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Rachel Krantz is the author of Open: An Uncensored Memoir of Love, Liberation, and Non-Monogamy, available from Harmony Books. Krantz is one of the three founding editors of Bustle, where she served as Senior Features Editor for three years, and Senior News Editor before that. She also worked at The Daily Beast as Homepage Editor, and at the nonprofit Mercy For Animals as Lead Writer. She's the recipient of the Peabody Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights International Radio Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Radio Award, and the Edward R. Murrow Award for her work as an investigative reporter with YR Media. She was the host of the Bustle podcast Honestly Though, a show about taboo topics recommended by The Guardian. Her work has been featured on Vox, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, NPR, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, High Times, AFAR, Vice, USA Today, Buzzfeed Books, Publishers Weekly, Salon, Marie Claire, VegNews Magazine, and many other outlets. She is on the advisory board for Sentient Media and the board of directors of Our Hen House. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers. Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc. Available where podcasts are available: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, etc. Subscribe to Brad Listi's email newsletter. Support the show on Patreon Merch @otherppl Instagram YouTube Email the show: letters [at] otherppl [dot] com The podcast is a proud affiliate partner of Bookshop, working to support local, independent bookstores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dr. Angela Lauria is a big believer in using your book to build and grow a business. So why does she say that those who hire you won't ever read your book? WANT TO KNOW THE 3 THINGS YOU NEED IN TO LAUNCH A BESTSELLING BOOK? GO TO: WWW.LEGACYLAUNCHPADPUB.COM/LAUNCH-YOUR-BOOK-LM
Adam and PK start the show off with a little banter about how Adam got into the music business, his first job in Nashville and who one of his first roommates in Music City was (you will never guess but he is a super star). Adam's tale of how he got his start is awesome but where he has taken his career is even more dope! The two jump into how Adam and a couple country music superstars, in writing and performing, took a simple tour bus and turned it into a song writing paradise where some of country music's biggest hits were made! PK has been next to Adam at a few number one song parties and has been able to witness this man's dedication to the business and his songwriting friends' passion for crushing hit after hit! Grab a few bevvies, come enjoy this rainy day at the ranch and listen to these guys tell some amazing tales of hard work and fun!#weeklypodcast #podcastshow #backyardsandbevvies #backyards #bevvies #bottomsup #midweektreat #BTG #marriage #comedy #parenting #life #drama #interview #friends #songwriting #hitsongs #publishing #music #countrymusic00:00 Welcome, to Backyards & Bevvies Podcast04:35 How did you get into publishing09:50 The Bevvies of the day, Gold Thread (link in bio)15:20 Used to watch Tyler Hubbard play writers rounds21:49 Writing on the road creates a different atmosphere26:12 On the Tree Vibes Bus31:27 Playing songs at the Bluebird cafe helps…36:10 Song writing is so deep!40:18 Adam's Favorite Song!45:01 When we played Fenway Park in Boston!50:02 Catologing 1000's of songs54:55 People are just creating right now!!57:03 Bottoms UP!Podcast https://backyardsandbevvies.simplecast.com/YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/BackyardsBevviesPodcastInstagram https://instagram.com/backyardsbevviesFacebook https://www.facebook.com/backyardsbevviesTwitter https://twitter.com/backyardbevviesTikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@backyardsandbevvies?lang=enEtsy (coming soon)Patreon https://www.patreon.com/backyardsbevviesGold Thread Drinks https://drinkgoldthread.com/collections/all-tonics
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Marion Abrams of Grounded Content joins the show and we're talking all things content creation, with a special lens around pocasts. I know so many of you that listen, have some sort of entrepreneurial pursuit where you are creating content week over week or on a regular basis. And some of those past episodes about content creation and creativity have been the most downloaded here on JSYJ. Good content all comes back to purpose. What is your mission and why are you creating this thing? This applies to whatever it is that you are making if you are an entrepreneur, whether that be social media, videos, blog posts or written work, etc. It all comes down to your filter and purpose, and offering up something that other people want to engage with. What is a podcast? Is it the same as a video on YouTube? Is it another word for interview? How do you approach editing a podcast or other content? What do you need to know about crafting something for an audience? What about publishing options? (specific to podcasting - where do you publish, why you need a podcast host and more) And, how do you grow your podcast or following? What are the best methods? Be sure and check out part one of this episode over on Grounded Content. Resources Read the full episode notes on my site. Join me for a Quarterly Podcast Planning Session on February 4th, or sign up for a mini VIP day to launch or optimize your show. Love the show, and what to show your support? Buy me a cup of coffee, and I'll give you a shout out on the next episode.
Get access now here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/secret/ It's hard to believe it, but… …CJ and I just finished our 70th book. It's called, “Kingdom Writers” and it's been in the works for almost 2.5 years so it's soooo good to finally be birthing it into the world. Yay! Are you in the process of writing, publishing or marketing your book? If so, you'll want to make sure you get a copy of this book. It officially launches on February 1st with an early bird discount and special launch bonuses. So stay tuned. This is going to be fun! An Out of the Box Book Launch For this book, we decided to do something different. We've never done this kind of book launch before. First of all, we created a secret book launch party via a private podcast where you can listen to an excerpt of the book, get behind the scenes tips, and lessons learned. I haven't seen anyone do this for a book launch yet and am excited to share this with you. If you want access to our secret book launch party podcast, Sign up here: https://www.trainingauthors.com/secret/ Waiting for you today inside the podcast is the episode with the introduction chapter from the book. Plus, you'll get another episode sharing how authors can use a private podcast feed to market and launch your books. I have several ideas for you. This is content that you won't get anywhere else from me.
About DeirdréFor over 35 years, Deirdré Straughan has been helping technologies grow and thrive through marketing and community. Her product experience spans consumer apps and devices, cloud services and technologies, and kernel features. Her toolkit includes words, websites, blogs, communities, events, video, social, marketing, and more. She has written and edited technical books and blog posts, filmed and produced videos, and organized meetups, conferences, and conference talks. She just started a new gig heading up open source community at Intel. You can find her @deirdres on Twitter, and she also shares her opinions on beginningwithi.comLinks: “Marketing Your Tech Talent”: https://youtu.be/9pGSIE7grSs Personal Webpage: https://beginningwithi.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/deirdres TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by LaunchDarkly. Take a look at what it takes to get your code into production. I'm going to just guess that it's awful because it's always awful. No one loves their deployment process. What if launching new features didn't require you to do a full-on code and possibly infrastructure deploy? What if you could test on a small subset of users and then roll it back immediately if results aren't what you expect? LaunchDarkly does exactly this. To learn more, visit launchdarkly.com and tell them Corey sent you, and watch for the wince.Corey: This episode is sponsored in part by our friends at Rising Cloud, which I hadn't heard of before, but they're doing something vaguely interesting here. They are using AI, which is usually where my eyes glaze over and I lose attention, but they're using it to help developers be more efficient by reducing repetitive tasks. So, the idea being that you can run stateless things without having to worry about scaling, placement, et cetera, and the rest. They claim significant cost savings, and they're able to wind up taking what you're running as it is, in AWS, with no changes, and run it inside of their data centers that span multiple regions. I'm somewhat skeptical, but their customers seem to really like them, so that's one of those areas where I really have a hard time being too snarky about it because when you solve a customer's problem, and they get out there in public and say, “We're solving a problem,” it's very hard to snark about that. Multus Medical, Construx.ai, and Stax have seen significant results by using them, and it's worth exploring. So, if you're looking for a smarter, faster, cheaper alternative to EC2, Lambda, or batch, consider checking them out. Visit risingcloud.com/benefits. That's risingcloud.com/benefits, and be sure to tell them that I said you because watching people wince when you mention my name is one of the guilty pleasures of listening to this podcast.