By k | November 21, 2007 - 6:00 am - Posted in Marketing

An author friend of mine may be brilliant at writing
but when it comes to public speaking,
she’s a mess. 
She’s shy and can’t think on her feet
and… 

She gives her first workshop next year. 

Why?  
Because she was told that could be a great way
to build her readership. 
Doesn’t make sense… for her. 

There are plenty of different ways
to market any product.   
Why use a route she hates? 
Why associate that negativity 
with her feel good novels? 

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2 Comments

  1. November 23, 2007 @ 1:05 am


    On the other hand she is pushing her limits and developing a very important new skill..

    Posted by kleine2
  2. November 23, 2007 @ 9:32 am


    I would agree if the skill was key to success as an author
    but authors aren’t exactly known for their brilliant speaking abilities.
    Actually most of them
    (including Stephen King whom I saw speak recently)
    are challenging to listen to
    (many great thoughts… poor presentation).

    Writing, however, writing they shine at
    and I know for certain that she has not even started to promote
    through the written channels
    like blogs, newspaper, magazines…

    Course you know I’m biased.
    My motto is…
    Work with your strengths,
    delegate the rest.

    Posted by K

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