How true…A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words? by Lá Tanyha Boyd

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 “A picture is worth a thousand words” is an English language-idiom. It refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image or that an image of a subject conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a description does. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Here is My Biz Lesson Learned Early in Establishing my Author Brand Voice!

Often times people surf the internet and once they do that Virtual Drive By… it’s important that my Brand Image POPS- photos attract 104% more comments than standard, text-based posts.

When was the last time you updated your social media photo’s? 

People eat and judge with their eyes- And Design is a very important factor in the business world. Consumers will judge a business based on its looks.

Totally understand having a shoestring budget and sure their are some great smartphones that have great camera features that take awesome selfies, but the ones in the bathroom with the roll of toilet paper in the back ground or the rubber ducky shower curtain serving as your back drop- is not what people would call a great professional author brand look.

When it comes down to visual branding…

I found by Keeping my Avatar photos/ Social media Billboard(s) fresh and relevant to my target audience to be effective and would update and change two to perhaps three x’s a month.

My Billboard I would often use Canva to create and incorporate my brand colors.

5 Tips for Producing a great head shot on a shoestring budget:

1. Use Good Light when photographing with your IPad or Cell Phone
2. Ask a friend for help. This is not the time for selfies.
3. Be mindful of distracting wardrobe, revealing neckline and fly away hairs.
4. Practice in the mirror
5. Use colors that compliment you

 

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Leading industry expert Tawana Cox, Owner and Photographer of ETC Studios Tweet: @ETCStudiosTX Visit: http://www.etcstudios.net/

Meet Leading industry expert Tawana Cox, Owner and Photographer of ETC Studios Tawana is a native Houston photographer with a heart for documenting life with a camera. Her passions include photography, graphic design and mentoring. She always looks to bring out the best in people.”Her philosophy is to live life to its fullest without leaving the most important people behind. Never stop growing, never stop giving, never stop learning and find benefit in every relationship that you encounter.”

Tawana, what is your goal when it comes to the lens of a camera?

Greetings, my name is Tawana and thank you for taking time to get to know me! Houston, Texas is my home but I shoot all over the world.  Theres an intangible element in the way I capture people through my lens that make perfect moments unforgettable.

I spend a lot of time studying my craft making sure that my skills are autonomous and second nature. When its time to allow the magic to happen, Im not bounded into the technical aspects of catching the perfect photo. During your session, my primary focus will be capturing the emotions that bring out the exquisiteness in your eyes and the special connection between you and your love. Im a hopeless romantic and I believe in love and true passion. I am captivated by the essence and raw emotions that I get to freeze in time.

I am aware that pre-wedding research can get a little overwhelming, so enough about me, let s talk about you! You are creative, outgoing, fun and very particular to details; you have a vision in mind and are careful with who you trust to pull it off. Together you and I will MAKE IT HAPPEN! We will write the vision and make it plain through proper planning to make the most magnificent images that reflect your unique style and personality. I’d be honored to capture the precious moments of your life through my lens.

 

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Glamour vs head shotListen to #RockYourBook {The Series} Podcast interview with Host Marketing Branding Master Coach LáTanyha Boyd “What does your head shot or branding image say about you? A picture is worth a thousand words. Gain insight with Leading Industry Expert Tawana Cox Owner, Photographer of ETC Studios

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Authorpreneurs 3 Tips Monetize Social Media Engagement by Lá Tanyha Boyd

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What is Social Media Engagement?

Definition: Social media engagement measures the public shares, likes and comments for an online business’ social media efforts. … But return on investment for social media marketing efforts is difficult, and engagement is a blanket metric that doesn’t describe how many users end up purchasing. -Big Commerce

Measuring engagement-

According to Big Commerce-The three most popular social media sites today are FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Each platform has its own mechanisms for users to express appreciation for individual posts and posters, which are measured differently across each platform:

Twitter: Re-tweets and followers

Facebook: Shares, likes and followers

Instagram: Likes and followers

While shares and likes tell you about the popularity of a given post, follows indicate a higher level of investment, meaning users want to see more of your content on a regular basis. Follows are therefore a type of conversion, similar to getting a visitor to sign up for an e-mail list.

Posts can be shared for many reasons, however, not all of them good. Social media engagement is only as positive as the reputation it generates: going viral over a poorly thought-out tweet can cause a tsunami of bad publicity that proves to be unshakeable.

