Day: 01/30/2017

Get the Edge Leadership Program

“Get the Edge!” with Jillian Maas Backman’s Leadership Program

One of the untapped niche markets in leadership development is the balance of logic and intellectual knowledge with internal reasoning. Jillian Maas Backman is an innovator in the realm of creating personal paradigm shifts, integrating established methods of leadership development and adding the element of intuition to create that balance. “Get the Edge” intuitive leadership development combines intuitive interpretation with critical thinking and traditional problem solving techniques which allows attendees creative ways to build their leadership skills by learning the significance of their internal thought processes and enhancing successful goals. According to Jillian Maas Backman, “The interactive presentation sparks the visionaries of the future by allowing them to examine their personal process of intuitive leadership and decision-making abilities. It’s exciting to watch them grow with something they’ve not had presented to them in the past.” She has presented to college students in several areas and will be bringing her program to the eastern states in 2016.  “Get the Edge” is being adopted by many of the Greek sororities and fraternities across the country as well. In her book, BEYOND THE PEWS, Jillian offers …

Poster B&N book signing

Barnes & Noble Myrtle Beach Welcomes New Author Donna R. Gore

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 1pm – 3pm EST, Donna R. Gore will meet readers and sign copies of her first book, Surviving Loss by Homicide from the series, Grief Diaries. The book event is sponsored by Barnes & Noble Myrtle Beach in Market Common at 3346 Reed St. Grief Diaries is a groundbreaking book series featuring true stories about real life experiences which often serve as a portable support group for others who share the same path. The series helps shed insight into the aftermath of the grieving experience. Invited to write the foreword, as well as the story of losing her father to homicide, by Grief Diaries creator and author, Lynda Cheldelin Fell, Donna Gore introduces readers to the sorrow experienced when losing a loved one suddenly to violent crime. She explains the reality of being a victim, as well as the importance of care, kindness, compassion, and resiliency. Grief Diaries is the result of heartfelt testimonials from a dedicated and loving group of people. By sharing their stories, the reader will find inspiration and …

Is Your Book Networking in All the Right Places? Self-Marketing Tips

“Go where you know.”  This holds true in social media networking and marketing your book.  Although the important arenas for connecting with the masses are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+,  an author may need to go beyond the place where everyone is, and find “where you know” to connect with potential readers. Authors have a specific goal that’s common among them, to sell books.  Creating works of art with words and illustrations, and sharing this creation with their audience is why writers write, whether it be for recognition of their work, promoting an issue, or their chosen career in which to make a living, all good reasons to sell books.   As an author, where are you spending your social media time? There are an immense amount of users on Facebook (800 million), Twitter continues to lead, LinkedIn connects you professionally, and Google+  allows connection more specifically with those in your “circle” of expertise. While each of these networks, and many others not mentioned are truly important in the big picture, authors must figure out how to break them down into …

Do You Know a Good Book When You See One? Self-Published Authors Want to Know!

In the ever-changing world of publishing and book marketing, there is still a stigma attached to self-publishing, even by authors who are established with mainstream publishing companies. As big box bookstores like Borders close their doors, and at a time when e-books are outpacing print books, why is it embarrassing for an author or a publicist to announce a book as being self-published? Is it the perception that in order to be a credible author you must have the “blessing” of a traditional publisher to feel you have created something successful; and do readers really care anymore? Authors continue to have their works rejected by traditional publishers and find that to get those works into the hands of readers, self-publishing is the alternative. Although there are no prepaid advances and an upfront investment is made by the author, there must be a consensus that self-publishing has worth. A good book is a good book, and readers want to read a good book, period.  Moreover, success stories of first-time authors making a good living on a .99 …

Dottie Laster

Dottie Laster Presents for the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators Conference

The annual conference sponsored by the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI) will be held from August 24-August 27, 2015 at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio. The theme of the 2015 conference is Pursuit of Excellence and features sessions addressing forensics, business, and investigations with various speakers and instructors. Dottie Laster, CEO of Laster Global Consulting and Executive Director of San Antonio’s Heidi Search Center, will address participants on August 27 on the topic of Human Trafficking: What Happens Post Recovery. Founded in 1971, TALI is steeped in history and continues to be the pace-setter for the private investigation industry. With more than 600 members world-wide TALI is dedicated to raising professionalism in the field of private investigations through continuing education, public awareness, advanced certification, networking and legislative involvement. Through the years of her career rescuing and restoring victims of human trafficking, Dottie Laster has become well-known among  private investigators across the country. In her new position as Heidi Search Center’s Executive Director she is in a position to bring her years of experience to …