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3 Public Speaking Tips for New Entrepreneurs

3 Public Speaking Tips for New Entrepreneurs

3 Public Speaking Tips for New Entrepreneurs

3 Public Speaking Tips for New Entrepreneurs

As a new entrepreneur, if you want to build your authority status and showcase your expertise, then you want to get started public speaking. Nothing highlights you as leader, like public speaking. If you have fears about public speaking, do what I did. Schedule yourself to speak regularly. As you gain experience with public speaking, you become more confident in your ability. This article highlights three public speaking tips for new entrepreneurs that help you start public speaking on a regular basis.

 

 

 

  1. Give Mini-Talks for Local Business Organizations

You can give short-mini-talks on your signature topic for local business organizations, if you want to start public speaking on a regular basis. You will receive several benefits from following this strategy. You gain experience, showcase your expertise, and build your authority status.

Local business and civic organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce, Lions, Kiwanis, and Rotary Clubs, are always looking for guest speakers. As Christopher Witt stated in Getting Started with Public Speaking“Each time you speak, you meet potential customers, network with professionals, establish credibility and gain free publicity.” 

Keep your mini-talks to fifteen minutes or less. You can use the remainder of your time to answer questions and respond to comments. Your host will appreciate the brevity of your remarks, especially during a luncheon meeting.

  1. Host Local Workshops

You can host local workshops, if you want to start public speaking on a regular basis. The workshop will be an expanded version of your mini-talk.

If you belong to any local business organizations, then offer to host a workshop for the members. Libraries, churches, and community centers are other ideal locations for hosting workshops. Be sure to understand the needs of the audience.  Focus on the audience. Think about the group’s reality and how you can engage them.

Your workshop does not need to last all day. A workshop of 1-2 hours is sufficient. Be sure to prepare handouts for your audience. You may want to prepare one or more of the following as handouts:

  1. Tip sheet
  2. Summary of Key Points
  3. Resource List

  1. Prepare for Last Minute Speaking Opportunities

Prepare for last minute speaking opportunities when a scheduled speaker fails to show up at a business meeting. When this happens, you should be ready to fill the gap.

Plan to have a mini-speech totally prepared before every business meeting that you attend. As I mentioned in, The Overcome your Fear of Public Speaking Checklist™ set goals before going to events. Always be prepared to have a practiced and polished mini-speech on a topic relevant to the group.

Planning to have a practiced and polished mini-speech will help you overcome your nervousness, if you are asked to speak that day. Also, always being prepared helps you improve your public speaking skills.

Remember to include a “hook” in your speech. Make your presentation memorable for the audience. Engage them and draw them into your presentation. See, Start Your Speech with a Powerful Hook, for more information on this topic.

 

Conclusion/Call to Action

As you follow these 3 public speaking tips for new entrepreneurs you will be speaking on a regular basis, in a way that showcases your expertise and builds your authority status.

Most entrepreneurs are not willing to step out of their comfort zones and engage in public speaking. By doing so, you will show yourself to be a leader.

Remember to follow these 3 public speaking tips for entrepreneurs,

  1. Give mini-talks for business organizations
  2. Host local workshops
  3. Prepare for last minute speaking opportunities

These 3 public speaking tips for new entrepreneurs are in addition to podcasts, teleseminars, and videos that you can do online. To find out more about those online public speaking opportunities see, How to Attract New Clients through Speaking and Writing.

At My Biz Dream Team, we can show you how to develop an internet lifestyle business that can help you reach your money goals. Check out The Strategic Pathway to Success Program™. Let us show you how to reach your goal of creating a lifestyle and a business that you love! Act today.

 

Pamela Montgomery

Pamela Montgomery

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!

 

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The Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking Checklist™

The Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking Checklist

The Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking Checklist™

The Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking  Checklist™

 

Are you ready to overcome your fear of public speaking? Are you nervous about the idea of getting the attention that comes from being in the spotlight? I understand. It can be frightening. But now that you understand the power of public speaking to position you as an authority and an expert, you are ready to get started. You are preparing yourself to make a positive first impression. This episode of My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series highlights “The Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking Checklist™.” 

