Episode 60: Marjorie Saulson

Episode 60: Marjorie Saulson

Marjorie Saulson was named both Top Speaking Coach of the Year and Top Motivational Speaker of the Decade. She is an international #1 bestselling author and a communication confidence coach. In this episode, she discussed over coming the fear of public speaking, how to develop your unique...... Read more

Episode 59: Marcy Nelson-Garrison

Episode 59: Marcy Nelson-Garrison

Marcy Nelson-Garrison helps her clients claim their wisdom, develop their own unique voice and create powerful products and programs that reflect who they are, make a difference and make money. She is also an expert on creating card decks that engage one’s audience, reinforce one’s...... Read more

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

June ‘22 Newsletter I always look forward to spending time during the summer reading a good book.  Currently, I’m reading an interesting book that my sister recommended, called Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History’s First Global Manhunt, by Steven Johnson.  The...... Read more

Episode 58: Shadeed Eleazer

Episode 58: Shadeed Eleazer

Shadeed Eleazer, a US Navy Veteran and Baltimore’s leading Small Business Advisor. In this episode, Shadeed will walk us through how to monetize your book by creating lucrative licensing deals with universities and corporations. Host: Judy Weintraub Guest: Shadeed Eleazer Music: Kevin...... Read more

Resources

Resources

May ‘22 Newsletter SkillBites’ mission is to make it as easy and convenient as possible for business owners and professionals to write, publish and prosper from their business book.  In that regard, we not only offer services to help people get their books written, published, promoted and...... Read more

Episode 57: Jasmine provides Done-For-You Course Creation

Episode 57: Jasmine provides Done-For-You Course Creation

From the big picture promise down to the last worksheet download. In this episode, learn the top mistakes that course creators make and how to avoid them, as well as how to turn your book into an online course. (https://www.jasminejonte.com/freeguide) Host: Judy Weintraub Guest: Jasmine Jonte...... Read more

Summit Success

Summit Success

April ‘22 Newsletter As I advised in last month’s newsletter, I hosted a summit in March with a ton of experts to help people write, publish and prosper from a business book.  I now appreciate what people meant when they told me it would be a lot of work.  24 speakers over 3 8-hour days,... Read more

Write, Publish and Prosper From A Business Book

Write, Publish and Prosper From A Business Book

March ‘22 Newsletter In honor of SkillBites’ 10th anniversary, I am hosting a summit with a ton of experts to help people write, publish and prosper from a business book.  The Summit will run from March 23 – 25 and is FREE to attend!  If you have ever considered writing a book, or are looking...... Read more

Episode 56: Schroeder Nordholt

Episode 56: Schroeder Nordholt

Schroeder Nordholt is a seasoned music educator, producer & performer, who runs his signature voice coaching program & method called Mic Drop. Mic Drop serves to empower professional speakers & passionate entrepreneurs to deliver their message with confidence & clarity, so they...... Read more

Happy 10th Anniversary to SkillBites!

Happy 10th Anniversary to SkillBites!

February ‘22 Newsletter What a journey this has been!  When I created the SkillBites platform 10 years ago, my aim was to make it as easy and convenient for business owners to publish a book that would help them grow their business.  At the time, I was focused on short books – basically lead...... Read more

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

January ‘22 Newsletter It’s a new year, and we have a golden opportunity to do things differently from last year.  If you want to be in a better condition at the end of 2022 than you were in at the end of 2021, what will you do differently this year?  At SkillBites, we are going... Read more

Episode 54: Richelle Wiseman

Episode 54: Richelle Wiseman

Richelle is a professional writer, book coach, editor, and ghostwriter. She spoke about how to use a book coach and how to overcome some of the main challenges facing non-fiction authors. Host: Judy Weintraub Guest: Richelle Wiseman Music: Kevin Macleod – No Where Land – Licensed...... Read more

