Patricia Morgan Speaks
Saturday, May 27, 2017
08:30 to noon
727 – 11 Ave., S.W., Calgary
You are either a proud and accomplished author or you soon will be. There is a crucial next step after you have taken your book in your hands, wept at its beauty and shown it to your mother.
You will want to attract the attention of those who will buy it, read it, and rave about it.
But do you rave about your own book? As Canadians, we tend to shy away from showing off. However, if you can not show enthusiasm for your book, neither will your readers. Your enthusiasm, paired with a marketing strategy, is key to selling your book.
Become your book’s ambassador! This session will show you how.
As a participants, you will be doing some work that results in transformation in your self-perception, self-confidence and your willingness to speak comfortably about yourself and your book(s). You will even find yourself comfortable in standing up and engaging at a book signing instead of cowering behind a table (as if a member of IPAC would ever do that!).
During this workshop, you will:
- Explore the best-fit settings to show up with your book — in person, radio, TV and/or online.
- Receive tips on how to show the best of you and your book in those settings.
- Be given a list of 15+ proven ways to market your book.
- Hear 5+ tips on how to sell without appearing to be selling.
- Craft a proclamation statement which includes how readers will benefit.
- Walk away standing tall in your authorship.
With a MA in psychology Patricia Morgan speaks to thousands of people each year, helping strengthen their personal and workplace resilience. Patricia’s audiences describe her delivery and message as meaningfully fun, surprisingly insightful and delightfully uplifting.
Patricia is the Past President of Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), Calgary chapter, the creator and mentor of the Fast Track Program for emerging professional speakers and the recipient of the Spirit of CAPS award in recognition of her contribution to the Canadian speaking industry.
More about IPAC Meetings
As always, you will have a chance to meet and talk with other authors and self-publishers. Our members tell us over and over how much this has helped them along the writing and publishing journey.
We meet from 8:30 until noon on the last Saturday, September through November and January through May or June. The meeting fee is $20 for members and $25 for non-members (cash or cheques only), payable at the beginning of the meeting. A full breakfast is included in the fee (the meal cannot be deducted from meeting fees because our room rental is based on the number of attendees).
Location: Danish Canadian Club, 727 – 11th Avenue S.W. Lots of free parking in the club parking lot, on the west side of the building. Enter through the Club doors on the west side of the building and watch for directions, or check with Club staff.
08:30: Breakfast buffet
09:00: Members and guests briefly introduce themselves
09:45: Pat speaks
10:30: Break and networking
The May meeting is our final session of the season; after a summer break, we will return on Saturday, September 30, 2017.