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For the November Saturday gathering, it's a two parter for writing and book marketing success! Part I Digging Out the Writer Within YOU! An author's words can pull in a reader ... or push him out to sea. It's all about the editing that is brought in by another set of eyes. Then there’s the midas touch of your words, weaving stories, entertaining, creating escapism, peaking curiosity, solving problems, and making a difference. WRITING • Do it; take the chance! WRITE! • Write what you like/want to read; don't chase fads. • Keep learning craft - no one is born knowing HOW to write. • The death of the cliché and birthing a new one. • Works to avoid from the get-go. • Creating the golden arch. • Stop telling … starting showing. EDITING • Why all writers need an editor. • Skipping an editor could be the most expensive mistake you will ever make. • Why English teachers aren't editors. Or your friends. Or your relative. • Content, Developmental, Proofreading –who are they; what do they cost; and when do you need them. • How to work with an editor and let your ego go. • The ultimate tool for editing. Part II 10 Awesome Online Tools for Your Writing and Author POP Get ready to sharpen your pencils … you will be writing fast as 10 Awesome Online tools are featured for your writing, book marketing, and influence building pleasure!
Would you like to know how powerful you, your book and experiences are and how they can influence and change others one word at a time? Would you like to turn your book, your ideas, your mouth into a business that creates a lifestyle woven with travel, fun, global friends and financial success? You can with the smart and savvy strategies, you will reveal in this interactive and fun intensive workshop. With over 35 years of speaking on the platform, Dr. Judith Briles will show you how to become a successful professional speaker … a speaker that will soar your book sales. Since the 80s, speaking has been her #1 way to sell books … over 1,000,000 of them! Reserve Your Spot NOW for 2 Colorful Brain-Jammed Days, including meals. At this event, we will cover: ~How to develop your topic … start with your book then expand to create a portfolio of options for meeting planners to select from or add-on to an already booked gig. ~How to structure your speech or create a workshop … one that is uniquely you and will make you the buzz of any conference. ~How to identify your key points … and hook in the right story, activity or exercise to engage your audience. ~How to create stories based on your life experiences that will engage an audience … that can have them rolling in the aisles or shedding a tear. ~How to tie in current events with your presentation … create a local hook that will connect with attendees. ~How to know when to use multi-media … and what to do if it goes wrong. ~How to structure your first words … whether it’s a story, statistics, an event connected with the group or something else—tips on how to instantly connect with an audience. ~How to create a memorable opening or closing … that will leave your audience laughing, crying or thinking—but never just leaving them. ~How to avoid the Blunders, Bloopers, and Boo-Boos … that most speakers—newbies and old-timers make. ~How to identify and create your Unique Selling Pitch to any meeting planner … what will make you shine and rise above the speaker crowd? ~How to create the visuals to enhance your presentation … audiences are visible—you will learn how to use cartoons, words and essential elements to spark up any presentation. ~How to deal with snafus and presentations that aren’t working … it happens; not every audience is ideal or presentation perfect. ~How to find groups that want your message … and will enthusiastically cheer for you and want you back. ~How to move from free to fee … and make a living by using your words and your mouth. ~How to negotiate contracts … and get “soft money” for no fee gigs. ~How to create your “unique” position … work with a SWOT Analysis designed for you and your book. ~How to create an AWESOME Speaker-Book One-Sheet … you need one that shouts you out … it’s brag time to hook meeting planners and attendees. Cost: $547 for the two-day event. If you are a Book Shepherd Alumni, register for the event at TheBookShepherd.com for your discounts. The Alumni cost is $347 Can't pay all at once? Visit TheBookShepherd.com for a 3 month payment plan option. If you are planning to stay at the hotel, (recommended) our special room rate is $124. Just ask for the AuthorYOU rate.