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Digital Tips for Authors

Often when I go on social media to see what people are up to, someone is posting something about how much and how quickly our world is changing. For example, a meme that asks, “Who

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Social Media Update, August 2021

“You should be on every single social media platform out there,” insists one very well-known social media “expert.” Whenever I hear this, I feel my eyes doing an eye roll. The problem with a lot

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How to Prepare for the Success You Want

Authors always want to book more media, grow their audiences and expand their reach. They want more fans and a bigger tribe, yet as we discussed last week, they don’t always embrace the other side

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Take the “So What” Test

Years ago I created my own media pitch template which, other than a few tweaks here and there, has proven to work time and time again. It has five different parts to it, each one equally

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Interviews You Should Decline

Last week we discussed bad interviews and how you can avoid being a part of one. If you missed it, you can read about it here. This week, our topic is a little bit different

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Zoom Out and Zoom In

Sometimes we all simply need to have a little perspective. When I do media training with authors and business leaders, I share a technique for responding to an initial interview question with either “zoom out”

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