Public Speaking Tips – the Columbo Technique

Who would have thought that a technique from a rumpled television detective could be so effective for a high powered public speaker? Someone recently reminded us of how Peter Falk, as Detective Columbo, used to employ an sneaky conversational technique that tricked those nefarious evil-doers into thinking they had smooth gotten off the hook when,…

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The Secret to Successful Public speaking is in the Niche

“The secret to making money on the internet today is in the niche.” Spend much time researching Internet Marketing and you’ll surely run into that phrase, or some permutation of it. But what does that even mean and does it apply to public speaking? For a quick definition of “niche” let’s look to Princeton University’s…

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To Become a Writer, Be a Promoter First

SpeakingOfWealth.comWhile the following should have no bearing on whether or not you choose to become a writer, it should open your eyes to the fact that the publishing world is undergoing considerable upheaval. In a nutshell, here’s what’s happening. For the past few decades, middle and large-sized publishing companies have been consolidating and/or going out of business. As it stands, there are six mega-publishing houses left in New York City. Those six are desperately trying to figure out how to make money in the face of the Kindle/Self Publishing/Ebook revolution. So far, they’re not doing to well.

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4 Critical Elements to Selling on Kindle

SpeakingOfWealth.comSo you’ve decided to thumb your nose at the gatekeepers to the traditional publishing and publish your hot new title as a downloadable Kindle ebook. In case you weren’t aware, the portable Kindle ebook reader is the only the most massively popular bit of technology in the known universe right now, having sold approximately 17 kajillion units (according to Amazon bigwig Jeff Bezos) over the holidays last year. It comes down to this. Independent authors are making big bucks with nothing more than a digital version of their book uploaded to the Amazon Kindle store.

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