 

“The Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking Checklist™

Now that you decided that you are going to position yourself as a thought leader, expert, and authority by either:

  1. Starting a podcast series
  2. Starting a teleseminar series
  3. Starting a Facebook Live video series
  4. Starting to speak in your local community

I hope that you are excited about the opportunity to grow and showcase your expertise.

To help you overcome the fear of public speaking this checklist focuses on how you can expand your comfort zone. Following “The Overcoming Your Fear of Public Speaking Checklist”, you will:

  • Seek out three new people at a party, church or other gathering and initiate conversation
    • Go to a local workshop and do one or more of the following:
    • Ask the speaker a question
    • Volunteer for any activities that involve standing up, speaking aloud or going to the front of the room
  • Introduce yourself to three new people after the workshop presentation
  • Look for other local opportunities to interact more readily with people that you do not know. Consider visiting local chamber of commerce events or Rotary Club Meetings.
  • Set goals for the type of speaking and interaction you will engage in before going to events.
  • Realize that you are deliberately stepping out of your comfort zone and putting yourself in front of people and speaking regularly. Your purposeful and intentional efforts are part of your plan to become desensitized to the novelty and overcome the fear of public speaking.

Conclusion/Call to Action

As you plan to overcome your fear of public speaking, intentionally set goals and challenges for yourself. “The Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking Checklist ™ ” provides you 5 steps that you can implement immediately to help you on the strategic pathway to success and leadership.

 

At My Biz Dream Team, we can show you how to develop an internet lifestyle business that can help you reach your money goals. Check out The Strategic Pathway to Success Program™. Let us show you how to reach your goal of creating a lifestyle and a business that you love! Act today.

 I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!

 

 

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Start Your Speech with a Powerful Hook

Start Your Speech with a Powerful Hook

Start Your Speech with a Powerful Hook

Start Your Speech with a Powerful Hook

Are you wondering how to start your speech? Are you wondering what separates a boring speaker from one who is engaging and successful? It has been my experience, after making hundreds of presentations, that you must start your speech with a powerful hook. Having a powerful hook at the beginning of your speech marks you as a confident and prepared presenter. As an entrepreneur, you want to make a great first impression.  Remember, you can use public speaking to attract  new clients. As I mentioned in a recent blog post, speaking on a regular basis helps you quickly overcome your fear of public speaking. Having a scripted and rehearsed hook as part of your opening helps you start your speech strong.

1. What is a Hook?

What is a “hook?” A hook is defined as something designed to catch your audience’s. attention. You want to start your speech with a powerful hook. You use your “hook” to reel in the audience to focus on your message. As the presenter, once you start your speech you want to grab their attention immediately. Those first 30 seconds are crucial.

2. Examples of a Hook

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is an example of how to start your speech with a great hook.  Lincoln started by saying, “Four score and 7 years ago, our fathers bought forth on this continent a new nation.” He could have easily said “87 years ago.” But he chose to make the audience think about what he had to say.

In music, the “hook” is usually the catchy chorus that everyone remembers. I just love the hook from “Happy.” Just a few years ago everyone was walking around singing, “cause I’m happy.”  We may not have known any other words from the song, but we knew the “hook”.

Here are a few songs with my favorite hooks: (1) “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (2) “Beat It” (3) “I Will Survive.”

3. Ways to Hook Your Audience

Bruna Martinuzzi, in a recent article, discusses “12 Ways to Hook an Audience in 30 Seconds.”  A few of the hooks she mentioned are: (1) a story; (2) a quote; and (3) statistics.

Martinuzzi, also talks about the power of using a series of rhetorical questions. According to Martinuzzi, a series of questions stimulates the audience’s mind as they ponder the answers.

These are four great ways to start a speech or presentation. Telling a quick story, sharing an interesting quote or statistic, or asking a series of questions engages your audience’s emotions.  These are powerful ways to get their attention.

I prefer to use questions to engage the audience’s attention in the beginning of a presentation. I usually use two questions to pull the audience into the conversation I plan to have with them. From the beginning, I signal that this is not a lecture. We will be having a conversation.

Even if the organizer calls your presentation a lecture, let your audience know otherwise. You and the audience will be interacting with each other. Your “hook” will set the stage for the conversation to follow.

