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2) BI-WEEKLY TEAM CALLS

AUTHOR TEAM CALLS

4) FIRST STEPS & UPDATES

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Getting Started

Welcome to our Overcoming Mediocrity Team!!!

This is a secret page for our author communications. We suggest that you bookmark this URL link for future access so you can easily check back for future updates and opportunities.

Depending on when you’ve joined our project, there may or may not be much happening on this page. Once the majority of our authors are assembled for the current volume, we will be having weekly updates, group calls, and deadlines.

 

CLICK ON THE YELLOW TOGGLE BUTTON BELOW TO OPEN UP EACH CRITICAL GETTING-STARTED STEP!

STEP #1 Whitelist Our Email Addresses. 👉

We’re experiencing inconsistent email deliverability lately, so PLEASE take a moment to whitelist us to ensure you receive each of our communications. LEARN HOW TO WHITELIST

[email protected]

[email protected]

STEP #2 Help Choose The Next Book Subtitle. 👉
STEP #3 Join Our Private Author Facebook Group. 👉

In addition to becoming a valuable resource for you to share about your business, you can use our Facebook Author Group to connect with the amazing women from this, the past, and all future books.

We will use this group to post events, opportunities, and project updates.

We recommend that you turn ON the notifications, so you don’t miss anything important.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE GROUP

Be sure to review and follow the group rules.

STEP #4 Join Our BIG Facebook Group. 👉

As a client, you have posting privileges in our big Facebook Group.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE GROUP

Be sure to review and follow the group rules.

STEP #5 Check Out Our Author Referral Program. 👉

All authors get a $200 referral check for every newly referred, Non-DPWN Member who joins this or any future Overcoming Mediocrity project. PLUS+you can also extend a $200 savings to the women who join us.

To help with this process, we’ve provided a script (below) that you can customize and share with women you think would be a great addition to our team. The best results are always obtained by conversations instead of emails, so please follow up with a phone call and ask permission for me to call them.

You simply share the project details with women who may be interested in participating and then connect them with Christie at [email protected] 

We will do the rest and send your rewards if they join us.

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COPY, CUSTOMIZE, & SHARE SCRIPT

My friend, leadership authority, and founder of the Dynamic Professional Women’s Network (DPWN), Christie Ruffino, is publishing the next (10th) book in her very successful “Overcoming Mediocrity” book anthology series. I am excited to have been a featured author in one of her books and she just told me that she is once again looking for a few more dynamic women who are willing to share their inspirational stories so that they can equip and empower other women to also make a bigger difference in the world. You will receive tons of exposure as well as credibility and the prestige of becoming (MY FAVE!) an Amazon Bestselling author. Plus, by joining her author tribe you will get the added benefit of uniting with the other amazing women she is bringing together for this book. Here are links for the books on Amazon and for their project website.

If you want to apply to be featured in her next book, let me know so I can connect you both. My friends will get $100 off of the investment as a special referral gift from me. 🙂

Project Updates

WRITE YOUR STORY

STEP #2 Book Your Story Framework Coaching Call 👉

I am here to support you every step of the way. My personal goal is to help you create the most impactful story that will elevate your business and then leverage it in a way that your list grows and your client conversions increase.

Over time, I’ve learned that those results can’t happen in a group setting. So now, every author gets two included coaching calls to work through brand clarity, story framework, and monetization strategy.

BOOK YOUR CALL HERE

Be sure to watch the Story Framework Training BEFORE our call. (Step #2)

 

STEP #3 Submit Your Profile Details for the O.M. Website 👉

Please fill out this Author Submission Form so that we can get you set up on our website and other marketing channels.

Direct any questions to [email protected].

 

STEP #4 Write a Dazzling Bio 👉

How to Write a Dazzling Bio

As a speaker, author, coach, or industry expert, there will be many situations where you will be asked to provide your bio for promotional purposes.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

FYI: Your bio should be 300 words or less.

STEP #5 Get a Professional Headshot 👉

Work with a local photographer to have a current headshot taken to use on the book cover and inside with your bio.

Submission details are below on this page.

STEP #6 Pre-Publishing Marketing Ideas 👉

Once you’ve joined our team, feel free to begin creating energy around your upcoming new author status.

Some pre-publishing marketing ideas are:

  1. Share how you just signed an author agreement with a publisher to write your first book. Include a photo of you signing your contract.
  2. Share highlights of your story and mention your pending book.
  3. Create an opt-in page for people to sign-up to get autographed copies of your book.
  4. Begin taking pre-orders. You can use the pre-order form template on the right column of this page.

SUBMIT YOUR STORY, BIO, PHOTO, ETC.

Your Contact Information 👉

All of This Information Is for Our Personal Records.

Fill Out This Form / https://bit.ly/OMYourContactInfo

Direct any questions to [email protected].

Submit Your Bio 👉

Please fill out this Author Bio Submission Form so that we can get you set up on our website and other marketing channels.

Your bio should be 300 words.

https://bit.ly/OMYourBio

Direct any questions to [email protected]

Not sure how to write your bio? You can find HELP & EXAMPLES HERE.

