It’s an Author Cornucopia Book Camp
(early bird registration ends April 1)
Saturday, April 14, 2018
8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Snap … Crackle … Pop … Succeed
Snap . . . your head around to face forward into your success.
Crackle . . . with confidence so your brag grabs your audience.
Pop . . . your events, branding, messaging to grab your audience.
Succeed . . . with tech wizardry to implement every idea.
What do books, libraries, administrative assistants and getting organized all have in common? APRIL…all are recognized with various holidays and celebrations during this month. Come to this year’s cornucopia of ideas, strategies, tips and tricks to move your book success and author life forward. We promise, you will love this April day, designed just for you!
It’s a jammed-packed day with five extraordinary experts in a variety of areas—all areas every author should be snapping, crackling, popping with for author and book success. Get ready to learn and implement new strategies and tools with:
Whether an author publishes with a traditional publisher, an indie or self-publisher, it’s the author who is responsible for the majority of book marketing. That means you. Your book is a product that needs to know and reach out to its potential buyer. You can’t snap without a marketable book; you can’t crackle without the know-how to push it, and you won’t pop unless you become the #1 cheerleader. And, you can’t have success without all three.
You love the written word … how about the verbal one? A video can make your words crackle and pop in the eyes and ears of the viewer. Stunning graphics can accent your main points as they appear on the screen and stunning exits can pop them as they leave. Videos are sizzling hot for all ages…have you got yours ready?
When you talk about yourself and your books…do you sound like you’re bragging? To snap, crackle and pop awake your audiences require bragging in a business savvy manner. But there’s a knack to it. Find out how to brag effectively!
What’s your THEME? Drill down until you find your aquifer: your pure, distilled message. Then what? Build your branding, your messaging, and your events from there: structure, form, slogan, takeaways, social media messaging, website style, and all-important event planning!
Now that you know how to snap . . . crackle . . . and pop . . . how will you DO all that needs to be done to succeed? Kelly Johnson will share trade secrets, techniques, and special apps and programs to implement your messaging.
Who Should Attend? Authors, Wannabe-Authors, Speakers, Trainers, Consultants
Count me in—Register (put link here)
Easy-Peasy Hot Apps and Resources for Authors
With so many options with technology, it can feel challenging to determine what tools may be best to implement for your business. It can also feel overwhelming wondering what type of learning curve may be involved to understand and learn new software.
Discover and learn some easy-to-use, valuable online tools that do not require knowledge of HTML coding to implement. These tools are a cost-effective method to create impact with your business. And you can even have some fun using them!
Meet the Virtual Assistant …
Add Time to Your Day for Doing the Work You Love and Deal with the Author Overwhelm Factor
Discover how to bring sanity back to your authoring life. Having a VA will deliver countless hours to your day and delete tasks that you would rather never do again. What you do is identify them and have someone else to do them. Enter the Virtual Assistant!
About the Speaker
Kelly Johnson, owner of Cornerstone Virtual Assistance, works with authors to manage technical, creative, and administrative projects for their businesses and books. She has earned certifications as a Professional Author’s Assistant, Shopping Cart Certified Strategist, and in Hootsuite. Kelly is an expert in online resources and technical services, and proudly wears the title “Geek Girl.”
Technology has granted us the freedom to process information faster, communicate instantly, and think “outside the box” when creating innovative ways to be more productive in our professional lives while having balance in our personal lives. The decision to establish her own virtual assistance business stemmed from Kelly’s desire to have more time to work one-on-one with clients in a collaborative partnership that permits both the virtual assistant and client to practice the belief that “Together Everyone Accomplishes More (TEAM).”
Get Your Brag On!
We were taught that it’s wrong to brag! However, you can’t sell your book if you can’t sell yourself! It’s time to learn how to promote you to sell your book. I will share a great success story from one of our own authors!
- Create brag factors that make a positive difference
- Develop the confidence to brag
- Use brags to sell your book
Get Paid Writing Articles
Many authors would love extra income from writing articles for blog posts, newspapers and magazines. I will share some of the do’s and don’ts to get you started and get noticed.
- Sites to help you get started
- Pitch – Yes, Brag!
