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What Is a Talking Tagline for Writers of Fiction and Nonfiction?

Every year at the exciting San Francisco Writers Conference, Talking-Tagline Teacher Elisa Southard and Platform-Building Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan (yours truly) show writers of all genres how to hook attention–in person, in emails & voicemail, on their websites, blogs, facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and other social-media forums.  Hook attention with your talking-tagline!

When someone asks: “Elisa, what do you do?”  Elisa responds with: “Through my book Break Through the Noise, I help professionals power up their marketing messages.” (she doesn’t say “I’m a writer” because… what if the other person doesn’t ask her more questions. )

When someone asks: “Teresa, what do you do?” Teresa responds with: “Through my book, I help writers build their platforms and fanbase in 22 days.”

As a novelist and memoirist, Teresa says: “Through my book Love Made of Heart, I inspire adult-children of mentally-ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas.” (When I was newbie, my playwright friend Kim McMillon would invite me to parties.  Someone would come up to me and ask “So, Teresa, what do you do?”  I would answer “I write novels.” Then the other person would ask “Are you published?” and I would shyly say “Not yet.” Where did that conversation take me? Nowhere.  Many times, the other person would corner me and tell me what he/she writes (a monologue).

Here are other examples of  how to engage with the talking-tagline:

As a travel writer, Elisa says: “I help people turn curiosity into confidence when they travel.”

As a guest speaker to schools, Teresa uses: “Through my book, I help survivors of family violence find their own voices.”

Talking Tagline Teacher Elisa Southard and Build Your Writers Platform Fanbase Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan at SFWC 2011

Elisa Southard says: "Break through the noise" and Teresa LeYung Ryan says: "Build your writer's platform & fanbase in 22 days."

*** This year our interactive presentation at SFWC was publicized as: Get a Grip: Be Your Own Best Promoter ***

Writers who:

  • were in our session
  • received one-on-one coaching from us
  • bought the CD or MP3 of our session http://www.vwtapes.com
  • learned Talking-Tagline from us at other conferences or workshops . . .

… here’s your chance to tell tens of thousands of my fans what your Talking-Tagline is. Click on the title bar of this post, fill in the boxes and press “submit.”

Also, Elisa and I are both on facebook.  Request

Break Through the Noise bookcover

to be “Friends” and remind us where you met us.

Elisa loves Twitter, so, connect with her that way too.

More resources to help you and your writer-friends gain a competitive edge in the publishing industry:

http://breakthroughthenoise.com Watch Elisa’s interview on television–how to deliver your talking-tagline for any profession. Helping you create your talking-tagline is Elisa Southard’s unique talent. Get Elisa’s book Break Through the Noise, 9 Tools to Propel Your Marketing Message

Build Your Writer's Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days front cover

http://writingcoachteresa.com You will giggle when you see how fun it is to build your platform and attract more fans while you’re writing your project. Order my workbook from Amazon  Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW . Why 22 days? When you stick to a program, you develop new habits. Look at the reviews from writers who have used the program.

I say:  Reach out, not stress out!  Help your fans find you!

Let’s hear your talking-tagline.  Click on the blue title bar of this post to get the comment box, fill in all the boxes and press “submit.”

To read other posts in my blog (about writing contests, publishing opportunities, more tips on platform-building), click on [ Home ] and scroll down  OR key in words in the search box to find specific posts. Example: if you key in the words: poetry anthology 2011 into my blog’s search box and click [search], you will see my post containing info about the  Las Positas College Anthology and other contests for other genres (Thank you, Poet Laureate Deborah Grossman!) To read the entire version of a post, click on the title bar of that post.

To see my website for all my books, go to:  http://writingcoachteresa.com

http://sfwriters.org — future San Francisco Writers Conference, San Francisco Writers University, contests, scholarships, recordings of past conferences.

http://www.sfwritingforchange.org – for authors of non-fiction – Writing for Change Conference.

Saturday March 26, 2011 in San Francisco  “Meet the Agents & Acquisition Editors!”
Teresa LeYung Ryan, Mary E. Knippel and Tanya Egan Gibson will coach writers before they pitch at this event. http://www.wnba-sfchapter.org/

Reach out, not stress out!

Sincerely,

Build-Your-Writer’s-Platform Coach Teresa

What's Teresa's talking tagline for her novel Love Made of Heart?

What's Teresa's talking tagline for her novel Love Made of Heart?

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One Response to “What Is a Talking Tagline for Writers of Fiction and Nonfiction?”

  • In January 2010, Teresa LeYung Ryan drove over an hour to my home to make me write daily. She walked into my home and immediately began discussing feng shui . . . then sat down with her laptop and all of her goodies that she travels with and walked me through the process of building my own WordPress blog and becoming a Red Room author. I have been a life learner and this was something to add to my portfolio of things that I must conquer. I am a writer and a poet and am motivated to continue to grow until the day the Lord closes my eyes. I want to be an example to my children of the possibilities of a dream coming into fruition during your lifetime. I sat and listened as Coach Teresa explained what are tags and how to incorporate them into your blogging. She also gifted me with her workbook. This workbook turned out to be the turning point in my life for writing. In 22 days I “got it” and I have continually worked to my advantage. January 2010, I goggled my name yolande barial and I had about 500 something results; as of today when I google my name I have about 5340 results. In January 2010 I stated that I would be published in the Tracy Press. January 28, 2011, I was published in the Tracy Press (in print and online). http://www.tracypress.com/view/full_story/11154526/article-Her-Voice–Children-are-a-parental-responsibility I can see how many people (my prospective fans) have read my article!
    I believe that if you write it will come to pass. I believe that without Coach Teresa I would not have even begun the experience of the internet and knowing its capabilities.
    The new edition of her workbook is available through Amazon. The title is:
    Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW
    I say get this book if you are serious about working to become a better you. Teresa can be found at http://writingcoachteresa.com
    Thank you Coach Teresa!! Woo hoo!!
    Yolande Barial
    Your Words Project: Speaking on Purpose
    Seeks to Enrich the Lives of Women through Spoken and Written Word.
    http://yolandebarial.wordpress.com/
    http://www.redroom.com/member/yolandebarial
    “Through her inspirational writings and spiritual poetry, Yolande Barial empowers women of all ages to be on purpose.”

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