Twitter Tactics for authors workshop

If you are an author and not on Twitter, you are really missing out.

Here’s just a few things you can use Twitter for:

  • finding and engaging directly with publishers
  • collaborating with other authors
  • learning from some brilliant book coaches & mentors
  • disseminating your knowledge
  • samples of your writing
  • daily exercising of your writing muscles

If you think Twitter is a glorious waste of time, come along and find out how you can make it a glorious way to spend a little time!

Come and join me with @nicktadd and @4_walls in the beautiful Surrey Hills for a half day of Twitter training and netwalking focussing on making the right connections and measuring your twitter influence.

I will be also demonstrating how you can maximise the impact of your 140 characters …

When and where:

Date: 5th August 2009

Timings:

Arrive 13.30pm

Training from 2pm to 4:30pm

Walking & networking from 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Venue: Hurtwood Inn Hotel, Peaslake, Surrey GU5 9RR

Directions: www.hurtwoodinnhotel.com

Price: £33.00 (incl VAT)

Includes:

2.5 hours Twitter training with @nicktadd, @4_walls and @thebookwright focussing on making the right connections and measuring the results of your efforts. If there is someone or something specifically you want to be connected to or with, we will show you how during the afternoon!

You will also get:

  • 2 Free e-books VALUE £30.00 (“Blocks” by @thebookwright and @nicktadd ’s social media guide “Bunch of Fives”).
  • 3 month’s free membership of our new social media exponents forum
  • Guaranteed at least 39 new connections! (Max 40 people at the event)
  • Even more new connections and leverage from the other attendees’ followers
  • Increase of your business expsoure via our # hashtag event coverage!
  • A glass of Pimm’s after the walk (non-alcoholic also provided)

Bring your laptop and mobile for hands-on and practical experience.

And after the training, enjoy a stroll with your fellow Tweeters in the beautiful Surrey Hills – exercise your body and your brain in relaxed and peaceful surroundings as you network and forge new connections.

Photo courtesy of @ukheadshots

Who is this event for?

Anyone interested in growing their Twitter following and influence with the minimum amount of effort, from beginners to advanced.

How to register

Please pay here to reserve your place – places will be strictly limited to 40 so early booking recommended if you want to get ahead of the curve:

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If you have not already got a Twitter handle, please go and set up your account at twitter.com

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New Unleash the Book Inside workshop dates

a5-sideFollowing the recent success of the Unleash the Book Inside workshop, we are pleased to announce new dates.

See here for the feedback from previous attendees

From its initial inception as a creative writing course, the workshop has now grown into a whole new concept.

Not only do aspiring authors get to learn about the publishing industry but also they will leave with an amazing array of new skills and learning a new way of thinking, being and doing ….

In the workshop, authors will define and design their book structure and their writing, publication and marketing plans. They will also learn the skills of Whole Brain and Whole Mind Thinking.

Tom Evans uses mind maps to get authors to see the world in a whole new way by opening up new neural pathways in their brains.

During the two day course, Tom takes authors on guided visualisations to help them tap into their creative muse.  He also demonstrates where light bulb moments come from and how to tap into them on demand to get your book to virtually write itself.

Tom will also show you the many ways to publish your book for free and how you can develop significant passive revenue streams.

The workshop is running in Surrey on the 30th September & 1st October.

There are only 20 places available and the first 10 people to book get the early bird price and catch the worm …..

If you want to get published IN 2009, this workshop will show you how !!!!

For a workshop synopsis and to book, go to:

http://thebookwright.com/workshops

… contact me if you are interested in attending

Want to write a book & get published in 2009?

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So you’ve always wanted to write a book.

Perhaps you don’t think you have the time or the talent.

Perhaps you think it’s well nigh impossible to get published.

Well in just two days in a luxurious and stunning environment in the Surrey Hills, this is what you will come away with:

  • An intimate knowledge of the publishing industry
  • The four routes to successful publishing
  • The start and ending of your book
  • A detailed mind map of its structure
  • Knowing how to write from a reader-centric perspective
  • Learning how to write while in a meditative state
  • Finding out how to synchronise your left and right brain
  • Finding out how to silence your inner critic
  • A strong connection to the superconsciousness
  • Any writer’s blocks blown away
  • Knowing how to entrance your reader & write a page turner
  • Several new life long friends and connections
  • A writing buddy

Check out the dates for the next Unleash the Book Inside workshop here

Unleash the Blog Inside You workshop

startBlog_thumbHave you ever fancied writing a blog but haven’t known where to start?

Do you find all this Internet technology overwhelming & it all leaving you behind?

Do you want to spend a day with two really knowledgeable & helpful chaps who will show you how to publish interactive & dynamic looking web pages?

Well, you can find out how to do this and much, much more the 1 day Unleash the Blog Inside You workshop.

Your presenters are Nick Tadd, Social Media guru and Tom Evans, specialist in removing writer’s blocks & helping you tap into your creative muse.

