How to book more business and own your niche

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

NSA/NC Meeting Report: Saturday March 2, 2013 The Saturday meeting of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association featured two savvy businesswomen who shared ways professional speakers and information entrepreneurs can book more business and own their niche markets.

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In time for Christmas: Books on business, promotional, article writing and business of freelance writing

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Just in time for Christmas for the writer on your gift list: popular print and e-books (for Kindle and Kobo) on business, promotional, book, article, social media and website writing, self-publishing and the business of freelance writing. Book have been written by Paul Lima , a professional writer for over 30 years and a freelance writer for over 20 years. Harness the Email Writing Process: How to Become a More Effective and Efficient Email Writer.

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Book 10 of 52 in 52: The Media Training Bible - Brad Phillips

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The Media Training Bible was not on my original list of 52 Books in 52 Weeks , but when I was given a chance to read & review it, I couldn''t pass up the chance.

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18 books for the writer in you

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Looking for a book for the writer in you or a writer you know? Here is where you can find 18 books on business and promotional writing, article, book, web and social media writing, self-publishing and the business of freelance writing. Most are available in print, Kindle and epub (Kobo) versions: paullima.com/books. How To Write A Non-Fiction Book in 60 Days. Ideal for those who want to write a non-fiction book.

5 Questions to ask before you start to write your non-fiction book

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

A friend of mine told me he was starting to write a non-fiction book. I’m writing a book,” he said, “not a news article. I suggested that he take a look at the W5, from the perspective of thinking about and planning his book, before he started to write. Since I have written a dozen non-fiction books, he cut me some slack. “So So tell me how to answer the W5 before I start my book.”. Before you start to write any non-fiction book, ask yourself who.

Unleash your inner ability to become a more effective business writer…

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The book is used by University of Toronto adult education business writing students and is available as a print, epub, Kindle and PDF book. Upon purchasing the required book for the course, Harness the Business Writing Process , by Paul Lima , I decided to dive right in. The concept of Clustering is also an aspect covered early on in the book, which is essentially the process of word association and brainstorming.

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Recommended books for the reader on your Christmas list – or for you!

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Here are my suggested books for the reader on your Christmas list, or for you if you are looking for something to read: - Still Foolin’ ‘Em – Billy Crystal – Hilarious. If you like funny books, you will love Billy Crystal’s biography. If you liked The Hangover (the funny first movie, of course), you will like this book. The Fault in Our Stars – John Green – This is the most uplifting sad book I’ve ever read.

How to write, sell, and market a business book – VII: Marketing Your Book

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

We’ve arrived at that point you maybe never thought you’d get to:  you’ve written your book, it’s going to be published soon, and you’re ready to market it.    You’re ready because you’re smart and you’ve realized that your publisher is going to do nothing to promote the book.    What they do is get you all the free media they can – TV, radio, reviews in magazines, newspapers, blogs to an extent – to get your book to sell. 

Make a Change – Have Some Fun! « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

If it doesn’t feel natural think of some positive triggers: funny family photos or memories, a time when you couldn’t stop laughing, music, a comic book or sketch, dancing, singing, or whatever lights you up.

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Networking with a difference

Kuhnke Communication

A Walk in the Woods with Wonderful Working Women “Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by booking onto our annual May event: A Walk in the Woods with Wonderful Working Women&# Join us Saturday 7th May for a journey with a difference! Places are limited so book now.

Query letter: Multiple submissions

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

But most worry that your article might appear somewhere else before it appears in their publication—a legitimate fear, especially if the publication thinks it is buying first print rights (more on various rights later in the book), so it is just easier to say no to multiple submissions. When a reasonable amount of time has passed, I follow up—email or phone the editor. Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing.

Are You Making These 5 Critical E-Commerce Mistakes?

Great Public Speaking

No Database Control All the big players make most of their money with legitimate broadcast email. Most website owners don’t make a serious effort to turn their visitors in to opt in subscribers and they don’t send enough email to their list. Most of my business runs through a shopping cart system that includes broadcast email, autoresponders, upselling modules, promotion testing modules and many other features that help you sell more to each customer that visits your site.