Conclusion/Call to Action

Are you ready to make a fabulous first impression with your next speech or presentation? Then you need to start your speech with a powerful hook. There are several hooks you can use to capture your audience’s attention in those first 30 seconds. For example, you could use:

  1. A series of questions
  2. A story
  3. Statistics
  4. A quote

Use a “hook” to set the stage for a powerful interaction between you and your audience.

 

At My Biz Dream Team, we can show you how to develop an internet lifestyle business that can help you reach your money goals. Check out The Strategic Pathway to Success Program™. Let us show you how to reach your goal of creating a lifestyle and a business that you love! Act today.

 I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!

 

 

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How to Quickly Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

Quickly Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

Quickly Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

How to Quickly Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

You can quickly overcome your fear of public speaking by following a few simple strategies. Do your knees start to knock and your throat start to close thinking about public speaking? Do imagine forgetting everything you planned to say? You can rid yourself of the overwhelming anxiety in the pit of your stomach. These symptoms of the fear of public speaking can be overcome by following the advice on this episode of My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series.

1. Being Nervous vs Being Afraid

I understand your fear of public speaking. My entire professional life as an attorney, presenter, and spokesperson was all about public speaking. As an entrepreneur, I am often asked to make remarks or speak about my business. Each time I stand up to speak, I am nervous. Being nervous is a good thing. It gives me the edge to do my best. I do not want to be complacent about the opportunity to influence and persuade my audience. However, being nervous and being afraid are two different emotions.

2. The Solution

To help you overcome the fear of public speaking, I recommend that you what I did. Schedule yourself to speak in public on a regular basis. The more you speak, the less afraid you become. Like swimming, you just need to jump into the water! As you do more public speaking, you become a better public speaker and more confident in your abilities. You will quickly overcome your fear of public speaking after a few months of regular speaking. You realize that you will not forget your prepared remarks. You realize that the audience will not laugh at you. In fact, the audience will support and follow your lead if you provide them valuable information that helps them solve their problems.

3. Implementing the Solution

You can quickly overcome your fear of public speaking by making sure that you speak in public at least once a month. When six weeks passed without making a presentation, I felt rusty and more anxious when I returned to the stage. Make sure that does not happen to you. Make public speaking a habit. There is no better way to position yourself as an authority.

You can find opportunities to speak online or offline. I highly recommend that you start podcast. For example, you can interview guests or discuss issues of concern to your audience. To receive more in-depth information about the power of podcasting see the following blog posts.

How You Can Make Podcasting Absolutely Enjoyable

How to Quickly Identify Your Ideal Client 

How to Attract New Clients Through Speaking and Writing

 

You may also want to pursue opportunities offline in your local community. Local business associations, libraries, and civic organizations are always looking for speakers. Prepare a speech or presentation on an interesting topic and then schedule yourself to speak. It has been my experience that the best way to quickly overcome the fear of public speaking is to start speaking in public on a regular basis.

Conclusion/Call to Action

Are you ready to quickly overcome the fear of public speaking? If so, schedule yourself to speak regularly. The more frequently you speak the more confident you will become.  You will find that will quickly overcome the fear of public speaking when you begin to speak in public on a regular basis.

 

At My Biz Dream Team, we can show you how to develop an internet lifestyle business that can help you reach your money goals. Check out The Strategic Pathway to Success Program™. Let us show you how to reach your goal of creating a lifestyle and a business that you love! Act today.

 I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!

 

 

 

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How to Attract New Clients through Speaking and Writing

Attract New Clients Through Speaking and Writing

Attract New Clients Through Speaking and Writing


How to Attract New Clients through Speaking and Writing

Imagine if you could attract new clients to your business?  What would that mean to you? Getting more prospects to buy from you and become your clients is one of the best ways to grow your business. You know how it works. When more people buy from you, depending on your margins, you make more bottom line profits. Carefully look at what you are doing currently to attract new clients to your business. Are you doing what everyone else is doing in your niche? How are your results? Have you become a commodity? Perhaps it is time to do something different, if you want better results.  Attracting new clients through speaking and writing can separate you from the masses in your niche. In this episode of My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series we discuss 3 strategies that you can implement today to attract new clients. This episode highlights how you can attract new clients through speaking and writing on platforms that you control.

