5 Reasons why you don't need to write a book | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

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About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog 5 Reasons why you don't need to write a book Posted to: Blogging | Journalism September 14th, 2008 Del.icio.us So I had my agent write a post on how to get a book deal.

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Buzzwords of 2009

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12.20.2009 Buzzwords of 2009 Here is the New York Times buzzwords of 2009; it includes a variety of "communication" terms, for example, sexting (texting sexual messages), vook (a digitized book with video), social distancing (standing away from others to avoid catching or spreading the flu), orphan books (books that are out of print, still in copyright, and whose copyright holders cant be found), and netbook (a small portable, personal computer).

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Deliver a Presentation like Steve Jobs - BusinessWeek

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I broke down his 2007 Macworld keynote in a previous column (BusinessWeek.com, 7/6/07) and in a chapter in my latest book. H-1B Visa Law: Trying Again Help Wanted: Why That Signs Bad RSS Feed: Most Discussed Stories Most Popular Multimedia Slide Shows The Worlds Best Places to Live 2009 The Best Places to Raise Your Kids 2009 The (New) Worlds Happiest Countries The Rise and Fall of Chrysler The Best U.S.

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Proposal - Copyright - Listing - Speaking Pro Central Hot List - May 2009

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Hot List - May 2009. June 2009 Resource of the Month - PowerPoint:What Is Appropriate When and Why? PowerPoint Tips , May 26, 2009. How to persuade other people to ditch the bullets - Speaking about Presenting , May 13, 2009. Startups and Venture Capitalists Beware - Matt Eventoff , May 12, 2009. Speaking about Presenting , May 20, 2009. How Obama could eliminate his ums (and so could you) - Speaking about Presenting , May 25, 2009. May 1, 2009.

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Charli Jane Speaker Services: 10 Tips to Help Position Yoursel

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Once you can perceive yourself as a participant of the audience than you can start putting the pieces together in building a top notch presentation that your audience will remember and one that will have members coming to you and asking you to get your schedule out because they want to book you.

Self-serving introductions and butt-kissing thank yous

Speak Schmeak

I downloaded an e-book the other day that went like this: Title page Second title page Copyright page Publisher page About the authors (2 pages) Contents Foreword (5 pages) Introduction by one of the authors (2 pages) Chapter 1 I was fifteen pages into the e-book before the actual content began.

Self-serving introductions and butt-kissing thank yous

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I downloaded an e-book the other day that went like this: Title page Second title page Copyright page Publisher page About the authors (2 pages) Contents Foreword (5 pages) Introduction by one of the authors (2 pages) Chapter 1 I was fifteen pages into the e-book before the actual content began.

Free Book Publicity

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by Harriet Hodgson Publicity is crucial to book sales. Your book may be the best thing since sliced bread, but I guarantee that sliced bread will get more publicity. Here are some ideas to get your book and name noticed. There may be a Calendar of Events in your phone book.

On Promoting Books

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On Promoting Books Books do not sell themselves; people sell books. If your book fails to sell, you did not know your market. Review copies are the least expensive and most effective way to promote books. It is easier to promote one book twice than to write a new book. The secret to successful publishing is not to publish more and more books, but to effectively market those books already published.

Podcast: What's Your Brand?

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by Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon on December 29, 2009 It’s our last podcast of 2009 – and by our admittedly somewhat uneven counting, it’s our 128th overall podcast, not counting special interviews or repeats. This time around, we discuss personal and corporate branding – and take a look at a recent BNET article on bad brand moves of 2009 – and there were a bunch of them.

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Positioning/Promoting Your Book: That Online Video Trailer

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"About 90% of your book's success is how effectively you position and promote it."   I add: This even applies to brandnames who publish books.    Unless they're willing to take that second step of positioning/promoting, they shouldn't waste their time, hope and money on publishing a book, whether it's through the traditional agent route, a self-publishing service, or do-it-yourself PDF e-book.

Charli Jane Speaker Services: 7 Common Mistakes New Public Speakers Make When First Starting Their Business

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Increase Book Exposure Through Author Speaking Engagements

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Authors who pursue speaking engagements gain more attention for their books. Some authors have single-handedly propelled their books to bestseller status through traveling and speaking nationwide on a continual basis. Summary How many books can you sell through speaking engagements?

Market Your Book with a Movie Trailer

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Animated Trailers My first encounter with movie trailers for print books--rather than films made from books--was the VidLit for John Warners Fondling Your Muse. A VidLit may be an excerpt from a book, or a synopsis.

8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool : Speaking about Presenting

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Home Presentation eBook Blog About Best Posts Content PowerPoint Nervousness Delivery Audience Contact Browse > Home / Audience / 8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool 8 things I learnt about using twitter as a participation tool March 1, 2009 by Olivia Mitchell Welcome to this blog - my aim is to make a difference to the success of your presentations. Reply Olivia Mitchell says: March 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm Thanks Jeff - again. Drupalcon DC — 2009.

Podcast: 'Resonate' Book Discussion | Communication Steroids

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However, we would not review the book unless it met our high standards…which it does! Perhaps we’ll do the same for that book in the near future!