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. One of the best parts about running this podcast has been that I can go through old notes of conferences I've went to, and the people whose talks I've seen, the folks who have done interesting things that back when I had no idea what I was doing—as if I do now—and these are people I deeply admire. And now I have an excuse to reach out to them and drag them onto this show to basically tell them that until they blush. And today is no exception for that. Deirdré Straughan has had a career that has spanned three decades, I believe, if I'm remembering correctly.Deirdré: A bit more, even.Corey: Indeed. And you've been in I want to say marketing, but I'm scared to frame it that way, not because that's not what you've been doing, but because so few people do marketing to technical audiences well, that the way you do it is so otherworldly good compared to what is out there that it almost certainly gives the wrong impression. So, first things first. Thank you for joining me.Deirdré: Very happy to. Thank you for having me. It's always a delight to talk with you.Corey: So, what is it you'd say it is you do, exactly? Because I'm doing a very weak job of explaining it in a way that is easy for folks who have never heard of you before—which is a failing—to contextualize?Deirdré: Um, well, there's one—you know, I was until recently working for AWS, and one of the—went to an internal conference once at which they said—it was a marketing conference, and they said, “As the marketing organization, our job is to educate.” Now, you can discuss whether or not we think AWS does that well, but I deeply agree with that statement, that as marketers, our job is to educate people. You know, the classical marketing is to educate people about the benefits of your product. You know, “Here's why ours is better.” The Kathy Sierra approach to that, which I think is very, very wise is, don't market your product by telling people how wonderful the product is. Tell them how they can kick ass with it.Corey: How do you wind up disambiguating between that and, let's just say it's almost a trope at this point where someone will talk about something, be it a product, be it an entire Web3 thing, whatever, and when someone comes back and says, “Well, I don't think that's a great idea.” The response is, “Oh, no, no. You just need to be educated properly about it.” Or, “Do your own research.” That sort of thing. And that is to be clear, not anything I've ever seen you say, do, or imply. But that almost feels like the wrong direction to take that in, of educating folks.Deirdré: Well, yeah, I mean, the way it's used in those terms, it sounds condescending. In my earliest, earlier part of my career, I was dealing with consumer software. So, this was in the early days of CD recording. We were among the pioneering CD recording products, and the idea was to make it—my Italian boss saw this market coming because he was doing recording CDs as a service, like, you were a law firm that needed to store a lot of data, and he would cut a CD for you, and you would store that. And you know, this was on a refrigerator-sized thing with a command-line interface, very difficult to use, very easy to waste these $100 blank CDs.But he was following the market, and he saw that there was going to be these half-height CD-ROM drives. And he said, “Well, what we need to go with that is software that is actually usable by the consumer.” And that's what we did; we created that software. And so in that case, there were things the customer still had to know about CDR, but my approach was that, you know, I do the documentation, I have to explain this stuff, but I should have to explain less and less. More and more of that should be driven into the interface and just be so obvious and intuitive that nobody ever has to read a manual. So, education can be any of those things. Your software can be educating the customer while they're using it.Corey: I wish that were one of those things we could point out and say, “Well, yeah, years later, it's blindingly obvious to everyone.” Except for the part where it's not, where every once in a while on Twitter, I will go and try a new service some cloud company launches, or something else I've heard about, and I will, effectively, screenshot and then live tweet my experiences with it. And very often—I'll get accused of people saying, “Ahh, you're pretending to be dumb and not understanding that's how that interface works.” No, I'm not. It turns out that the failure mode of bad interfaces and of not getting this right is not that people look at it and say, “Ah, that product is crap.” It's that, “Oh, I'm dumb, and no one ever told me about it.”That's why I'm so adamant about this. Because if I'm looking at an interface and I get something wrong, it is extremely unlikely that I'm the only person who ever has. And it goes beyond interfaces, it goes out to marketing as well with poor messaging around a product—when I say marketing, I'm talking the traditional sense of telling a story, and here's a press release. “Great. You've told me what it does, you told me about big customers and the rest, but you haven't told me what painful problem do I have that it solves? And why should I care about it?” Almost like that's the foregone conclusion.No, no. We're much more interested in making sure that they get the company name and history right in the ‘About Us' at the bottom of the press release. And it's missing the forest for the trees, in many respects. It's—Deirdré: Yeah.Corey: —some level—it suffers from a similar problem of sales, where you have an entire field that is judged based upon some of the worst examples out there. And on the technical side of the world—and again, all these roles are technical, but the more traditional, ‘I write code for a living' types, there's almost a condescension or a dismissiveness that is brought toward people who work in sales, or in marketing, or honestly, anything that doesn't spend all their time staring into an IDE for a living. You know, the people who get to do something that makes them happy, as opposed to this misery that the coder types that we sometimes find ourselves trapped into. How have you seen that?Deirdré: Yeah. And it's also a condescension towards customers.Corey: Oh absolutely.Deirdré: I have seen so many engineers who will, you know, throw something out there and say, “This is the most beautiful, sexy, amazing thing I've ever done.” And there have been a few occasions when I've looked at it and gone, you know, “Yes, I can see how from a technical point of view, that's beautiful and amazing and sexy, but no customer is ever going to use it.” Either because they don't need it or because they won't understand it. There's no way in that context to have that make sense. And so yeah, you can do beautiful, brilliant engineering, but if you never sell it and no one ever uses it, what's the point?Corey: One am I of the ways that I've always found to tell a story that resonates—and it sometimes takes people by surprise when they're doing a sponsorship or something I do, or whatnot, and they're sitting there talking about how awesome everything is, and hey, let's do a webinar together. And it's cool, we can do that, but I'd rather talk to one of your customers because you can say anything you want about your product, and I can sit here and make fun of it because I have deep-seated personality problems, and that's great. But when a customer says, “I have this problem, and this is the thing that I pay money for to fix that problem,” it is much harder for people to dismiss that because you're voting with your dollars. You're not saying this because if your product succeeds, you get to go buy a car or something. Now, someone instead is saying this because, “I had a painful point, and not only am I willing to pay money to make this painful thing go away, but then I want to go out in public and talk about that.”That is an incredibly hard thing to refute, bordering on the impossible, in some circumstances. That's what always moved me. If you have a customer telling stories about how great something is, I will listen. If you have your own internal employees talking about great something is, I have some snark for you.Deirdré: And that is another thing AWS gets right, is they—Corey: Oh, very much so.Deirdré: —work very hard to get the customer in front of the audience. Although, with a new technology service, et cetera, there was a point before you may have those customers in which the other kind of talk, where you have a highly technical engineer speaking to a highly technical audience and saying, “Here's our shiny new thing and here's what you can do with it,” then you get the customers who will come along later and say, “Yes, we did thing with the shiny new thing, and it was great.” An engineer talking about what they did is not always to be overlooked.Corey: Your career trajectory has been fascinating to me in a variety of different ways. You were at Sun Microsystems. And I guess personally, I just hope that when you decide to write your memoirs, you title it, The Sun Also Crashes. You know, it's such a great title; I haven't seen anything use it yet, and I hope I live to see someone doing that.And then you were at Oracle for ten months—wonder how that happened? For those who are unaware, there was an acquisition story—and then you went to spend three-and-a-half years running educational programs and community at Joyent, back before. Community architect—which is what you were at the time—was really a thing. Community was just the people that showed up to talk about the technology that you've done. You were one of the first people that I can think of in this industry when I've been paying attention, who treated it as something more than that. How do you get there?Deirdré: So, my early career, I was living in Italy because I was married to an Italian at the time, and I had already been working in tech before I left the United States, and enjoyed it and wanted to continue it. But there was not much happening in tech in Italy then. And I just got very, very lucky; I fell in with this Italian software entrepreneur—absolute madman—and he was extremely unusual in Italy in those days. He was basically doing a Silicon Valley-style software startup in Milan. And self-funded, partly funded by his wealthy girlfriend. You know, we were small, scrappy, all of that. And so he decided that he could make better software to do CD recording, as these CD-ROM drives were becoming cheaper, and he could foresee that there would be a consumer market for them.Corey: What era was this? Because I remember—Deirdré: This—Corey: —back when I was in school, basically when I was failing out of college, burning a bunch of CDRs to play there, and every single tool I ever used was crap. You're right. This was a problem.Deirdré: So, we started on that software in, ohh, '91.Corey: Yeah.Deirdré: Yeah. His goal was, “I'm going to make the leading CD recording software for the Windows market.” Hired a bunch of smart engineers, of which there are plenty in Italy, and started building this thing. I had done a project for him, documenting another OCR—Optical Character Recognition—product, and he said, “How would you like to write a book together about CD recording?” And it's like, “Okay, sure.”So, we wrote this book, and, you know, it was like, basically, me reading and him explaining to me the