What the initial sales call should look like Today I want to talk to you about how to make the most of your initial sales call, that all important meeting that will either get you that new project, or won’t. This is going to be a two-parter. In this first episode, I’ll talk to you […]
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Meet Tim Vandehey, ghostwriter extraordinaire. Over his fifteen year career, he’s written 55 books for his client-authors—and a couple of his own. He’s hit the New York Times bestseller list, and one of his books recently won a coveted Axiom award. Join us as we discuss how his practices and procedures can improve our own […]
For today’s article, I reached out to Mary Harper, indexer of print and ebook publications. An experienced professional with over 600 indexes to her name, Mary gives us the lowdown on a piece of back matter that, like good health and youth, we don’t appreciate until it’s missing.
Show notes, episode #3 There are two major skills you need for life story writing: writing and interviewing. Today were going to talk about what’s probably the more important of the two—interviewing. Setting Choosing the right environment for the interview is crucial. Make sure it’s someplace where your storyteller is at ease. (This will usually […]
Tweet Writing life stories, a rewarding career choice. Show notes Thanks for joining me for this early episode of my new Life Story Coach podcast. As a working personal historian, I get the question all the time: “What is personal history?” My overall aim with the show is to create a space for conversation about […]
Starting a new business endeavor, especially one we’re excited about, comes with a hidden risk. Hijacked by our eagerness to learn everything we can, we turn into industrial-strength vacuum cleaners, sucking up everything Google throws our way. We read the experts, maybe even attend some conferences. But unless we watch out, we may find ourselves […]