- Stay focused
About the Speaker
Jeannette Seibly is an award-winning, internationally recognized business advisor, consultant and coach. Over the past 25 years, she’s helped many companies solve their people management challenges (e.g., hiring, coaching, managing and training), and guided the creation of 3 millionaires.
Jeannette is also a published author of 5 books including, “It’s Time to Brag! Business Edition,” “It’s Time to Brag! Career Edition,” and “Hire Amazing Employees.” She has also published over 400 articles focused on resolving leadership and management challenges. She is a monthly contributor to the Leadership publication for GM Dealerships.
You’re on the AIR!
Electronic Media to Market You and Your Book
Even though it’s a book … written words, you may be asking, “Why do I need video and audio?” You really want your marketing tools to POP! Video and audio added to your marketing toolkit do just that.
Facebook, social media, and video messaging
- Internet radio listening has exploded – and you can podcast and audio blog
How do I get started?
- Grab your smartphone and….
- There are available affordable and easy-to-use tools.
Quick show-and-tell of book promo examples
About the Speaker
Susie Scott brings over 25 years in video and film. She has produced training/industrial/internal projects for national and international clients, dozens of national restaurant commercials, documentary-style pieces and recently, another Telly Award for a video book promo about an Auschwitz survivor.
Her media and promotions experience includes broadcast television, radio, Internet, social and print.
Susie, her family and small animal planet live along the front range of the Rockies. She is a bit of a political junkie, rues the loss of spontaneous radio, believes in Yetis, but, not so much the tooth fairy.
What’ Sizzling Hot in Book Marketing this Year?
Discover the Ninja in You!
Contrary to what many authors believe, writing the book is only 10% of publishing… it’s the 90% marketing that will make or break book success.
Gone are the days of national book signing tours where an author travels from city to city to meet fans and be featured on TV, radio and in print. Most authors are homebound with their favorite cup of coffee or tea and constant laptop companion. To the surprise of a traditionally published author and bewilderment of the self and indie author, it’s up to the author to be in charge of all marketing and publicity.
The knowledge, tools, tips, and techniques delivered here will impact every decision you make along the way. You and your book are the stars. Are they getting the share you both want? Most likely, not. Judith Briles will jump-start your thinking; what options you should be embracing for 2018; and, show you how to get started…or re-gear to start a new direction.
About the Speaker
Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd
Book Publishing expert Judith Briles, aka The Book Shepherd®, has shepherded more than 1,000 authors and created 500 best-sellers and award-winning books. She knows publishing inside and out from both the traditional and independent sides. Judith is an advocate for authors within her blogs, podcasts and speaking engagements.
Her publishing books include: How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos, The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers, and Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers. They join her multi-award winning and #1 bestseller on Amazon, Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms. Her next book, How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech! will be released in the spring of 2018.
What’s Your THEME?
Drill down till you find your aquifer: your pure, distilled message. Then what? Build your branding, your messaging, and your events from there: structure, form, slogan, take-aways, social media messaging, website style, event planning, and even wardrobe!
About the Speaker
Mara Purl is the best-selling author of the Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, which have earned more than 30 awards and appeared in the top-ten of multiple best-seller lists. As a producer, she’s known for creating the first American radio serial broadcast by the BBC, Milford-Haven USA, which an audience of 4.5 million.
Are you ready for a FUN day; an INFORMATIVE day; and a TAKE ACTION day for you and your book? If you are … be there. Space is limited.
Who Should Attend: Authors, Wannabe-Authors, Speakers, Trainers, Consultants
Where: CADA, 290 E Speer Blvd, Denver
When: Saturday, April 14th … lunch included
Time: 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Cost: $89 for Early Birds April 1st (and we aren’t fooling) – Tardy Birds $129 from April 2 to April 14.
Register: (put link here)
Speaking Unplugged Sessions in 2019:
Would you like to know how powerful you, your book and experiences are and how they can influence and change others one word at a time? Would you like to turn your book, your ideas, your mouth into a business that creates a lifestyle woven with travel, fun, global friends and financial success?
You can with the smart and savvy strategies, you will reveal in this interactive and fun intensive workshop. With over 35 years of speaking on the platform, Dr. Judith Briles will show you how to become a successful professional speaker … a speaker that will soar your book sales. Since the 80s, speaking has been her #1 way to sell books … over 1,000,000 of them!
