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Saturday, July 30, 2011

“How to Book Radio Shows & Be a Great Guest!” – FREE eBook!

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Copyright © 2011 – Larry James. Larry James is a professional speaker and the author of three relationship books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” His newest book is “Ten Commitments of Networking.” Larry James also offers “Author & Speaker” coaching. Contact: AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. CelebrateLove@cox.net – More than 110 articles especially for Authors & Speakers at: www.AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com

Subscribe to Larry’s FREE monthly “LoveNotes for Lovers” eZINE. Contact: CelebrateLove.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. – CelebrateLove.com and CelebrateIntimateWeddings.com

NOTE: All articles and “LoveNotes” listed in this BLOG – written by Larry James – are available for reprint in magazines, periodicals, newsletters, newspapers, eZINEs, on the Internet or on your own Website. Click here for details.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Speakers: How is Your “First Burst?”

Filed under: Guest Author Articles,Speaker Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am
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Bryan Flanagan, Guest Author

How many times have you heard a presenter begin a presentation with “Thanks for being here. The restrooms are outside on the right. Man, it is a hot one today, isn’t it?” This is less than overwhelming … in fact, it isn’t whelming at all.

When making a presentation, often times the greatest challenge is deciding how to begin! Let me share with you the concept of “First Burst.” Your “First Burst” should launch your presentation. The purpose of “First Burst” is to grab the attention and hold the interest of your audience. It sets the tone and the mood of your presentation and positions you to begin. It also helps support your theme or message.

You should practice, rehearse, memorize, and/or choreograph your “first burst.” This is your opening sentence or paragraph. The purpose of the “first burst” is to grab the attention AND the interest of your audience.

There are several ways to accomplish this. These include Quotable Quotes, Startling Statements, Contrast/Comparisons, Quizzical Questions, Staggering Statistics, Hilarious Humor, and Pointed Poetry. Let’s look at examples of each of these.

Quotable Quotes:

Zig Ziglar often says, “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” My purpose is to explore how we can help our associates reach their goals.

Staggering Statistics:

23% of all statistics are wrong! This is another reason our department must stop focusing on numbers and begin to focus on people!

Contrast/Comparisons:

Fear and faith have the same definition. That definition is: believing what you don’t see will happen. Today, I want to encourage you to choose faith!

Quizzical Questions:

What great adventure would you undertake if you knew you wouldn’t fail? I want to explore how our fears hold us back from reaching our goals.

Startling Statements:

There are five reasons your customers don’t buy from you: no want, no need, no money, no hurry and no trust. Our purpose today is to learn how to overcome these sales objections.

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Hilarious Humor:

We have a lot of interesting people with us today. Get to know Dr. Ralph Watts. Dr. Watts is a veterinarian and a taxidermist! That’s right. He’s got a sign in his office that says “Either way, you get your dog back!” As we go through this project we will get to learn about all the other interesting people on our committee.

Pointed Poetry:

Nipsy Russell shares great wisdom when he says:

“Don’t be a fool, go to school and stay until you are through…

‘Cause if they can make penicillin from molded bread, think what they can do with you!” Let’s discuss what our potential and possibilities are.

I hope that these examples are of some benefit to you. Remember, the purpose of the First Burst is to launch your talk. You will have to modify this concept to best fit your situation. Your First Burst should be practiced, rehearsed, and maybe even memorized. However, when used correctly, presenters are often given a credit for an intelligence they don’t necessarily possess!

Good luck and good presenting!

Copyright 2011 – Bryan Flanagan. Reprinted with permission. Bryan Flanagan is the VP of Sales and Training for the Zig Ziglar Corporation. Bryan invested 14 years with IBM and the last 27 years serving Zig’s clients. He enjoys contributing to the success of others. The author of numerous training programs, his books include “Now Go Sell Somebody Something!” and “So, You’re New to Sales.” His latest CD Set is “Bryan Flanagan on Sales and Motivation.” Visit Bryan’s Website! You can connect with Bryan by sending an e-mail.

