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WRITER’S TIPS is a weekly blog for Christian communicators with tips and information about writing, as well as attending writing conferences. Our panel of expert are published authors and publishing industry professionals.
How do you set your speaking fees? If you don’t have set speaking fees to quote to event planners, you need them. If you already have set speaking fees, this session will give you tips of how to better fit … Continue reading →
I do my best thinking either standing in the shower or standing at the sink washing dishes. Maybe it has something to do with water. Today, I began thinking back on conversations I’ve had with friends, co-workers, speakers, authors, etc. … Continue reading →
“Then he told them, ‘As you go into all the world, proclaim the gospel to everyone.’” ~ Mark 16:15 (ISV) When Jesus left this earthly realm, he gave a command to his followers. As a Christian, we are His followers … Continue reading →
Let’s Talk About Your Speaking Demo Video You get one opportunity — ONE — to show an event planner who you are, what you do, how you do it, what your core message is, and who it is you’re trying to … Continue reading →
Did you know the daily activities you do as a speaker (or writer) directly affect the harvest in speaking inquiries (or book sales)? As a Speaker (this applies to Writers too), every activity you do to build your business/ministry, connect … Continue reading →
One of the best rules for how to dress for speaking presentations is this…dress one step above your audience. When in doubt, or better yet, always ask the event planner what the dress code will be.
Ask questions of the event planner about what they expect. Double check about denominational views too. Don’t get caught off guard because you failed to ask enough question ahead of time. Make a list of standard questions you ask every … Continue reading →
Do not play with your hair or clothing while on stage. If your undergarments, clothes or hairstyle are uncomfortable, change them.
Cultivate the skill that your words form pictures in the minds of those listening to you speak or reading the words you’ve written in a book or a song.
The early bird catches the worm! The earlier you start your book promotion the better. Starting 90 days before the book’s release date is recommended in order to sufficiently build buzz. A solid publicity plan can take up to 12 … Continue reading →
Prepare a written interview Q&A style. Post on the Media page of your website for easy access when you start booking media interviews.
Did you know that you can change your atmosphere? A couple of months ago, my precious friend, Michele Pillar, made me a sandwich with grilled bread. Oh my! That was like putting crack cocaine in front of an addict. I … Continue reading →