The Book Workshop
How Writing a Book Can Transform Your Business
(and How You Can Make It Happen Even If You're Not a Writer)
Have you ever wanted to set yourself apart from your competition in a way that makes you the first-choice option in your field? Thousands of solo professionals and small business-people from Mireille Guiliano (French Women Don't Get Fat) to Dr. Phil (Life Strategies), have found that a book can be a springboard to greater success. Whether you want to be on Oprah or just boost your bottom line, you'll leave this workshop with what you need to succeed.
In this one-day workshop, we'll cover:
Part I: Why writing a book may be the best thing you ever do for your business
7 ways a book can help you boost your business:
- Positions you as an expert in your niche
- Helps you define what you do differently
- Gives you something special to present to prospective clients
- Serves as a memorable, sometimes viral "business card" at networking events
- Helps you build your mailing list
- Makes the cost of working with you a non-issue
- Creates ongoing passive income
Part II: Choices, Choices, Choices!
In this segment, you'll learn what to consider and how to strategically plan your book. We'll discuss pros and cons of various themes, and there will be time to brainstorm and share ideas. At the end of this session, you should have a working idea of your book's topic and a clear picture of the available options for publishing.
- Choose your topic
- Choose your approach
- Choose the most appropriate publishing option
Part III: Mind-Map Your Content
In this hands-on portion of the workshop, you'll use big paper to map out what you need to cover in your book, and begin brainstorming ideas and anecdotes to make it all come alive. The mind-mapping process is a simple organic tool that you'll be able use for many things in the future.
Part IV: Draft your Book Proposal
No matter what publication option you choose, drafting a book proposal will help you clarify your message, your market, and your outline. Once this is done, writing becomes just filling in the blanks.
Part V: Writing Your Book- You've Got Options!
Don't feel as if spending hours over the computer keyboard is the only way of writing your book. There are many ways of getting what you know on paper, including talking your book, repurposing content you've already written, using a ghostwriter, and more. There's really no excuse for putting off the final step, so listen hard, ask questions, and choose the option that will work best for you!
Part VI: Getting Your Book into the Right Hands
Once you've written a book, you'll want to get it to your target audience. We'll discuss your author website, social media strategies, and other simple ways of getting your book into the right hands. Remember, your book will be a 24/7 ambassador for you, so it's important to get it out where people can find it.
Part VII: You As An Author
Once you've written your book, you'll find new opportunities opening up to you. How do you want to leverage this for additional growth? It pays to think ahead and plan what you'll do when success comes calling!
Your instructor for this class will be Janice Campbell, Director of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors and the Lucky Freelancer Coach. Janice has been a freelance writer and speaker for over two decades, and has experienced the success boost provided by a niche-market book, not just once, but seven times. She is noted for her warm, encouraging teaching style and for providing concrete, step-by-step guidance in challenging projects.
Would your group like to host a one-day Book Workshop?
Tuition is $297 per participant, with a discount for ten or more people from the same group or company. Contact me to schedule a date!
(c) 2009 Janice Campbell
How about you?
Are you ready to write your book?
Transformation happens one word at a time.