Starting yesterday, Passover commenced and tomorrow is Easter – events that are honored and celebrated globally as families and friends gather to eat and be a unified “family.” Wishing joy and rebirth to you all.
Last weekend, was a highly intense one with heavy-duty rewrites for a client. On Monday, it was hard to work on the next chapter—my brain hurt! One of the challenges that have been on my plate was to finish a 94-year-old’s …
I would love to have a buck for every time I have had an email, a voice message, a text or even a face-to-face comment:
I would like to have coffee or wine with you …
My response is always a No.
Okay … I’m going to say it again: don’t ask me out for coffee or to meet you for a glass of wine late in the day. “Why?” you ask. Because it is a money drain—my …
Last weekend, it was perfect for my Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged event here in Denver, Colorado. We ended just in time before snow decided to coat the front range. Inside, we were toasty with ideas, how-tos, and customized strategies for each participant. Loved it! During the week, the second cold-eye on my new book came in; reached out for printing bids and now the push out really starts. This weekend is a “family cooking” AM …
Before you engage and pay a lawyer to review and edit a publishing contract, do your own high-level review to see if the basics are there. If not, it’s a red flag. If so, then it may be time to lawyer-up for a detailed review and negotiation. There is no such thing as a standard contract that should be signed without proper review. Standard contracts are a good place to start and it is important …
Are you speaking about and in your book (where it’s already published or in formation)?
Are you speaking on your expertise?
ARE YOU SPEAKING to POSITION YOU as an INFLUENCER and EXPERT?
You should be.
That’s what this coming weekend is all about … it’s my Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged Boot Camp–designed for small groups (never more than 25 allowed and I usually max it at 20). It’s a two-day intensive that is work–no question … but …
Not a week goes by that I don’t get an email or a call from an author asking how to get an endorsement or a Foreword.
Here’s my response …
1. Who would be a magnet for your target audience?
2. Who would they recognize and has credibility?
3. Do you know who the “whos” are?
4. Do you know anyone who does?
5. What do you have to show them …
Where – oh where – has two months already gone to? Yikes … March is here and I’m excited. My Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged pops on March 17-18. Are you attending—you should be if you want to see thousands of books—no kidding! My book, How to Write a $1,000,000 Speech has gone to print. It’s now up on Amazon— http://bit.ly/1000000speech –no kidding!
March brings springtime … I’m so ready … how about you?
THIS WEEK …