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Fireside Chat: Write the Right Book! How Smart Speakers Make Better Decisions In Publishing Their First Book

  • Monday, May 02, 2022
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Ascendancy Research, 8th floor conference room, 5775 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis
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Write the Right Book! How Smart Speakers Make Better Decisions In Publishing Their First Book

Featuring Mark LeBlanc, Manny Steil, and Marci Malzahn

Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Are you publishing your first book? Have you published a book and now want to explore other options? Whether you are embarking on your journey as an author and are publishing your first book or you are an experienced author and exploring other options, this session is for you! Join Marci Malzahn, Manny Steil, and Mark LeBlanc as they share their personal experiences and what they might do differently with their next book.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The 3 Paths to Publishing
  • Preparation, publishing and promotion
  • The pitfalls of working with a publishing company
  • What to expect when your book is published
  • The difference between marketing your book and marketing with a book
  • How to keep your momentum going
  • To co-author or not to co-author

Dr. Manny Steil, CSP, CLP, CPAE is author of five books including the pioneering and award-winning book Listening Leaders: The 10 Golden Rules to Listen, Lead, and Succeed. Manny is internationally known as “The Ambassador of Listening” and a “Speaker Worth Listening To.” Dr. Steil is CEO and Chairman of the International Listening Leadership Institute. He has been inducted into both the National Speakers  Association’s Speakers Hall of Fame and the International Listening Association’s Listening Hall of Fame. Manny has served on the MN Chapter Board for many years and is currently serving as the Platinum Board Member.

Mark LeBlanc, CSP has authored or co-authored six books, including his latest book, Rainmaker Confidential. His first book, Growing Your Business anchored his business model and over 800 clients purchased fifty copies or more. He is the Chairman of Indie Books International, out of Southern CA. Mark is past president of the National Speakers Association and he selects the annual winner of the NSA MN Chapter Mark LeBlanc Award.

Marcia Malzahn has authored five books and co-authored three books. Marci’s books are inspirational, such as Devotions for Working Women, The Fire Within (also published in the Philippines), and The Friendship Book (also published in Spanish) and educational, such as Bring YOUR Shoes -- written for emerging leaders. Her latest book, Inside Your Mama’s Tummy is her first children’s book, inspired by her first grandchild. Marci is the Immediate Past President of the NSA MN Chapter Board.

We will have time for lots of questions as this is an informal fireside chat. We hope to see you there!

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