It’s a writing week for me … my goal: to get my head around creating online courses … something that most authors should be thinking about when it comes to expertise. What can your books teach others that you have control over? That you can process through a step-by-step method with a combo of video, slides, and exercises. Go for it!
How’s your week been?
If you are in Colorado tomorrow … COME! The next AuthorYOU Circles is slated for SUNDAY, October 14th. November will be on Saturday, the 3rd. All dates for 2018 at www.Meetup.com/AuthorYou AND, this is where you register (meaning join—it’s a freebie) to attend.
AND … next month is Speaking Unplugged …be there! Details on the TheBookShepherd.com website under Events.
Friday mornings are the place to be with other authors! Friday coaching will happen all through SEPTEMBER. Become a subscriber so you can get Friday Coaching for less than a weekly glass of wine; for less than a weekly Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit – Combo at Chick-fil-A; for less than 3 movie tickets! ALERT …we do this on SKYPE … you need to connect with me. Only $27 a month—limited amount of subscribers allowed. Two times: 7 AM and Noon Mountain time. The dress? Totally casual. Get on board –it’s fun and informative … and you get all questions answered. We do it via Skype This is for any author anywhere!
Register here: http://bit.ly/FridayCoaching
… AND, how’s your week been?
THIS WEEK on Author YOU – Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles and guest Dr. Jaclyn Kostner dig into sparkling and smart PowerPoint presentations—the kind that engages views and gets results. This is the lead up to the webinar that we are doing on October 24th—it’s one that no author and speaker should miss. It all adds to the author and book success. Listen in via the website or via iTunes.
Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone at http://bit.ly/BookPublishing-iTunes. You can also go to the Home page of http://www.AuthorU.org, scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and are instantly there! With over 100,000 downloaded podcasts each month from around the world, you are in good company!
Social Media and Marketing Strategies
#Social selling etiquette (and why you should #share) https://www.nimble.com/blog/social-selling-etiquette-why-you-should-share/ … via @bryankramer
5 Steps to Small Business Search Engine Optimization via @ducttape 📈 #INBOUND18 bit.ly/2PEt52e
Social media has changed the customer service game, and @SproutSocial has just the tips to keep yours on point. 10 Tips for Providing Top-Tier Twitter Customer Service bit.ly/2COQ4pQ
What’s the right #SocialMedia style for your #brand? @MSocialBusiness shares some great tips https://maximizesocialbusiness.com/how-to-create-a-social-media-style-guide-for-your-brand-9544/ … #smm
Success & Resources
Woot … loved the interview I did in Dallas with the awesome Dallas Geeks. All about speaking and selling books-watch: Just completed an interview with the Dallas Geeks! https://www.dallasgeekofficial.com/home/spotlight-sunday-judith-briles
Are you #promoting your #book? Build excitement for it online! Here’s how: http://socialmediamelody.com/2017/10/01/promoting-your-book-build-excitement-for-your-work-online/ … #socialmediaaspirin #ampromoting #authors
Writers & Writing
The Perception Gap: Using Character Perspective to Propel Your Plot buff.ly/2DqqfN0
#SharingwithWriters #TheFrugalEditor #TheFrugalBookPromoter Here’s the basic thing about great editing: Without it #authors put their books–both the manuscript and the query letters to agents and media– at a huge disadvantage.
Cool things and OMG moments!
This is the moment a 19-year-old Indonesian was rescued after drifting at sea for 49 days on a small wooden fishing platform cnn.it/2Dy26Et
Remember … you can listen to over 300+ programs that Author U Founder Judith Briles has created for your book and authoring success: http://tinyurl.com/AuthorURadio , scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and you are instantly there! Or you, subscribe directly on iTunes: http://ow.ly/QO0oK
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