In just one day you will not only learn how to self-publish your own content on the Internet but also find out how to create and maintain a blog that stands out from the rest. Nick and Tom will also show you how you can start to earn revenue from what you write in the form of articles, ebooks and even a publishing contract.

The day is divided up into easy to follow theory and interactive practical exercises.

In the morning you will learn:

  • What is a blog
  • Why is RSS so important
  • How to start a blog
  • How to navigate the ‘dashboard’
  • How to select a theme
  • How to add ‘widgets’ such as Twitter, events calendar, RSS feeds and free text boxes
  • How to write a ‘page’
  • How to write a post
  • How to tag a post
  • How to categorise a post
  • How to aggregate a post and a whole blog
  • How to publish their blog over multiple platforms
  • How to export an RSS feed
  • How to set up a Google Reader
  • How to import pictures using Flickr
  • How to import video using YouTube

Armed with this new knowledge, you will enjoy an fun and interactive afternoon session, where you will learn:

  • How do you find a great name for your blog and Twitter profile
  • How to write inspiring blogs that get readers and traffic
  • How to engage your reader in the first 10 seconds
  • How to clear any writer’s blocks
  • Creative blog titles & tagging
  • How to write a blog that becomes a book
What people have said about previous workshops:

“After thrashing around for months previously with two false starts,your approach to the subject was dynamic, creative and inspirational. I left at the end of the day knowing how to use WordPress.” – Jayne Owen

“Your training was exemplary. You delivered in a spirit of fun and generosity. It seemed that nothing was too much trouble.” – Liz Labrum

“The one great tip was about the ‘fold line’. Like all great tips it’s obvious once you’ve been told it, but not so obvious when you have to work it out for yourself. – Mary Waring

“Unleash the Blog came at exactly the right time in my life. Just the title motivated me over my basic block – that a blog would be a weight around my neck. Through the pre-tasking process I found Tom’s excellent Wordlube e-book, which gave me permission to consolidate my morning writing routine into a proper ‘job’ – another block overcome.  The technical level was pitched exactly right for me.” – Sally Relton-Shakespeare

The next workshop is running on the 16th September in central Guilford, Surrey, UK

MakeThe cost is £147 per person including VAT and includes teas, coffees and lunch. You will also get copies of Tom’s ebook Blocks on unleashing creativity and Nick’s ebook “A Bunch of Fives’ on social media, worth £30

About the presenters

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Nick Tadd is a social media maestro and expert in blogging, Twitter and all things web 2.0 and web 3.O. As a full time property investor, Nick has been able to dedicate the last three years of his life to understanding and engaging with social media to the extent that he is now the preferred social media training expert for the business networking site, Ecademy.

Nick started his own blog three years ago, and has built it up to a readership of over 30,000.
With his wealth of experience and expertise, and his renowned teaching skills, he can show you how to make your web presence really stand out and speak to your audience, quite literally.
As a self-confessed gadget freak & Mac-aficionado, Nick has his finger well and truly on the pulse of the next trend that is going to take off.  In fact, he is most likely involved in creating it!

You can find out more about Nick & his work by joining his interactive community www.socialmediagraffiti.com

and follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nicktadd


tomEvans_blogunleashTom Evans is an author, bookwright and mind map master trainer who mentors other authors/bloggers how to unleash the books/blogs inside themselves. He specialises in removing writer’s block and helping authors/bloggers tap into unlimited creativity.

His 30 year career in the broadcasting and Internet industries has given him considerable commercial acumen as well as a deep appreciation and understanding of advanced technologies.  He has a knack for making these both simple to understand and empowering for others.

Have a browse around the rest of this blog site to find out how Tom uses it to disseminate information and follow Tom on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/thebookwright

How many million miles have you travelled?

Most people aren’t aware that they are travelling through space faster than a speeding bullet.

Each day you move 24,000 thousand miles even if you are standing still but that’s nothing compared to how far you move in space around the Sun each year – over 500 million miles !!!

I’ve launched an on-line calculator so you can find out how many million miles you’ve travelled since you were born.

Find out how far you’ve travelled here

The Art & Science of Light Bulb Moments

edison-3051Have you ever had a blinding flash of inspiration?

Have you ever seen the big picture in less than a second and wondered where it came from?

Would you like to learn how to have light bulb moments on demand?

Did you know that Edison perhaps didn’t have one when he came up with the light bulb … and that his true brilliance lay elsewhere?

And did people have light bulb moments before the light bulb was invented?

To find out the answers to these questions, come and listen to author and Mind Map Master Trainer, Tom Evans introduce The Art & Science of Light Bulb Moments.

Here’s what attendees are saying about the talk:

“Even the most hard-headed (and left brained !) of businessmen would have enjoyed and taken away something really useful from your session.”

“An excellent thought-provoking taster session.”

“If you want to think about creativity – Tom’s talk certainly will provide you with plenty of food for thought.”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the talk, very  enlightening and will try out the techniques.”

“Very illuminating.”

This is an interactive presentation where you will experience one, if not two or more, actual light bulb moments.

