Category Archives: Planning

Ways to show you are an expert

Fall is both a time of new beginnings and of harvesting.

New beginnings can include the start of school or tackling a new project.

Harvesting can include picking the ripe fruits and vegetables in the garden.

The slight chill in the air adds energy to your step and motivation to pick up the pace in your life and business.

Is it time to get started on that book you have been promising to write for forever?

Is speaking part of your life? Or would you like it to be? Having a sample of your work to sell or give away at the back of the room can add credibility and cachet to you as the person to be giving that speech. You can say enough in your talk to attract the interest of your audience, but if you attempt to show them the full, detailed picture, you will overwhelm them. They will tune out part way through your talk and their minds will be miles away.

With your own book at the back of the room, you can make your supporting data and references available in a format your audience can refer to in the future.

Have you thought about what to include? How detailed to make your explanations? How formal your style should be?

Think back to times you have been in the audience. Which speakers impressed you the most? How many of them had materials available at the back of the room? Picture yourself joining them at a book signing.

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Sticking to your commitment

There are some times that we just don’t feel like writing. We are tempted by the beach in the summer and ski slopes in the winter to do anything but write. A steady routine is important for getting your book completed. When writing doesn’t come easy there are other productive ways you can use that… Continue Reading

Whose problem is it?

One of the easiest traps to fall into is to allow other people to control your schedule. Their priorities become more important than yours. Now there are times when reality forces us to make decisions around others needs. When you have school-aged children in your home you need to orient your day, at least parts… Continue Reading

To ship or not to ship

I received a question recently about what option is best for selling and delivering your book, especially if you have published it through CreateSpace on Amazon. Should you list it only on your webpage and handle the money and shipping yourself or through your team? Or should you sell it through Amazon and let them… Continue Reading

Choosing your topic

One of the challenges many new authors encounter is deciding what to write about. The easy answer is something you know well and that you want to share with others. This might be a topic you have studied for years. It might be your secret sauce that makes you successful with your clients. It might… Continue Reading