various color book specs from Philips and Sony that explain, you know, right down to the pits and lands, how CD recording works, and then me translating it into layman's terms. And so the book got published in January of 1993 by Random House. It's one of the first books, if not the first book in the world to actually be published with a CD included.Corey: Oh, so you're ultimately the person who's responsible—indirectly—for hey, you could send CDs out, and then the sea of AOL mailers showing up—basically the mini-frisbee plague that lasted a decade or so, for the rest of us?Deirdré: Yeah. And this was all marketing. For him, the whole idea of writing a book was a marketing ploy because on the CD, we included a trial version of the software. And that was all he wanted to put on there, but I thought, “Well, let's take this a step further.” This was—I had been also doing a little bit of work in journalism, just to scrape by in Italy.I was actually an Italian computer journalist, and I was getting sent to conferences, including the launch of Adobe PDF. Like, they sent me to Scotland to learn about PDFs. Like, “Okay.” But then it wasn't quite ready at the time, so I ended up using FrameMaker instead. But I made an entire hypertext version of that book and put it on that CD, which was launched in early '93 when the internet was barely becoming a thing.So, we launched the book, sold the book. Turned out the CD had been manufactured wrong and did not work.Corey: Oh, dear.Deirdré: And I was just dying. And the publisher said, “Well, you know, if you can get ahold of the readers, the people”—you know, because they were getting complaints—they said, “If you can reach the readers somehow and let them know, there's a number they can call and we'll send them a replacement disk.” We had put our CompuServe email address in the book. It's like, “Hey, we'd love to hear from you. Write to us at”—Corey: Weren't those the long string of numbers as a username.Deirdré: Yeah.Corey: Yeah.Deirdré: Mm-hm. You could reach it via external email at the time, I believe. And we didn't really expect that many people would bother. But, you know, because there was this problem, we were getting a lot of contacts. And so I was like, I was determined I was going to solve this situation, and I was interacting with them.And those were my first experiences with interacting with customers, especially online. You know, and we did have a solution; we were able to defuse the situation and get it fixed, but, you know, so that was when I realized it was very powerful because I could communicate very quickly with people anywhere in the world, and—quickly over whatever the modem speed was [laugh] at that time, you know, 1800 baud or something. And so I got intr—I had already been using CompuServe when I was in college, and so I was interested in how do you communicate with people in this new medium.And I started applying that to my work. And then I went and applied it everywhere. It's like, “Okay, well, there's this new thing coming, you know, called the internet. Well, how can I use that?” Publishing a paper manual seems kind of stupid in this day and age, so I can update them much more quickly if I have it on a website.So, by that time, the company had been acquired by Adaptec. Adaptec had a website, which was mostly about their cables and things, and so I just, kind of, made a section of the website. It was like, “Here is all about CDR.” And it got to where it was driving 70% of the traffic to Adaptec, even though our products were a small percentage of the revenue. And at the same time, I was interacting with customers on the Usenet and by email.Corey: And then later, mailing lists, and the rest. And now it—we take it for granted, but it used to be that so much of this was unidirectional, where at an absolute high level, the best you could hope for in some cases is, “I really have something to say to this author. I'm going to write a letter and mail it to the publisher and hope that they forward it.” And you never really know if it's going to wind up landing or not? Now it's, “I'm going to jump on Twitter and tell this person what I think.”And whether that's a good or bad change, it has changed the world. And it's no longer unidirectional where your customers just silent masses anymore, regardless of what you wind up doing or selling. And I sell consulting services. Yeah, I deal with customers a lot; we have high bandwidth conversations, but I also do an annual charity t-shirt drive and I get a lot of feedback and a lot of challenges with deliveries in the rest toward the end of the year. And that is something else. We have to do it. It's not what it used to be just mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to somewhere, and hope for the best. And we'll blame the post office if it doesn't work. The world changed, and it's strange that happens in your own lifetime.Deirdré: Yeah. And there were people who saw it coming, early on. I became aware of The Cluetrain Manifesto because a customer wrote to me and said, I think you're the best example I see out there of people actually living this. And The Cluetrain Manifesto said, “The internet is going to change how companies interact with customers. You are going to have to be part of a conversation, rather than just, we talk to you and tell you what's what.” And I was already embracing that.And then it has had profound implications. It's, in some ways, a democratization of companies and their products because people can suddenly be very vociferous about what they think about your product and what they want improved, and features they'd like added, and so forth. And I never said the customer is always right, but the customer should always be treated politely. And so I just developed this—it was me, but it was a persona which was true to me, where I am out here, I'm interacting with people, I am extremely forthcoming and honest—Corey: That you are, which is always appreciated, to be clear. I have a keen appreciation for folks who I know beyond the shadow of a doubt will tell me where I stand with them. I've never been a fan of folks who will, “I can't stand that guy. Oh, great, here he comes. Hi.” No.There is something very refreshing about the way that you approach honesty, and that you have always had that. And it manifests in different forms. You are one of those people where if you say something in public, be it in writing, be it on stage, be it in your work, you believe it. There has never been a shadow of doubt in my mind that someone could pay you to say something or advocate for something in which you do not believe.Deirdré: Thanks. Yeah, it's just partly because I've never been good at lying. It just makes me so deeply uncomfortable that I can't do it. [laugh].Corey: That's what a good liar would say, let's be very clear here. Like, what's the old joke? Like, “If you can only be good at one thing, be good at lying because then you're good at everything.” No.Deirdré: [laugh].Corey: It's a terrible way to go through life.Deirdré: Yeah. And the earn trust thing was part of my… portfolio from very early on. Which was hilarious because in those days, as now, there were people whose knee-jerk reaction was, if you're out here representing a company, you automatically must be lying to me, or about to lie to me, or have lied to me. But because I had been so out there and so honest, I had dozens of supporters who would pile in and say, “No, no, no. That's not who she is.” And so it was, yeah, it was interesting. I had my trolls but I also had lots of defenders.Corey: The real thing that I've seen as well sometimes is when someone is accused of something like that, people will chime in—look, like, I get this myself. People like you. I don't generally have that problem—but people will chime in with, like, “I don't like Corey, but no, he's generally right about these things.” That's, okay, great. It's like, the backhanded compliment. And I'll take what I can get.I want to fast-forward in time a little bit from the era of mailing books with CDs in them, and then having to talk to people via other ways to get them in CompuServe to 2013 when you gave a talk at one of—no, I'm not going to say, ‘one of.' It is the best community conference of which I am aware. Monktoberfest as put on by our friends at RedMonk. It was called “Marketing Your Tech Talent” and it's one of those videos it's worth the watch. If you're listening to this, and you haven't seen it, you absolutely should fix that. Tell me about it. Where did the talk come from?Deirdré: As you can see in the talk, it was stuff I had been doing. It actually started earlier than that. When I joined Sun Microsystems as a contractor in 2007, my remit was to try to get Sun engineers to communicate. Like, Sun had done this big push around blogging, they'd encourage everybody to open up your own blog. Here's our blogging platform, you can say whatever you want.And there were, like, 3000 blogs, about half of which were just moribund; they had put out one or two posts, and then nothing ever again. And for some reason—I don't know who decided—but they decided that engineers had goals around this and engineering teams had to start producing content in this way, which was a strange idea. So, I was brought on. It's, like, you know, “Help these engineers communicate. Help them with blogging, and somehow find a way to get them doing it.”And so I did a whole bunch of things from, like, running competitions to just going and talking to people. But we finally got to where Dan Maslowski, who was the manager who hired me in, he said, “Well, we've got this conference. It was the SNIA, the Storage Networking Industries Association Conference. We're a big sponsor, we've got, like, ten talks. And why don't you just go—you know, I'm going to buy you a video camera, go record this thing.”And I'd used a video camera a little bit, but, you know, it's like, never in this context, so it's like, okay, let's figure out, you know, what kind of mic do I need? And so I went off to the conference with my video blogging rig, and videoed all those talks. And then the idea was like, “Okay, we'll put them up on”—you know, Sun had its own video channels and things—“We'll put it out there, and this information will then be available to more people; it'll help the engineers communicate what they're doing.”And the funny part was, I run into with Sun, the professional video people wanted nothing to do with it. Like, “Your stuff is not high enough quality. You don't meet our branding guidelines. You cannot put this on the Sun channels.” Okay, fine. So, I started putting