Submitting Your Story 👉

Your Story

PLEASE NOTE: Once your story is submitted to the editing team, and they are complete with their edits, we are not able to start over with major modifications. Be sure you are satisfied with your story before it is submitted so that our editing team can refine it to produce the final ready-to-print story.

Once your story is complete, use the following specifications to modify it’s formatting before it is submitted. We suggest you run your document through a Grammarly review before you send it to us. They have a free version that works nicely for this use. www.grammarly.com 

Then, submit the final manuscript HERE as a Microsoft Word attachment. We will then send it to our Editor for review. They will check spelling, grammar and suggest minor improvements for your approval.

You do not need to layout your story the way you want it to look in the printed book. Our graphic artist will format the book to ensure consistency.

  • Write your story using single spacing.  (Gold = 2,000 words/Platinum = 3,500 words)
  • Use Microsoft Word as your document application.
  • Type your story in Times New Roman 12 point font, single-spaced.
  • You may bold and italicize when you need them.
  • Do not use page breaks.
  • Use only one space after a sentence period.
  • For new paragraphs, create space by using a single return.
  • For subheads, create space by using a single return before and after the subhead.
  • Do not submit art or graphics unless pre-arranged for your story.
  • Proof your work, use spell check, and check for words that may have a different meaning yet are spelled correctly.
  • Proof your work one last time! 😀

After all of the stories are edited and approved, the book will be sent to our design team for completion. You will have the opportunity to review the final book one last time before it goes to print.

SUBMIT STORY HERE / https://bit.ly/OMYourStory

Thank you for following these guidelines.

Jesica Ruffino

Direct any questions to [email protected].

Submit Info About Your Story 👉

Please fill out this Story Information Submission Form so that we can add your information to our website and begin to promote you.

https://bit.ly/OMYourStoryInfo

Direct any questions to [email protected]

Your Lead Magnet Details 👉

A lead magnet is when you offer your website visitors something of considerable value in return for their contact information.

We will need your Title, Description, URL, and QR Code.

Submit your Lead Magnet Here / https://bit.ly/OMYourLeadMagnet

Direct any questions to [email protected].

QR CODE: Here is the resource I’ve been using for years to create QR Codes. It’s not pretty, but it’s effective and free. http://www.freeqrcodetracker.com/

QR CODE VIDEO: https://youtu.be/pKT1QJAeAOk

Here is another option. https://www.qr-code-generator.com/ 

Examples:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Story Submission FAQ's. 👉

CAN THE WORD COUNT OF MY STORY EXCEED THE TOTAL OF MY PARTICIPATION LEVEL?

Your story can be a few words over, but not more than 50 so that the final book word count can be managed, and the printing costs do not get too high. After learning the hard way, we found the perfect balance between the number of participating authors and that final word count total. You can, however, have more than your allotted words at per word cost. This way, that money can be applied directly to the printing expense, keeping the price per book low for you and the rest of the authors.

Here are those prices as defined in the Authors’ agreement: “The Author can extend the length of her story beyond the agreed word count for an additional charge of 50 cents per word. The final count (not including the Author Bio) will be determined by the word count indicated on the final approved Microsoft Word document.”

Please note, if the final version of your edited story exceeds the 50-word buffer, we will invoice you for that excess.

Looking to Start Speaking to Share Your Story? 👉

If you’re looking to break into the speaking arena, I have two resources to recommend.

1) ENGAGING SPEAKERS

Since 2003, Engaging Speakers has had the honor of helping entrepreneurs, experts in their field, authors, speakers, small business owners, and non-profit leaders grow their businesses through speaking by helping them define their message, refine it and bring it to the world.

Learn More About Engaging Speakers > > HERE

2) TOASTMASTERS

What is Toastmasters? Do you want to practice public speaking, improve your communication, and build leadership skills? With Toastmasters, you can break barriers, not your budget.

Learn More About Toastmasters > > HERE

6) PARTNERS & RESOURCES

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EFFICIENCY

CllickUp has a complete suite of internal automation and external integrations.

FEEDBACK & TESTIMONIALS

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WE'D  L❤️️VE  A  TESTIMONIAL

Share Your Experience

(Help us attract more amazing women, just like you)

11) THE M.U. PODCAST

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Who’s Been On The Show…

Our guests don’t merely coast through life. They don’t let difficult situations stop them. They set big goals, keep their eyes on the prize, and they’re joining us today to share insider secrets and valuable resources that can be used RIGHT NOW to step into your power and fulfill your true purpose in life.
Here are just a few of our Rock-Star Guests…

Bob Burg

Bob Burg

The Go-Giver

Michelle Prince

Michelle Prince

Performance Publishing Group

Cathy Donovan Wagner

Cathy Donovan Wagner

Retail Maven

Jay Fiset

Jay Fiset

JVology Founder

Jen Coffel

Jen Coffel

Engaging Speakers

Tiffany Hinton

Tiffany Hinton

Gluten-Free Mom

We Want You On The Show!

 

STEP #1

Once your book is published, we want to feature you, your story, and your ninja tips on our show. Until then, be sure to listen, subscribe, rate, and review our show on Apple Podcasts, so when you’re ready, you are well prepared and our podcast audience has increased.

CLICK  HERE to Listen, Subscribe, Rate, & Review Our Show.

STEP #2

Sign up to record your episode.

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