(1)          The Power of the Podcast

One of the best ways to position yourself as an authority and attract new clients is to start your own podcast. Your podcast becomes your platform. As Michael Hyatt says in his seminal book, Platform-Get Noticed in a Noisy World, you need a platform (1) to attract an audience in a noisy world; and (2) to build a passionate loyalty with that audience. Your podcast allows you to give value before you receive anything from a potential client. Your podcast is your platform, not for you being the center of attention. Instead it is about sharing something of value and getting that message out to the world in a very powerful way.

According to a recent report by Edison Research, podcasts continue to grow. There has been a 75% increase in listeners since 2013. Podcasting is a smart way to connect with potential clients. It creates possibilities to reach new audiences. By speaking on a platform that you control, you can create an atmosphere of trust between you and your potential clients. Building trust is key. Remember that most people will not buy from you, until they know, like, and trust you.

For more in-depth information on starting your own impactful podcast look at the following resources: Podcasting Power; How to Easily Start Your Own Awesome Podcast; How to Avoid Making an Amateur Podcasting Mistake; Start Your Speech with a Powerful Hook.

 

(2)           The Power of the Free Teleseminar/webinar

Like podcasts, a webinar/teleseminar provides a powerful link between you and potential clients. The promise of in-depth training will attract those interested in the topic. The free webinar/teleconference provides you with an opportunity to provide great service. This is another powerful way to develop a relationship with your clients. Dexter and I use this strategy to attract new clients during our live weekly teleseminar series. Our live weekly teleseminar series, along with podcasts and our blog help keep our clients as long-term consumers of the products, services, and experiences that we offer.

For more in-depth information on the value of using speaking and writing to attract new clients, see: Write, Speak, Broadcast: 3 Strategies for Success in 2017.

(3)          The Power of the Blog

Starting a blog to consistently provide high quality information that is relevant to your target client is another way to attract new clients. A blog is a fabulous platform to showcase your expertise. Writing in-depth, 500-800 word, blog posts allows you to engage with your clients and offer your expertise in a non-threatening manner to potential clients. WordPress has become standard for establishing blogs. It is easy to set up and use. Here is a link to a recent post on setting up a blog that is a platform that you own and control. Once you blog created, then you must work to create an authority site. By authority site, I mean a place where you showcase your expertise and build a following for your ideas. Attract new clients to your blog with irresistible, relevant, and engaging content. For more in-depth information on the power of the blog, look at the following resources: How to Quickly Start an Awesome BlogA Behind the Scenes Look at Blogging Made Easy; 12 Sources for Great Blog Content Ideas.

Conclusion/Call to Action

Learning to attract new clients through speaking and writing gives you opportunities to expand and grow your business in ways you never thought possible. Creating and building your own platforms using speaking and writing will get you noticed in ways that you never imagined. As you emerge as the authority and thought leader in your niche you become a magnet to your target clients.

Remember:

1.   The power of the podcast

2.   The power of the free teleseminar/webinar

3.   The power of the blog

These 3 strategies will attract new clients through speaking and writing. Then watch as your bottom line profits improve.

At My Biz Dream Team, we can show you how to develop an internet lifestyle business that can help you reach your personal and money goals. Check out The Strategic Pathway to Success Program™. Let us show you how to reach your goal of creating a lifestyle and a business that you love! Act today.

Pamela Montgomery

Pamela Montgomery

 I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!

 

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How to Easily Create Excellent Information Products

How to Easily Create Excellent information Products

How to Easily Create Excellent Information Products

How to Easily Create Excellent Information Products

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore is not an act, but a habit.”

Aristotle

Imagine having a process that helps you easily create excellent information products. Creating information products from scratch can seem daunting.  When I first began creating information products, it took much too long. But when I broke it down into a 3-step process, it suddenly became a lot easier. This 3-step process is now a habit that allows me to easily create excellent information products. You can do the same thing.

Step 1: Conduct Research

There are a few things you need to research before you even write the first word. Expand your search beyond the internet.  Check out books from the library and consult industry experts. Do as much research as possible to make sure you create an excellent product.

 ·       The Market – Most specifically, what are the gaps in the market? What questions are people asking that have not been adequately answered? What are “hot” trends right now in the market that people are focused on?

 ·       Other Products – What questions are already answered? What prices are they charging? What kind of media are they using? What are the main selling points your competitors are using?

