Business Accountability | Amplified Minds

Business Accountability | Amplified Minds

Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson speak with Brian Hubbard and Matt Fritzsche about Amplified Minds. They desire to disrupt the influencer world by providing a kind of value where YOU bring the knowledge, connection, and power towards others and THEY simply facilitate it, and hold you accountable.

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Writing a Book Can Increase Your Bottom Line

Writing a Book Can Increase Your Bottom Line

You may struggle in attracting new and or loyal customers as a small business owner.  This can be a challenge, especially in the beginning.  Of the many ways to market your business and products or services, there is one that will also assist you in achieving a connection with your community by sharing your thoughts and experiences with them in your very own book.

It doesn’t have to be a 400-page novel about your business. It need only be relevant enough to engage your intended readers. It can be a self-help on entrepreneurship or a memoir about your journey to where you are today. Either, can build trust and encourage more authentic connections with your audience.  Here’s a quick version of everything you need to know. Read more

Get Fit Over Fifty | Debra Atkinson

Get Fit Over Fifty | Debra Atkinson

Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson speak with Debra Atkinson about the importance of knowing your body as you grow older. Debra Atkinson is a fitness professional, who spent years hearing client lament about getting older and their metabolism slowing. Not yet 50+ at the time, she encouraged them as best she could and stayed positive with them. As a fitness professional for many years, you could say she fit the stereotype of “exercising all day.” Then in her early 40s, Debra cut her physical activity teaching load by 6 hours a week! Talk about bad timing. Even though she wasn’t exercising nearly as much anymore, her job as a personal training director still had Debra actively moving around much of the day.

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National Book Festival 2018 Happens Tomorrow Catch it Live-Streaming

National Book Festival 2018 Happens Tomorrow Catch it Live-Streaming

One of the pre-eminent book festivals of the year takes place in DC tomorrow Sept. 1st. The 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival is free & open to the public. This Festival began in 2001 with the former librarian and First Lady Laura Bush. Now, in its 18th year, PBS Books is proud to be a part of it.

There will be an incredible line-up of authors joining hosts RichFahle & JeffreyBrown from PBS Newshour. You can watch PBS books live-streaming on Facebook & pbsbooks.org from the Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Convention Center in Washington, DC. Tune in from 11am-5pm EST as they interview authors from every genre. There’s something for everyone!

The Our host of this great event, Dr. Carla Hayd will bring to you the following list of impressive authors: Read more

Createspace moving to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

Createspace moving to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
Amazon has just announced that Createspace Books will now be moving to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). A new notice has been posted to Createspace user dashboards informing us that Createspace is merging into KDP Print. Amazon has also launched a new page in the KDP help pages that explains how this merger will affect authors, and how they can move their titles from Createspace to KDP Print.  This transition needs to be implemented in the next few weeks or it will automatically merge in 60 days.

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Optimize your Health with Intentional Rest | Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Optimize your Health with Intentional Rest | Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Jenn Foster and Melanie Johnson speak with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith about the importance of health and functional medicine. Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith with I CHOOSE MY BEST LIFE.  She is a practicing Internal Medicine physician who still believes life is a treasure worth experiencing daily. Dr. Dalton-Smith is not an idealist or unrealistic optimist who believes every day is free from stress and frustration, but she is one who believes her choices matter in the person you become and the life you live. It’s a principle she shares with her patients and all those she loves because life’s too short to sit by and let it slip away untouched.

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How Do You Start Getting Speaking Gigs?

How Do You Start Getting Speaking Gigs?

One of the best ways to build an author platform is by speaking about your book. By sharing your expertise in this way you will come into direct contact with potential book buyers, tap into existing readership, build your email list, and ultimately increase your income.

However, you need a plan for finding these speaking gigs. We are going to explain where you can find them and what to do if you don’t have a ton of speaking experience or expertise in a particular niche.

Speaking doesn’t have to mean a two-hour workshop or TED Talk; they can be as simple as presentations at libraries, talks at fundraisers, and even webinars. You won’t always get paid, but coupled with selling copies of your book (which we’ve done), these types of engagements are a great opportunity to increase your visibility and to build a network of fans and contacts.

There are a number of strategies one can use to successfully get on the speaking radar and help promote a newly published book, beginning with your local community. These three strategies can help you land more speaking engagements. Read more

Heal and Live a More Fulfilling Life with Emily Cohen

Heal and Live a More Fulfilling Life with Emily Cohen

Heal your intergenerational trauma and live a more fulfilling and empowered life!

Emily Cohen, author of From Generation to Generation: Healing Intergenerational Trauma Through Storytelling, is interviewed by Jenn and Melanie. In her book, Emily Wanderer Cohen connects the dots between her behaviors and choices and her mother’s Holocaust experiences. In a series of vivid, emotional—and sometimes gut-wrenching—stories, she illustrates how the Holocaust continues to have an impact on current and future generations. Plus, the prompts at the end of each chapter enable you to explore your own intergenerational trauma and begin your healing journey. Read more

Speaking Benefits Your Bottom Line

Speaking Benefits Your Bottom Line

As suggested in the best selling book by Jenn Foster and Everette O’Keefe, “One of the most effective ways to make money with your book is to leverage your book for speaking engagements. You can do this in several different ways.” Read more