Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Author, Artist and Poet Ray Chilensky on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

Do you enjoy mystery, thriller, suspense, military and historical novels? Join me for Your Book Your Brand Your Business on Monday, July 16 at 5 PM Eastern when I welcome Ray Chilensky to the show:

Ray Chilensky lives in rural Tuscarwarus County, Ohio. He has worked briefly in law enforcement and for several years in private security. He has studied political science and history at Kent State University. Late in life he decided to pursue his passion for storytelling and combined that passion with lifelong interest in history and politics to seriously peruse a writing career. He currently has five novels published through Solstice Publishing.

His hobbies drawing and paints in both traditional and digital mediums, and subjects such as ‘fringe’ archaeology (especially the pre-Columbian burial mounds near his home and throughout the Ohio Valley.

Ray’s eBook, Seventh: The Blessed Warriors Book One, will be available as a free download on July 17. You can preview and/or purchase all of his books on Amazon.com.

 

Certified Personal Branding Strategist Faith James on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

Are you an entrepreneur seeking effective strategies to define and expand your brand and influence? Curious as to how writing and publishing a book can help you build your personal brand? Don’t miss tonight’s episode of Your Book Your Brand Your Business at 5 PM Eastern when host Daria Anne welcomes Certified Personal Branding Strategist Faith James.

Faith James is regarded and hailed as the Queen of Branding and has the awards, the case studies and the client reviews to back it up!

She has over 25+ years experience being a Fortune 500 Influencer to multi-national brands like IBM, Microsoft, Pepsi, Mary Kay, Frito Lay, Edward Jones, Wendy’s Hamburger, Lindt Chocolate and Liberty Mutual to name a few.  Faith has published articles and blog content on advertising and brand development and speaks frequently at industry shows such as the Advertising Research Federation and The American Marketing Association. She is a highly sought after public speaker on the topic of branding and is the speaker/trainer for the St. Lucie County – Board of County Commissioners for their Ignite Leadership and Spark Mentorship events as well as a master brand consultant for the Round Table of St. Lucie County organization.

She is a certified Personal Branding Strategist and is the CEO and Chief Brand Strategist of The Personal Branding Consultancy, LLC, which is a branding agency that helps forward-leaning entrepreneurs define their unique brand positioning that helps them stand out from their peers and improve their professional reputation in the market place. She is the founder of several exclusive personal branding events including:

  • Branding Over Brunch Event Personal Branding Workshop Signature Event
  • Branding Over Lunch Workshop and Lunch and Learn Sessions
  • Branding After Dark Happy Hour and VIP Mix and Mingle Event
  • Branding Over The Internet and ASK! Faith – Virtual Personal Branding Webinar Series

Faith offers both group and private coaching for those who are keen on building a solid and winning personal and professional brand. When she is not busy developing brands, she spends her free time playing team tennis for the Buttonwood Tennis Club; volunteers her time as a branding coach for the Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year program; and is the Marketing Committee Chair for the 2018 Treasure Coast Walk To End Alzheimer’s. She is a big believer in personal development and has a large collection of books on the topic. One of her favorite quotes from Jim Rohn is, “In order for things to change for you, you have to change.”

For more information, visit Faith at her website, www.faithjames.com. You can email her at faith@faithjames.com and/or connect with her via social media.

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/faithjames
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepersonalbrandingconsultancy/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsEtxeO6zz8vDqcHVES4UZQ

During the live interview, Faith will define personal branding; explain the difference between personal branding and marketing; and share her thoughts on writing and publishing a book as part of building your personal brand. Along the way, we’ll answer your branding questions from the live chat room. And Faith will even offer a special gift for our listeners!

Tune in to Your Book Your Brand Your Business with Personal Branding Strategist Faith James at 5 PM Eastern.

 

Author Roy “Griff” Griffis on Your Book Your Brand Your Business

Please tune in at 5 PM Eastern on May 14 when I welcome the accomplished author Roy “Griff” Griffis to the show. In his own words:

I was born in Texas City, TX, the son of a career Air Force meteorologist. Attended a variety of schools at all of the hot spots of the nation, such as Abilene, Texas and Bellevue, Nebraska.

When I was ten, I was sent to my grandparent’s house in Tucson, Arizona because things were tough at home. I was pretty damn lost, as my grandparents were largely strangers to me. My older brother, a more taciturn type, refused to discuss what was going on. Fortunately, like so many kids before me, I was rescued by literature. Or, at least, by fiction. In a tiny used bookstore that was just one block up from a dirt road, I discovered that some good soul had unloaded his entire collection of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars” series in Ballantine Paperback. Because my father had already taught me the guy who created “Tarzan” was the self-same ERB, I spent my RC Cola money on the first book of the series, “A Princess of Mars.”

I think what struck me was how these books were possessed of magic: they were able to transport me far from this dusty land of relatives who I didn’t know and other relatives pretended not to know me to another dusty land of adventure, heroism, nobility, and even love. It was the first magic I’d encountered that wasn’t a patent fraud, and when I closed the stiff paperback with the lurid colors on the cover, I decided it was the kind of magic I wanted to dedicate the rest of my life to mastering. And, thus, I was saved.

Since then, I’ve never looked back. I’ve written poems, short stories (twice runner-up in the Playboy college fiction contest), plays (winning some regional awards back East and a collegiate Historical Playwriting Award), screenplays, and novels. I’m a member of the WGAw, with one unproduced screenplay sold to Fox Television. I also had a moment or two of internet notoriety as co-creator of the web-comic “Truesbury.” Right before Trump’s election, I somehow was selected as a “Conservative Novelist” to be interviewed by a Swiss newspaper, which was pretty funny by itself since they found me by doing an internet search for Conservative Novelists and for some reason, I was about number three on the list. “We had a hard time finding conservative novelists.” No shit, I thought.

Along the way, I’ve done the usual starving artist jobs. Been a janitor, a waiter, a clerk in a bookstore. I was also the 61st Aviation Rescue Swimmer in the Coast Guard (all that Tarzan reading wasn’t wasted). I’m also not a bad cook, come to think of it.

Currently, I’m a husband, father, and cat-owner. I’m an avid bicyclist and former EMT. I live in a small town in Texas with my lovely wife (a college professor) where we are renovating a 130 year-old historic home for us, three rescue dogs, and two rescue cats. My friends call me “Griff,” my parents call me “Roy,”and my college-age son calls me “Dadman.” It’s a good life.

During the live interview, Griff and I  welcome your questions from the chat room.