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Here you will find a wide variety of articles written by expert authors and speakers. Authors and speakers are invited to submit articles that might fit nicely in this menu. Enjoy!

The Buzz on Being a Shameless NetShaker! - Larry James - Internet secrets revealed! Larry reveals what he considers to be the most important key to shameless self-promotion on the Internet. This article has loads of shameless examples! This article appears in the book, "Confessions of Shameless Internet Promoters" by Debbie Allen. Now available in Larry's Book Store in the Author/Speaker Section.

The Joy of Collaboration - Ian Percy, CSP - It doesn't matter how rich or poor you are; whether you are an athlete or a couch potato. Being good looking, amazingly clever and highly educated doesn't change a thing. You could be of royal descent, and it still wouldn't matter. No way around it - life is something you do in teams. Life requires collaboration!

Why Do People Link To Sites? - Richard Lowe, Guest Author - One of the best ways to get consistent traffic to your site is by getting other Webmasters to add your link to their pages. If you understand the reasons behind this phenomenon, then you will be able to get others to link to your site.

Reciprocal Links: Who & How to Target - David Callan, Guest Author - Reciprocal linking is one of the most effective ways of driving targeted mass numbers of people to your website. However in order to be successful you have to carefully target and choose the sites you want to exhange links with.

How to Get Reciprocal Links - David Callan, Guest Author - When you have found your linking targets, what's the best way to actually get them to link to you? David tells you how.

Reciprocal Link E-mail Request Examples - David Callan, Guest Author - David shows you effective subject lines and six e-mail templates which you can use when e-mailing other webmasters proposing link exchanges.

Selecting and Evaluating Keyphrases for Search Engine Marketing - Scott Buresh, Guest Author - A comprehensive gathering of thoughts about keyphrase selection and evaluation to more effectively help in marketing your Website.

Self-Promote or Disappear! - Larry James - This article reveals many of Larry's "self-promotion" secrets and is featured in the book, "Confessions of Shameless Self-Promoters" by Debbie Allen. Now available in Larry's Book Store in the Author/Speaker Section.

So You're Writing a Book, Eh? - Larry James - Tips and encouragement for the first-time author. Includes copyright, trademark, protection of intellectual property info, digital fingerprinting of your electronic files prior to copyright and other legal stuff.

UpDated 40+ Ways to Make Your Next Book Signing an EVENT!! - Larry James - If you have a book and make special appearances at book stores you "must" read this article.

UpDated Radio Station Checklist - Larry James - "Stuff" you NEED to know and do BEFORE you go on the air to promote your books and your speeches!

How to Be a Great Radio Guest! - Larry James - Larry has appeared on more than 450 radio talk shows and is the Associate Producer of the MarsVenus Radio Talk Show with hosts, Dr. John Gray, Ph.D., and Michael Najarian, M.A. He shares his experience about how "not" to be a boring guest on a radio talk show.

How NOT to Be a Good Guest! - Roberta Gale, Guest Author - Media coach, Roberta Gale, offers her experience as a former talk show host in New York and other major markets.

Why The Topic Does Not Matter When Seeking Radio Interviews - Bryan Farrish, Guest Author - Radio producers many times do not care what your topic/angle is, and thus they give you no booking interest. Find out why.

Radio Interviews 101 - Bryan Farrish, Guest Author - Everything you ever wanted to know about the best and not-so-good radio time slots and the easiest and most difficult times to book your next interview.

Don't Pay for Radio Interviews - Joan Stewart, Guest Author - There's nothing wrong with the concept of paying money for air time. But there's a name for it. It's called advertising.

4 Secrets to Becoming A Guest on Top TV Talk Shows - Susan Harrow, Guest Author - The phone rings. You hear an authoritative voice say, "Hello, I'm the producer of... Good Morning America or Oprah, or Larry King Live" or any other top talk show, you name it. This is your big moment, the break you've been waiting for. After you catch your breath what do you do?