it on YouTube, which in those days meant splitting it into ten-minute segments because that was all they would give you. [laugh]. And so it was like, everything I was doing was guerilla marketing because I was always in the teeth on somebody in the corporation who wanted to—it's like, “Oh, we're not going to put out video unless it can be slickly produced in the studio, and we're only going to do that for VPs, not for engineers.”Corey: Oh, yeah. The little people, as it were. This talk, in many ways—I don't know if ever told you this story or not—but it did shape how I approached building out my entire approach: The sponsorship side of the business that I have, how I approach communicating with people. And it's where in many ways, the newsletter has taken its ethos. One of the things that you mentioned in that talk was, first, you were actually the first time that I ever saw someone explicitly comparing the technical talent slash DevRel—which is not a term I would call it, but all right—to the Hollywood model, where you have this idea that there's an agent that winds up handling these folks that are freelancers. They are named talent. They're the ones that have the draw; that's what people want, so we have to develop this.Okay, what why is it important to develop this? Because you absolutely need to have your technical people writing technical content, not folks who are divorced from that entire side of the world because it doesn't resonate, it doesn't land. This is I think, what DevRel was sort of been turned into; it's, what it DevRel? Well, it's special marketing because engineers need special handling to handle these things. No, I think it's everyone needs to be marketed to in a way that has authenticity that meets them where they are, and that's a little harder to do with people who spend their lives writing code than it would be someone who is it was at a more accessible profession.But I don't think that a lot of it's being done right. This was the first encouragement that I'd gotten early on that maybe I am onto something here because here's someone I deeply respect saying a lot of the same things—from a slightly different angle; like I was never doing this as part of a large technology company—but it was still, there's something here. And for better or worse. I think I've demonstrated by now that there is some validity there. But back then it was transformational.Deirdré: Well, thank you.Corey: It still kind of is in many respects. This is all new to someone.Deirdré: Yeah. I felt, you know, I'd been putting engineers in front of the public and found it was powerful, and engineers want to hear from other engineers. And especially for companies like Sun and Oracle and Joyent, we're selling technology to other technologists. So, there's a limited market for white papers because VPs and CEOs want to read those, but really, your main market is other technologists and that's who you need to talk to and talk to them in their own way, in their own language. They weren't even comfortable with slickly produced videos. Neither being on the camera nor watching it.Corey: Yeah, at some point, it was like, “I look too good.” It's like, “Oh, yeah. It's—oh, you're going to do a whole video production thing? Great.” “Okay. [unintelligible 00:24:13] the makeup artists coming in.” Like, “What do you mean makeup?” And it's—Deirdré: Oh, it was worse at Sun. We wasted so much money because you would get an engineer and put him in the studio under all these lights with these great big cameras, and they would just freeze.Corey: Mmm.Deirdré: And it's like, you know, “Well, hurry up, hurry up. We've got half an hour of studio time. Get your thing; say it.” And, [frantic noise]. You know, whereas I would take them in some back conference room and just set up a camera and be sitting in a chair opposite. It's like, “Relax. Tell me what you want to tell me. If we have to do ten takes, it's fine.” Yeah, video quality wasn't great, but the content was great.Corey: It seems like there is a new security breach every day. Are you confident that an old SSH key or a shared admin account isn't going to come back and bite you? If not, check out Teleport. Teleport is the easiest, most secure way to access all of your infrastructure. The open source Teleport Access Plane consolidates everything you need for secure access to your Linux and Windows servers—and I assure you there is no third option there. Kubernetes clusters, databases, and internal applications like AWS Management Console, Yankins, GitLab, Grafana, Jupyter Notebooks, and more. Teleport's unique approach is not only more secure, it also improves developer productivity. To learn more visit: goteleport.com. And no, that is not me telling you to go away, it is: goteleport.com.Corey: Speaking of content, one more topic I want to cover a little bit here is you recently left your job at AWS. And even if you had not told me that, I would have known because your blog has undergone something of a renaissance—beginningwithi.com for those who want to follow along, and of course, we'll put links to this in the [show notes 00:25:08]—you've been suddenly talking about a lot of different things. And I want to be clear, I don't recall any of these posts being one of those, “I just left a company, I'm going to set them on fire now.”It's been about a variety of different topics, though, that have been very top-of-mind for folks. You talk about things like equal work for equal pay. You talk about remote work versus cost of commuting a fair bit. And as of this recording, you most recently wound up talking specifically about problematic employers in tech. But what you're talking about is also something that this happened during the days of the Sun acquisition through Oracle.So, people are thinking, like, “Wait a minute, is she subtweeting what happened today”—no. These things rhyme and they repeat. I'm super thrilled whenever I see this in my RSS reader, just because it is so… they oh, good. I get I'm going to read something now that I'm going to enjoy, so let me put this in distraction-free mode and really dig into it. Because your writing is a joy.What is it that has inspired you to bring that back to life? Is it just to having a whole bunch of free time, and well, I'm not writing marketing stocks anymore, so I guess I'm going to write blog posts instead.Deirdré: My blog, if you looked at our calendar, over the years, it sort of comes and goes depending what else is going on in my life. I actually was starting to do a little bit more writing, and I even did a few little TikTok videos before I quit AWS. I'm starting to think about some of the more ancient history parts of my career. It's partly just because of what's been going on in the world. [Brendan 00:26:35] and I moved to Australia a year ago, and it was something that had been planned for a long time.We did not actually expect that we would be able to move our jobs the way we did. And then, you know, with pandemic, everything changed; that actually accelerated our departure timeline because we've been planning initially to let our son stay in school in California, through until he finished elementary, but then he wasn't in school, so there seems no point, whereas in Australia, he could be in a classroom. And so, you know, the whole world is changing, and the working world is changing, but also, we all started working from home. I've been working from home—mostly—since 1993. And I was working very remotely because I was working from Italy for a California company.And because I was one of the first people doing it, the people in California did not know what to make of me. And I would get people who would just completely ignore any emails I sent. It was like as if I did not exist because they had never seen me in person. So, I would just go to California four times a year and spend a few weeks, and then I would get the face time, and after that it was easy to interact any way I needed to.Corey: It feels like it's almost the worst kind of remote because you have most people at office, and then you have a few outliers, and that tends to, in my experience at least, lead to a really weird team dynamics where you have almost a second class of folks who aren't taken nearly as seriously. It's why when we started our company here, it was everyone is going to be remote all the time. We were distributed. There is no central office because as soon as you do, that's where things are disastrous. My business partner and I live a couple states apart.Deirdré: Yeah. And I think that's the fairest way to do it. In companies that have already existed, where they do have headquarters, and you know, there's that—Corey: Yeah, you can't suddenly sell your office space, and all 300,000 employees [laugh] are now working from home. That's a harder thing, too.Deirdré: Yeah. But I think it's interesting that the argument is being framed as like, “Oh, people work better in the office, people learn more in the office.” And we've even had the argument trotted out here that people should be forced back to the office because the businesses in the central business district depend on that. It's like—Corey: Mmm.Deirdré: —well, what about the businesses that have since, you know in the meantime sprung up in the more suburban centers? Now, you've got some thriving little cafes out there now? Are we supposed to just screw them over? It's ultimately people making economic arguments that have nothing to do with the well-being of employees. And the pandemic at least has—I think, a lot of people have come to realize that life is just too short to put up with a lot of bullshit, and by and large, commuting is bullshit. [laugh].Corey: It's a waste of time, it's not great for the environment, there's—yeah, and again, I'm not sitting here saying the entire world should do a particular thing. I don't think that there's one-size-fits-everyone solutions possible in this space. Some companies, it makes sense for the people involved to be in the same room. In some cases, it's not even optional. For others, there's no value to it, but getting there is hard.And again, different places need to figure out what's right for them. But it's also the world is changing, and trying to pretend that it hasn't, it just feels regressive, and I don't think that's going to align with where the industry and where people are going. Especially in full remote situations we've had the global pandemic, some wit on Twitter recently opined that it's never been easier for a company to change jobs. You just have to wait for the different the new laptop to show up, and then you just join