I am an award-winning author and filmmaker, motivational speaker, publisher, and am also president and founder of the Las Vegas Convention Speakers Bureau. Check out the trailer for my movie at www.TheKeeperoftheKeys.com; the film stars Jack Canfield, John Gray, and Marci Shimoff, and it recently won the Las Vegas International Film Festival award for Best Independent Film!
I started my career as the "Queen of the Business Lunch"! After more than 3,000 client lunches, I saw my sales increase by more than 2,000%! I wanted to share this information, so I wrote the award-winning "The Art of the Business Lunch ~ Building Relationships Between 12 and 2", which I originally self-published, then sold to Career Press in 2006. It is currently published in TWELVE languages worldwide.
As president of the speakers bureau, I published "The Power of the Platform" anthology series, which features chapters from some of today's top speakers and authors, including Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Dr. Tony Alessandra, Marcia Wieder, Marci Shimoff, Keith Ferrazzi, and more. This best-selling trilogy helped up-and-coming authors to elevate their stature by becoming co-authors with these personal development leaders.
I remember when I started out, I wondered if I should publish or self-publish; there was such cache to being published! But now, having self-published, published others, and having sold my work as well, I understand the ins and outs of the publishing world ... as well as the speaking industry. These two industries go hand-in-hand; if you are a speaker without a book, you are not doing all you can to define yourself as the expert you are. Get busy on your book now! And if you are an author who is uncomfortable speaking, I recommend you get help developing a fabulous presentation that will support your work and expertise.