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OM91: Christie Ruffino | Behind the Curtain Secrets to Fuel Your Success

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2) BI-WEEKLY 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

Christie@OurDPWN.com

Jesica@OurDPWN.com

STEP #2 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 #3 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 #4 Join Our GroupMe Communication Thread. 👉

We’re using GroupMe to send out important updates like deadlines, connection calls, marketing training classes, etc.

BOOK #11

Here is the link to join that Chat thread. https://groupme.com/join_group/68852622/bxakZHyJ

 

 

 

Feel free to turn off noisy group notifications, but it would be wise to keep the banner operational. (See vid below)
https://youtu.be/q-Hdnd85MfY

STEP #5 Mark Your Calendars for Our Author Zoom Calls. 👉

Join our author calls to meet the other women in this book and stay updated on the current project developments. Since these calls are interactive, you will want to join via a pc or smartphone.

If you can’t make the calls live, don’t worry, they will be recorded for easy playback.

SCHEDULE: Every 2nd & 4th Monday at 3pm Central

 

Join Zoom Meeting
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STEP #6 Help Choose The Next Book Subtitle. 👉

Overcoming Mediocrity _________ Women

VOTE HERE

Amazing
Ambitious
Beautiful
Brave
Bold
Brilliant
Confident
Conquering
Determined
Divine
Enduring
Enlightened
Excellent
Exceptional
Extraordinary
Fabulous
Fierce
Gifted
Incredible
Independent
Insightful
Inspirational
Intuitive
Legendary
Magnetic
Outstanding
Passionate
Phenomenal
Powerful
Prevailing
Prosperous
Relentless
Significant
Smart
Spectacular
Successful
Surviving
Tenacious
Triumphant
Unforgettable
Unique
Virtuous

Other ___________

STEP #7 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 Christie@OurDPWN.com. 

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

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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

Podcast Group Interview 👉

Our next author call is this coming Monday, March 14th at 3 pm Central.

The format of this call is going to be different than the past.

I am going to be giving an IMPORTANT UPDATE regarding our group podcast recording sessions, and then we are going to be going into breakout rooms to network.

If you cannot attend the call live, be sure to listen to the recording for the podcast instructions

EVERYONE should sign up for their session here: https://workwithchristie.as.me/limitless

August 6, 2021 - Call Highlights 👉
August 23, 2021 - Call Highlights 👉

More introductions and we discussed the cover design options.

September 13, 2021 - Call Highlights 👉

More introductions

Timeline updates

~ Your Contact Info & Bio Due: September 24, 2021.
~ Story & Story Info Due: October 1, 2021.
~ Photo & Lead Magnet Due: October 15, 2021.

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

December 6 - Vote on T-Shirt Design 👉

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DPWNPublishingAuthorGroup/announcements

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 Jesica@OurDPWN.com.

 

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 Jesica@OurDPWN.com.

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 Jesica@OurDPWN.com

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 Jesica@OurDPWN.com.

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 Jesica@OurDPWN.com

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 Jesica@OurDPWN.com.

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

Previous Overcoming Mediocrity E-books

PLEASE REVIEW THE ABOVE
BOOKS YOU’VE READ ON AMAZON

General Writing Support

The Easy Way to Create Compelling Content
By Susan Sparks
This 30-minute presentation is packed with practical writing tips to help you narrow in on your topic, stay on topic, and have the confidence to write in a way that keeps readers engaged.

6) PARTNERS & RESOURCES

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

DIY Pics & Vids

Canva is a great tool to create custom images and videos. You can use the link below to get 1-free credit on a paid version.

7) MARKETING & VISIBILITY

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Promotional Ideas

"How To" Library

Reviews Matter!

79% of consumers today still trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. And when it comes to getting Amazon reviews, the more the merrier. Social proof is some powerful stuff, and the more proof you have, the more potent it becomes. PLEASE CLICK on the Amazon Image Link to the left to leave a review for any of the past books you enjoyed.

How to Make a PayPal Button (like below) to Sell Your Book Online.

Note: This option can not be used on our website bookstore.

Chose an Option
Your Email Address

How to Use Google to Create Your Opt-in.

To get a list of lead-magnet ideas I mentioned in the video, download my Profitable Community Playbook. See step #6 for the complete list.
impact.and.income.replynow.ontraport.net

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How to Make a PDF of Just Your Story to Become a Free Lead Magnet.

You can't give your book away free online, but you can use just your story.
You'll need e a PDF editing tool to strip away the Copyright, Table of Contents and the pages of the other authors as well as any other pages you don't want. A FREE tool to edit PDF's is:
https://www.pdfescape.com/windows/

How to Create Your Amazon Author Central Page.

Learn how to create your Amazon Author Page Download the Instructions here:

Amazon Author Page Instructions

Here are the quick steps > >

After you set up your Author Central acount.

1. Sign in to your Author Central page

2. Select "View All Books"

3. Select "Add a Book"

4. Search for your new book

5. Select book

6. Select "Add This Book"

7. Confirm -- select "I'm not listed"

8. Select "Contact Us"

9. Again select "Contact Us"

10. Select "Author Profile"

11. Select "Add a Book"

12. Select "Send Us an Email"

13. Provide the requested information -- available from the Amazon page

It may take a few days for your book to show up.

How to Create a Paypal Landing Page

You can do the with a personal account by first logging in to Paypal. Then open a new browser window and go to https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/.

The system should recognize your account and allow you to set up your book.

Example: https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/7BRBXXQA6J8DU 

 

 

How to Add Your Book to Our Bookstore

If you want to INCREASE YOUR BOOK SALES, send us your shopping cart details and we'll link your sales page to our website.

You can also send us the link for your Paypal Landing page and explained in the previous step.

Email your final page link to Jesica@OurDPWN.com

How to Post Your Book on Facebook

You can add your book on these platforms as an event for exposure and recognition.

How to Post Your Book on LinkedIn

You can add your book on these platforms as an event for exposure and recognition.

Promo Items

Pre-Selling Your Book

You can use this form to secure book orders and pre-orders.

Author Promo Widgets

Standard benefit for all Overcoming Mediocrity Platinum Authors. If any other Authors are interested, complete and email this form to Jesica@OurDPWN.com.

Amazon Bestseller Labels

Use this form to order your Bestseller Labels.

DPWN SELF-PUBLISHING SUPPORT

When you're ready to create and publish your solo-authored book,
Overcoming Mediocrity Clients get a 10% discount on all publishing services.
LEARN MORE

SHARE YOUR STORY

More Opportunities To Be Seen and Heard by Additional Audiences.

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Image Downloads

Right-click on the image, click "Save Image As", choose a location to save the image, click "Save".

Image Downloads

Right-click on the image, click "Save Image As", choose a location to save the image, click "Save".

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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 O.M. 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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