Alice Osborn

Write from the Inside Out

What is the Real Secret of Networking?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2012

What is the Real Secret of Networking?

How much should you networking? How much is too much or too little? Regular contributor Dave Baldwin shares his insights on networking based on his own experiences and upon reading Great by Choice by Jim Collins. Enjoy and hope you leave here today with a renewed sense of where networking fits into your business. In 2007, when I first discovered the concept of networking, I was excited. I saw...

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How Do You Book a Book Reading?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2012

How Do You Book a Book Reading?

Whether you’re an independent author (read self-published), or publish with a small press or are a poet whose name is not Billy Collins or Maya Angelou, you have to book your own signing gigs, much like independent musicians book theirs. Your publisher is too small to do it for you. How do you go about doing this? Well, today we’re going to discuss booking a gig in your own backyard with local...

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How To Network When You’re An Introvert

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012

How To Network When You’re An Introvert

Here’s another guestpost from regular contributor Dave Baldwin. Today Dave shares with us how being an introvert can work for you, not against you, in the world of networking. Enjoy! I recently interviewed Steve Hand, current Director of the Raleigh-area Business Network International (BNI) chapters since 2007. BNI is a referral-based business networking organization. Members commit to...

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Networking for Introverts: The Power of Collaborative Guest Blogging

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012

Networking for Introverts: The Power of Collaborative Guest Blogging

Today we welcome regular guestblogger, Dave Baldwin for his first post of 2012! Dave’s been blogging at Write From the Inside Out for almost a year–that shows real commitment, staying-power and strategy. Dave talks about the power of guest blogging and I hope you’ll be inspired to seek out blogs to showcase your work so you can expand your sphere of influence and leverage your...

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Is There Such Thing As Too Much Self Promotion?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011

Is There Such Thing As Too Much Self Promotion?

I recently gave an online blogging class and on the evaluation form I was told “instructor (meaning me) used too much self promotion.” Too much? I thought back to what I did and yes, I did have a signature tag for my e-report on blogging content and I did mention I was giving a free blogging chat that week for the site. That was it.  This negative eval also prompted me to remember I hear “Alice,...

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