No Cost. No Selling. No Kidding.
You are invited to be our guest at an upcoming Marketing With a Book and Speech Summit.
May 2 in San Jose and May 4, 2014 in San Francisco
May 30 and 31, 2014 in New York City
June 20 and 21, 2014 in Chicago
September 29, 2014 in La Jolla, CA
September 30, 2014 in Irvine, CA (Orange County)
These events run from 9 am to 3 pm and include expert advice on how to make money from public speaking.
These one-day summits feature Mark LeBlanc and Henry DeVries sharing their unique expertise on how people can accelerate their growth by writing a book and speaking for fee and for free to build their book or business.
We are two best-selling authors who educate people that the book is the starting line, not the finish line. We want to help you understand the secrets in the preparation, publication, and promotion of a book that grows your business, puts more money in your pocket, and helps you make the difference that you were meant to make.
Marketing with a Book
Presenter: Henry DeVries
Best-selling author and ghostwriter
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lunch on your own
Marketing with a Speech
Presenter: Mark LeBlanc
Past president of National Speakers Association
1 to 3 p.m.
You will have a 60 minute break for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
There is no fee for these events. It is Henry’s and Mark’s gift to you and we hope you are able to attend. They do request that you are able to attend the whole day and not part of it. Unlike other events that are referred to as pitch-fests, this is a no-selling zone.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you can make it. We have reserved a room with limited seating. We are expecting a group of 20 plus friends, clients and colleagues. Feel free to share this opportunity with a valued friend or colleague, but register asap, as seating is limited.
This is about personal branding with publishing and public speaking.
Would you like an invitation to one of our no-selling, no-kidding private Marketing With a Book and Speech Summits?
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
What Will Be Covered
If you have attended a summit before this is new information about what is happening in the world of publishing and speaking to find new clients. There is a great deal of information I have uncovered since our last book summit. Each of the summits are different and include a variety of viewpoints. Some of the information I will include:
• Trends about speaking for Vistage (also known as a pride-swallowing siege)
• How to speak at YPO
• How to speak Renaissance Executive Forums
• How to speak to Ted and Tedx conferences
• What to say to editors and reporters to generate publicity
• How to ask 1 million people to buy your book
• What are low-cost tools for guaranteed national publicity
• How to sell a major publisher like Wiley or McGraw-Hill
• How to work with an independent publisher for more profits and control
• How to launch a free book promotion blogsite
• How to land a column with Inc.com, Forbes.com or CBS MoneyWatch
• When does it make sense to hire a publicist
• How to sell books by the case
• What is and isn’t working with social media (hint: LinkedIn)
• Sample killer book proposals
• What it takes to land a column with a daily newspaper
• New models for converting seminar attendees into clients
Hello, my name is Henry DeVries, and I have the honor of leading the “Marketing With a Book” session. As a ghostwriter and editor for consultants, I have worked on 50 book projects in the last six years. My proposals have earned five-figure advances for clients. My latest best-selling book, How to Close A Deal Like Warren Buffett, co-authored with Vistage speaker Tom Searcy and published by McGraw-Hill in November of 2012, won multiple “Best Business Books” of the year awards and achieved numerous Amazon #1 Best Seller Rankings, including:
* #1 in Books > Business & Investing >Management & Leadership > Negotiating
* #1 in Books > Business & Investing > Skills
* #1 in Books > Business & Investing > Small Business & Entrepreneurship > Entrepreneurship
* #1 in Books > Business & Investing > Marketing & Sales > Sales & Selling
I have published with the top five publishers, privately published, independently published and association published, and personally know the dos and don’ts of all current publishing options.
I also have relationships with some of the most respected agents in the business and have launched and supported columns in Forbes.com, Inc.com, metro daily newspapers and CBS MoneyWatch helping clients to gain credibility, free publicity and larger reach.
I also teach marketing at the University of California, San Diego and serve as the assistant dean for continuing education.
Leading the “Marketing With a Speech” portion of the summit is Mark LeBlanc, past president of the National Speakers Association and author of the underground best-seller Growing Your Business and his latest book Never Be the Same. He is an expert on speaking more and for higher fees.
He runs Small Business Success and works with and speaks for groups of business owners who want to grow and sell more products and services. His website is www.markleblanc.com
Summit Attendees Rave
“For most consultants completing a book is on the top of their ‘Goals and Things To-Do’ List, (how many years has it been on YOURS?) and
Henry can help you get it done in record time.” — Dean Minuto, Vistage speaker and author of Yescelate
“I do not know where else I could have learned so much in such a short time.” — Alok Kalia, MD, Bluebonnet Health, Vistage speaker and author of Don’t Take Dieting Advice from a Skinny Person
“Henry helped us publish our book, showed us marketing techniques and how to leverage a book. Our clients constantly mention how this one item has differentiated us from our competition.” — Brad Remillard, Impact Hiring Solutions, Vistage speaker and co-author of You’re Not the Person I Hired
In the past we have charged $795 for this summit. We have seats for a limited number of guests. In the past these events and filled up and we have had a waiting list.
I have a lot of consultants, speakers and authors on my list. Don’t delay because when the few seats are claimed, the opportunity to attend is lost.
I hope to see you at the summit. Email me at email@example.com
No cost. No selling. No kidding.