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The City of Gardens Collection / Publicity Campaign
3/23/2009 8:57:05 PM
Writing is the easy part. Trying to get some one to buy it is another story. I have tried many marketing and publicity strategies and I have come to the conclusion that they have all had a small margin of success. To increase those odds, you must establish eye contact to be heard.
Most promotional material is easily discarded. E-mails are easily deleted. Letters are often filed in the shredder. Business cards are used to pick your teeth or open a door.
Phone messages on voice mail are many times not answered.

As an initial contact, these techniques score very poor. A single phone call directly to the person you wish to speak to is a little harder to ignore. This works with confidence and brief direct statements to hook the fish.

The phone should be used to to arrange further communication with the other party. It is ideal to arrange a physical meeting where you can look them in the eyes. There is very little chance that they can avoid or ignore you when you are in their face.

Don't waste their valuable time. Start your conversation with an assertive and direct tag line describing what you do and what you can do for them. People are generally selfish. They do not put time or effort into something unless it will benefit or affect them personally.

Underline why their action to accept your offer will affect them in a positive manner. Stresss the importance of immediate action. Give references as to the consequences of their inaction.

You must command the show. This may be the only five minutes you will ever get, it is time to shine. First impressions will affect the meeting according to what you are wearing, if you are properly groomed and display confidence which can be easily observed by posture and body language, it is critical to shine. People really do judge a book by its cover.

All you have is five minutes to win their heart. Then it's over. A positive responce is a cell number, business card or a sale. Anything less than that, you blew it.

If you are selling your book, five minutes is all it takes. If you are trying to estabish a connection or working relationship, it is those five minutes that will make or break you.

Look directly into their eyes. This is the first step to getting their attention. It also decreases nervousness and promotes confidence. You are not not distracted by any other outside interference, just focus on who you are speaking to. Capture the moment.

Make those five minutes work for you as if it was your last five minutes on this earth. Put these skills to practice at garage sales, community fairs or speaking arrangements. Practice over and over again, you will always get better. Then you will be ready for the big fish.



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More Blogs by Patrick Joesph Schnerch
• Book Rights for Sale - Wednesday, October 27, 2010
• Book Review / The Peaceful Warrior - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
• Book review / City of Gardens: The Other Side of the Fence - Tuesday, September 21, 2010
• Now you know - Sunday, September 19, 2010
• Facts that contribute to social degeneration - Monday, September 06, 2010
• Not enough - Monday, September 06, 2010
• Book Network - Saturday, September 04, 2010
• The Other Side of the Fence - Tuesday, December 22, 2009
• City of Gardens: Book review - Thursday, November 19, 2009
• City of Gardens: Victoria's Dirty Little Secret - Wednesday, November 18, 2009
• Link Exchange - Wednesday, November 04, 2009
• The Invisible Society / Edit - Sunday, October 25, 2009
• The Invisible Society / Excerpt - Tuesday, October 06, 2009
• The Invisible Society / October 19, 2009 - Monday, September 28, 2009
• New book / AWSOME!!! - Sunday, September 13, 2009
• Life is Good! - Tuesday, September 01, 2009
• Forum and Chat - Monday, August 24, 2009
• I Double Dog Gone Dare You to Read This! - Friday, August 21, 2009
• The Motive Behind West Coast Literary Productions - Wednesday, July 22, 2009
• Bipolar Babe / Inspiration - Monday, July 20, 2009
• Andrea Paquette / Bipolar Babe - Saturday, July 11, 2009
• The Invisible Society Interviews - Saturday, July 11, 2009
• Bipolar Babe - Saturday, July 04, 2009
• Marketing "The City of Gardens Collection" - Saturday, June 27, 2009
• Field Work / Research / Victoria, BC - Wednesday, June 24, 2009
• The City of Gardens Collection is Making its Mark - Friday, June 12, 2009
• Business is business... - Thursday, June 11, 2009
• Mental illness / Addiction/ Homelessness/ Victoria BC - Tuesday, June 02, 2009
• Book Series Going Political - Monday, June 01, 2009
• Book Research / The Invisible Society - Friday, May 29, 2009
• Book Research - Friday, May 22, 2009
• Mental illness, addiction and homelessness (Victoria, BC) - Friday, May 15, 2009
• Social Deterioration - Monday, May 11, 2009
• Show Time - Thursday, April 30, 2009
• The Forgotton, Lost and Neglected - Wednesday, April 22, 2009
• Faith In Action - Tuesday, April 21, 2009
• 2009 - 2014 - Sunday, April 19, 2009
• Marketing City of Gardens - Thursday, April 16, 2009
• Freedom Fighters Inc. - Monday, April 06, 2009
• Let There be Light / City of Gardens - Saturday, April 04, 2009
• Allbooks Review City of Gardens - Saturday, April 04, 2009
• Human Nature - Thursday, March 26, 2009
•  The City of Gardens Collection / Publicity Campaign - Monday, March 23, 2009  
• Breaking the Silence - Saturday, March 21, 2009
• The Invisible Society - Victoria, BC - Monday, March 16, 2009
• City of Gardens: The Invisible Society - Wednesday, March 11, 2009
• Book Review / Melissa Levine - Saturday, March 07, 2009
• Phase II / Publicity Campain - Friday, March 06, 2009
• Book Relase Up-date - Monday, March 02, 2009
• I Believe in Love! - Thursday, February 26, 2009
• Special Request for Book From Mayor's Office - Thursday, February 26, 2009
• Book Release / VHES Fundraiser - Wednesday, February 25, 2009
• The Key to Success! - Tuesday, February 17, 2009
• City of Gardens Sparking Interest From the Media - Monday, February 16, 2009
• Victoria Human Exchange Society (VHES) - Wednesday, February 11, 2009
• Schnerch / March 1st, 2009 - Friday, February 06, 2009
• City of Gardens on the Fast Track - Saturday, January 31, 2009
• City of Gardens is Generating a Lot of Interest in Greater Victoria. - Tuesday, January 27, 2009
• All or Nothing! - Thursday, January 15, 2009
• City of Gardens / VHES / The Facts - Sunday, January 11, 2009
• January / February 500 Book Drive - Friday, January 02, 2009
• Mental illness, Addiction and Homelessness. - Monday, December 29, 2008
• Communtity Support / Local and Beyond - Tuesday, December 23, 2008
• B-POTSC 2009-2014 - Thursday, December 18, 2008
• Welcome Readers and Authors - Wednesday, December 17, 2008
• Book Series Designed for Charity - Tuesday, December 16, 2008


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