How to Get Booked on Oprah - Susan Harrow, Guest Author - Most people believe that getting on Oprah will make them a millionaire, their book a bestseller or their business boom. For your career to take-off like the last space shuttle, you must prepare to make the most of your appearance. Here are some hot tips to help you get invited as a guest on the show, rivet your audience on the air, and ultimately sell yourself along with your product(s) or book(s).

5 Secrets Copy-Writing Pros Use to Create Headlines For Pitch Letters, Press Releases, And Products - Susan Harrow, Guest Author - The first thing a producer sees is your headline. If you don't capture their interest in your first line, most producers won't read any further; you've lost your chance to pitch your idea.

You Can Be An Effective Public Speaker - Jeff Keller, Guest Author - Public speaking. Just the thought of it sends shivers down the spines of so many. Developing your public speaking skills is well worth the effort. Part 1 discusses techniques you can use to enhance your presentations. Part 2 covers more techniques for effective public speaking, including how to open and close your presentation, how to use stories, humor and much more!

The Greatest Money-Making Secret in History - Joe Vitale, Guest Author - Here's a wonderful article from one of the most successful marketing gurus of all time. It illustrates the power of gratitude and prosperous thinking in creating abundance in your life.

A Powerful Presentation Deserves A Powerful Introduction - Michael Hart, Guest Author - Before you begin speaking, you must establish your credibility, that is, tell your listeners who you are and what you, an authority on the subject, plan to discuss. Michael shows you how.

Introductions: Their Care & Feeding - Larry James - This article will help you get a great introduction every time.

More "Back-of-the-Room Sales! - Larry James - Here's a great tip to use when a meeting planner balks at having a sales table at the back-of-the-room for your books, videos, etc.

5 BIG Tips to Developing Shamefully Successful Self-Promotion - Debbie Allen - Quick and helpful tips on "self-promotion" from Debbie Allen, the founder of "Self-Promotion Month - October."

The Secret to Getting Your Book Cover on FAST - Dan Poynter - This amazing hot tip can save you lots of time and begin to make you money faster.

How to Enhance Your Book Listing - Larry James - Here is the steps to take to add or change information on your book page on Also a comment regarding's book sales ranking system.

34 Tips for Better Writing - Author Unknown - Wanna be a better writer? Read these tips verrrrry sloooowly. There's a whimsical, yet noteworthy lesson in each one.

Top Seven Mistakes Writers Make and What to Do About Them - Judy Cullins - Are you "stuck" when it comes to writing your book? Judy shares her advice about how to overcome many common mistakes authors make.

Sell Books While You Sleep - Judy Cullins - If you are willing to take four or five actions each day to promote your products, you will have successful sales. Follow these steps to learn how to promote your book on line and make big sales.

The 10 Biggest Traps to Avoid When You Speak: Dull to Dynamic - Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE - Avoiding these 10 common traps is the first step to changing dull-and-boring speaking into dynamic, powerful, and persuasive communication.

Titles Sell Books - Judy Cullins - A clever title is great if it is clear, but a clear title is always preferable. The best? A clear and clever title. A shorter title is better than a longer one.

How to Write a Short Article in Less than 500 Words - Judy Cullins - Online publishers, ezine subscribers, and Web visitors want short, useful information. Use this "500-Word Article Formula" to create trusting, confident, and lifelong clients and customers.

Promote Your Books Through Flyers - Judy Cullins - A good, inexpensive way to promote your books is a flyer. What makes one flyer so much better than another? Use these tips to make yours stand out from the crowd.

Write Like a Pro Checklist - Judy Cullins - Sure you can write, but can you write crisp, compelling copy that eZINE publishers, related Web sites, and general audiences will clamor for?

UpDated Seven Top Ways to Promote Your eZINE - Judy Cullins - You've taken the time and effort to create your eZINE, now, how do you promote it?

7 Essential "Hot-Selling Points" To Impliment Before Writing Chapter One - Judy Cullins - Every part of your book can be a sales tool. When you include these tips, you'll sell more books than you ever dreamed of.