 ·       The topic – This is by far the lengthiest and most important part. Do in-depth research on your subject to supplement what you already know. Look for little-known yet useful information.

 Step 2: Write an Outline and First Draft

Start by outlining all the things you will cover in your information product. If after outlining it you think that something is missing, do more research to fill in the blanks.

Once you have a solid outline, then start writing. Write as quickly as possible, with little attention to spelling or grammatical errors. The goal is to just write the first draft as quickly as possible.

After you have the first draft finished, then set the draft down and take a break. Leave it aside for a day or two. Work on something completely unrelated to creating your information product.

 Step 3: Edit, Review, and Finalize

Look back on your first draft with a critical eye. Look at your work ruthlessly and cut out anything that is not necessary. Add in details that you may have missed the first time. See it from the viewpoint of your customers. Then ask yourself what this person needs to really get the answers they are looking for.

Keep refining your information product until you feel that you have an excellent product you can publish. At that point, give it to a friend or colleague to look over. Take their feedback and make any last-minute improvements.

 

Conclusion

You can easily create excellent information products by following this 3-step process.  Creating an information product can seem like an endless task when you are sitting there staring at a blank page. But once you break it down into research, outline, draft, edit, review and finalize, the process becomes much easier. With some practice, it will quickly become second nature!

Remember to:

·       Conduct Research

·       Write an Outline and First Draft

·       Edit, Review and Finalize

 

At My Biz Dream Team, we can show you how to develop an internet lifestyle business that can help you reach your money goals. Check out The Strategic Pathway to Success Program™. Let us show you how to reach your goal of creating a lifestyle and a business that you love!

 

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!

 

 

 

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A Behind the Scenes Look at Blogging Made Easy

A Behind the Scene Look at Blogging Made Easy

A Behind the Scene Look at Blogging Made Easy

A Behind the Scenes Look at Blogging Made Easy

Do you know how the most prolific bloggers are able to produce so much content? Today I will give you a behind the scenes look at blogging made easy. You may be wondering why I spend so much time talking about blogging. You may be tired of hearing about it. But at the risk of offending you, I am willing to write one more time about blogging.

 1.    Why You Should Blog

Blogging is the cornerstone of your marketing.  If you do not plan to spend money on ads, you must blog about topics of interest to your target market. Or the blog could supplement your ads.

 As I mentioned in my most recent “Focus Guide: Get Known and Be Seen-How to Build Your Authority Status,” blogging is one of the best ways to get your message out to the broader world.  Here is the link to the Focus Guide, in case you have misplaced it.

 http://mybizdreamteam.com/authoritystatuspdf

 Remember to blog consistently.  In my experience 2-3 three times a week is best.  When you first start to blog, you may think you will run out of ideas. I have a solution for that.

 2.    A Blogging Resource

 My good friends at Coach Glue, Melissa and Nicole, are extending their offer of 65 done-for you blog posts. The offer was scheduled to end yesterday.

 But now you have another opportunity to purchase the set for only $17. 

 You only need to lightly edit the articles to make them your own. It is a fantastic offer. Just think how much easier it will be to write 2-3 blog posts a week, if you already had a well-written blog post that only needed light editing.

 I have already downloaded them. They are well-written, interesting, and fun!

 Grab your set today:  http://mybizdreamteam.com/65blogposts

 Now that you have a behind the scenes look at blogging made easy are you ready to join the insiders? 

 In addition to blogs, this set of materials can become short reports or opt-in gifts for your landing pages. The uses are numerous and invaluable.

3. A Special Limited-time Bonus

 When you purchase this set of 65 done-for-you blog posts today, I am offering you as a bonus, a 20 minute “Build Your Authority Status” consultation. We can review your business and strategize how you can use this fabulous product to build your authority and visibility.

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Conclusion

You can increase your blogging productivity by using this set of done-for-you blog posts by Coach Glue. Make sure that you are blogging consistently 2-3 times a week on topics of interest to your target market.

 

I am Pamela Montgomery, attorney, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, helping you create the life of your dreams as you achieve uncommon results in your business and in your life!

