Tuesday Feb 19, 2013
Cost:Members Free; Non-Members/Guests $10
One of the most effective ways to market your book is to speak to groups of people who are interested in a related topic. It's not much harder to do than speaking to strangers individually at a book signing, and it results in a higher percentage of sales. It's more fun too. (Yes public speaking can be fun, and Loretta will tell you now.) This presentation will answer your basic questions about speaking to promote your work: why it is effective, how to find groups to speak to, what you should speak about, how to make your presentation engaging, and how to tame your butterflies.For nearly a decade, Loretta Hall has been promoting her books by speaking to various types of audiences. She is a long-time member of South West Writers, a former Board member, and a Parris Award winner. She occasionally teaches classes and workshops for SWW. Loretta is also a member of the New Mexico Book Co-op, the New Mexico Press Women, and the Historical Society of New Mexico's Speakers Bureau. She is a space ambassador for the National Space Society, and her 2011 book, Out of This World: New Mexico's Contributions to Space Travel, has won four statewide awards and one national award.
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