Publicity, Marketing and Confidence

Sound Bite: Believing in yourself is not very expensive. It’s free! I got a note out of the blue a couple of months ago inviting me to be a guest on a web series called The Happy, Healthy and Hot Web Series, hosted by Sarah Chippenfield. –Happy, Healthy, and Hot? I didn’t really think this…

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How to Sound Like a Savvy Pro Podcaster

Podcasts are a fabulous way to get the word out about your book and business. Most shows focus on particular subject matter, so the listening audience is made up of people very interested in that particular topic, rather than being more broad-based, which is the case with many radio shows. Whether you’re hosting a show,…

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Secrets to Landing National TV

It’s a fascinating time in the publicity business these days. I have thought leaders coming to me on a regular basis wanting the more traditional media. Yes, they’ve been using social media, yes, their networks have grown considerably, but there is something about national TV that has them panting. They really want it, and I…

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Words are Important in Publishing, Marketing, and Publicity

I often hear the words marketing, publicity, promotions, public relations, advertising, and sales all used interchangeably, but they aren’t the same. It’s one thing if you’re simply speaking with a couple of friends, but if you’re working with people inside any of these industries, using the wrong word can spell big trouble and lots of…

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Publicity and Marketing Social Cheats!

Because I hear the word “overwhelmed” so much these days, I thought I would share with you a cheat sheet of sorts. I had the privilege of working on the AMACOM book A World Gone Social by Ted Coine and Mark Babbitt — Two wonderful human beings and social business guys whom I just adore.…

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Attention and visibility for your book and/or business can be fun, exciting, exhilarating (and frustrating)!

Most don’t want to talk about the last part of that title, but it’s true. At times publicity and marketing can be frustrating and anxiety producing. Much like life…there are the highs and the lows… If your book’s message is timely and you have a killer pitch, you’re going to get media coverage. Sometimes A…

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Being “Authentic” with your Book’s Message

Now that social media is a huge part of how we communicate these days, and because building your platform is a key element for visibility, the word “authentic” is being bandied about, but what exactly does that mean? Mirriam-Webster lists several definitions, including these two: not false or imitation :  real, actual < an authentic cockney accent> true to one’s own personality,…

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Happy New Year! May 2017 Be One of Your Best Years Yet!

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