Episode 53: Shirlene Reeves – $10 book into $10,000

Episode 53: Shirlene Reeves – $10 book into $10,000

Shirlene is an award winning speaker, coach and international bestselling author who grew her company from zero to multi-millions. She spoke on how to turn your $10 book into $10,000. Host: Judy Weintraub Guest: Shirlene Reeves Music: Kevin Macleod – No Where Land – Licensed under...... Read more

Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

December ‘21 Newsletter Ready for the holidays?  Ready for 2022?  They will both soon be upon us.  If you have someone on your shopping list for whom you are having a tough time thinking of a suitable present, consider getting them a SkillBites publishing package so they can become a published...... Read more

Episode: 52 – Deb Coviello

Episode: 52 – Deb Coviello

Deb Coviello is Author of CEO’s Compass – Your Guide to Getting Back on Track and host of The Drop In CEO podcast. In this episode, she talks about her book writing journey and her 7 key indicators for CEOs to stay or get back on track and gain peace of mind. Host: Judy Weintraub... Read more

Running a Launch

Running a Launch

November ‘21 Newsletter During the past month and through November, I have been and will be immersed in doing my first product launch.  It has been an incredible learning experience, and I thought I would share some of the lessons I’ve learned from it. a. Doing a launch takes much more time that...... Read more

Episode: 51 – Kim Speed

Episode: 51 – Kim Speed

Kim Speed sits down with us to share her expertise on how to build a brand that enhances your reputation and differentiates you from your competition. Kim offered listeners her book on branding, which can be downloaded at brandingonashoestring.com. Host: Judy Weintraub Guest: Kim Speed Music...... Read more

Managing Conflict

Managing Conflict

October ‘21 Newsletter October 21 is Conflict Resolution Day – not likely to appear on most people’s calendar.  In my non-publishing life, I serve as a mediator and arbitrator, and enjoy helping people resolve their disputes.  Many people shy away from conflict, preferring to try to avoid...... Read more

Episode: 50 – Sue Allen Clayton

Episode: 50 – Sue Allen Clayton

Sue Allen Clayton founded the Solopreneur Academy for Women. She is the author of Solopreneur Success: How to Plan, Create and Run a One-Person Business, as well as several other books. Sue shared her 7 points for thriving as a one-person business owner. Host: Judy Weintraub Guest: Sue Allen...... Read more

Perspective

Perspective

September ‘21 Newsletter Last week, our area got 12” of rain in less than 6 hours.  We live on the top of what is called a mountain, although it’s not a very high mountain.  Nevertheless, we almost never have any flood damage; but with the torrential rain that we had, our basement got flooded...... Read more

Business Mindset

Business Mindset

August ‘21 Newsletter For the past three weeks, I’ve been taking a course called Business Builder Breakthrough, offered by Jay Fiset, founder of JVology.  The course delves into 10 pillars of successful businesses as well as the mindset needed for business owners to be successful. While I’ve...... Read more

Episode: 49 – Nicki Chang-Powless

Episode: 49 – Nicki Chang-Powless

Nicki Chang-Powless is an Amazon Bestselling Author of “Putting the Pieces Together: Your Survival Guide to the First Five Years in Business” and an award-winning Business Strategist. In this episode, Nicki provided several powerful strategies and systems to solve overwhelm. Time and money are...... Read more

Turn Fear Into Focus

Turn Fear Into Focus

If you have never had a stroke, then be thankful.  Elaine Starling, my guest on the SkillBites Show, had a stroke that transformed her life.  A former marketing pro, Elaine Starling received a complete download from The Divine about why we’re here, how it all works, what we’re supposed to do...... Read more

Sales

Sales

Every business owner knows that the life blood of their business is sales.  Without sales, you can’t survive.  It doesn’t matter how beautiful your website is, or your marketing material.  Sales solutions strategist Carla Cherry joined me on the SkillBites Show to share her pointers for...... Read more

Amazing Healing Device

Amazing Healing Device

July ‘21 Newsletter For about a month, my husband was suffering from leg cramps at night.  Two, sometimes three times per night, he would wake up from a deep sleep in intense pain from a leg cramp.  He tried various pills, homeopathic remedies, herbal remedies, stretching exercises and other...... Read more

