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My 1st SPEAKING GIG as an author

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:06 am
by mikeyboy_esq
I did it! My FIRST SPEAKING GIG as an author was last night, and I'm happy to report it went smoothly. I'm very grateful that the Nonfiction Authors Association-Houston Chapter let me speak about my 14-step process to self-publishing a book and ways to save $$$ doing so (based on my latest book). Hopefully, everyone learned a tip or two that they can use when they self-publish their next book.

I learned that giving a speech is JUST LIKE TEACHING one of my night classes at the local college... I didn't make much $, my audience fell asleep half-way thru, and no one laughed at my corny jokes! :D

Re: My 1st SPEAKING GIG as an author

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:06 pm
by williamadams

Re: My 1st SPEAKING GIG as an author

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 4:01 pm
by mikeyboy_esq
Yes, I brought books to sell afterwards. While it wasn't a big crowd, most of the audience ended up buying my book. That felt good even if the total number of sales wasn't impressive.

I have another speech on the same topic booked in September at a local college and hope to get a bigger audience at that one. And if I'm lucky, maybe I'll have bigger sales at that speech. So this experience was good practice.