Monetize Author Social Engagement

1) Schedule social media: Decide when and what you will share on your social media platforms . Optimize your profile on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Goodreads and Pinterest. Select the most effective time for reaching the most people with Buffer, Sprout Social, Plan Planner.

2) Get a professional and distinctive author photo: Use this image across all your social media profiles, on your site, at the end of your book (along with your author bio) and on your print materials.

3) Tell your author brand story: Write an author biography that succinctly defines your reason for being; keep it to two or three short but memorable paragraphs that will resonate with your readers. Show some personality (Author Swag) and give your readers a reason to connect. For more information insights on how to Monetize Social Media Engagement and Rock Your Book Audio is now available  

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Are you ready to Turn-Up your Social Media Engagement? Jump start your Marketing Plan OR Brand like a RockStar? If you had answered, YES! Let me introduce myself- I’m your – Global Marketing, Branding Coach LáTanyha Boyd, helping emerging businesses, ministries, authors and national bestsellers to create and Rock their brand/message on a global scale that will attract profits.

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Authorpreneurs 7 Tips to Journal The Journey-Tell Your Story gain Brand Visibility’ by Lá Tanyha Boyd

RYB ACADEMY GRAPHICS (22)I’m on the road often and what better way to Tell My Story and communicate with my community then through social media journaling/sharing my travel experiences with my community-

It was while on my cruise vacation in the Bahamas that gave me an idea for my next book. I find that it’s helpful to come from behind the desk regroup-release- refresh – and site see –  Let’s do this exercise together breathe in, breathe out smile and enjoy the view.

Take a walk in the park- during the winter months build a snowman- go to the beach- site see in different cities – countries- learn about other cultures-experience different foods on your palate – Get those creative juices flowing for your next NOVEL.

You’ll also hear me say this often “In order to gain Brand Visibility you have to make some VIRTUAL NOISE”

Here are some suggestions in increasing your Author Brand Platform and Increase Content Building: 

1) Live Streaming- Is a game changer in building your author brand and voice
2) Still Photos- People do eat with their eyes – pictures tell a story
3) Mini On the Spot Mini Interviews – Adding content- audience engagement
4) Graphics that POP – A picture is worth a thousand words
5) Audio Live Streaming — Lending to your author brand voice
6) Turn your Journey Into an e-book – Maximize author brand product
7) Grow your Blog and Blog It- Greater brand reach/audience Brand Awareness

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You may find these 3 Book Writing Tips helpful in your Author Journey: 

1) Decide what the book is about

2) Set a set time to work on your book

3) Set a daily word count

 

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Authorpreneurs 5 Rock Your Book Top Marketing Tips for Profits by Lá Tanyha Boyd

LTB BOYD HS SLV COATWhen it comes to promoting and marketing of your book, and–if done right–will make the rest of the process infinitely easier.

Once you’ve figured out how you’re going to connect to your community, then start getting the word out.  There are five schools of thought on this activity.  One is to create buzz on these social media streets and send out a reasonable number of tweets, Facebook postings, LinkedIn updates, and whatever else you can stand to do. Start with three times per day by switching up the graphics and valuable content while keeping your maximum posting frequency to 15 times per week-  I found this to be very helpful in building my author Brand and increase in traffic/social engagement.

Author’s in order to gain brand VISIBILITY you have to make some VIRTUAL NOISE- With that said it’s time to BRAND-UP! Here are 6 Marketing tips to jump-start your Author Brand on these social media streets. Have at it!!!

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You can actually promote your book at least 6 months before release date. Offer pre-sale/orders on website. As an author, it’s important to invest time and energy into building your platform: establish relationships, and gain potential readers. An author platform is the thing you have to stand on to get heard and to be seen. It’s your stage! Rock Your Book like a Rock Star Unlike a stage at a concert hall, today’s platform is built of people, contacts, connections, followers, influencer(s) and supporters.

1) Make a video/Book Trailer and upload it on YouTube and upload directly to your Facebook with a Link to your web page. People Eat with Their Eyes and a book trailer (video) captivates people and draws them in. Having a Video Book Trailer for your book will provide you with opportunities to connect with your audience and sell more books! Book Trailers are a great marketing tool and are quickly gaining popularity among publishers and successful authors to help promote books and encourage people to read them.

2) Create a webpage of your book. Include a BUY now button. Set up a merchant account, your Paypal OR Google Checkout to help you with the transaction.