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Writing a Book: 5 Reasons Why Every Coach, Speaker, and Consultant Needs to Write a Book

Writing a book in 2017

Writing a Book in 2017

Writing a Book: 5 Reasons Every Coach, Speaker, and Consultant Needs to Write a Book

Writing a book is a dream for many people. It has never been easier to write and publish your own book. Many of you have told us that you are interested in writing a book, but you did not know exactly what to do. Some of you have started to take notes. Then you may have set them aside and now you cannot find them. Or may have become so confused by the process that you did not get started.

To help you write your book this year, our latest podcast episode is all about this topic. In this episode of My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series we share with you three easy steps that you can take to start your book writing brainstorming process. Dexter and I have written and published two books. We understand how valuable having a book is for your business.

If you have not thought about writing a book, here are 5 reasons why every coach, speaker, and entrepreneur needs to write a book.

Are you struggling to bring in new clients or find speaking opportunities? Not sure what to do next in your marketing plan? There is one simple answer you probably may not have not considered:

Write a book.

It is true. This one thing—especially if it is an actual printed book rather than a Kindle or eBook—has the power to grow your business beyond your expectations. You will experience a whole new world of opportunities simply by having your name on the cover of a book.

 Authority

Imagine you are at a conference or local networking group and you meet two coaches who both specialize in business branding—something you know you need help with.

One coach says all the right things. She has been in business for years and worked with some top-notch business owners. She has great ideas for how she can help you solidify your branding.

The other has a similar history and story, with one additional bonus: she has just handed you a copy of her latest book. It is a professionally printed, substantial publication that practically exudes confidence.

Which coach do you think shows more authority in her field? The one with the book, of course. There really is nothing better when it comes to establishing your authority in any niche than having a book with your name on it.

Expertise

So why does a book speak so highly of you and establish your authority so well? Because it gives you a platform to show off your expertise. It is like being invited to present on any topic you choose on the world’s largest stage.

Not only that, but your readers are a captive audience. They are listening—in that moment—only to you. That is a powerful position to be in, and one that gives you an opportunity to really show off your stuff.

Market Reach

No matter how many readers Google sends your way, no matter how much traffic your YouTube channel receives, nothing will ever compare to the number of potential readers Amazon and other online booksellers can bring your way.

Positioned correctly, your book can reach millions of new readers, and thousands of potential clients. Combine that with the expertise and authority we know comes with being a published author, and that is a recipe for success that cannot be beat.

Better Than a Business Card

If you have ever been to a conference, you’ve no doubt collected a stack of business cards. You get home and toss them in a drawer, and six months later you throw them out, without ever having contacted the people who gave them to you.

But if one of those people handed you a book instead, what happened? You have likely read it (or at least leafed through it). You almost certainly did not throw it away. And you remember it—and the person who wrote it.

Press Opportunities

Turn on your television to any interview show, browse through Forbes, or listen to any popular podcast, and you will quickly see that most of the guest speakers and interviewees have written a book.

The fact is, interview shows depend on interesting, insightful guests to keep their audiences listening, and there is no better applicant than an author. Writing a book will open many, many opportunities for appearances that you may never have without your name on that cover.

Do you have to write a book to be successful? No. But there is no denying the fact that a published author will find she has a much easier time growing her business than the coach or speaker, who keeps putting it off until later.

 

Conclusion/Call to Action

Are you ready to start writing your book? Remember the following 5 reasons to start writing your book today:

1.   Authority

2.   Expertise

3.   Market Reach

4.   Better than a Business Card

5.   Press Opportunities

 

We will continue our book brainstorming sessions on My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series throughout January.

Join us on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (EST). Dial in #: 712-775-7035 Participant code: 930599

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Tips on Becoming a Leader and Increasing Your Authority Status Podcast Episode 9:2

Become a Ledaer

Become a Leader

3 Tips on Becoming a Leader and Increasing Your Authority Status

If you want authority status in your specialty, then you must become a leader. You can longer afford to be a follower, if you want authority status. You must believe that you have valuable experience, knowledge, and insights to share with your potential clients. You must step out of your comfort zone and take a few risks. If you don't believe in yourself, how can you expect others to see you as the expert. Here are three tips to help you become a leader and grow your authority status.  Listen to the podcast for even more information about the importance of becoming a leader.

