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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 13, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 13, 2019

Fun in the cyber air … and more author smarts … was revealed to the VIP AuthorYOU community at the NO PITCH … just INFO and HOW TO only webinar on Tuesday. A Baker’s Dozen of goodies and tools that are free—and how to use them. Replay is only available to the VIP AuthorYOU membership. JOIN NOW

 
Got a question? You get my input … plus that of those who are here that can add …

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Robocaller Hell and Back … or How to Slow Down, and maybe, Stop the Pests

Robocaller Hell and Back …  or How to Slow Down, and maybe, Stop the Pests

If you are like me, you get unwanted calls: most are robocall generated. Because I work with authors globally, I answer the phone. If it’s a robocall, I hang up and immediately block the number on my phone. I’ve learned, and I bet you have too, that the Do Not Call national lists don’t work—the robocallers have figured out how to get around them. Sometimes hiding calls within a bank of regional area calls to …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 06, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of April 06, 2019

Loved the meetings with the authors who are part of my new Mentor program. It’s an intense six-month program I announced at my recent Speaking Unplugged—definitely only for the author who wants to be seriously successful. You will find details under the Services tab.
TODAY is all about Social Media Smarts at the Saturday AuthorYOU gathering here in Denver. Will you be there. Details on the website—come! Check under EVENTS at www.AuthorYOU.org.

 
If you are in Colorado, …

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In Colorado? Want Publishing Help One Saturday a Month Free?

In Colorado? Want Publishing Help One Saturday a Month Free?

Each month, I roll up my sleeves and put on my think cap on the second Saturday for any author or author-in-the-works to come over, hang out, and ask questions about publishing. Would that be something you would like to be involved with? You can … and I’ve been offering this to Colorado authors for several years. Fifteen years ago, … I called them Armchairs … then Circles … and now, I’m transitioning to SALONS …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 30, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 30, 2019

Loved the 4th annual Speaking Unplugged event last weekend. So many different stories; fab authors; and speeches to unfold!
Next week is all about Social Media Smarts at the Saturday AuthorYOU gathering here in Denver. Will you be there. Details on the website—come! Check under EVENTS at www.AuthorYOU.org.
If you are in Colorado, the APRIL AuthorYOU Salon will be held on a Saturday, April 13th … perfect for authors located in Colorado—and happens in my living room …

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A Website Must Have for Authors: Speaking Tab

A Website Must Have for Authors: Speaking Tab

As I prepped for the weekend’s 4th Speaking Unplugged boot camp, I always through the previous one’s 75-page workbook, and ask myself,
What is missing—what should I add to enhance the speaking journey? And what do I need to do an update to that I currently include?

There were updates and three new sections added for this year’s two-day event. Two of them dealt with the website “must haves” … not knowing which is the chicken and …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 23, 2019

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 23, 2019

And TODAY is the final day of my 4th annual Speaking Unplugged event here in Denver. I love, love the surprises that unfold during the two days. The breakthroughs that so many achieve. Next up in the Unplugged series in Book Publishing in June and Book Marketing in September. If you want author and publishing success—you will be here with me in Denver. Each event covers two very full days. Info is posted on the …

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Calling All Authors … Are You Ready to Spring Forward?

Calling All Authors … Are You Ready to Spring Forward?

Tomorrow is the “traditional” celebration that SPRING is here … but is it? In my neck of the woods—that’s Colorado—March and April are known as the “snow months” … blizzards drop in; days of snow can pile up. Many don’t think of spring planting until May and Mother’s Day as the safe zone. That means delays … sometimes in planning, and certainly in implementation … as in rationalizing doing much until it is weather safe.
I’m …

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