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Thought I’d share this note I just got, about a free webinar for those writing books. I don’t have much more info than this, but these folks usually provide good content. Here is what they wrote:

Lunch & Learn Webinar – 10/23 – Publishing Your Book – Tips from the Trenches

If you are in the process of trying to get a book published, or have ever even thought about it, this online session is for you. In this lunch and learn workshop, experienced industry insiders will share their insights and knowledge.

Lunch & Learn Webinar: “Publishing Your Book – Tips from the Trenches”
Date: October 23, 2008
Time: 12:00 noon to 12:45 pm (PDT)
Cost: Complimentary

Register now at:

——> https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/768916852

Regards,

Training Coordinator
training@people-onthego.com
www.people-onthego.com

Webinar Details:

Whether you are interested in publishing a book to share your experience with others, market your products and services, and/or help your team or company get publicity, this panel discussion will provide you with valuable insights into the process of book publishing and into the options that you would need to consider. You will hear from many experienced publishers, agents, and writers, and have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers.

Register now at:

——> https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/768916852

Questions?

——> Please contact training@people-onthego.com

Let me know how it is, I am going to be at this live Denver social media event with Jive, and may not make it back in time for this webinar. Or join me at the live event, it is also complimentary.

Please share what happens online, just in case I miss it…

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I’ve wanted to write more about social media, so when I saw the following video on Click Newz with Lynn Terry, it seemed like a worthy post to share with you.

It’s with Boulder’s own Dave Taylor, who you may know from AskDaveTaylor.com – if not, you need to check that out too.

Just choose how you want to watch it, either flash or quicktime, and watch it from this page.

Dave discusses a little bit about blogging, as well as each of the following: LinkedIn, FaceBook, and Twitter. By the way, if you didn’t know you can find me on each of those, as well, just go to the following links:

FaceBook: http://profile.to/BethanySiegler/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uniquethink
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/uniquethink

If you aren’t on any of these social media sites, now is the time. Don’t wait to know everything about it, just sign up and start adding connections and knowledge, as you go. (But take Dave’s advice, from the video, that this is a combination tool, half professional/half personal, so don’t post something you don’t want the world to know).

What? You don’t know who to invite as your ‘friends’? Well, these tools make it easy, they let you add contacts from your Outlook Express (or other mail clients). They will search and see if anyone whose email address you have is already on these services. And, you can always add me, too! Follow my shorter online actions, when I am not writing on this blog.

Then come back here and ask me questions that need more in depth discussions.

Hope this helps – watch the video now:

Dave Taylor - Technical and business expert, Internet wizard

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Let me start this by stating though this post references book promotion online, this information is relevant for most products.

Lately, Amy Gahran of Contentious.com, has shared links to some interesting podcasts (see my post called The Art of Giving it away on my UniqueThink blog).

BlogTalkRadioToday, Amy mentioned this podcast from BlogTalkRadio:
Inside Out: Creating and Promoting Books With Social Media/Web 2.0

Nettie Hartsock and Sybil Stershic join Toby Bloomberg of Diva Marketing to talk about using social media to create and promote books.

It’s a good listen. And I agreed with many of the things these women shared, except (more…)

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Do you Squidoo?

Have you been to Squidoo? Or better yet, have you created a lens on Squidoo, yet?

I found out about this great tool in Dec. of 2005, when I built my first lens. That was after I heard Seth Godin speak about it at EComXPO.

I’ll be speaking more about Seth, EComXPO and Squidoo in future posts, but for now I want to address something that just happened with Squidoo.

Recently, I noticed my rankings on the search engines were going down (for my Squidoo pages) and today I read a post by Ed Dale on the subject.

I wrote more about it on my corporate blog and thought it was worth redirecting this audience to, so you can read about it and ask me specific questions.

Instead of duplicating what I wrote there (bad to do, if you didn’t know), I decided to include a link here for you to follow:

http://uniquethink.wordpress.com/2007/07/09/squidoo-slapor-just-a-tickle/

Let me know how this idea works for you and what questions you have about any of the topics discussed in this post. I will make sure I address as many of your concerns as possible.

Looking forward to hearing your questions, post them below:

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