THE ART AND BUSINESS OF SPEAKING

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No More Autograph Parties

One of the joys of being a published author is being appreciated for your work. Getting a favorable response to your book from a crowd of pe... »

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Hire a Copy Editor

Savvy professional speakers get feedback on their presentations. Savvy authors hire copy editors to make their writing read better. The copy... »

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Stay in One Field…And Own It

Once you select your subject, stick to it; stay in one field. Too many author-speakers write a book on a subject they know well—aimed at the... »

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Wringing More Value from Your Core Content

These are exciting times for professional speakers who write books. Modern techniques and new technologies speed our writing and expand our ... »

Pod Publishers: Scams and Frauds

Pod Publishers: Scams and Frauds

Authors and professional speakers have been contacted lately by organizations offering “self-publishing services.” They employ “boiler... »

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Author Authority– How to Brand Books and Speeches

Look at book covers. When an author is new and unknown, his or her name is placed under the title. As authors become known, their names rise... »