Authors versus publishers in the digital age

Max Atkinson

As many of you will know, there's quite a debate going on about Google's plan to make every book ever published available online. Does a book ever go out of print? And I've long been amazed that it seems to have stayed in print for as long as the 25 years since it was first published by Methuen in 1984. In other words, it now falls into a category that didn't exist before the digital age, namely POD or print on demand.

Overcoming Performance Anxiety « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

In his book &# You are the Message&# Roger Ailes tells us that a recent poll of human fears revealed that twice as many people were more afraid of speaking in public than of dying.

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Yes Checklist: what to discuss when and editor says yes to your article idea

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Contact information should include the publication’s name and address (especially if you have to invoice by mail), editor’s name, phone number, email address and perhaps fax number (seldom required; ask if you’ll need it). Reports, white papers, books, and so on you might want to read before writing; websites you may want to visit for background information. Almost every publication wants you to file by email.

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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.

Positioning/Promoting Your Book: That Online Video Trailer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"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.

Asserting Yourself in the Workplace

Kuhnke Communication

Relax your shoulders, keeping your upper chest softly opened like a book. www.twitter.com/diamondpolisher Share this: Print Email Facebook Tags: Assertive , Body Language , Confidence , Executive Presence , Kinesics , Power Like Be the first to like this post.

Writing services you can offer corporate clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

You keep this database up-to-date and send releases by email, fax, or mail to appropriate contacts. Articles for employee newsletters, newspapers, magazines, websites or email : Human resources departments have to communicate policies and procedures to all employees. Most of this internal communication is done in employee newsletters, newspapers, magazines, brochures and websites, or by email. Writing services you can offer corporate clients.

Do It « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

www.twitter.com/diamondpolisher Share this: Print Email Facebook Possibly related posts: (automatically generated) Movinnnn!!!! Your post reminded me of Patricia Fripp’s book “Fake it, till you make it.&#

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Women and Power « Elizabethkuhnke's Blog

Kuhnke Communication

Relax your shoulders, keeping your upper chest softly opened like a book. www.twitter.com/diamondpolisher Share this: Print Email Facebook Tags: Confidence , Executive Presence , Lifestyle Like Be the first to like this post.

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The Copywriting of Everything - Editorial is dead

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That ranges from resumes and cover letters to books and blogs. I tell clients, "That resume/cover letter/book/blog has to incorporate the tactics of copywriting. An expert on X came to me to review and provide recommendations for the draft of his full-length print book.

The Internet is NOT making us stupid - It's making us different

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

  Email, too, has come in for its share of blame and experts have recommended that you schedule it, or ration it, or avoid it altogether.   Society – work, entertainment, and the arts – have been shifting from print to visual at a rapidly accelerating rate over the past half-century years.    We’re like the first producers and readers of books as they became mass-producible with the advent of the printing press. 

How to Change the World: The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

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Read More] Tracked on January 01, 2006 at 03:05 PM » Guy Kawasaki blogging from evilzenscientist :: thoughts Guy Kawasaki (author of such titles as Selling the Dream - another must read book) has a new blog. Read More] Tracked on January 02, 2006 at 03:50 AM » The Art of the Start from Net I recently finnished reading Guy Kawasakis "The Art of the Start", a book full of good advices for any entrepreneur. Posterous Post everything via email.

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How to Give a Good Media Interview | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

Or a podcaster send an email asking if you could be on their podcast. You do have a 20-second version of your book or expertise prepared, don’t you!?

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Snail Mail & Marketing Mix: Why we buy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Several years ago I was unhappy with the company providing my auto and home insurance but not unhappy enough to click open email from its competitors or listen to telemarketing sales pitches.  Books Branding Personal Musings Selling Values Web/Tech

IndieReader, Byline Disappeared, No Response From Founder Amy Edelman

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I sent an email to Edelman asking about this. It could have been in the small print of a contract I might have signed with IndieReader that the byline is disappeared after a certain period of time.   Books Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs In another life (I was based in the New York Metro Area, not here in the Southwest) I researched, conducted interviews for, and wrote a long-form article for IndieReader. The Huffington Post linked to it.

