Getting Known, Being Seen.

I was fortunate to be able to see Mark Bouris present recently and during his presentation he quoted Richard Branson stating that in building your business and your brand you need to seek opportunities to gain “notoriety with affection”.

Given that much of my work currently is with small business people seeking to set themselves apart from the crowd and build more meaningful relationships with their target market through storytelling and publishing, that concept really resonated with me and I understand the importance of being able to achieve that if you want a strong and profitable business.

You can imagine how excited I was then to be interviewed recently by Get Known Be Seen contributing author and journalist, Sally Eberhardt, for an article she wrote for the Redcliffe Guide.

Sally has done a remarkable job of making me sound quite affable and altruistic for which I am truly grateful, and I’m in awe of her writing talents. And photographer Ben McShea did a great job of making me look acceptable. Thanks guys. And thanks for the plug for MJL Publications.

If gaining notoriety with affection is all about lead generation and you need more leads to grow your business, where and how do you need to be seen in order to gain notoriety with affection on a larger playing field?

You can read the article here:

Are you a writer? How can you tell?

I believe that we are all creative and that some of us are aware of that and others aren’t.  Why we would or wouldn’t acknowledge our creativity depends on so many factors.
 
We do know however if we have a longing to write a book.  It is the first thing we think about when we wake up in the morning and the last thing we think of before we go to bed at night.
If you are called to write a book it is because your creativity is calling you to write in order to make sense of the world around you.  It is, after all, human nature to seek meaning in our lives.
 
So what needs to change in your  mind, in your beliefs or in your life so that you can answer the call to write?
Walk with me as I talk you through the process of what we do at MJL Publications and how we can help you to answer the call.

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Go Forth and Publish

It was four years ago this week that I published Domestic Detox with my partner in crime at the time Lorna Emblen.

Lorna and Deb with the first copy of Domestic Detox

Happy Birthday Domestic Detox

What a ride that was, and we had so much fun collaborating with all the contributing authors and taking them along for the ride. 

Now I would love to say that it snuck up on us but I had wanted to be a published author since my early teens so it was actually a long journey of discovery for me which probably made it an even sweeter experience.

The reason I bring this up now is not just to say happy birthday Domestic Detox, but because it is an incredibly appropriate time to officially announce that earlier this year I made the decision to transition from counselling into full time publishing.

MJL Publications now has my full attention.

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Deborah Fay and Trish Springsteen talk with Alan Simms on local radio 99.7fm

Here are some pics from Deb and Trish’s adventures in radio. They started out at 101.5fm in the morning and ended the day at 99.7fm.

We’re all talking about the book and about Autism Awareness and about the formal book launch on the 30th – details of which are HERE

What an adventure we are all having with the launch of Parenting A Child On The Spectrum.

We will post a podcast of the interview as soon as it is available to us.

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If you would like a copy for yourself or for a loved one click on the book below:

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