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How to Get Yourself Some Publicity!

Published on 30th June 2015 by Diana Nadin

Whether you’re a writer or musician wanting to promote your latest brain-child; the owner of a business that needs some publicity or a member of a charity or sports club where you want to raise awareness, one of the best ways to do this is to send a press release to your local newspaper/s. You can usually do this by post or email – but ch...

10 Tips for a Successful Author Talk

Published on 18th June 2015 by Diana Nadin

A good way to promote your work as a writer is to give talks – at your local library, in bookshops, at local lit fests, to church groups or in schools (if you are a children’s author). If you’re new to standing up in front of people and talking, it can be a daunting experience. But it does get better with practise (honest!) and here are some ...

Writing Verse for Special Occasions

Published on 11th June 2015 by Diana Nadin

Poems make beautiful gifts for birthdays, anniversaries and weddings – they are personal and unique. And, the joy of seeing people being moved, amused or surprised by your poetry is simply wonderful. Just think how much friends and relatives will appreciate a Christmas card with a slip of paper containing a poem that you’ve written. Or, a chris...

Using the Telephone to Get Sales Interviews

Published on 4th June 2015 by Diana Nadin

One of the best ways of ensuring the most effective use of your time – particularly for the technical or speciality sales person – is to work as much as possible by appointment. In fact, many companies now have a ‘by appointment only’ policy to see sales people. Also, when you are making a first call on a prospect, working by appointment ma...