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Interview with Jeffrey Gitomer on Being a Top Speaker

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Want to know the secret to being a top speaker? Listen to this revealing interview with Jeffrey Gitomer,  a master salesman and one of today’s hottest platform speakers. His weekly article on selling skills appears in more than one hundred business papers across the US and in Europe reaching over 3.5 million readers weekly. He is the author of eight books, including The Little Red Book of Selling, The Little Black Book of Connections, and his latest, The Little Gold book of YES! Attitude. Altogether Jeffrey has been on the major best-seller […]

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5 Personal Branding Tips for Creative Entrepreneurs

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With thousands of companies online doing exactly what you do how do you stand out in a digital world? The answer is branding.  It’s not what you do, but how you do it that matters. Today being able to fascinate is just as important as delivering solid value. Your web site acts as a silent salesmen for your business. In the blink of an eye, visitors determine who you are, if they like you, and if they want to do business with you. Is your web site creating the impression […]

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Six Ways To Brand Yourself As A Speaker

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Wish you could be one of those speakers that people talk about long after the program is over? While people won’t remember everything that you say in a program, they will remember who you were being while you presented. Here are six innovative ideas for how you can inject your personality and brand to create an unforgettable experience for your audience. Secret #1: Tell your Signature Story Nothing is better than a good story. Weaving your signature stories into the core of your message turns an ordinary talk into a […]

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Why Your Book Is Not Selling

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Recently I got a letter from an author looking for advice to market his book. ================================================ Dear Kristie I found your information when I stumbled upon this Listmania list featuring your book. I’ve authored a book in this genre which has done fairly well so far on Amazon. However, I’m not satisfied with the sales results to date. I am a marketer myself, yet I’ve been somewhat puzzled as to how take my book to the ‘next level’, specifically on Amazon. Could you offer some tips on how you got […]

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Professional Headshots – Tips to get great publicity photos for your business

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Need professional headshots? As an author or speaker it’s important to include publicity photos on your website.  In addition to professional headshots, you’ll want to take some photos of you speaking and some personal ones that showcase your unique personality. For an example my client in Hawaii is a sex and relationship expert.  In addition to her standard headshot, she took a picture of her speaking in front of a group to include on her speaker page, and a shot of her walking on the beach near Honolulu for her […]

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What is your compelling story

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When you are marketing yourself as an expert, people want to know why they should listen to you.  They want to hear your compelling story. For example one of my clients has written a book teaching wealth principles to young adults.  And you want to know one of the top questions he is asked by his audience? “How long did it take you to become a millionaire?” Your compelling story should include what your situation was like before, the unique approach/solution you developed that solved your problem, and the results […]

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The three things that determine if you will get hired to speak

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Famed copywriter David Garfinkel says there are three things that determine whether, and how often, a speaker will get hired: 1) The speaker’s reputation 2) Samples of the speaker’s performance: demo videos and what prospective clients see at a live presentation, and 3) What the prospective client reads about the speaker. “A meeting planner or economic buyer is looking to have a specific problem or problems solved by the speaker and to make sure members of the audience and other people in the organization are satisfied or, better yet, thrilled […]

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Teleseminar secrets – Ways that Teleseminars Can Grow Your Business… Startling Statistics

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Teleseminar Secrets: Easy methods to create a teleseminar that generates leads, boosts sales, and builds your list! Did you know that teleseminars are over 60 times more effective than your business website? Check out these Teleseminar Secrets to Help You Play a Bigger Game Teleseminar Secrets Revealed! Teleseminars Give More Time and a Rich Relationship Building Experience with Prospects It’s true.  On average visitors only spend an average of 60 seconds on your home page.  But when you have prospects that spend up to 45-60 minutes with you on a […]

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Recommended Book Marketing Resources for Authors

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Are you an author wanting to promote your book?  Here is a list of the best book marketing resources you’ll want to check out. PREPUBLICATION BOOK REVIEWS Booklist– 15 weeks prior to publications Foreword Magazine – 3-4 months before publication Horn Book Review – (Children’s books) Kirkus Reviews – 3 months or more before publication KLIATT – new original paperbacks Library Journal – 3-4 months before publication Publishers Weekly – 3 months before publication School Library Journal Foreword Reviews.com – $295 paid book reviews Midwest Book Review – wants a […]

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Kristie Rimmele and Steve Notto Tied the Knot

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Kristie Rimmele (Gurnee, IL) and Steve Notto (Bartlett, IL) are now man and wife! Kristie and Steve Notto The couple tied the knot at a beach wedding ceremony in Riviera Maya Mexico on September 7, 2014.  It was a small intimate ceremony.  It was a very personal, heartfelt event with the couple reading their own handwritten vows. Other touching moments included readings by family and a sand ceremony.  Afterwards, the newlyweds celebrated with cutting cake and a champagne toast. They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck.  […]

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