Thursday, June 02, 2011

Preparing For Speaking Engagements

Speaking is the next step in the evolution of an author. From casual gatherings of writers and readers to professional meetings of organizations and businesses, opportunities will arise. While the atmosphere and settings may all be different, one thing remains the same - an author needs to prepare!

Today I am a guest at Tony Eldridge's site, Book Marketing Strategies and Tips For Authors, with a speaking engagement checklist.

Tony runs a top-notch site, filled with information on book promotion. Please stop by today!

21 comments:

KarenG said...

What a helpful topic, I'll drop by and see what you have to say!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hopefully it will be up soon, Karen! Not sure what time Tony posts.

Susanne Drazic said...

I'll have to try and remember to stop back later, to see if your checklist has been posted on Tony's blog.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

On my way!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Heading over! :)

notesfromnadir said...

Want to learn more about this subject.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sorry everyone! Tony said the post fell into draft, but he posted it at 9:30 this morning.

Karen Lange said...

It was a great post, Diane! Enjoyed it thoroughly. Thanks for all the great tips and info.

Helen Ginger said...

I know you're an expert at this, so I'm linking over.

Tony Eldridge said...

Hey Diane,

Glad to have you on my blog again. Sorry about the late post. I scheduled it for 6AM, but somehow it went from scheduled to draft status. Since I'm spending time on a mini vacation with my family this week, I didn't catch it until later in the morning.

But it's up and being well visited. Thanks for sharing your experiences and advice with my readers again. I linked to your other posts on my blog at the end of today's post under the "Related Posts" heading. You have a wealth of information building for my blog readers.

Holly Ruggiero said...

but...but... I thought all we had to do was write, sniff sniff.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Holly, at some point you'll need to speak to real people!

Thanks again, Tony!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thanks for the visit, Rhode Island seems a great place.

Yvonne.

Jules said...

Great list Diane but I have to tell you. The last time I spoke it public was college and I needed a drink right after "Thank you." :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

laughingwolf said...

will have a boo!

Stephen Tremp said...

Okay, I'm heading over now!

Liz Fichera said...

Great topic! Headed over.

Talli Roland said...

Headed over!

The Words Crafter said...

You always have great advice. I'll go over and read the post in the morning. Have a great weekend!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Hi, L. Diane,

Just wanted you to know I've awarded you the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. Congratulations. Stop by my blog to pick up your award.
http://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com

Have a nice weekend.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you, Beverly.

And thank you to everyone who read my guest post - hope it helped.