Would you like to turn the book you have or are creating into a money machine that cements your expertise and authoring success?
Would you be willing to trade just TWO days to get all the how-to and strategies from someone who spent over 35 years on the speaking platform … someone who generated in excess of $5,000,000 in combined speaking fees and book sales that will be generated directly from speaking gigs? You can …
Don’t delay: 2017- 2018 Bootcamps were SOLD OUT!
Your guide and mentor for these 2 awesome days is Dr. Judith Briles, the author 35 books, publishing expert and radio host. Plus an opportunity for an extra day post the Unplugged Bootcamp.
March 22-23 will change your authoring life
Experience two days of Judith … NO pitches to buy other “stuff”, just Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged delivering an amazing depth of speaking and marketing information that she has derived from her 35 plus years as a professional speaker that has taken her to 12 countries—from Finland to Brazil and all 50 states.
Are you ready to create the speech that will get you booked and re-booked … get the answers to the questions you have … all of them? Judith is the master book publishing coach and guide.
Reserve Your Spot NOW
for 2 Colorful Brain-Jammed Days, including meals.
- How to develop your topic … start with your book then expand to create a portfolio of options for meeting planners to select from or add-on to an already booked gig.
- How to structure your speech or create a workshop … one that is uniquely you and will make you the buzz of any conference.
- How to identify your key points … and hook in the right story, activity or exercise to engage your audience.
- How to create stories based on your life experiences that will engage an audience … that can have them rolling in the aisles or shedding a tear.
- How to tie in current events with your presentation … create a local hook that will connect with attendees.
- How to know when to use multi-media … and what to do if it goes wrong.
- How to structure your first words … whether it’s a story, statistics, an event connected with the group or something else—tips on how to instantly connect with an audience.
- How to create a memorable opening or closing … that will leave your audience laughing, crying or thinking—but never just leaving them.
- How to avoid the Blunders, Bloopers, and Boo-Boos … that most speakers—newbies and old-timers make.
- How to identify and create your Unique Selling Pitch to any meeting planner … what will make you shine and rise above the speaker crowd?
- How to create the visuals to enhance your presentation … audiences are visible—you will learn how to use cartoons, words and essential elements to spark up any presentation.
- How to deal with snafus and presentations that aren’t working … it happens; not every audience is ideal or presentation perfect.
- How to find groups that want your message … and will enthusiastically cheer for you and want you back.
- How to move from free to fee … and make a living by using your words and your mouth.
- How to negotiate contracts … and get “soft money” for no fee gigs.
- How to create your “unique” position … work with a SWOT Analysis designed for you and your book.
- How to create an AWESOME Speaker-Book One-Sheet …
you need one that shouts you out … it’s brag time to hook meeting planners and attendees.
WAIT … WAIT … there’s MORE! You have the opportunity to book one day within three months of your Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged Bootcamp for a One-on-One in person in her offices or via Skype if you are out of the area. You will get laser coaching dissecting your speech, your stories … your “whatever” that evolves from the Unplugged session you attended. Your cost for this is $1,250, a reduction from her 6-hour fee of $2,750 and only available to Unplugged participants.
- If you want to open up your creativity channels … you will love the exercises Judith walks everyone through.
- If you want to create a speech that uses the key elements of your book and expertise … you will learn insider tips on how to and how to niche yourself into “your” market.
- If you want to be Pitch Perfect … it’s the way to sell your book, and few authors succeed. You will now.
- If you want to master social media tricks that will allow you to breathe … you will learn and see exactly how to create a life beyond your computer. Judith selects several books for attendees and will demonstrate and position them for a marketing blitz you won’t believe in front of your eyes!
- If you want to know tricks of the social media marketing whirlwind … you will learn which platforms work best for which books and how to drill down into them.
- If you haven’t done a Speaking GamePlan around your book, you will (or will revisit what you thought your GamePlan was) … and discover amazing “ahas” along the way about both You and Your Book.
- If you want to make serious money as an author, you will come away with the how-to strategies that are doable.
- If you stumble along on how to pitch yourself, you won’t any longer–tips and techniques plus create the ideal script to roll out who and what you will bring to participants at events in less than 30 seconds.
- If you want “e” shortcuts to use for your speaking marketing, you will get plenty of fast-track tips to use.