Not only that but you will learn how to take the ideas you have and actually make them happen. You will learn about Whole Brain Thinking and Whole Mind Thinking and how our conscious minds can actually get in the way of the creative process.

Tom will help you breathe life into your problem or opportunity – this event could well change your direction this year and your life in general.

Come along with a problem or an opportunity and you might well walk away with a solution. This could well be just what you are looking for in these credit crunchy days. Remember there is no such thing as coincidence. If you are reading this, then it’s even possible that this event could be a pivotal moment in your life time.

So, if you want to have a blinding flash of inspiration to transform you or your business – look at the seminar schedule here

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Workshop Testimonials

Here’s what attendees of the Unleash the Book Inside workshop are saying …. come along if you want to experience something similar … or even better …

We’ve now put a new workshop date in the diary of the 30th of September & 1st October in Surrey … more details here

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Tom takes everyone on an truly inspiring journey – Simona Style
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The course was indescribably good! THANK YOU 🙂 – Sara Bran
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I really enjoyed the workshop. It was very creative and fun, an inspiration to be part of. I left the workshop with a confidence that I can write a book, and I have already started the process. Tom has such a huge knowledge not only about the publishing industry and how it really works, but also he helped us to clear blocks so that we could tap into our inspirations – thank you Tom you are a master in unleashing the book within – @cimbartlett
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A very enjoyable workshop packed with loads of useful information, hints, tips and advice. Well paced and structured, Tom really knows his stuff and has an uncanny ability to be able to answer your questions just before you ask them! Many thanks for a lovely day – Jacqui Elliot
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Overall, I would say it was a powerful day from a powerful agent of change. And far more about our spiritual selves than I had appreciated! You are a magician and a sorcerer of great talent, keep it up! – Gary Plunkett, Business Change Expediter
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Thanks for a highly informative workshop, absolutely packed ideas, strategies and resources to speed up the writing and publishing process. Many Thanks! – John Dashfield
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A Wonderful Day!! – Stella Homewood
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Excellent workshop, Tom is funny, kind, warm and supportive. He makes his points clearly and packs in information. I highly recommend his workshops, I now know what I am going to do. Brilliant!! – Deena O’Brien
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Hi Tom, I must say – I was truly inspired by your workshop. You are incredible and a rare gem. So refreshing… Thank you for the impart of wisdom combined with spiritual depth. Powerful stuff – Tamatha Whitmore
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The workshop was fantastic and has helped me see the way forward in every way. Many thanks – Dominique Meeroff
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The day seem to fly with exercises being particularly ‘easy’ to get into. Even when blocks have been experienced Tom managed to lead me through them and his thinking outside of the box invited new material and ideas to pour in. There was a great detail of very useful information even if you are not serious about writing a book just yet and applicable to any other areas of your life. Thank you Tom, I know a writer’s seed has been planted – Tanja Gower
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It was brilliant…everything I needed to know but didn’t know where to get the information from was in the course! I would highly recommend this course – Livasha Mudaly
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Thoroughly enjoyed it, fantastic day, not often I come away from a workshop and feel as if I have ten times more information than expected. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to write or get their material published. Tom is authentic and walks his talk! Thank you – Mary Daniels
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Inspirational course that I really enjoyed. I hope you do manage to arrange monthly motivation meetings – Christine Tomlinson
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I enjoyed the workshop very much. It was very informative and helpful.I was quite ignorant re the publishing world. The information which Tom gave us during the course of the workshop will help me to channel myself in the right direction – Joya Das
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Wide ranging, practical – Helen Griffith
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Tom has a natural enthusiasm about writing and his enthusiasm is very infectious. The workshop had a good mix of the practical, spiritual and useful information about the publishing industry – Janet Limb

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A good day and quite a different approach to writing than I have previously experienced. Lots of positivity and tips on publishing and deadlines – Gloria Savoy-Voller
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Taking on the dream of writing a book can be intangible and esoteric and therefore many would-be authors float around frustratedly in a world lacking structure feeling anchorless. I left Tom’s course energised with a spring in my step; which after a day-long course says a lot. More importantly I had 13 well-engineered mindmaps instilling a sense of shape to my plan and a bearing upon which to set my compass. Tom is a skilled facilitator who gave a great deal of himself. It is rare, if ever, that I walk away from a day’s workshop energised. Truly rare. You are a prime example of what I would call someone who is ‘career dovetailed’, in the zone, centred, purposeful and filled with innate conviction. Thank you. Well done today, Tom! – Duncan Bolam
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I am now going to write the book(s) that Tom unleashed in me yesterday! I thought there was one, but seems after a good nights rest, there are 3 that want to come out! – Cheryl-lee Broadfoot
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‘New Age’ but highly practical; hard headed but not cynical; generous but not gushing; good fun, and hard work. It did much more than it said on the tin. Thanks – Keith Hutcheson
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I am just looking at your Home Study study material – it is amazing – I want to be able to prepare something like that for whatever I am to do! This is fab, I never realised that you are real wizard! Well done! – Tanja Gower