Episode 48: Get Clients with LinkedIn

Episode 48: Get Clients with LinkedIn

My guest was Jacqueline Grant, creator of the LinkedIn Client Formula. Listen to this episode to get Jacqueline’s gift — a Success Kit that includes a LinkedIn profile audit and a strategy for promoting your book on LinkedIn. Host: Judy Weintraub Guest: Jacqueline Grant Music: Kevin...... Read more

Episode 47: Elaine Starling – Turn Fear Into Focus

Episode 47: Elaine Starling – Turn Fear Into Focus

Elaine Starling transformed her life after a conversation with the Divine during a stroke. In this episode, Elaine talks about how to turn fear into focus. Host: Judy Weintraub Guest: Elaine Starling Music: Kevin Macleod – No Where Land – Licensed under under Creative Commons: By...... Read more

Sound Healing

Sound Healing

June ‘21 Newsletter Recently, I’ve been listening to lectures on sound healing, which I find fascinating.  Sound healing is sort of like listening to music, but not ordinary music.  It often includes binaural beats, and has different frequencies, depending on what you want to achieve by...... Read more

Episode 46: Strengthen Your Power Offer with Carla Cherry

Episode 46: Strengthen Your Power Offer with Carla Cherry

Carla Cherry of Cherryproductions.co shared a number of pointers on improving sales by making irresistible offers. She offered a 45 minute strategy call to help members of the SkillBites community strengthen their power offer. Host: Judy Weintraub Guest: Carla Cherry Music: Kevin Macleod –...... Read more

SkillBites Goes Green

SkillBites Goes Green

May ‘21 Newsletter SkillBites has donated to https://onetreeplanted.org/, an organization that plants a tree for every dollar donated.  We want to leave the planet in better shape for the generations to come. As stated on the organization’s website, trees help to clean the air we breathe...... Read more

Share Your Message

Share Your Message

You have expertise that others need.  When you share your message, whether via social media, video, a book or a speech, you have the ability to help others, which is pretty powerful.  Jackie Bailey, founder and president of Emerald City Consulting and The Speak Feed Lead Public...... Read more

Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

April ‘21 Newsletter The flowers are blooming, the trees are budding, the weather has finally warmed up, and many people have gotten vaccinated.  There’s hope!  It’s wonderful to feel some optimism, although we’re not out of the woods yet, what with the number of Covid cases showing variants of...... Read more

Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

March ‘21 Newsletter March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 was Women’s Day.  According to holidayscalendar.com, Women’s Day was originally organized in 1909 to commemorate and honor the women who took part in the 1908 International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union Strike.  It has grown to a...... Read more

Episode 45: Increase Cash Flow with Steve Feld

Episode 45: Increase Cash Flow with Steve Feld

Steve is a sought after business coach, author, speaker and award-winning Business Management Executive. He reviewed 8 simple strategies for generating immediate cash flow without having to spend more money on marketing or advertising. He had two valuable give-aways for listeners. Host: Judy...... Read more

Episode 44: Build Your Platform with Juliet Clark

Episode 44: Build Your Platform with Juliet Clark

Juliet is a dynamic and sought-after speaker and podcaster who has spent the last twenty years helping authors, coaches, speakers, and small businesses all over the world build expert platforms.   Host: Judy Weintraub Guest: Juliet Clark Music: Kevin Macleod – No Where Land –...... Read more

Happy Anniversary to SkillBites!

Happy Anniversary to SkillBites!

