, how do you do it?

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NYT Bestselling Author: What kind of pull force?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's why this help wanted on Craigslist New York puzzles me.    The poster is, so the ad claims, a NYT bestselling author.  Even for writers who aspire to earn a living by writing their own work, one has to wonder how much they will go the distance for nexus to a writer who has made it. 

From the vault: So, do you start sentences with so? If so.

The Eloquent Woman

Is "so" really the new "um" -- and is that wrong? The original post appeared in 2010.) The word "so" brings out strong feelings, it turns out.

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Best Selling Author Don Yaeger Endorses THE Executive Speech Coach

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

New York Times Best Selling Author Don Yaeger Endorses THE Executive Speech Coach Patricia Fripp. Yes, he is a best selling author and  Sports Illustrated for years. However, it goes both ways. Patricia Fripp recommends Don Yaeger. On a personal note I am not interested in sports. Clients often bring him back.at

J.M. Coetzee - Another author being destroyed by himself

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Then there have been what Jonathan Dee calls  in THE NEW YORK TIMES Coetzee's "genre-bending autobiographies."  Coetzee's novel "Disgraced" was such genius.    Then, bit by bit, like so many gifted literary figures, Coetzee began destroying himself. 

Famous Speech Friday: Margaret Sanger's 1929 self-silencing speech

The Eloquent Woman

The authorities of Boston may gag me, they do not want you to hear the truth about Birth Control. Schlesinger read her speech for her.

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Presentation lessons from Steve Martin's autobiography

Presentation Zen

Last summer I gave a three-hour talk for 300 managers at a famous financial firm in New York City. It''s brilliant. I

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Famous Speech Friday: Jessica Mendoza calls major league baseball playoff

The Eloquent Woman

The ability to speak extemporaneously and with authority requires that knowledge base. But the big challenge? games is a rarity. Join us!

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A conversation with Bob Lehrman

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Robert A. Robert A. His 2009 book, ‘The Political Speechwriters Companion‘ is one of the best books I’ve ever read on speechwriting, period.

How Gretchen Rubin Uses Social Media to Lead The Happiness Project Movement

Succeed Speaking

Gretchen Rubin, Author of The Happiness Project. Now, though, the blog is just one way she engages with her fans and followers. Do it well.

Public Speaking for Introverts: 6 Essential Tips

Duarte Blog

Susan Cain is the author of the New York Times bestselling book QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking , which is being translated into 30 languages. Susan is developing an online course on Public Speaking for Introverts (you can go here for more info). You might be right – and that’s OK. As for Gaga?

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