- If … what are your “IFs”? … there will be hot seats throughout the two days.
ALL participants take the hot seat and get immediate laser coaching from Judith. How cool is that?
Get ready to experience a “different” Bootcamp … it is not just another conference where you sit in your seat and take notes—expect extraordinary high interaction, plenty of “to-do” Activities—you will not only listen and hear Dr. Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd; you will see demonstrations of how she does it in her own speaking; AND you will immediately implement what she says. PLUS, you will get live laser coaching. Judith believes in feeding your brain and your belly—you will be fed.
What it is, is your next, next step to authoring success.
Be there. You and Your Book can’t afford not to be.
REGISTER NOW by calling 303-885-2207 — get the EARLY Bird pricing of $547 by February 12th.
Rates will increase on February 13th to $997. Judith has a payment plan if desired, just call the office at 303-885-2207.
In other words,
your life as an author will morph.
Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged delivers extraordinary high interaction, plenty of “to-do” Activities and Hot Seats—
you will not only listen and hear The Book Shepherd, you will immediately implement what she says. As the author of 35 books (3 more are in the works!), many best-selling and award-winning, she has presented to audiences as small as 16 and as large as 5,000.
It is your next, next step to credibility and speaking success.
If that’s your goal, be there. You and Your Book can’t afford not to. Save these two days in 2018 … and 2017 was sold out–don’t wait:
March 22-23… days that will change your author life. Who better to captain your journey than Author and Publishing Expert, Dr. Judith Briles?
Early Bird Registration ends on February 12, 2019… your cost is $547 … it increases $450 on February 13th to $997
Remember: Judith has a payment plan if desired, just call the office to set it up at 303-885-2207.
If you are a Last Minute registrant, you will pay $1,297 … that means from March 15th until Judith Briles Speaking Unplugged starts.
BONUS: On Saturday, there will be complimentary neck and shoulder massages throughout the day.
All meals during sessions included PLUS extensively detailed workbook.
Location and Hotel Reservations:
Venue: HILTON DENVER INVERNESS
200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood, CO 80112
Hotel: Recommended Site will be posted. Judith suggests that “you stay at the hotel” even when you are a local–she does. What is done over the two days in intense. Stay “in the moment” so her teachings and strategies will begin to imprint versus being pulled back to the office and your personal surroundings.
Link is below for hotel room …
Note … breakfast and dinner meals are included and only for those who are registered at the hotel. I’m staying there and checking in on Friday afternoon.
There will be coffee/tea onsite and throughout our sessions …
If you are FLYING: Denver International Airport (DIA-Denver) is your destination.
Workshop Times: 8:30 to 4:30 each day. On the 1st night–Friday, there is an after session reception that is a great schmooze and noshing time.
Register now by calling 303-885-2207 — get the EARLY Bird pricing of $547 by February 12th
Rates will increase on February 13th to $997
Judith has a payment plan if desired, just call the office at 303-885-2207.
Thank you! The Speaking Unplugged Bootcamp was amazing, very helpful, and filled with valuable information. I have much to percolate on in regard to my speeches. I have already begun to look at them differently, with new ideas.
I really enjoyed the 2-day Package. Small intimate setting—the Hot Seats were great. My #1 aha was on how use a story to lead into my key talk on diversity. Sign me up—I’m coming back!
-Andi Sue Phillips
Business Diversity Strategist
I liked the comprehensive structure of the two days along with how to turn stories into an engaging opening—how to make them come alive.
Same Sh*t, Different Day
Great job! The first thing I’m going to do is update my current presentation and start using stories that I never considered before.–Jeannette Seibly
I enjoyed it all. Loved the interaction and learned from the examples. My takeaway: I can do this!
The Continual Caregiver
What an amazing depth of actionable information. The information on how to structure contracts and fees was invaluable—the first thing I’m going to do is refine and define stories. I now know which direction to take.
Social Media Expert
Invaluable! Being able to get in front of a group and practice telling my story was the perfect landing for me.
Ideas! Lots and lots of ideas: speaking, writing, marketing, and website. My #1 aha was going through the speaker website review and what is needed. I never thought about a grabber line. Sign me up for your next event!
Learning how to develop speaking topics and weaving in stories was extremely helpful. Thank you. I learned lots that I can immediately use.