a different Zoom link, and you're in your new job. It's like, “You know, you're not that far from wrong here.”Deirdré: [laugh]. Yep.Corey: There's no, like, “Well, where's the office? What's the”—no. It is, my day-to-day looks remarkably similar, regardless of where I work.Deirdré: Yeah.Corey: That means something.Deirdré: I was one of the early beneficiaries as well of this work-life balance, that I could take my kid to school in the morning, and then work, and then pick her up from school in the afternoon and spend time with her. And then California would be waking up for meetings, so after dinner, I'd be having meetings. Yeah, sometimes it was pain, but it was workable, and it gave me more flexibility, you know, whereas the times I had to commute to an office… tended to be hellish. I think part of the reason the blog has had a lot more activities I've just been in sort of a more reflective phase. I've gotten to this very privileged position where I suddenly realized, I actually have enough money to retire on, I have a husband who is extremely supportive of whatever I want to do, and I'm in a country that has a public health care system, if it doesn't completely crumble under COVID in the next few weeks.Corey: Hopefully, we'll get this published before that happens.Deirdré: Yes. And so I don't have to work. It's like, up to this point in my career, I have always desperately needed that next job. I don't think I have ever been in the position of having competing offers. You know, there's people who talk about, you know, you can always go find a better offer. It's like, no, when you're a weirdo like me and you're a middle-aged woman, is not that easy.Corey: People saying that invariably—“So, what is your formal job?” Like, “Oh, SDE3.” Like, okay, great. So, that means that they're are mul—not just, they don't probably need to hire you; they need to hire so many of you that they need to start segregating them with Roman numerals. Great.Maybe that doesn't apply to everyone. Maybe that particular skill set right now is having its moment in the sun, but there's a lot of other folks who don't neatly fit into those boxes. There's something to be said for empathy. Because this is my lived experience does not mean it is yours. And trying to walk a mile in someone else's shoes is almost increasingly—especially in the world of social media—a bit of a lost skill.Deirdré: [laugh]. I mean, it's partly that recruiters are not always the sharpest tools in the shed, and/or they're very young, very new to it all. It's just people like to go for what's easy. And like, for example, me at the moment, it's easy to put me in that product marketing manager box. It's like, “Oh, I need somebody to fill that slot. You look like that person. Let's talk.” Whereas before, people would just look at my resume and go, “I don't know what she is.”Corey: I really think the fact that you've never had competing offers just shows an extreme lack of vision from a number of companies around what marketing effectively to a technical audience can really be. It's nice to see that what you have been advocating for and doing the work for, for your entire career is really coming into its own now.Deirdré: Yeah. We'll see what happens next. It's been interesting. Yeah, I've never had so much attention from recruiters as when I got AWS on my resume. And then even more once it said, product marketing manager because, you know, “Okay. You've got the FAANG and you've got a title we recognize. Let's talk to you.”Corey: Exactly. That's, “Oh, yay. You fit in that box, finally.” Because it's always been one of those. Yeah, like, “What is it you actually do?” There's a reason that I've built what I do now into the last job I'll ever have. Because I don't even know where to begin describing me to what I do and how I do it. Even at cocktail parties, there's nothing I can say that doesn't sound completely surreal. “I make fun of Amazon for a living.” It's true, but it also sounds psychotic, and here we are. It's—Deirdré: Well, it's absolutely brilliant marketing, and it's working very well for you. So [laugh].Corey: The realization that I had was that if this whole thing collapsed and I had to get a job again, what would I be doing? It probably isn't engineering. It's almost certainly much more closely aligned with marketing. I just hope I never have to find out because, honestly, I'm having way too much fun.Deirdré: Yeah. And that's another thing I think is changing. I think more and more of us are realizing working for other people has its limitations. You know, it can be fun, it can be exciting, depending on the company, and the team, and so on. But you're very much beholden to the culture of the company, or the team, or whatever.I grew up in Asia, as a child, of American expats. So, I'm what is called a third culture kid, which means I'm not totally American, even though my parents were. I'm not—you know, I grew up in Thailand, but I'm not Thai. I grew up in India, but I'm not Indian. You're something in between.And your tribe is actually other people like you, even if they don't share the specific countries. Like, one of my best friends in Milan was a woman who had grown up in Brazil and France. It's like, you know, no countries in common, but we understood that experience. And something I've been meaning to write about for a long time is that third culture kids tend to be really good at adapting to any culture, which can include corporate cultures.So, every time I go into a new company, I'm treating that as a new cultural experience. It's like, Ericsson was fascinating. It's this very old Swedish telecom, with this wild old history, and a footprint in something like 190 countries. That makes it amazingly unique and fascinating. The thing I tripped over was I did not know anything about Swedish culture because they give cultural training to the people who are actually going to be moving to Sweden.Corey: But not the people working elsewhere, even though you're at a—Deirdré: Yeah.Corey: Yeah, it's like, well, dealing with New Yorkers is sort of its own skill, or dealing with Israelis, which is great; they have great folks, but it's a fun culture of management by screaming, in my experience, back when I had family living out there. It was great.Deirdré: One of my favorite people at AWS is Israeli. [laugh].Corey: Exactly. And it's, you have to understand some cultural context here. And now to—even if you're not sitting in the same place. Yeah, we're getting better as an industry, bit by bit, brick by brick. I just hope that will wind up getting there within my lifetime, at least.I really want to thank you for taking the time to come on the show. If people want to learn more, where can they find you?Deirdré: Oh. Well, as you said, my website beginningwithi.com, and I am on Twitter as @deirdres. That's D-E-I-R-D-R-E-S. [laugh]. So.Corey: And we will, of course, include links to that in the [show notes 00:36:23].Deirdré: So yeah, I'm pretty out there, pretty easy to find, and happy to chat with people.Corey: Which I highly recommend. Thank you again, for being so generous with your time, not just now, but over the course of your entire career.Deirdré: Well, I'm at a point where sometimes I can help people, and I really like to do that. The reason I ever aspired to high corporate office—which I've now clearly I'm not ever going to make—was because I wanted to be in a position to make a difference. And so, even if all the difference I'm making is a small one, it's still important to me to try to do that.Corey: Thank you again. I really do appreciate your time.Deirdré: Okay. Well, it was great talking to you. As always.Corey: Likewise. Deirdré Straughan, currently gloriously unemployed. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. 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As an entrepreneur, you might think the best way to build your brand is to write and publish your own book. But have you considered participating in an anthology? In this episode, I discuss the three golden nuggets necessary for an anthology to build your business. WANT TO KNOW THE 3 THINGS YOU NEED IN TO LAUNCH A BESTSELLING BOOK? GO TO: WWW.LEGACYLAUNCHPADPUB.COM/LAUNCH-YOUR-BOOK-LM
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Mitali was a ghostwriter prior to founding her book coaching and publishing company. Her writing expertise resulted in seven books that assisted her clients in generating over five million dollars in business-related revenue. Mitali wrote her first book The Freedom Master Plan that is a number one international best-selling book and today she helps conscious business owners write their business books.Mitali shared that when it comes to the craft of writing, whether writing found her or did she find writing?Prior to becoming an international best-selling author, Mitali was a ghostwriter and wrote seven business books that resulted in clients generating revenue of $5 million dollars from book-related services. Mitalivdiscusses why she wrote her first book, The Freedom Master Plan.Mitali is an expert book coach and publishing expert, she leads Let's Tell Your Story Publishing. She shared her why when it comes to working with conscious business leaders and entrepreneurs?It's the beginning of the new year and there are entrepreneurs and individuals that are considering once and for all to write a book, Mitali discusses what she does to help business owners get their business book out of their heads to position themselves to generate revenue?For entrepreneurs listening during the interview, Mitali reassures them that her book writing program allows anyone to write a fool-proof book in weeks while becoming a best-selling author, she shares a bit about the process?Mitali has a passion for working with conscious entrepreneurs and vegans, she advocates for the compassion of animals. She is known as The Vegan Authority Creator and explains why people should embrace this way of life?She discusses the essence of her book, The Freedom Masterplan, and her book guide.Mitali shared her contact information and upcoming programs and more. Reach out to Mitali and get your first or next book published at https://bit.ly/351VWZKTune in to listen to this episode with Mitali Deypurkaystha and over 175 episodes at this link https://bit.ly/3n84XSF https://bit.ly/351vwZK