Third Party Endorsements Are Powerful! - Debbie Allen - Third party endorsements are so effective that in many cases, they will actually increase your sales figures more than a sales letter, advertisement or Website ever could.

Celebrity Endorsements - Penny C. Sansevieri - One complimentary nod from a famous face can launch even the most obscure product. You are far more likely to successfully write and publish your book if you follow these tips before you write a single chapter.

Engage Your Divine Spark! - Burt Dubin - The what, the how and the WOW! of your speaking business success breakthrough.

Online Promotion Beats Traditonal Ten-to-One - Judy Cullins - While traditional marketing can work for the book author or publisher, the return is dim for the huge effort it takes.

Sell More Books With a Powerful Back Cover - Judy Cullins - Did you know that your back cover information is, after the cover, the best way to sell more books?

Writing Ideas Unlimited - Bob McElwain - Where do you get ideas for your articles? Here is a complete list of ideas to get you started.

Promote Your Book Online with a Short Article - Judy Cullins - So many authors spend a lot of time and money on promotion that doesn't work. It's time to do what authors do best - write a short article.

Top Seven Mistakes Writers Make and What to Do About Them - Judy Cullins - Writers often get stuck because they make assumptions about writing, finishing, publishing, and promoting their books. Here are the facts!

Publishing Your Book - What Way is Best For You? - Judy Cullins - Self-publishing or traditional publishing? Hire a coach or do-it-yourself? Profit or loss? Here are the $$ figures to help you make a wise choice.

Do you need a Press Release? - Alyice Edrich - If you have a business you do. Simply put, a press release is a unique story. It is 500 or more words and usually not more than one page in length. It includes quotes from you as well as testimonials from others.

The Reporter Called!  Now What? - Alyice Edrich - You've sent the press releases and after what seems like an eternity of waiting, you finally get the call! The call that says, "Hey, we loved the press release and think there is a story to be written!"

How to Distribute Your Self-Published Book Offline - Judy Cullins - Where is your book now? With a distributor? In a bookstore? On your website? Or, did it already die an early death after a few months? New self-published authors often believe they need a distributor to sell a lot of books.

Ten Tips To Get Started Writing Your Book - Judy Cullins - You are far more likely to successfully write and publish your book if you follow these tips before you write a single chapter.

Defy the Myths, Get Your Book Written - FAST! - Judy Cullins - Most professional people complain it takes too long. They are too busy. Good reasons? NOT!

Why Write Articles to Publicize your Business? - Judy Cullins - Reach 1,000 to 500,000 targeted buyers every day Online. That's one of the best reasons. There are 9 more.

What Makes One Book Outsell Another? - Judy Cullins - Wouldn't you rather write a book that sells well than be stuck with unsold inventory? Follow these 10 tips and get amazing results!

Wrinkle-Free Website Content - Charlene Rashkow - Whether you are designing a new web site, or revamping one that is already online, the content of your material must be offered in such a way as to appeal to your target market. It's important to put yourself in the place of your visitors. What do they want to see and what would they like to know right off the bat? When choosing your words you must make them as appealing and professional as possible.

How Writing Every Day Will Keep You Writing Every Day - Dana Mitchells - "Write every day." It's common advice among writers. Yet some writers may wonder if it's really worth the effort. Factors such as writer's block or hectic schedules can make it difficult for one to find time to write every day.

Notes on Self-Publishing - Dianne Durante - This article gives detailed information about self-publishing books, with procedures, names of companies, expenses recommended reading.

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing."

Benjamin Franklin
1706-1790, US inventor, statesman, printer

NOTE: All articles listed above - written by Larry James - are available for reprint in magazines, periodicals, newsletters, newspapers, eZINEs, on the Internet or on your own website. Click here for details. Reprint requests for guest author's articles must be requested from the author. Their contact info can be found in the bio at the end of each article.

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