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Larry James is a professional speaker and the author of three relationship books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” His newest book is “Ten Commitments of Networking.” Larry James also offers “Author & Speaker” coaching. Contact: AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. CelebrateLove@cox.net – More than 110 articles especially for Authors & Speakers at: www.AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com

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NOTE: All articles and “LoveNotes” listed in this BLOG – written by Larry James – are available for reprint in magazines, periodicals, newsletters, newspapers, eZINEs, on the Internet or on your own Website. Click here for details.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Seth Godin’s Road Trip

Filed under: Author Tips,Guest Author Articles,Video — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Seth Godin, Guest Author

The paperback choice and my video dilemma…

Linchpin is the bestselling and (judging from my inbox) biggest impact book I’ve ever written. Given the extraordinary feedback I’ve gotten from readers, it encouraged me to figure out ways to spread the idea to more people.

To that end, the paperback is out. It’s four dollars cheaper, which in the scheme of things isn’t a lot, but paperbacks have proven to make a huge difference in widespread adoption (Eat, Pray, Love sold more than 1000% as many copies after they made the shift). I think a new format sends a message about sharability.

For impact, I still prefer the hardcover, but I really like that this new edition means that the Kindle edition will finally be fairly priced by my publisher–less than half the price it used to be.

To celebrate the paperback launch, I took the audio from a speech I did on the road trip last year and decided to make it into a video, adding the latest in snazzy motion graphics.

Things got out of hand. Way out of hand.

Paul, the creator of the graphics, ended up spending four months of his life on the animation, creating perhaps the most elaborate video of its kind. I gave him free rein to do what he liked, and he took it… 700 hours of creation, 1,000 pieces of art… the rendering alone took 27 hours. This project took on a life of its own, and it took blood, sweat, tears and money to finish it. What to do next?

My original thought was to create a DVD of the presentation and offer it for sale for $300. Shipping worldwide included. Each copy comes with live performance rights, so you can present it to groups (but not online).

That’s fine for corporations, coaches and organizations, but I wanted to share it with more people. One way is to create a complex system that would require you to submit a receipt for buying the paperback and getting some sort of passkey, etc.

I decided that this was too complex and not trusting enough.

Hence the honor system. The Road Trip video has been broken into four pieces for manageability and we inserted a tiny blurb for the paperback in each one. You can watch the entire video right now, at no extra cost, online. All you have to do is truthfully type in a password (The password is: iboughtthebook) when you watch each part of the video. See “Larry’s Note” below the video.

Larry’s Note: Each segment is about 20 minutes of less. Use the same password (iboughtthebook) for all segments. If you would rather view each video at your leisure, here are the links:

Part 1: http://www.vimeo.com/21193422
Part 2: http://www.vimeo.com/21453901
Part 3: http://www.vimeo.com/21642890
Part 4: http://www.vimeo.com/21543048

Copyright © 2011. Seth Godin. Seth Godin has written thirteen books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. Every one has been a bestseller. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. Feel free to embed or share the link. Sale of any kind is not allowed, though. You can buy the entire presentation on DVD: Click here! Check Seth’s Blog.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Source for FREE eBooks and a FREE Kindle App!

Filed under: Amazon.com,Author Tips,Video — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Larry’s Note: Amazon.com has FREE Kindle reading app for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Android Phone. Download and read Kindle books – no Kindle required. Go to: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_ipad_mkt_lnd?docId=1000493771

BONUS Article: Free eBooks For Kindle | Online Download Library

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Dan Poynter, Self-Publishing Guru

A special “Thank you” to Dan Poynter for calling this video to my attention! Wherever you are in the development of your book (thinking, planning, writing, producing or promoting stage), Dan has the tools to make your venture faster, easier and more successful.

Subscribe to Dan’s FREE “Publishing Poynters:” News, tips & resources on book writing, publishing and promoting. Twice each month. Follow Dan on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DanPoynter

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Copyright © 2011 – Larry James. Larry James is a professional speaker and the author of three relationship books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” His newest book is “Ten Commitments of Networking.” Larry James also offers “Author & Speaker” coaching. Contact: AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. CelebrateLove@cox.net – More than 110 articles especially for Authors & Speakers at: www.AuthorsandSpeakersNetwork.com

Subscribe to Larry’s FREE monthly “LoveNotes for Lovers” eZINE. Contact: CelebrateLove.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. – CelebrateLove.com and CelebrateIntimateWeddings.com

NOTE: All articles and “LoveNotes” listed in this BLOG – written by Larry James – are available for reprint in magazines, periodicals, newsletters, newspapers, eZINEs, on the Internet or on your own Website. Click here for details.

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