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We usually associate storytelling as a children's activity. But that's not always the case. We all have stories to tell. Listen to our guest Kindra Hall as she talks about the irresistible power of storytelling. She emphasizes that it is a skill and talent that you can use and can leverage for the rest of your life. Whatever passion or industry you are working at, it will be of great use. It can be done in interviews, presentations, pitches, and so much more. This is also a vital skill in entrepreneurship according to her. Some people are born with this talent and some can develop it. You just need to practice! Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! http://rhodestowealth.com/
Zillah Byng-Thorne is CEO of Future, the UK's biggest magazine publishing group. With a stable of over 160 titles across print and online including recent acquisitions such as Wallpaper and The Week, Future is a truly multifaceted business and its CEO has also returned the group to record profits in recent years. She talks to Jeremy Leslie, Creative Director of the site, design consultancy and shop covering all things magazines: magCulture, to discuss how to keep a major publishing business moving forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mentioned: - SAVAGE CITY cover reveal: https://lpenelope.com/book/savage-city/ - Mailerite - Get a $20 credit when you sign up with my referral link: https://www.mailerlite.com/invite/9d4b89533d585 - Real Talk for Writers with Talena Winters: https://www.talenawinters.com/realtalkforwriters - Michael Pietsch Looks at Publishing's (Near) Future: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/88114-michael-pietsch-looks-at-publishing-s-near-future.html - Funding artists like startups: https://ellegriffin.substack.com/p/fund-artists-like-startups - Joanna Penn on NFTs: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/future/ - Stevie Wonder Happy Birthday - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anWx36QPmco The My Imaginary Friends podcast is a weekly, behind the scenes look at the journey of a working author navigating traditional and self-publishing. Join fantasy and paranormal romance author L. Penelope as she shares insights on the writing life, creativity, inspiration, and this week's best thing. Subscribe and view show notes at: https://lpenelope.com/podcast | Get the Footnotes newsletter - http://lpen.co/footnotes Support the show - http://frolic.media/podcasts! Stay in touch with me! Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook Music credit: Say Good Night by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/SZkVShypKgM Affiliate Disclosure: I may receive compensation for links to products on this site either directly or indirectly via affiliate links. Heartspell Media, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
Frank is in a rush to try to get out an app into the app store in record time, but he runs up against those bumps that we have talked about so many times. We discuss his biggest road blocks. Follow Us Frank: Twitter, Blog, GitHub James: Twitter, Blog, GitHub Merge Conflict: Twitter, Facebook, Website, Chat on Discord Music : Amethyst Seer - Citrine by Adventureface ⭐⭐ Review Us (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/merge-conflict/id1133064277?mt=2&ls=1) ⭐⭐ Machine transcription available on http://mergeconflict.fm
Be patient and always look for opportunities to explore the world. Today's featured bestselling author is a father, husband, retired Senior Foreign Service Officer, Global Development Executive, and International Adventurer, Allan "Alonzo" Wind. Allan and I talk about his book, “Andean Adventures: An Unexpected Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Discovery Across Three Countries”, being a part of the Peace Corps, and more!! Key Thing's You'll Learn: Why he joined the Peace Corps and what he gained from it. What is it like raising a family overseas. How he Overcame the "Ugly American" Presence Overseas. The 3 major leadership skills he picked Up from the Peace Corps. Allan's Site: https://enableennoble.net Allan's Book: https://www.amazon.com/A.-J.-Alonzo-Wind/e/B08GXV3HV1?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000 The opening track of this episode is titled “Light Wind” by MadXRuler. Click the following link to hear the full track and financially support the artist. https://madxruler.bandcamp.com/track/light-wind You May Also Like… Ep. 433 – “Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes” with Ira Rosen: https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-433-ticking-clock-behind-the-scenes-at-60-minutes-with-ira-rosen/ Ep. 441 – “I'll Get Back to You” with Sam George: https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-441-ill-get-back-to-you-with-sam-george/ Ep. 447 – “Crucible Leadership” with Warwick Fairfax (@CrucibleLeaders): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-447-crucible-leadership-with-warwick-fairfax-crucibleleaders/ Ep. 332 – “Her Perfect Life” with Hank Phillippi Ryan (@HankPRyan): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-332-her-perfect-life-with-hank-phillippi-ryan-hankpryan/ Ep. 361 – “Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing” with Mark Leslie (@MarkLeslie): https://www.goingnorthpodcast.com/ep-361-stark-reflections-on-writing-and-publishing-with-mark-leslie-markleslie/
Claire Messud is the author of A Dream Life, available from Tablo Tales. Messud is the author of seven works of fiction, including the New York Times bestsellers The Emperor's Children and The Burning Girl, and a new book of essays, Kant's Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write. She is a recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers. Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc. Available where podcasts are available: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, etc. Subscribe to Brad Listi's email newsletter. Support the show on Patreon Merch @otherppl Instagram YouTube Email the show: letters [at] otherppl [dot] com The podcast is a proud affiliate partner of Bookshop, working to support local, independent bookstores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ronnie started out as a songwriter penning hits for artists like Johnny Cash and George Strait. Then as an artist, Ronnie broke out with "The King Is Gone" which was written, recorded, and released days after the death of Elvis Presley. Ronnie went on to record duets with country music icons, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton, and Jerry Lee Lewis, 19 top-ten hits and was asked by Dick Clark and Priscilla Presley to be the singing voice of Elvis in all the TV movies that followed Presley's death. Ronnie tells all these stories and more during this episode!
Nicole Fanning is a smitten wife and super proud dog mom to three rambunctious rescue dogs. She is an old school romantic, with a proclivity for a little mischief, and an obsession with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.Her debut novel, Catalyst, is the first incendiary installment of the Heart of the Inferno Series, which follows the story of a dangerous mafia don and the girl who became his only exception.http://nherownwords.comDeclan Finn is the NYC based author of books ranging from thrillers to urban fantasy to SciFi, including the Dragon Award Nominated Novel for Best horror in 2016, Honor at Stake, and the 2017 follow-up, Live and Let Bite. He was also nominated for "Best Apocalypse" novel at the Dragons in 2017. He also won the book of the year award with his novel Hell Spawn from CLFA.Finn is known for being annoyingly Catholic, his action sequences, and writing faster than most readers can keep up with. In less than a decade, he has written 30 novels, and is waiting for all of them to be published. He's been part of multiple anthologies, and will write for anyone.http://declanfinn.comThe Douglas Coleman Show now offers audio and video promotional packages for music artists as well as video promotional packages for authors. We also offer advertising. Please see our website for complete details. http://douglascolemanshow.comIf you have a comment about this episode or any other, please click the link below.https://ratethispodcast.com/douglascolemanshow
Melanie Johnson & Jenn Foster owners of Elite Online Publishing, talk about their upcoming summit and how it all came into fruition. The publishing industry is constantly changing with new technology strategies and innovations getting released daily. In this summit you will learn how you can finally become a best selling author and be recognized as an expert in your field. Let our 27 experts give you the tools to become a respected authority figure in your niche! The FREE Virtual Summit Starts February 24th, 2022. Learn from experts like Mark Cuban, Loral Langemeier, Mike Koenigs, Ed Rush, and many more. We've Left Nothing Out Of This Exceptional Educational Experience! Limited Time Only! Claim Your Free Pass To All Presentations. Hurry! Catch This Expert-Level Training Before Time Expires! Register and Learn More Here
Lejla Kalamujic is the author of the novel-in-stories Call Me Esteban, available from Sandorf Passage. Translated by Jennifer Zoble. Kalamujic is an award-winning queer writer from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Call Me Esteban received the Edo Budisa literary award in 2016 and it was the Bosnian-Herzegovinian nominee for the European Union Prize for Literature in the same year. Jennifer Zoble translates Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian- and Spanish-language literature. Her translation of Mars by Asja Bakic (Feminist Press, 2019) was selected by Publishers Weekly for the fiction list in its "Best Books 2019" issue. She contributed to the Belgrade Noir anthology (Akashic Books, 2020), and her work has been published in McSweeney's, Lit Hub, Words Without Borders, Washington Square, The Iowa Review, and The Baffler, among others. She's a clinical associate professor in the interdisciplinary Liberal Studies program at NYU. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers. Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc. Available where podcasts are available: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, etc. Subscribe to Brad Listi's email newsletter. Support the show on Patreon Merch @otherppl Instagram YouTube Email the show: letters [at] otherppl [dot] com The podcast is a proud affiliate partner of Bookshop, working to support local, independent bookstores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lee Takemoto sits down with Jenny Qi as they talk about her new book of poetry, Focal Point. Qi discusses poetry, science and how writing contained the grief of losing her mother. The episode was produced by Kevin Cummins and mastered by Lee Takemoto.