Query Letter – Multiple Submissions/Follow Up

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

But most worry that your article might appear somewhere else before it appears in their publication—a legitimate fear, especially if the publication thinks it is buying first print rights (more on various rights later in the book), so it is just easier to say no to multiple submissions. When a reasonable amount of time has passed, I follow up—email or phone the editor. From Everything You Wanted to Know About Freelance Writing.

Tim Derian Celebrates Vivid Greetings/Graphics 30th Anniversary On LinkedIn Pulse - 4 Lessons Learned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Daily I receive too many links to them in my email, on Facebook, and Twitter. Thought leaders, marketers, and official public relations representatives struggled with decisions about what to put out there in print. animal companions Books Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs Games Generational Divide Intuitive Media Personal Musings Politics Selling Values Web/TechContent posted on LinkedIn Pulse can move the attention dial.

The Writing Life: Now, all-business

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Most of that is subject to measurements ranging from open rates on email blasts to page views on blogs.  Here are the Preface and Introduction to my print book "Over-50: How We Keep Working" [ Download Over50prefaceintrotoc.].

Networking with a difference

Kuhnke Communication

A Walk in the Woods with Wonderful Working Women “Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by booking onto our annual May event: A Walk in the Woods with Wonderful Working Women&# Join us Saturday 7th May for a journey with a difference! Places are limited so book now.

The Word Business In Visual Age - Mastering The Infographic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Clients expect us to strategically plan and often actually create the visuals for everything from social media to print books. "The word business isn't going away. But if you are a text content provider and want to remain competitive, you have to appeal to a broader audience.

Top Ten Ways to Make Money Speaking

Great Public Speaking

The idea is that infinitely more people can buy what you know through books, tapes, CDs, E-books and videos than could ever hire you to speak. I avoided public seminars for years because of the risk and expense involved in printing and mailing brochures.

How to Start Speaking at Events | chrisbrogan.com

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Are you hoping to share the learnings found in your awesome book (available for 24.95 And finally, I give people an email address where to contact me. For me, the path to becoming a paid professional speaker started with writing articles that were featured in print publications.

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New Economy, Same Old Loser Type: Low in EI [Emotional Intelligence]

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Back in 1995, psychologist Daniel Goleman published his then-breakthrough book "Emotional Intelligence."    Yesterday, I notified by email my network that my first novel "The Fat Guy From Greenwich" was in print.    The transmitted email was neutral. One bright attorney, who now I know why she's underemployed, emailed back: "I didn't know you were working on a book

Top 20 Seminar Scams and How to Avoid Them

Great Public Speaking

I might add that this document is talking about expensive coaching / training programs sold at these seminars, not low cost items like books or a small CD set. Here are some insider tips to watch for when attending a seminar (they are in no particular order and you should probably print this out and take it with you when you attend your next seminar): I’ll list them here for quick reference and then give more details below. You email the vendor to request a refund.

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. per book.

How QR Codes Can Build Your Speaking Business

Great Public Speaking

The code can take users to a website, activate email or text, connect the device to a browser, provide coupons for products, and many other useful applications. Quick Response (QR) codes are a matrix type barcode that consist of a pattern of black squares on a white background. This code can represent binary, alphanumeric, or even Kanji symbols. Smart phone owners can use their phone camera to scan the image.

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AOL Jobs: My 13 weeks as Ana Marie Cox

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That dream, although in 2004 I was 59 years old and primarily a print communicator, was to blog for a major brandname just like Cox.    That ranged from a talk I had delivered on career transition at the New York State Bar Association which has been published in VITAL SPEECHES OF THE DAY [ Download NYSBAtalkinVITALSPEECHESOFDAY ] to print book I published "Over-50: How We Keep Working" [ Download Over50prefaceintrotoc.] 

The profitable world of self-publishing

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After each presentation members of my audience would approach me and ask if had a book or a tape for sale. All I needed to do was write a book and bring it to my audiences. This is how my first book was born.