3) Ask for quotes from people who will influence your readers. Put those quotes on the back cover of your book and on your webpage and include in your book trailer.

4) Live Streaming Do Try Out Live-Streaming! Live-streaming is booming. It’s a way to engage with your audience and understand their reactions in real time. It also gives you the opportunity to humanize your social media platforms – putting a face to your brand. Some ways to utilize live-streaming could be a Q&A, sharing snippets of a major event or sharing behind the scenes moments of your brand to the audience

5) Build Your Email Be sure to add an email signup form to your website (which should be displayed on every single page) Building an email subscriber list is one of the best ways to ensure the long term success of your business. It is the most direct and cost effective way to communicate and engage with your fans and subscribers on a personal level. The bigger your list, the bigger your online marketing asset–and the more interested publishers are.

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Calling all Authorpreneurs  to join us for our #RockYourBookAcademy 5 Day Author Brand LIVE Challenge/Training Starting Monday, Jan. 15th – 19th 2018 (click on above photo)
In these 5 days Coach La Tanyha Boyd will be sharing some of her secret sauce on just how to build your audience, create your own niche, and secure leads for conversions. In other words GROW YOUR BUSINESS! 

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Are you ready to Turn-Up your Social Media Engagement? Jump start your Marketing Plan OR Brand like a RockStar? If you had answered, YES! Let me introduce myself- I’m your – Global Marketing, Branding Coach LáTanyha Boyd, helping emerging businesses, ministries, authors and national bestsellers to create and Rock their brand/message on a global scale that will attract profits. Join our Rock Your Book Academy Community on FB:

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#RocKYourBookAcademy Introduces New Release ‘What’s Under Your Rug Finding More of the Inner You,’ by Bestselling Author Esther Renee Wright

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ESTHER RENEE’ WRIGHT, a minister, philanthropist, teacher of the gospel and a licensed chemical dependency counselor, who holds a Masters degree in Psychology and has been blessed to utilize her gifts serving adults and adolescents with mental illness and substance abuse. She is the founder of Titus Works Ministries and has been blessed to counsel, motivate, inspire, and encourage others that they can be a living testimony. Esther has written her 3rd book entitled: What’s Under Your Rug?: Finding More of the Inner You.

Esther, tell us about your book?

YOU ARE NOT NORMAL. . . by the world’s standard!!!

I received a message one day from a friend and it stated:  Let whatever you do today be enough. Let go of the judgement you have about what you should be or could be doing, and today, allow yourself to simply be. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and trust that in this moment, who you are, where you are at, and what you are doing is enough. You will get to where you need to be in your own time. Until then, breathe. Breathe and be patient with yourself and your process. You are doing the best you can to cope and survive amid your struggles, and that’s all you can ask of yourself. It’s enough. You are enough.

This book answers the questions we often ask ourselves, a question I have asked myself to consider is, “What have you done in the last two weeks for your Mind, Body and Spirit, and was it worth the time you spent doing it?”

As I reflected on the question, I became so full!!! I literary could not contain the joy I felt, looking back just two weeks. Then two more weeks. . . the tears could not stop coming!!! This is what this book is about!!! Finding the joy within!!!

NEVER DISCOUNT WHERE YOU ARE!!! God knows why you are there . . . you must TRUST HIM!!! Walk by faith no matter what it feels like, no matter what it looks like, and more importantly no matter how long it seems like it has been.

So, I ask you “What have you done in the last two weeks for your Mind, Body and Spirit, and was it worth the time you spent doing it?” I pray that reading this book will allow you to spend your valuable time BE-ING and BE-COMING!!!

I DID NOT SEE THIS JOY COMING!!! OH MY GODTHANK YOU . . . . HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH!!!

Modeling Goodness NO MATTER WHAT!!!

How did you come up with idea for this book?

I began writing this book when I started the journey through my divorce. As I was experiencing what I went through in this event, I asked myself the question, “Would I marry me?“ Which was going to be the title initially. Then God began to reveal to me things He wanted me to write about.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

It really was not difficult, it was as if the Holy Spirit was leading me through each chapter.

Why do you write?

