Paul Lima and Lorina Stephens in Orangeville - May 16

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Paul Lima and Lorina Stephens will be talking about their books this spring in Orangeville, to be followed by an open question period and book signing.

Public Speaking to Sell Products and Services

Great Public Speaking

But speaking from the stage and at seminars is critical for anyone selling training or books online. As an author, you have to be able to talk about your books in a seminar setting, whether it be a book signing or training event. We talk a lot about how to increase your speaking fees by building your celebrity status. We've discussed a lot on this blog about marketing your speaker services and selling your products with a website.

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A Time to Shine: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeFinis Communications

In this speech, he tells the shocking story of when he was stabbed in the chest at a book signing by a “demented woman.” When you’re looking for powerful material for your next speech—from examples and metaphors to stories and themes—look no further than your own life. In fact, the best content often comes from your personal challenges and tribulations, from your joys and successes, and from people you know who have survived adversity and risen above it.

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A Time to Shine: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

DeFinis Communications

In this speech, he tells the shocking story of when he was stabbed in the chest at a book signing by a “demented woman.” When you’re looking for powerful material for your next speech—from examples and metaphors to stories and themes—look no further than your own life. In fact, the best content often comes from your personal challenges and tribulations, from your joys and successes, and from people you know who have survived adversity and risen above it.

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Barnes & Noble: Saving our Third Place

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Big names in the literary world swing by for a talk and book signings.    Not too long ago I ponied up the cash to buy a hardcover bookBooks Branding Current Affairs Selling ValuesEven before the term "Third Place" had been coined bookstores had been a sanctuary where we could feel safe and have a shot at interacting with like-minded people.    Few of those bookstores remain. 

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What You Need to Know About Self-Publishing

Great Public Speaking

You know that public speaking book you have always wanted to write but never did because you would have to pay the printer to print hundreds more than you need and then store them forever in your garage? Now with print-on-demand, you can have a few or many books printed at a nominal price. This means you can order just enough to sell from your website, at your book signing, at back-of-the-room sales during your seminars, or for giving away to promote your business.

Public Speaking: Airline Food For Thought

Great Public Speaking

I carry three of my books along for each leg of my journey. Before long Im doing a book signing in the aisle and people are asking me for my card. Dont have a book? OK, you choke on the food, or if you fly Southwest a lot like I do, you dont even get any food. Why not give your seatmates some food for their minds? Whoever sits next to me, or anywhere near me that looks like a business person gets a copy.

Andrei Cherny and the Candy Bombers

Speaking Of...

CSPAN 3, one of the CSPAN channels on TV, airs a variety of programming, including authors' readings of their books. Author Andrei Cherny hosted a book signing in Tempe, Arizona, in 2008, that was recorded then and aired again today. He spoke and brilliantly led a discussion about his book, The Candy Bombers. On significant holidays, such as Memorial Day, programming centers on themes related to our country's history.

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Speaker Leader Champion - Book 13 of 52 in 52 Weeks - A Review

Speak and Deliver

There''s been a lot of hoopla around Ryan Avery & Jeremey Donovan''s new book, Speaker Leader Champion - Succeed at Work Through the Power of Public Speaking , not in small part to Avery''s attempt to set a Guinness World Record of Most Books Signed earlier in April. In fact, I purchased the book as part of the record-setting attempt. David Brooks, Lashunda Rundles, Mark Brown, & Darren LaCroix are among the championship speeches in the book.

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less is more

Green Room Speakers

Writers also need help for readings/book signings.(smile) Please let me know if I can ever be helpful to you in terms of the readings and book signings. Saturday, August 29, 2009 Less is More Yesterday I had a fascinating conversation with a conductor who spent the summer working with an orchestra in Salzburg. She spoke of the challenge of communicating with the musicians in German, when she barely speaks the language.

Brain rules for public speaking

Speaker Confessions

Two weeks ago I spoke at the same event as John Medina , author of Brain rules , where his post lecture book signing line was at least ten times longer than mine. Bligh’s book “What’s the use of Lectures?&# It felt like having my garage band give a concert next door to U2. However, he did agree to answer some questions for me. WooHoo!

How Professional Speakers Can Get Big Visibility with Authentic Marketing Messages

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Free talks and book signings are fun for the extrovert, but dont yield much unless you give at least six talks a month. Dont just taut yourself or your book; show some benefits of your service with a written concept statement such as "I help business people manifest their book dream." Should I brand my speaking business with a short book? Either an electronic book or print book, or both. Books are the #1 product bought online.