In this episode, you'll also hear:Words of wisdom from author and difference-maker Christine CaineWhy the attitude of “new year, new me” doesn't work – and what to do insteadWhat to expect in this new season of Publishing Secrets, including exciting upcoming interviews, bonus training, and more! BIO:My name is Tamara "Coach Tam" Jackson and I am a published author, Facebook© Certified Digital Marketer, host of the Top 100 Publishing Secrets podcast, and founder of The Christian Authors Network (C.A.N.) Facebook© community. I specialize in helping mission-driven authors, coaches, and entrepreneurs increase their exposure, impact, and income through strategic self-publishing and digital media appearances. Just say yes and we will work together to attract a tribe of loyal followers that 1) "get you", 2) love what you do, and 3) are happy to invest in your book, business, cause, or movement. Plus, we will accomplish all of this without fake, salesy, sleazy, or manipulative tactics. Yes you CAN write, publish, and profit in a way that honors God; join the community today at https://christianauthors.net/fbgroup. GET CONNECTED:Connect with fellow Christian Authors: http://christianauthors.net/fbgroupDownload the Free Christian Author Marketing EBook: https://265point.com/secretsbook1Get Booked as a Guest Speaker for Free: http://christianauthors.netFollow Tam on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TamaraJacksonTransformationExpert/Interact with Tam on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitnesstamara265/Learn more about 265 Point: http://www.265point.com
Okay, this one ended up being AWESOME. Johnny and Brent discuss the different ways you could write a song with the title, "The Request". LISTEN NOW: https://bit.ly/344oeB8 Johnny and Brent have a FREE gift for YOU! To get your free gifts, go to GiftFromJohnny.com and GiftFromBrent.com If you'd like to schedule a consultation with Johnny, please email us at email@example.com and put “CONSULTING” in the subject line. To schedule a personal coaching session with Brent Baxter, go to https://songwritingpro.com/coaching
Rob Kosberg is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling author and the founder of Best Seller Publishing. Through his trademarked Publish. Promote. Profit. program, Rob helps his clients to create their own professional, best-selling book (guaranteed) and then teaches them how to use that book to grow their income and impact via speaking engagements, free PR and media and cutting-edge lead generation strategies. Rob's latest book, Publish. Promote. Profit., was the number one business book on Amazon.
RUN-DMC FOUNDING MEMBER DARRYL "DMC" McDANIELS TO PUBLISH DEBUT PICTURE BOOK WITH RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN'S BOOKS DARRYL'S DREAM released on January 4, 2022 Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books (RHCB), will publish a new picture book by hip-hop pioneer Darryl "DMC" McDaniels in partnership with Nickelodeon and ViacomCBS Consumer Products, it was announced by Chris Angelilli, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Licensed Publishing. DARRYL'S DREAM will be published on January 4, 2022, as part of Nickelodeon and ViacomCBS Consumer Products' recently announced cross-category consumer products program with McDaniels. A picture book about creativity, confidence, and finding your voice, DARRYL'S DREAM introduces readers ages 3 to 7 to a quiet third grader named Darryl. He has big dreams, loves writing, and wants to share his talents, but he's shy, and the kids who make fun of his glasses only make things worse. Will the school talent show be his chance to shine?Written by iconic performer Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, DARRYL'S DREAM is a story about finding courage, facing bullies, and celebrating individuality. A founding member of Run-DMC, McDaniels has extended his influence beyond the world of music in important ways. He is the co-founder of the Felix Organization, a nonprofit that works to provide inspiring opportunities and new experiences for children in the foster care system. McDaniels appeared before Congress and other state legislatures in support of adoptees and foster children and has worked with First Lady Michelle Obama on her Let's Move! campaign. DARRYL'S DREAM will also be released simultaneously as an ebook and audiobook on January 4, 2022, with narration of the Listening Library audiobook provided by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels. Said McDaniels, "Over the years, I've been fortunate to participate in school visits, where I share my story with kids and try to show them that they can also accomplish anything they set their minds to. Those visits inspired me in so many ways and motivated me to write this book, to reach as many kids as I can and encourage them to embrace who they are and believe the sky is the limit." Said Angelilli, "It is an incredible opportunity to work with a legend like Darryl McDaniels and our good publishing partners at ViacomCBS, and particularly exciting to collaborate on a project aimed toward empowering and inspiring kids, which is a long-standing commitment shared by RHCB, ViacomCBS, and Darryl. We can't wait to see DARRYL'S DREAM start impacting young lives when it publishes in January." Said Lourdes Arocho, Senior Vice President, Paramount Pictures Licensing & Global Games and Publishing for ViacomCBS Consumer Products, "As we continue to grow our expansive publishing business, we are thrilled to collaborate with Random House Children's Books, a leader in this space, and the incomparable Darryl McDaniels to offer kids and parents DARRYL'S DREAM, an authentic and inspiring new story that is sure to galvanize generations of young readers to come to aspire to the greatness they all have within." ABOUT DARRYL "DMC" MCDANIELS Innovator, motivator, philanthropist, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels changed music and made history when he broke down cultural barriers with his legendary band Run-DMC. Forty million record sales later, he continues to inspire and impact the world. Darryl regularly talks with kids across the country about respect, responsibility, and self-awareness. He has appeared before Congress and various state legislatures in support of adoptees and foster children. In 2006, he co-founded the Felix Organization with Sheila Jaffe, a nonprofit that works to provide inspiring opportunities and new experiences for children in the foster care system.
Lou Mathews is the author of the novel Shaky Town, available from Tiger Van Books. Mathews has written seven books and published two of them, Just Like James and L.A. Breakdown, an LA Times Best Book. He has taught in UCLA Extension's acclaimed creative writing program since 1989. His stories have been published in ZYZZYVA, New England Review, Short Story, Black Clock , Paperback L.A. , and many fiction anthologies. Mathews is also a journalist, playwright, and passionate cook, as well as a former mechanic, street racer, and restaurant critic. He has received a Pushcart Prize and a Katherine Anne Porter Prize, as well as California Arts Commission and NEA Fiction fellowships, and is a recipient of the UCLA Extension Teacher of the Year and Outstanding Instructor awards. *** Otherppl with Brad Listi is a weekly literary podcast featuring in-depth interviews with today's leading writers. Launched in 2011. Books. Literature. Writing. Publishing. Authors. Screenwriters. Etc. Available where podcasts are available: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, etc. Subscribe to Brad Listi's email newsletter. Support the show on Patreon Merch @otherppl Instagram YouTube Email the show: letters [at] otherppl [dot] com The podcast is a proud affiliate partner of Bookshop, working to support local, independent bookstores. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode of the East Meets West Hunt podcast, Beau Martonik is joined by Ike Eastman and Scott Reekers of Eastman's Publishing, Inc. The Eastman's have been known for their western hunting for decades and are extremely knowledgeable. Ike and Scott broke down their approach on how to apply for tags in the west; looking at the short-term, mid-term, and long-term strategies to have tags in your pocket every year! Topics: Living legends Wyoming whiskey Why you need to have an application strategy How all states are different and can be confusing Eastman's TagHub - save 20% with code BEAU20 Application Deadlines Importance of creating short-term, mid-term, and long-term strategy The 4 state strategy and the 5-year plan Learning an area and sticking with it - 3-year strategy How to find tags and how long they will take to draw Resources: Instagram: @eastmeetswesthunt @beau.martonik @eastmanshuntingjournals @ikeeastman @eatingthewild_ehj Facebook: East Meets West Outdoors https://www.eastmeetswesthunt.com/ YouTube: Beau Martonik - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQJon93sYfu9HUMKpCMps3w Shop new apparel! https://www.eastmeetswesthunt.com/shop Amazon Influencer Page https://www.amazon.com/shop/beau.martonik Partners: Spartan Forge Forged in combat and tailored for hunters, Spartan Forge stands at the nexus of Machine Learning and White-tailed Deer hunting to deliver truly intuitive and science-based products that save the hunter time spent scouting, planning, and executing their hunts. Check out the Spartan Forge app for deer movement predictions based on millions of data points for your area, as well as incredible GPS mapping! Save 20% with coupon code eastmeetswest at spartanforge.ai www.spartanforge.ai GoWild GoWild is a free social community built by hunters, for hunters. Use the code EASTMEETSWEST to save 10% off of all hunting gear on the website. https://timetogowild.com/share/eastmeetswest Heather's Choice Healthy, great-tasting, dehydrated meals for the backcountry. Use code eastmeetswest to get free shipping on ALL orders. http://lddy.no/7og2 Maven Optics Top quality binoculars, spotting scopes and rifle scopes for your hunts from east to west. Use the code eastmeetswest-gift to get a free gift with your next order! https://mavenbuilt.com/ MTN OPS MTN OPS is the leader in providing science based supplements to help you train inside and conquer more outside. Use the code BEAUFREESHIP for free shipping on all orders. https://glnk.io/mw0/beaumartonik TETHRD The Tethrd Team has created the ultimate tree saddle hunting setup. The Phantom Saddle and Predator Platform system is truly the culmination of ideas & input from thousands of dedicated tree saddle hunting fanatics around the world. https://tethrdnation.com/