I write because God tells me to. For real I have only written what I believe what God has given me to write. I have never sat down and said, “Well I think it is time to write another book” I am truly lead and I pray God continues to lead me in this way.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

To embrace who you are, when the Bible says in John 8:32, “and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” I truly believe Jesus was talking about knowing your own personal truth, not just speaking the truth to others, but embracing who we are in Christ Jesus. Which, we can find by living God’s Word. I would say, EMBRACE WHO GOD HAS CREATED YOU TO BE!!! Stop running from you because you are truly missing the real beauty of what’s inside you.

Who are your favorite authors?

I love reading Iyanla Vanzant, I feel so encouraged by her words.

What book(s) are you reading now?

Right now I am not reading any books, I have been in such a dark place for the last 4 years, and now that I am out in the light, I am basking in the beauty of who have grown to be at this moment. The focus is truly on me and the newness of my life.

What books have most influenced your life?

This may really sound a little arrogant and I don’t mean it to be. But I have been influenced by my own books. They speak life and that is what I am all about. Thriving not just surviving!!! Living above the issues. . .

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

I would love the opportunity to be mentored by Iyanla Vanzant, OMG that would be so amazing!!!

Any advice to give to aspiring writers?

Allow God to use you and write books to touch the heart not to sell books, if you do that then you will sell books.

ABOUT THE BOOK whats under your rug finding more of the inner you

As I contemplated what direction God has inspired me to go with this book, I want you, the reader to know it is my desire that we be empowered to build better relationships. But that must start with ourselves. It is time to pull the covers off and take a real look at who, what and where we are. Not just in the physical being but emotionally and spiritually as well. What does God say about us?

5 STAR AMAZON REVIEW: ‘Awesome book! I am reading it for the second time. It’s one of those books that you want to keep, so you can go back to the chapters that meet you right where you are. This book is truly a blessing to me.’

Get your copy today: What’s Under Your Rug?: Finding More of the Inner You
by Esther Renee Wright Link: http://a.co/7gOAdZ9 

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#RocKYourBookAcademy Introduces New Bestseller ’31 Tips to Healthy Hair: Achieve and Maintain Beautiful and Manageable Hair,’ by Tishawna D. Pritchett

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TISHAWNA D. PRITCHETT is a Licensed Cosmetologist and VA Board Certified Cosmetology Instructor, specializing in preventative care and hair restoration for women. She is the owner of Shawn’s Hair N More, Hair Restoration Studio and Styling Salon in Henrico, VA. Her work can be seen in Essence Magazine Hot Hair Edition, Black Beauty Hairstyling Magazine, Extreme Hairstyle Magazine, Jet, and Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine where she is a featured stylist giving expert advice for their annual Trend Report. Tishawna has been featured on Channel 8 news as an expert on haircare and has trained with the best in the industry traveling across the US to get the best of the best including advance technical training and Trichology, the science of hair and scalp.

Author Tishawna is also the founder of a non profit resource and support center for women. She has a passion for motivating, empowering, and equipping women to Pursue Purpose with Passion. She teaches women to define their purpose and use their passion to pursue it with beauty, grace, knowledge, and confidence.

Tishawna, tell us about your book?

31 Tips to Healthy Hair is a self help guide to achieving and maintaining healthy and beautiful hair. There are 31 haircare tips to include inspiration and self care practices for women.

How did you come up with the idea for this book?

As a hairstylist, I see many women who spend money consistently on hair services and products but still miss the basic care that the hair needs in order to be healthy and manageable. Originally, I was giving away tips on social media, though pamphlets, and free downloads on my website. After a few conversations I was encouraged to write the book.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

One of the most difficult aspects of writing this book was getting past the fear of not knowing. I’m an introverted hairstylist who had no interest in writing to sell. I read but never viewed myself in being on the other side. It’s still scary and very weird when I hear author by my name.

Why do you write?

I write consistently in my journals but recently started writing books. I write because its freeing. It allows me to unload and remove clutter which also helps in gaining understanding.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

I want readers to learn that work and patience are requirements in everything worth having. Although in this case we’re talking hair but even with hair once you follow directions and add patience you will have healthy, beautiful, and manageable hair.

Who are your favorite authors?

I had not been a consistent reader until about 2 or 3 years ago. I have enjoyed many personal and spiritual growth books to include John C Maxwell books, Joyce Meyer books, and books by TD Jakes.

What book(s) are you reading now?

I just finished Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk by Jordan Raynor and reading now The 15 Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell, and Soar by TDJakes.

What books have most influenced your life?

