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Is Media Outside Your Comfort Zone?

Is Media Outside Your Comfort Zone?

One of my favorite quotes by writer Anne Lamott comes from her book Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith. “It’s good to do uncomfortable things. It’s weight training for life.” Ah, that Anne Lamott. She is one of my go-to authors for wisdom and remarkable insights. I...

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Beyond Book Marketing

Beyond Book Marketing

Over the last several months I’ve been studying what book marketers teach about promoting your book and I’ve come to a few conclusions. First of all, there are a lot of lovely people in the online book marketing world on podcasts and blogs, devoting their time and...

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I’m Listening

I’m Listening

My husband and I attended a concert last week, and while we were waiting for the headliner (the amazing Marc Cohn) a young singer walked on stage. That’s got to be so tough – to be the person standing between the star and the audience who paid to see him. But from the...

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Where Do I Look?

Where Do I Look?

I watched a short video with a wonderful author recently and I wanted to like it. I really did. But there was one problem. The woman speaking was looking away. FYI, that's not her in the photo 🙂 In the video, I could tell the woman was looking directly at herself on...

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Is Perfectionism Keeping You Silent?

Is Perfectionism Keeping You Silent?

"Perfectionism is not the same thing as striving to be your best. Perfectionism is the belief that if we live perfect, look perfect, and act perfect, we can minimize or avoid the pain of blame, judgment, and shame. It’s a shield. It’s a twenty ton shield that we lug...

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You Are The Keeper of The Light

You Are The Keeper of The Light

For the past 2 years, in addition to being a Media Coach, I have also been working full time as a Senior Post Producer for a daytime talk show called Pickler and Ben. The show didn’t get picked up for a third season so today is my last day there. (The massive silver...

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A Conversation…With a Purpose

A Conversation…With a Purpose

I was sitting in the control room of a national TV show as a Post Producer, watching a celebrity/author being interviewed. He was bombing. Big time. Why? Because this guy loved the limelight. He was so incredibly comfortable being in a TV studio that he completely...

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The :10 Second Challenge

The :10 Second Challenge

You know when you’re at a networking event and someone walks up to you and starts chatting? The first question after you exchange names is typically… “So, what do you do?” That may seem fairly mundane. But the truth is, it’s one of the most important questions you can...

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Why Authors Should Pay Attention to News

Why Authors Should Pay Attention to News

This week a fire broke out at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. People across the world watched as the spire fell and the cathedral burned. Millions were heartbroken to see the destruction, myself included. Thankfully, much remains of the original structure, and...

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