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Podcast: So you want to be a writer

Get your weekly dose of news in the world of writing, publishing and blogging. Join Valerie Khoo and co-host Allison Tait as they give you insider gossip and ideas on how to make it as a successful writer.
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Podcast: So you want to be a Photographer

Get your weekly dose of news in the world of photography, publishing and blogging. Join Valerie Khoo and co-host Gina Milicia as they give you insider gossip and ideas on how to make it as a successful photogrpher.
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WRITER Ep 30 Books flooding Amazon, an innovative book launch, Ritz-Carlton’s six word memoirs and we talk to business author Steve Sammartino on how he got his book deal.

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait. This week we talk about a book is published every five minutes, the newbie writers’ podcast, the book with the world’s biggest twist (and how you can benefit), 6 word wows, meet up with @melbreaders for a quiet read, the 10 must-read books on blogging, what to put on your business card, Writer in Residence Steve Sammartino, accessing multiple gmail accounts at the same time, how to extract your kindle highlights in a usable form and much more! You can...
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Day 15 of #vidtember: The 3 elements of a powerful customer testimonial

What kind of customer testimonials will help grow your business? I talk about the 3 elements of a truly powerful customer testimonial that will help convince your prospects.
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Day 14 of #vidtember Day 14: Dumbing yourself down to make your spouse/partner feel better in business?

Today's video comes to you from my hotel room in Melbourne. I talk about whether you should dumb yourself down to make your spouse/partner feel better in business? Are you guilty of this? Is it compassionate – or just stupid?
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Day 13 of #vidtember: How to reach a bigger audience on OTHER people's podcasts

Do you want to reach a wider audience? Have you thought of ways you can spread your message beyond your immediate community? Well, today's video was filmed after I appeared on the Beers, Blokes & Business podcast with Sean Callanan, Scott Kilmartin and Steve Sammartino. I talk about how you can take advantage of the current renaissance in podcasting and reach a wide audience by appearing in other people's podcasts!
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Day 12 of #vidtember: So you want to write a business book?

I often meet entrepreneurs who want to write a business book. Here are my top tips if you're thinking about showcasing your expertise in a book. Filmed in my hotel room in Melbourne.
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Day 11 of #vidtember: Top 3 tips on your "About" page

Winging its way to you from in my hotel room in Brisbane just after running a workshop on "How to raise your profile", this video is on the top 3 tips for your "About" page.
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Day 10 of #vidtember: Afternoon tea with Arianna Huffington

Filmed while driving after afternoon tea with Arianna Huffington. I chat about Arianna's key message. Yes I know, in the video I say "Day 9" but I mean "Day 10" (I'm losing track!)
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Day 9 of #vidtember: Lunch with the inspiring Seth Godin

This video was filmed after a wonderful lunch with Seth Godin (at an event organised by Business Chicks) – and includes my tips of what to do when you host a table of like-minded guests in order to facilitate some awesome connections.
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WRITER Ep 29 Tom Hanks wants you to use a typewriter, how to steal time, how to blog like a journalist and Writer in Residence Owen Beddall

Every week I co-host the podcast So you want to be a writer with fellow journalist and author Allison Tait. This week we talk about Tom Hanks releases a writing app, disappointing book covers, do your thing – even if in stolen time, welcoming magazine readers, how to submit your writing to literary magazines, blog like a journalist, Writer in Residence Owen Beddall, typing shortcuts, the ethics of changing a quote and much more! You can listen via: iTunes, Stitcher, or find the transcript, show notes and listen via our blog here.
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Day 8 of #vidtember: My fave new toy

I've been slightly obsessed with my favourite new toy. $49 – and hours of fun. It travels with me wherever I go.
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