Links to Other Resources
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Authoring and Writing
Geoff Shaw’s Amazon E-book Kindling course—Write e-books and make $$$$$$$*
Practically everyone could use some extra income and that includes us. We learned about making money by writing Amazon Kindle e-books. We received an email from someone who was telling his subscribers about a Kindling course that was really good. So we checked it out. We bought it and wrote our first Amazon Kindle e-book. Check it out: No Sweat Speaking’s Guide to Roasting & Toasting.
There is little cost to do this, mostly your time and maybe paying someone to create a cover. Turns out there is a website where you can get a cover made for your book for $5. http://fiverr.com/categories/graphics-design/ebook-covers
We plan on writing a lot more books – currently working on books 2-6. Write the book once and make commissions on sales forever.
Can you write an email? You can write a book. You can write lots of books: fiction or nonfiction. Are you good at cooking? Write a cook book. Good at gardening? How about teaching? Or coin collecting? Or how to be a better husband or wife? Maybe how to play the guitar? Or how to change the oil in your car? How about caring for a pet? Raising children? Weightlifting? Almost everyone knows more about something than most other people. Share your knowledge. Not an expert on anything? Find something you are interested in and invest 1-2 days researching it on the internet. Now you know more than most on that subject. Get paid for it and paid for it and paid for it.
THE CONFIDENCE CENTER – Harriet Meyerson http://www.ConfidenceCenter.Com How confident are you? Take the Confidence Quiz. Discover the secrets of employee morale and personal confidence. Free Resources for HR Managers, Supervisors, and Employees Articles, Newsletter, Morale Boosters, Useful Links, and more. http://www.ConfidenceCenter.Com
Inner Bonding® Personal and Spiritual Growth, Retreats, Couples Retreats http://www.innerbonding.com Margaret Paul, author, spiritual teacher, offers Inner Bonding®—a transformational six-step spiritual process for healing relationships, aloneness, addictions, creating peace, love, joy, and self-esteem. Recommended by Lindsay Wagner and Neale Donald Walsch.
Dr. D http://www.drdshumor.com When was the last time you really laughed? Can you remember? Is your life so hectic that you just don’t have time to have fun anymore? Then Dr. D’s Humor for Health is for you. You’ll laugh and you’ll also learn how humor and laughter can diffuse negative situations at home, at work, while in traffic… You’ll learn to look for humor in all the right places. You’ll learn how “lightening up” can improve your mental and physical health. Let Dr. D help you develop your sense of humor—just when you thought you didn’t have one.
David Granirer, humor in the workplace speaker, provides laughter in the workplace presentations to hundreds of organizations across North America. His work is featured in newspapers and magazines, and on radio and TV internationally. He also coaches speakers on how to captivate their audiences with stand-up comedy.
Marketing and Internet Marketing
Molly Gordon Learn to Love Marketing Is your livelihood and satisfaction limited by your inability to self-promote with ease and grace? Let internationally acclaimed business and marketing coach Molly Gordon show you how you can market your work and love doing it! Visit http://www.mollygordon.com for a FREE weekly newsletter, hundreds of FREE resources, and the Authentic Promotion™ tapes, teleclasses, and e-books that have helped hundreds of independent professionals build thriving businesses.
Action Plan Marketing*— Robert Middleton’s site where you’ll find practical action plans for marketing your expertise.
USB Memory Direct This site specializes in producing custom printed usb drives for marketing and promotions and has been a leader in the industry for over fourteen years. We get our usb flash drives from them. You get good customer service, product quality and pricing. The picture is the front and back of our custom printed usb drives that we use and give to our clients.
Richard Saldan Motivational Speaker & Master Magician speaks on Adversity, Careers, Business, Education and Sales Training
Richard Saldan will rivet your audience to their chairs with his stunning professional magic. He seizes their attention, and then creates lasting change in their lives. Richard’s workshops and seminars will motivate your people into action with an event they’ll long remember!
Personal & Professional Development
Speakingwithoutfear™. Don’t live with your fear of public speaking, your test anxiety, or any other social anxiety any longer. We offer an unconditional guarantee to eliminate your fear of public speaking permanently in four or less one-hour phone sessions.
Public Speaking/Presentation Skills
Public Speaking with Tom Antion. Tom Antion is a fun and exciting keynote speaker and seminar leader who would be a great opener or closer for your corporate or association meeting. He is an established expert on Internet marketing for small business. He’s not just giving a book report. Tom makes loads of money on the Internet and he can show any small business owner how the Internet can work for their business. Tom is the author of numerous books, and tapes that help small business. Your organization gets 100 FREE copies of Tom’s classic book Wake ’em Up Business Presentations when you invite Tom to appear at your event. Tom is a veteran of over 2000 entertaining and informative presentations. He has been featured on radio and TV worldwide. His presentations are highly customized so that he hits a home run every time. He guarantees it!
Public Speaking Advice—Public speaking articles reviews and tips to help you with any speech you need to make.
Speaking and Training Associations
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Founded in 1944, ASTD is the world’s premier professional association and leading resource on workplace learning and performance issues. ASTD provides information, research, analysis and practical information derived from its own research, the knowledge and experience of its members, its conferences, expositions, seminars, publications and the coalitions and partnerships it has built through research and policy work.
ASTD’s membership includes more than 70,000 people, working in the field of workplace performance in 100 countries worldwide. Its leadership (see ASTD’s Board of Directors) and members work in more than 15,000 multinational corporations, small and medium sized businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities.
National Speakers Association (NSA). NSA is the leading organization for experts who speak professionally. NSA provides resources and education to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and the speaking profession.
National Speakers Association—DC Chapter (NSA-DC). The Washington, DC area chapter of the National Speakers Association offers professional development and networking to Baltimore/Washington, DC area experts who speak for a living.
Toastmasters International (TI). TI is the #1 organization dedicated to helping its members improve their speaking, listening, thinking, and leadership skills. At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment.
A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet once a week for about an hour. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice: (1) conducting meetings, (2) giving impromptu speeches, (3) presenting prepared speeches, and (4) offering constructive evaluation.
Toastmasters International—District 18. TI’s District 18 serves the Maryland-Delaware area, including parts of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. It has about 91 Toastmasters International clubs and about 1,700 members.
Toastmasters International—Randallstown Network Toastmasters Club #6805. This Toastmasters Club began in January, 1988. The Club meets in Pikesville, MD at the Springhouse Manor Care Assisted Living facility on the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays of each month from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. The club is one of the leading clubs in Toastmasters International.
As a member of Toastmasters, you learn by doing, observing others, and from periodic educational sessions that members deliver. Every six months, the club has speech contests: the humorous speech contest in the fall and the inspirational speech contest in the spring. The latter contest ends with the recognition of the World Champion of Public Speaking. The Club is proud to have as three of its members, the 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking, Craig Valentine, who is now a professional speaker, and Allan and Allan of http://www.NoSweatSpeaking.com.
Speaking Agents and Bureaus
http://www.bigspeak.com— Home of the world’s best keynote speakers, consultants and trainers
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