Books that have most influenced my life is What On Earth Am I Here For by Rick Warren is a major one. At a time in my life when I experienced low self esteem, emotional exhaustion, was unsure of myself and didn’t know enough to encourage myself, I read and studied this book with two friends. Out of it gave me great insight and helped me to see me and work on me more than ever.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

If I had to choose a writer as my mentor it would be TDJakes and/or Joyce Meyer. They both bring great insight without a lot of digging for truth . They both are great examples of work and patience brings results.

Any advice to give to aspiring writers?

Advice I would give aspiring writers is to take your time. Don’t write just because but write with a meaning and knowing that someone will be blessed through every page. Rushing takes the focus off of helping someone else to helping yourself. Take your time and enjoy every word written.

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This book holds the answers to your questions with strategy to achieve and maintain healthy hair. I share knowledge, scriptures, quotes, and facts that will help women and children with having healthy, manageable, and beautiful hair.

Get your copy today: 31 Tips to Healthy Hair: Achieve and Maintain Beautiful and Manageable Hair by Tishawna D. Pritchett  Link: http://a.co/44nVe8B 

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#Thankful Greetings community- When my Daughter calls me and says that {God is doing a new thing and it shall come forth}-
I’m just so thankful over joyed and super proud to ANNOUNCE the soft launching of my Daughter a #Blogger new #MomsCafeBlog Community- Mom’s Cafe Blog, was created as a meeting ground for mom’s no matter our #Momstory, to overcome disasters, share triumphs & tips for mom success…
With that being said; I’m Calling all Mom’s, Expecting Mom’s, Grandma’s, Godmother’s, Forever Mom’s, Like A Mom, Single Mom’s – –

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Something’s different. Something’s new. To put it lightly…your whole world has just been turned inside out. The most life-changing moment you will EVER experience. Now, we can come together in this #MomCafe and discuss this truly beautiful journey. Such a JOYOUS occasion…which it is! I mean just look at that ‘wittle face’…But the other side of this wonderful reality, shows itself when you think you know what’s going on, and you have No…IDEA!

Welcome to Motherhood.

There are a few of us (moms) that frequent this cafe. Some new. Some have done this a few times over. Some have help. Some only themselves. It’s a handful of beautiful crazy. No matter our #MomStory, we may all be able to agree that some days feel less than…uh…beautiful. Why paint a perfect picture that doesn’t always exist? Of course, if we could manage painting the Mona-Lisa, we would…

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#RockYourBookAcademy Introduces New Bestseller ‘Manifest the Crown: A Krystle Clear Guide to Pageantry Success,’ by Krystle Bell

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Born and raised in Roanoke, Alabama, Krystle Bell is a 2007 magna cum laude graduate of Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a double minor in Spanish/Business and Technical Writing. She is a 2011 graduate of Auburn University Montgomery with a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Krystle has been competing in pageants since age 17.  She has experience in the areas of competition, judging, coaching, emceeing, directing, and stage management. She is the Founder/CEO of KrystleBell.com, a pageantry and lifestyle blog that serves as “Your Krystle Clear Source for All Things Pageant Related.” She is also the Founder/CEO of The Glamour Effect, a pageantry/life coaching and event consulting company.

She has a passion for endometriosis awareness, and she spends time educating others about this debilitating disease. In her spare time, Krystle enjoys singing, reading, public speaking, running, and modeling.

Krystle, tell us about your book?

The book is a guide that teaches women and girls how to successfully compete in pageants. I provide strategies I have used that have garnered me much success.

How did you come up with idea for this book?

I came up with the idea for this book from my own personal experience with competing in pageants. I was actually encouraged by my godmother to write a book on this subject matter.

What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

The most difficult aspect of writing the book was actually finding the time to write the book. I started writing the book in June 2013, and I did not complete the writing process until May 2017.  Procrastination was also a culprit.

Why do you write?

I write because I love sharing my thoughts on subject matters that are of importance to me. Writing is also very therapeutic for me. I started my writing journey as a teen when I began keeping a journal. It then progressed into writing for a school newspaper, a newsletter, a blog, and eventually a book.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

I want my readers to learn that they have the ability to manifest their own crowns if they have faith in themselves and are willing to do the work.

Who are your favorite authors?

Some of my favorite authors are Florence Scovel Shinn and Nicholas Sparks.

What book(s) are you reading now?