1.   Focus on Learning

As an entrepreneur, you must position yourself so that you are always learning and staying on top of your field. Your area of expertise is not stagnant. There are always new developments. You must stay abreast of any changes. As you learn new things you will gain more confidence in your ability to positively impact your clients' lives. Your new knowledge and confidence help position you as a recognized expert.

2. Focus on Networking

Remember to reach out and make connections with other people. Your contacts can offer you valuable insights as you listen and learn. It is so important that you ask questions and listen to the answers. As you take risks with expanding the scope of your network, your leadership skills will grow. You will also uncover new opportunities to help others. As your network expands, the opportunities for you to demonstrate your skills as a leader will also grow.

3. Focus on Teaching  Others

Speaking engagements,  publishing books, and presenting webinars and teleseminars all position you as a leader. You could also teach others on your own podcast series. As you share more of what you know, you will receive positive feedback.  There is nothing that speaks louder about your authority status and expertise than teaching other people.  Over the years we have given thousands of presentations and watched as our authority status soared.  You can do the same.

You must continue to take risks and push past your comfort zone. You may be surprised at how much you know. Remember you have to believe that you are an authority before anyone else will. So step up and lead. Taking on the role of leader will help you tremendously in building your brand and positioning you as an authority in your specialty.

Try our Special Report and Training Guide: The Podcasting Power Playbook to show you step-by-step how you can increase your visibility, increase your authority status, and get more clients and customers.

 

Let us know what you are doing to become a leader?    We would love to hear from you.

 

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Build Your Authority Status with Creative Content

Do You Have Authority Status?

Do You Have Authority Status?

Build Your Authority Status with Creative Content

Producing creative content is one of the best ways to build your authority status. For example, one blog post could potentially reach thousands of people and establish you as a credible player in your area of expertise.  You can leverage the power of the internet to create, share, and publish authority boosting content.  There are several ways to do this.  This article will discuss a few.

Write Blog Posts

One of the best ways to produce creative content is to have your own website where you write your own blog posts that present top quality information. At My Biz Dream Team we consistently publish 2-3 high quality posts each week. Be sure to share what you know. Answer your audience's question. You can also talk about industry news and provide solutions for your audience's problems. Make sure that the blogs that you produce are consistently of good quality and value. Let your professionalism and expertise shine through in the content.

In addition to writing blog posts for your own website, you may want to guest blog. Find a reputable industry leader who creates value-laden content. Once you have the opportunity to guest blog make the most of it. Be sure to have a clear call to action that will motivate the readers to click through and visit your website.

Another way to use blogs to your advantage is to make comments on other authoritative blogs. Be sure that your comments are substantive. This is a great opportunity to be seen in a positive light that positions you as an authority.

Publish a Book

Publishing a book is a fantastic way to establish your authority status.  Nothing opens more doors for other opportunities like a book. You position yourself above others in your niche by writing a book. Digital publishing has never been easier. Opportunities to publish on Kindle or Create Space did not exist 20 years ago. Don't wait any longer to take advantage of this opportunity to make a name for yourself in a very big way. You should start brainstorming today and writing your book. If you don't have time to write it all down, speak it. That's how we created one of our books, The Book on Investing: Create the Life of Your DreamsWe made an outline of topics we wanted included in the book.  Then we recorded the conversation we had about those topics. Our book emerged from the recorded conversation.  It made the idea of “writing” a book much easier.  You can try it our way or you can hire a ghost writer to help you.

Hold Live Events

Consider holding live events like webinars or teleseminars to provide value-laden information to people who want to learn more from you. These live events work very much like a published book to establish your authority status. Every Wednesday, we hold a live teleseminar training program: My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Wednesday Training Series. People tend to naturally give authority status to people who are published and to people who “teach” and speak in public. Holding your own live events gives your credibility and authority status a huge bump.

Conclusion

There are so many opportunities to create high quality, authority building content today. You should take advantage of the power of the internet to: (1) write blog posts; (2) publish a book; and (3) hold live events.  You may also want to consider publishing articles in traditional magazines and newspapers. These opportunities and others allow you to showcase your expertise. They also help you to become recognized as an authority figure in you niche.

To find out more about building your authority continue to follow us at My Biz Dream Team on our blog,  on our podcast, or on the weekly teleseminar training program: The My Biz Dream Team: Opportunity Training Series.

 

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