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

Jenn Foster Hit #1 with the 2nd Edition of Video and Social Media Marketing for Professionals

Jenn Foster Hit #1 with the 2nd Edition of Video and Social Media Marketing for Professionals

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The Second Edition of “Video and Social Media Marketing for Professionals: The Top 20 Way to Increase Local and Internet Traffic” by Bestselling Author Jenn Foster Hit #1 in FIVE Categories on Amazon.com

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Charles Byrd – Organizing For A Productive New Year

Charles Byrd – Organizing For A Productive New Year
Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster interview Charles Byrd about Productivity for small business owners.

Check out Evernote! Charles offers a unique blend of professional and organizational skills spanning the following areas:

Online Education – Charles courses have reached over 500k people in 2016 and are on track to reaching 1mm people in 2017.  He specializes in productivity and joint venture partnerships running live workshops, product launches, program management, marketing, and technology.

As a productivity expert, Charles coaches CEOs and entrepreneurs how to “Kill the Chaos” of information overload.  He is a lifelong learner and has a passion for helping others through his designed solutions.

He discovers and utilizes the latest technologies quickly.  He is an innovative leader who is fun and easy to work with.  He brings energy into a room while consistently delivering on substantial undertakings.  He is creative, insightful and highly collaborative.

Learn more about Charles by clicking on any of the links below:

CharlesByrd.com

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Get Over $1000 in Free Content, Downloads & Great Information Inside These Videos!

Get Over $1000 in Free Content, Downloads & Great Information Inside These Videos!

Our very own Melanie Johnson attended Erik Swanson’s Habitude Warrior Conference in Boston last weekend. While there, she interviewed several of the speakers and many of them gave away either a free book or something you could download for free with during their interview. You can watch these videos, full of great information and freebies, on our YouTube channel. They will give you insights into being a better author, speaker, and salesperson. Melanie really knows how to pull out their expertise during these interviews. While there, she also gained some great insights of her own. Her biggest takeaway was realizing that whether you’re a salesperson or a speaker you can benefit from writing a book. When you are booking a speaking engagement you are usually asked to bring a book to sell or give to the audience. Having your own book can benefit any business person in so many ways! Why sell or give away someone else’s book when you could be selling and sharing yours!

Melanie goes into this more on her Facebook live post here

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Erik Swanson Hits Five-Time #1 Amazon Best-Seller List

Erik Swanson Hits Five-Time #1 Amazon Best-Seller List

Erik Swanson Hits Five-Time #1 Amazon Best-Seller List with his book “Sales Habitude Warriors – Sales Strategies that Lead to YES!”

 

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International Keynote Speaker, Author & Social Media Expert, Erik Swanson, recently hit the best-seller list on Amazon.com for the FIFTH time this year with his book “Sales Habitude Warriors – Sales Strategies that Lead to YES!”

Dallas, Texas – Monday, September 25, 2017 – Best-Selling Author and Speaker Erik Swanson hit #1 in three separate Amazon Categories with his book, “Sales Habitude Warriors – Sales Strategies that Lead to YES!” which was released September 19, 2017, by Amazon.com – the nation’s #1 place to buy books.

On the day of release, “Sales Habitude Warriors – Sales Strategies that Lead to YES!” hit best-seller status in the following three Amazon categories: Mentoring & Coaching, Small Business, and Online Advertising.
Learn the habits known to successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, and how to use them. Sales Habitude Warrior techniques help you breakthrough the sales ceiling and understand how sales are really made. Create money-making habits and learn how to keep them. Create a new awareness for Salespeople looking to have a roadmap and a system. Get a sales breakthrough and become a selling machine with the sales habits in this book.
About the Author:
Erik Swanson has delivered over 6000 motivational presentations at conferences and meetings worldwide. As an award winning International Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author & Attitude Coach, Erik Swanson is in great demand! Speaking on average to more than one million people per year, he is both versatile in his approach and effective in a wide array of training topics.


Nicknamed “MR. AWESOME,” you can easily find Erik sharing stages with some of the most talented and famous speakers of the world, such as Brian Tracy, Nasa’s Performance Coach Dr. Denis Waitley, from the book/movie ‘The Secret,’ Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, John Assaraf, & Millionaire Maker Loral Langemeier, Co-Author of ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Sharon Lechter, among many others! Mr. Swanson has created and developed the super popular Habitude Warrior Conference which has a 2-year waiting list and includes over 33 top named speakers, all in a ‘ted talk’ style event which has quickly climbed as one of the top 10 events not to miss in the United States!
After his first successful release, Erik Swanson was recognized by The Elite Institute of Best-Selling Authors, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-seller lists.

To order a copy of the book, please go to:
www.SalesHabitudeWarriors.com
To learn more about Erik Swanson, please visit:
www.SpeakerErik.com or Facebook.com/SpeakerErik/

About Elite Online Publishing:
Elite Online Publishing is the brand building publisher – write, sell, and market your book online. Elite Online Publishing helps busy entrepreneurs, business leaders, and professionals create, publish, and market their book, to build their business and brand. They are passionate about future authors sharing their stories, knowledge, and expertise to help others. Educate, inspire and motivate others by telling your story.
If you’d like to learn more about Elite Online Publishing or to see if we’re a good fit for your book project, please visit EliteOnlinePublishing.com/contact

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Indie Author Day – October 14, 2017

Indie Author Day – October 14, 2017

On October 14, 2017, indie authors across North America will gather at their local libraries to participate in activities like author panels, book readings and signings, writing workshops, presentations from local industry specialists and more. There will also be video workshops available from industry experts.

Here are a few reasons to participate in Indie Author Day:

It recognizes the self-publishing industry, independent authors, and libraries
It’s an opportunity for libraries and authors to connect
It’s a chance to network, discover new friendships, and form business partnerships
Find out if your library has signed up to host an Indie Author Day event and get involved!

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