I am currently reading Your Word is Your Wand by Florence Scovel Shinn and Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

What books have most influenced your life?

The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn and The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Tamika Hall; Tamika actually edited and designed my book, and she has helped me tremendously during this season. I love how she empowers entrepreneurs and provides awesome content that helps faith based authors take their written work to the next level.

Any advice to give to aspiring writers?

If you have a desire to write a book, do it! Put pencil to paper or fingers to keyboard and begin the writing journey. Also, give yourself a deadline so you can complete your book in a timely manner and not prolong the process.

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Women and girls are competing in pageants at a growing rate in the United States and throughout the world. Many are winning titles, scholarships, gifts, and modeling opportunities just to name a few. Pageantry is similar to a sport and contestants must be armed with the mindset, knowledge, and ability to compete successfully and garner accolades.  Whether a contestant is trying to win a title or develop a skill, Manifest the Crown: A Krystle Clear Guide to Pageantry Success is designed to educate novice and seasoned pageant contestants on what it takes to succeed in pageantry.

Join Krystle Bell as she offers a different perspective on pageantry and the knowledge and skill she used to manifest her own crown. She wants to get across to the readers that the ultimate goal is not just to win a crown; it is about becoming the person that God has called you to be in the world.

Get your copy today: Manifest the Crown: A Krystle Clear Guide to Pageantry Success by Krystle Bell 

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#RockYourBookAcademy Introduces New Bestseller ‘The Audacity to Rise: 7 Steps to Create & Step into Your Vision,’ by Shaquan Hoke

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Founder & CEO of Beyond A J.O.B INC. Author, Speaker, Trainer & Coach

Shaquan Hoke, Founder and CEO of Beyond A J.O.B. Inc. – Career and Job Readiness Services, is an author, inspirational speaker, and training facilitator with over ten years of Professional Business Experience, Recruitment, Development, Sales and Job Readiness. Her company provides assistance in attaining the tools needed to gain employment or to map out a professional career, personal and business leadership coaching, inspirational speaking and leadership training to organizations across the world. Shaquan’s focus is on the quality of service provided, not the quantity of clients served. She views her clients as dynamic and diverse individuals who have ever-changing life-demands and evolving goals. No matter what your aspirations may be, Shaquan believes you can address your personal goals with a customized plan tailored for your success.

Shaquan is currently completing her first business solo book, “Beyond A Job: Seven Steps to Create & Move Into Your Vision”; which details her transition to true freedom through the application of Prayer.

Shaquan has facilitated workshops and professional trainings at companies such as Dress for Success, Bronx Community College, Easter Seals NY, and many others. Beyond A Job has proven success strategies and methodologies for career and employment services, effective communication, critical thinking, and understanding behaviors that support and maintain healthy relationships.

Shaquan walks in her divine purpose daily as a servant and leader to empower others to become the best person that they can be and ultimately fulfill their divine destiny in life.

Shaquan, tell us about your book?

This book is about my personal story and the many challenges that I faced. Many of my challenges stemmed from lack of knowledge, self or life experience. I had to make decisions that I was not equipped to do at the time. However through faith and the power of PRAYERS, the seven steps I developed and followed throughout my life. Now I want to help others across the world by sharing my story and giving the reader tools they can used to Step into their vision.

How did you come up with idea for this book?

I came up with the idea through a presentation I did at a homeless shelter. Asked to give words of encouragement I told my story in less than 5 minutes. Every time I give a talk people world come up to me afterwards and wanted to know more about me. So I was encouraged to write by my friend Andrenee Boothe who became a mentor to me

 What was the most difficult aspect of writing this book?

The most difficult aspect was to put pen to paper. My thoughts were all jumbled and I had no direction. I just took a point and began to writing. It was all over the place. Later I went back through it and put it in order.

 Why do you write?

I love the freedom of expression that I have when writing. It is a quite but powerful way to get a message to anyone across the globe. The best part is you can connect with someone through writing you may have never met otherwise.

 What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

I want readers to understand that no matter how bad a situation looks or how bad they feel in the midst of a life crisis, there is always hope for a brighter day, but more importantly, with enough time the true reason for things will be revealed, so patience and perspective are necessary in the midst.

 Who are your favorite authors?

I have a few authors I enjoy. However, the authors that have made the most impact on my life are Maya Angelou and Tony Robins.

What book(s) are you reading now?