Charl iJane Speaker Services How to get bookings

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Below is just a handful of tips to help position yourself within the speaking arena and get those speaking engagements booked! So be pleasant, be negotiable and give them the best performance possible and in return they will continue to book you and recommend you!

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Top 7 Ways to Select a Book Topic That Sells

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Top 7 Ways to Select a Book Topic That Sells Write what you are passionate about. Your book is an extension of you, your talks, and your profession. One big mistake authors make is to put attention on writing another book before their first one has been promoted. Read other authors’ books in your field, check out related web sites, and subscribe to newsletters. Write a book your audience needs or wants. Business books sell well.

If you are a presenter you MUST watch this company: Prezi (new features just released) — Scobleizer

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A presentation with lots of text isn’t a presentation, it’s a pitch book.

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Public Speaking Humor: Ads

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Jay Leno has a series of books called Headlines I, II, and III. Besides having really funny headlines from newspapers and magazines, the books have lots of blooper advertisements along with commentary from Jay. You can read these aloud in your public speaking engagements without worry of copyright infringement. Be careful not to violate copyrights Learn To Be Funny Onstage! You can concoct fake ads, or use real ads that are funny in your public speaking engagements.

Library of Congress & Digital - Is there a gap?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Had I violated some author's copyright?    The caller alluded to an ebook I had submitted for copyright.    The issue was:  In order to receive a copyright the book has to be "sold" or "published."    The implication was that a book would not have been sold or published on Christmas Day. Tonight I returned to my office from a client's appointment at about 7:00 PM, New York time. 

Podcast: Social Media is NOT New | Communication Steroids

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Podcast: PR for the Nuclear Industry After Japan | Communication.

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Good Pictures Make Good Sense

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Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do Tags photography Good Pictures Make Good Sense by Roger Pike on December 30, 2009 Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words.

A Lawsuit, Google Juice, Lawsuit Dropped

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The next round of books on social media will carry the case study of the lawsuit , lots Google Juice, and dropping of the lawsuit by the plaintiff.    So, remember today's and yesterday's dates [November 3rd and 4th, 2009].  portrayed the professor in a false light, invaded his privacy and infringed on the copyright of photos of him from his university's website. 

Make Sure Everybody Knows Company's Social Media Rules.

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Storynappin’ Varmints

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

I’ve seen lots of speakers, professional and amateur, relating stories in the first person that you know they picked up from someone else on the circuit or read in someone else’s book. There’s no copyright on spoken stories, but stealing is immoral and the bad karma will catch up with you at some point. I heard a radio phone-in segment the other day, in which callers related tales of having their stories stolen by other people. There seems to be a lot of it about.

Podcast: Sales Communication Skills

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Ghosts of Catholic-Girls Christmases Past

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  A few Christmases ago I self-published my book "Our Emotional Intelligence"  Download CUsersjasneDocumentsjg.  I dated the publication day December 25, 2007 and sent it to the Library of Congress for copyright.   "She will get a ring." " "Last year she came back from Christmas with vestiges of a black eye.    Her father is a drunk, you know."

The Self Publishing Deception

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Everyone wants their books inside Borders or Barnes and Noblebut its just not possible. Print-On-Demand (or Publish-On-Demand) books are printed as little as 1 book at a time. This means their unit price to print and buy is higher per book. The book costs about $15.

Business of Software Blog: How to get a speaking slot at a conference

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If youre running a 20 person company / have written a book / have raised $10m in funding then that’s a great achievement, but it doesn’t stand out. you’ve really piqued my interest now] The book is coming out in the U.S. Business of Software Blog The business of software.

How authors can endure the promotional process

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More often than not, you have to convince an occupied public that the book you spent months, perhaps years writing, is actually worth spending $14.95 This becomes more difficult for authors who dont have the means of getting their books marketed to the masses.

Exquisitely Great Marketing Plus Lousy Follow-up Equals NO SALE.

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My hesitation was partly that I was booked on one of them, and partly from my interest in seeing how far they would go to actually get a sale. I didn’t like their inflexibility in their willingness in booking ONLY their one or two available dates.

ORGANIZING: The 5 D's For Paper and Information Management

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Kim Wolinski: Organizing: The 12 reasons you want to organize your office

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Charli Jane Speaker Services - contingency speaker

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I can imagine that as a meeting planner at Speak to Me, Inc, one of your principal fears when booking public speakers must be to have them cancel on you at the last minute or even worse no show.

Charli Jane Speaker Services: Do I really need an ezine? by Wendi J McNeill

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If you havent started an ezine yet or are thinking about it I highly suggest implementing it into your business for the year 2009, trust me you will be very glad you did and will be greatly rewarded for all your efforts. MEMBERS LOGIN Home SPEAKER SERVICES Speaker Services Get Found Now!

Charli Jane Speaker Services: Public Speakers: Create Streams of Income With Your Products and Services by Wendi J McNeill

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You can also look for Wendis ebook $5,000 No-Fee Speaking Model to be released by the end of January 2009. Back to top Bookmark page | Recommend us | Policies & terms | Contact us  Copyright 2003-2008 Charli Jane Speaker Services | Web design by eMatti