February ‘21 Newsletter 9 years ago this month, SkillBites was born.  We’ve come a long way since then.  Initially, SkillBites focused on helping entrepreneurs and professionals write short, practical how-to eBooks.  Then we expanded to print books, then any length book.  We’ve even helped...... Read more

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

January ‘21 Newsletter 2020 is thankfully over and done with.  2021 is getting off to a somewhat rocky start, particularly on the political front; but with the Covid vaccines available and slowly being distributed, things are looking up, as at some point this year we should be able to resume in...... Read more

Episode 43: Leverage Your Book with Cathy Fyock

Episode 43: Leverage Your Book with Cathy Fyock

Cathy is the author of 10 books and has coached many authors on leveraging their books to get speaking engagements and generate leads for their business. Host: Judy WeintraubGuest: Cathy FyockMusic: Kevin Macleod – No Where Land – Licensed under under Creative Commons: By Attribution...... Read more

Leverage Your Book

Leverage Your Book

Before you write your book, it’s important to understand how you will use your book to help you achieve your goals.  That will help you write the right book, that is in alignment with your business strategy.  Writing a book is hard, but it’s worth the effort if it is the right...... Read more

Best Book Marketing Tactics in the Pandemic

Best Book Marketing Tactics in the Pandemic

There are hundreds of book marketing tactics.  In fact, John Kremer, an expert in book marketing, wrote a book called 1001 Ways to Market Your Books.  In the December SkillBites Show, my guest, Marika Flatt, focused on the best ways to market a book during the pandemic.  Marika is...... Read more

Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

December ‘20 Newsletter Ready for the holidays?  Ready for a new year?  They will both soon be upon us.  I’m sure you are ready to say goodbye to 2020.  Hopefully, in early 2021, there will be a vaccine out that will be effective, so that we can stop having to wear masks, people will be... Read more

Episode 42 : DIY Book Promotion with Marika Flatt

Episode 42 : DIY Book Promotion with Marika Flatt

Marika is a 23 year veteran of the literary promotion arena and has helped 900 authors promote their books. She shared several strategies and tactics for authors to promote their own books. Host: Judy Weintraub Guest: Marika Flatt Music: Kevin Macleod – No Where Land – Licensed under...... Read more

Gratitude

Gratitude

November ‘20 Newsletter I am writing this newsletter on the day after the election.  Regardless of which side you supported, it is obvious that there is a huge divide in our nation, and it is my fervent hope that with the election past us, we can work together to figure out how to bridge that...... Read more

Episode 41: Jackie Lapin – Virtual Visibility

Episode 41: Jackie Lapin – Virtual Visibility

Jackie Lapin, developer of the SpeakerTunity program, discusses how to get booked on virtual stages, podcasts, radio shows and summits. Jackie has offered a generous month membership in her Speaker Leads, Radio and Podcast Insider and Summits programs to listeners.   Host: Judy Weintraub Guest...... Read more

Episode 40: Organize Your Life with Barbara Hemphill

Episode 40: Organize Your Life with Barbara Hemphill

Barbara is the founder of Productive Environment Institute, helping people accomplish their work and enjoy their lives and organizations to increase profit, productivity, and peace of mind. Listen to this episode to learn her system for organizing your home and office so you can have a happier...... Read more

Organize Your Life and Increase Your Productivity

Organize Your Life and Increase Your Productivity

One positive attribute of the Covid pandemic is that the loss of employment or the need to work from home has revealed the extent of clutter in our homes and offices.  Often, when we take action to declutter our environment, good things come into the vacant space.  In this month’s SkillBites...... Read more

Troubling Times

Troubling Times

October ‘20 Newsletter The Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times” has come to haunt us.  First, we have the pandemic, with over 210,000 deaths in this country, not to mention the 7.5 million people who have gotten sick from Covid and the millions of people who have lost their jobs. ...... Read more

How to Get Corporate Sponsorships

How to Get Corporate Sponsorships

This is a great time to seek corporate sponsorships, even for for-profit businesses.  Given the lack of live events in today’s environment, businesses that typically sponsor live events are actually looking for other ways to give money away and get the publicity that comes from such...... Read more

Episode 39: Get Corporate Sponsorships with Arline Warwick

Episode 39: Get Corporate Sponsorships with Arline Warwick

Arline has helped businesses develop creative programs that benefit their community and to obtain corporate sponsorships that can expand the business’ reach, thereby further benefiting the community and providing the business and sponsor with great visibility. Arline offered a few gifts...... Read more