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5 Quick Tips To Boost Your Confidence Public Speaking

We were asked on Twitter whether we know the best tips for confident speaking. We do! We’ll happily give you a quick rundown on how to give a speech worth giving or how to public speak with confidence.

1. Expect to be nervous. It’s okay to be nervous. The best of us are. Just be ready for it because it is likely to be the case.

2. Be prepared. Know what you are going to say and why. Since you either arranged the engagement or were asked to speak for this audience, you must have something to offer.

3. Rehearse and rehearse again. Say it out loud. Take notes. Do it again, and again, until you appear poised in your delivery and are more confident about what you have to say. When you feel like you’ve got it, you got it! If you don’t get that feeling, then maybe you need to switch things up.

Practice doesn’t make perfect but it’ll give you a better sense of calm when you start fumbling over your words. If you’ve practiced, you’ll easily be able to stop, take a breath, and get right back on track.

4. Focus on your audience and connect with them. Get started with them before the speech if at all possible.

5. Act confident and visualize success. That alone works wonders! Even introverts can play the part for a short while. To be confident and successful, you must exude confidence. Give it a try! You’ll be surprised how well it works.


Why Entrepreneurs Should Keep Investing in Themselves (And Not Just Their Businesses)

If you own your own business, it’s imperative that you take care of yourself and that you continue to develop professionally.

To prevent burnout and stay on top of your game, as an entrepreneur, you must invest in your own professional development, personal relationships, emotional well-being and physical health.

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Createspace and KDP did what?

Have you heard the news? CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), a.k.a. Amazon, are becoming one service!

You’re probably thinking…

How will this affect me?!

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Introducing BookBub Featured New Releases


Cool features:

  • New Release Alerts are free. Yeah, you heard me correctly. Absolutely free!
  • New Release Alerts are not subject to BookBub’s editorial selection process. Which means all authors can take advantage of this amazing feature.
  • New Release Alerts are sent to an author’s BookBub followers. I heard our collective sigh there. The more followers an author has on BookBub, the more readers will get their alerts. But what if you don’t have many BookBub followers (or any, for that matter)?

We’re thrilled to tell you about a new tool that will allow authors and publishers to promote new releases to BookBub’s audience of power readers. Psst. Yes, it’s free!

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Author Services Giveaway

The Indie Academy’s Author Services Giveaway


Authors – It’s your turn to win some prizes!

The Indie Academy is hosting an author services giveaway with over $2,000 in services from 15 different providers.

No matter what stage you’re at with your writing career, there’s a prize to suit your needs.

Win your next book cover, formatting, editing, teaser graphics, web design or promotional service. Enter one or all of the giveaways and spread the word to earn more entries.

Giveaway runs August 1st – 31st.

Visit the giveaway page now!


​Support an author! Pick up your FREE e-copy of this book today!!! Last chance. Offer ends at midnight!

Labour Day Super Sale!

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Check out the Labour Day Super Sale & Giveaway for loads of romance books on sale and for your chance to WIN A KINDLE or one of three $25.00 Amazon gift cards, just for subscribing to their newsletters!

Why are we sharing this? One of our authors is involved and it’s just our way of thanking our loyal readers.

Here’s the link to the Labor Day Super Sale & Giveaway!


DFY: And the winner is…

As an author you’re always give, give, giving to the book community. By entering the “Done For You” Giveaway hosted by Love Kissed Book Bargains, you’ve done something for yourself for a change. Go you!

Here are the names of two lucky authors who have won one of these outrageously generous prizes. 

The Winners have been selected and notified via newsletter!

CONGRATULATIONS, winners! Please email us at to collect your prize. DON’T DELAY! You have 72 hours from the time of the newsletter notification to stake your claim.

For everyone else . . .

If you’re looking to schedule our services anytime between now and December 31, 2016, join our mailing list to validate the following coupon for an incredible deal!

Expires: December 31, 2016!

(All good things must come to an end.)

But we aren’t stopping there!

Ask an author friend to join our mailing list, by sharing this blog post publicly, and get an additional $5.00 off! You need only link us to the shared post when you request our services and we will honour the discount! The bonus? Your friend too gets 25% off our services!

But this amazing deal cannot last forever! It expires: December 31, 2016. Act today!

A Giveaway for AUTHORS!

#Authors -> Check out the First Annual DFY (Done For You) Promotion, which is running from August 1-25. 

You are always give, give, giving to the book community. We are proud to have joined up with some other fabulous book businesses to be able to give back to you!

That’s right! 42 book businesses have come together to offer you some pretty amazing prize packages. See for yourself!

Here’s a sneak preview of the prizes from Black Widow Publishing:

  • One author will win a free proofread of an edited manuscript up to 70,000 words.
  • One author will win a free graphic teaser.
  • Every author who enters will receive a 25% off coupon for author services listed on the website.

Offer Expires: December 31, 2016

Enter to Win!

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