What I Respect Most About Wayne Dyer - Author & Book Promoter
Wayne Dyer has written a lot of nifty self-help books, and he has also starred in some very enjoyable public TV shows. So, he has earned every bit of his success, and he has made, and continues to make great contributions to people?s lives. But it isn?t his writing or his ideas or his performances that impress me as much as one thing he did when he was just breaking into publishing. If you follow his lead, you can succeed in book publishing, too, says the best-selling author of 12 books and the popular Nightingale-Conant audio seminar, THE LAW OF LARGE NUMBERS HOW TO MAKE SUCCESS INEVITABLE.Wayne Dyer has written a lot of nifty self-help books, and he has also starred in some very enjoyable public TV shows. So, he has earned every bit of his success, and he has made, and continues to make great contributions to people?s lives. But it isn?t his writing or his ideas or his performances that impress me as much as one thing he did when he was just breaking into publishing. He tells the story about how he loaded his beat up station wagon with books and toured the countryside speaking at every bookstore and on every radio station that would have him. Literally, he put his own books onto the shelves at many of the nation?s bookstores.
Why did he go to this extreme?
Wouldn?t publishers have done the same thing for him, faster, with a lot less bother to him?
He knew this. He had written what he thought was a fine book, one that would sell, but only if people: (1) Knew it existed; and (2) Could find it in bookstores.
So, he addressed those two challenges and PERSONALLY CREATED HIS FIRST BEST-SELLER, ?Pulling Your Own Strings.?
When I was promoting my early books I got myself onto as many radio and TV stations as I could. I personally paid for a publicist, and I also did a lot of my own publicity, first hand.
I remember being on vacation in Hawaii, stuck in my hotel room, doing one ?phoner?-- telephone interview-- after another back to the mainland. While the beach beckoned, I was stuck speaking to audiences in snow-socked Chicago and Detroit.
But it helped to put me and my books on the map.
If you?re serious about wanting to be an author I encourage you to read Dyer?s description of what he did to become known. Then, ask yourself: ?What am I willing to do; what sacrifices will I make??
Dr. Gary S. Goodman is the best-selling author of 12 books and more than a thousand articles. His seminars and training programs are sponsored internationally and he is a top-rated faculty member at more than 40 universities. Dynamic, experienced, and lots of fun, Gary brings more than two decades of solid management and consulting experience to the table, along with the best academic preparation and credentials in the speaking and training industry. Holder of five degrees, including a Ph.D. from the Annenberg School For Communication at USC, an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management, and a law degree from Loyola, his clients include several Fortune 1000 companies along with successful family owned and operated firms across America. Much more than a ?talking head,? Gary is a top mind that you?ll enjoy working with and putting to use. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org