No Way….Write a Book in a Month?

November is National Novel Writing Month, affectionately known as NaNoWriMo. Around the world, more than 300,000 authors will attempt the impossible: to write an entire book in a single month. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, here’s a little background. NaNoWriMo is not really a writing contest, but an event. You might say it’s a contest… with yourself. …

Big Exposure for Authors – Trade Publication Reviews

Of all the tactics an author can use to become noteworthy, getting your book reviewed by the New York Times is right up there. A thumbs up from the likes of Publishers Weekly or the Library Journal is not just some stroke for the author’s ego. It can translate to big bucks in terms of buy-in for your book. The …

Book Publicity Media Kits – The 5 Essential Elements Journalists Need

Successfully marketing your book basically means letting people know that it exists. After all, you wrote down your best ideas so that others would read and enjoy them. Getting more book sales translates to more people sharing your best ideas – fact or fiction— and benefitting from them. As the person who’s primarily responsible for promoting your book, one smart …

Captivate Your Audience: Storytelling at Its Best

When you write—whether it’s a keynote speech, an article, or a book for publication—your material has to be relatable for your audience. You’ve got to draw them in and keep their attention. Nothing does this quite as well as using the story as your format. A number of religious texts are written this way for one compelling reason: it works. …

Has anyone got a tattoo of your brand? 3 Steps to Grow Brand Recall

A brand serves as an important placeholder for your company’s reputation. This means good business for you and peace of mind for your customers. When people have a good experience with a brand, they’re more likely to make a repeat purchase. In other words, they become brand loyal, even when given the choice to buy a competing product. This leads …

Julie Ann Sullivan

Julie Ann Sullivan, now known as the Attitude Enhancer, works with organizations that want to create a workplace environment where people are productive, engaged and appreciated.  She is the Founder of Learning Never Ends, a company whose purpose is to create a more positive culture, one person at a time.  She has a diverse educational background which includes a BA …

Jeff Davidson

Jeff Davidson is “The Work-Life Balance Expert®,” has written 56 mainstream books, is a preemiment authority on time management, and is an electrifying professional speaker, making nearly 800 presentations since 1985 to clients such as Kaiser Permanente, IBM, American Express, Lufthansa, Swissotel, America Online, Re/Max, USAA, Worthington Steel, and the World Bank. He is the author of “Breathing Space,” and …

Dianna Booher, MA, CSP, CPAE

As a prolific author of 46 books, published in 26 languages, with nearly 4 million copies sold, Dianna helps clients improve the impact of their communication: oral, written, interpersonal, and enterprise- wide.  Her latest books include What MORE Can I Say? Why Communication Fails and What to Do About It (Penguin Random House), Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and …

Kevin McCrudden

Kevin L.  McCrudden is the ONLY motivational and leadership speaker in America to ever have a day of recognition passed by the United States Congress.  January 2nd of every year is National Motivation & Inspiration Day, which he had passed by Congress after the tragic events of 9-11-2001.  In conjunction with National Motivation & Inspiration Day, Kevin created The American …

Bryan Heathman

Bryan Heathman is the author of Conversion Marketing, a book on converting high percentages of website visitors into customers. Mr. Heathman’s ecommerce consulting expertise comes from running hundreds of wildly successful online promotional campaigns, plus a few not so successful campaigns. His theories were formed by working with world-class marketing departments such as Proctor & Gamble, AT&T, Travelocity, Lycos, Nissan, New …