Seattle Marketing With a Book and Speech Summit on December 7, 2013

Important news update about the December 7, 2013 Marketing With a Book and Speech Summit.

The event runs from 9 am to 3 pm and includes expert advice on how to make money from public speaking.

This one day event will 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 of business.

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.

The event will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Seattle/Lake Union, 925 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

You will have a 60 minute break for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. There is a restaurant on site, as well as, several close by.

There is no fee for this event. 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.

If you want to attract high-paying clients with books and speeches, a few seats are available at my upcoming private summit in Seattle.

This is about personal branding with publishing and public speaking.



Email me at 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, 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,, 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

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.

No cost. No selling. No kidding.


About Henry DeVries

Best-selling author and “marketing with a book” expert Henry DeVries is an authority on typing and talking: how to maximize revenues by writing books and making speeches. He speaks to thousands of business leaders, professionals, and consultants each year, teaching them successful tactics that shine a spotlight on their company, cause, or career. Along with his best-selling books — Self-Marketing Secrets, Client Seduction, Pain Killer Marketing, and How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett — the buzz-building tools of Henry DeVries have been used to dramatically increase revenues and leverage marketing budgets for two decades. He speaks to thousands of professionals and consultants each year, teaching them scientifically proven tactics that bring them new clients.

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