I am reading Sacred Salutations by Andrenee Boothe as this is the book that helped me get clarity during the time I was laid off from work. I now have a new employer, landed my first contract and been approached for several speaking engagements.

 What books have most influenced your life?

The book that has most influence me is Maya’s I know why the caged bird sings. I connected with the characters immediately. I did not have a voice for long time. I escaped in the world of books until read this one and knew I had to change my life.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

If I had to choose I would consider Iyanla Vanzant a mentor. I enjoyed her books at a dark time in my life when I was in depression and grieving. Besides my faith her books helped me to develop action plans.

Any advice to give to aspiring writers?

Do not overthink it. Just put pen to paper and start writing. It does not have to be perfect or in order as you can edit it later. Focus on the story you want to tell and what you want the reader to know. In the end you will be glad that you started.

ABOUT THE BOOK

My Journey in life…I just allowed things to happen and tried to manage the best way I knew how. I only knew how to cope with problems by observing how my family coped with theirs. In this book you will learn the seven steps I took to create and move into my vision. After you read about my life story and the challenges I faced, you may see yourself or someone you know. If you do, it is ok to look back for a moment, just don’t get stuck there. I will outline the seven steps in this book together with a basic plan on how to succeed in realizing your vision. I have used these steps over and over again and have gone from being a helpless, jobless single mother, to being a happily married, empowered entrepreneur with a career and now the Founder and CEO of Beyond A Job Inc., a career and employment consulting company that can be found on the web at www.beyondajob.net

Get your copy today: The Audacity to Rise: 7 Steps to Create & Step into Your Vision
by Shaquan Hoke Link: http://a.co/8U525US

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Meet Shaquan Hoke, Employment Specialist – Will empower our mothers on how to be ready for the marketplace! At the I’m Changing My Name from Single Mother to Whole Mother Conference Sat, September 23, 2017 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

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#RockYourBook Pick On National Book Lovers Day! New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby

kimberla lawson roby nwOn National Book Lovers Day, wanted to share with our ‪#‎RockYourBook‬ community one of my favorite Authors Kimberla Lawson Roby, who I had the pleasure of interviewing in 2013. New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby 2013 Winner NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction has published 24 novels!

Kimberla Lawson Roby, has inspired me to stay true to your passion and dream as a writer. Stepping out in Faith “You have to believe in God believe in yourself, believe in whatever it is that you’re trying to accomplish”  

Listen to the interview with Kimberla Lawson Roby

a sinful calling

Kimberla’s Latest Novel!

Two years ago, to everyone’s surprise, Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a minister and then founded a church right in the center of his living room. Today he’s pastor of a 1000-plus-member congregation, and new members are joining weekly. Sadly, behind closed doors, Dillon is far from being a saint. Dillon has become more like the man his father was thirty years ago–consumed with money, power and lots of women. His family may have forgiven him, but they continue to keep their distance.

Not Alicia, though. This daughter of Curtis Black joins Dillon’s congregation, leaving her father’s church behind. The family has forgiven Alicia for marrying Levi Cunningham, the former drug dealer she had an affair with, however, once Alicia realizes they will never fully accept Levi, she decides to see her family less and less.

But when Raven decides she wants a higher position in the church and Alicia hides a devastating secret, the entire family is affected in ways they don’t see coming. In the end, no one will be able to trust anyone…and for very good reason.

ORDER KIMBERLA’S NEXT NOVEL TODAY!

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


6402749_origMissionary| Empowerment Coach| Inspirational Speaker| International Radio Host| Blogger| Book Marketing Branding Expert| Founder of Rock Your Book-Academy| Bestselling Author Lá Tanyha Boyd, is living her dream and walking in her calling to empower, and inspire others in“Living in the Now;” the abundant life. Author Lá Tanyha, has traveled around the world via the airwaves as an Inspirational Speaker delivering messages to jump-start your day and vision, all the while infused with Faith, Hope, & Determination leaving you with a mindset of I CAN DO THIS! Challenging others to Take Action to go higher in their careers, fulfill their goals and walk in their purpose. Là Tanyha Boyd, Bestselling Author of Spiritual Food for Thought: 31 Inspirational Quotes to Jump-Start Your Day and effective audio teaching shares powerful tools and strategies to Jump Start Your Day in lighten that “Mental Load-of Stinkin-Thinking” that has kept you bound.–Visit her at: www.latboyd.com

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