A book is an excellent way to build your brand. But what if you're not a writer? In this premiere episode of the Entrepreneur Publishing Academy podcast I discuss why hiring a company to write and publish it for you is a better idea than you may think. WANT TO KNOW THE 3 THINGS YOU NEED IN TO LAUNCH A BESTSELLING BOOK? GO TO: WWW.LEGACYLAUNCHPADPUB.COM/LAUNCH-YOUR-BOOK-LM
Episode 190 Happy 2022! What a way to start the New Year! I'm excited to bring you this impactful episode featuring the super-twin duo, my friends Anne and Leigh Walkup. Anne and Leigh are the founders of Retro Rodeo, Publishing, and the creators of Front Porch Life, a digital magazine that includes stories, recipes, and a real down-home feeling that brings you comfort and warmth. These two ladies have built their life around simple living and down-home cooking. They are the daughters of Judy Yeager (The creator of The Southern Lady Cooks, which they now run full-time) and thrive on being in the kitchen or out on their farms with their animals. Slowing down and enjoying the good life is not just something they say…they fully embrace it. As sober women, the Walkup sisters know just how difficult it can be to stay disciplined and intentional. They also discuss the habit-building process and being more consistent with positive habits. In this episode, you will hear: What comes first, discipline or sobriety? How everyone has a level of discipline in them Leigh and Anne's goals for 2022 The long process of building a business Being consistent with positive habits How the sisters saw drinking as a full-time job The "mob" in our heads How to stack the good things Making social media feeds uplifting Resources Mentioned: The Southern Lady Cooks Front Porch Life Magazine Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram Join The Alcohol-Free Habit before 1/6/22 and save 20% off Founding Member's enrollment. Enroll here. Let's stay in touch. Join my email community for once-a-week emails to help you live a better life alcohol-free. Join My Email Community Connect With Lori! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: The Midlife Sobriety Coach for Women. Get Sober Later in Life. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorimassicot/?hl=en Please consider subscribing to the podcast for weekly episodes every Tuesday. Subscribe by clicking follow or subscribe on your favorite podcast listening platform. Thank you for listening! Happy New Year! Peace.
Remember - A published book is better than no book. Part 2 is here! In this episode, Jennifer Flenner, the co-author of my new book Crush Hypothesis Testing, is interviewing me on how you, as a teacher, can spread your love of math by writing books that will inspire kids, parents, and teachers beyond your classroom and school. Allison and Jennifer discuss: Recap [2.57] Proofing the book [3.20] Publishing the book [4.57] Motivation to write the book [7.58] Pitfalls to avoid [11.14] Equations and diagrams for your books [13.29] Check out Jennifer's episode: Tips for Teaching Introductory Statistic: https://www.allisonlovesmath.com/blog/JenniferFlenner Check out Allison's Books: Raise your Math Grade: Get this FREE short book, which is a toughen-up math manifesto mixed with you-can-do-it enthusiasm. It is an open educational resource, meaning you can share it freely with friends, students, and colleagues. Crush Math Now: Order this best-selling Amazon book! It is a study guide packed with all the advice Allison has given students over the years on math mindset, study skills, and test-taking strategies. Love Math Journal: Get this growth mindset journal to help 4th-8th grade students to succeed in and love math. This journal is co-authored by Allison and Nicole Thomson, who had been on Episode# 44 Using Gratitude to Help Students Overcome Math Anxiety. Crush Hypothesis Testing: The five-step method to make hypothesis testing easier and understandable. I wrote this book with Math Professor Jennifer Flenner and you can read the first two chapters of Crush Hypothesis Testing for free at www.allisonlovesmath.com/free. Connect with Allison Website: https://www.allisonlovesmath.com/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Allison-Dillard/e/B07PV43V59 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AllisonLovesMath Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/allisonlovesmath Twitter: https://twitter.com/AllisonLuvsMath
“Follow up is really great because when you follow up, you get sales. If you don't follow up, you don't get sales.”Kerry Heaps joins me on today's episode of the Master Delegator Podcast to discuss the art of sales follow-up for business owners with their prospects and how you can delegate this process to somebody else.Why you should do follow-up Follow-up is the closing process happening over time. The process of follow-up starts the moment an entrepreneur talks and meets with their prospect. It is important because it can stop losing sales and start seeing success with a proven and effective follow-up formula.Few tips on how to do follow-up with your prospects: 1. Taking notes- Taking notes on everything about the client or potential client from the moment you meet or speak with them might convey the impression that you care and value them, which people like and attract their attention.2. Doing things that other people are not doing - Another way to get people's attention is by doing things that most entrepreneurs don't do such as sending thank you cards that they will appreciate.3. Asking for referrals - Although not all initial follow-ups are successful, whenever you have the opportunity to speak with them and ask for someone they know who has a business as well, approach them and let them know how you can help them through your services.4. Creating a follow-up system - Being committed to your prospect until they subscribe to your service or product is part of the follow-up process. Another part of it is leading your prospect to the next steps so that you can anticipate how to respond to them.Can You Delegate In The Process of Follow-up? According to Kerry, the calls in the follow-up process must be made by you in order to make your prospect feel secure and wanted, but tasks after the call such as sending emails, rescheduling appointments, and other administrative processes in your business are the ones that can be delegated to your employees or virtual assistant.About Kerry HeapsKerry Heaps has been an entrepreneur for 16 years. She is the President of Book.Speak.Repeat., a sought-after speaker who has an extensive background in Sales, Networking, Recruiting, and Training. She is a former Model who specialized in Tradeshow and Print work, and an experienced judge on the beauty pageant circuit. She also wrote books titled “Pitch like a B.I.T.C.H. (Branding Intelligence Through Cross-promotional Habits)”, “Top 10 tips to Pitch like a Pro”, and “Create your own Media series for Podcasting, Publishing, and Publicity”. Connect with Kerry Heaps here:Website: https://www.bookspeakrepeat.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerry-kathleen-heaps-6783a6a6/ Are you in need of any assistance? Are you tired and running out of time? It's time to start looking for a virtual assistant! Learn how to get your freedom and life back by visiting Smartvirtualassistants.comAlso, feel free to download Smart Delegation, a quick and easy e-book that provides resources to help you, empower you, and equip you with the simple key strategy of delegation.If you do like hearing our podcast episodes, we do appreciate you showing your support by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/kristyyoder
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In today's episode, my guest is Chris Wirasinha the Co-Founder and CEO of Linkby. They are a platform that helps Shopify brands get more editorial coverage from premium publishers like Forbes Shopping, Bustle, Daily Mail, and more. Linkby can get you featured with full articles on premium news and lifestyle publishers and you only pay for the clicks back to your Shopify store.WHAT YOU WILL LEARN TODAYThe benefits of getting national editorial coverage for your Shopify brand.Shopify brands and verticals that have received notable coverage.Why readers are more likely to convert through editorial placements.Growing list of publishing brands that are available on Linkby today.LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONEDLinkbyFree Creative Service from Linkby for your first campaign - Thanks Chris!EPISODE SPONSORToday's episode is brought to you by the Rewind App. This should be the first thing you install on your Shopify store to protect against human error, misbehaving apps, or collaborators gone bad. It's the trusted backup solution for over 100,000 businesses. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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