MEDIA TRAINING COURSE FOR AUTHORS

Calling all authors, publishers, and publishing industry professionals.

welcome to the MEDIA TRAINING COURSE FOR AUTHORS

A professional publicist teaches you how to give confident, compelling interviews for radio, television, podcasts, print publications, and more.

LIVE COURSE RETURNS MAY 23, 2023

 

Join us for aN ENGAGING 3-week ONLINE course

media training for authorsThe Media Training Course for Authors will help you identify your talking points, improve confidence, calm your nerves, and look like a pro for every interview!

You’ve done the arduous process of writing a book and getting it published (or you’re still in the process), but that is only the beginning of your author journey. Now it’s time to get the word out about your book, and one of the best ways to do that is through interviews with radio, podcasts, television, print publications, and more. Oftentimes authors fail to prepare for these opportunities, and that inexperience can show. Let’s make sure you shine!

What you do online sticks around forever, so there is pressure to interview well. This is one reason why is media training so important. In fact, those you see who make it seem so easy and effortless have either been trained, or they have a lot of experience, and for the really good ones, it’s both.

We are not born able to do effective interviews. It is learned. When you just show up and “wing it,” the chances of fumbling are enormous. Your performance can make or break an interview. With all that is at stake, this is an incredible opportunity to get professional training at a mere fraction of the usual cost. (Professional media training typically costs $5,000 to $10,000!) 

Course instructor Joanne McCall is an experienced media trainer and publicist who will guide you through what pros already know. With this 3-week course, you will learn how to:

  • Prepare Key Points It is essential to show up to every interview with talking points and sound bites that you want to convey during your interview. You will learn how to best plan these so you’re ready to shine every single time.
  • Improve Your Confidence Discover how professionals prepare for interviews and how you can too so you come across in the media as the pro that you are. (Hint: Preparation puts nerves to rest!)
  • Communicate Effectively – Know how to deal with difficult questions and what to do if you forget what you were saying.
  • Be Engaging – Speaking your key points is only the beginning. Find out how to keep the audience riveted along with tactics to keep the host happy and interested in you.
  • Redirect When Needed – If a host gets confrontational or veers off track, you need to know how to bring the conversation back in focus. (Hint: Politicians do this really well–because they’ve been through media training!)
  • Be Ready for All Kinds of Media Interviews – How you prepare for interviews on podcasts and radio is different from television. And interviews with print media may feel like less pressure, but you still need to ensure you work in your talking points. Upon completing this course, you will know how to be ready for each kind of media interview.

Are you ready to elevate your experience and give compelling interviews every time? Join us!

 

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    THE MEDIA TRAINING FOR AUTHORS COURSE IS A SMALL COMMITMENT THAT WILL NET RESULTS FOR YEARS TO COME

    BOOK MARKETING MASTER COURSE

    VIDEO Presentations

    Each session is delivered LIVE with Zoom and includes Q&A with the instructor. You receive access to all three course recordings, including chat transcript. Registration also includes the self-study version of the previous live course so you can get to work right away.

    COURSE HANDOUTS

    All students receive companion worksheets and handouts for each of the three course modules. All materials are made available to download, along with lifetime access to all course materials.

    BECOME YOUR OWN PUBLICIST
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    learn from fellow students

    As an interactive workshop-style course, you will benefit from cheering on fellow students and learning from each other.

    meet your course instructor joanne mccall
    a leading expert in media and book publicity

    Joanne McCall

    Publicist, media insider, trainer and coach Joanne McCall helps influencers, nonfiction authors, and business leaders become Media Darlings, so the media calls them. Her secret sauce is not only positioning, securing, and helping authors to capture media attention and deliver compelling interviews, she helps them create and develop their own media empire, while enjoying the process. On a first-name basis with hundreds of top-rung producers, editors, writers, and journalists, Joanne secures coverage for clients including Brian Tracy, Ken Blanchard, Dave Ramsey, Geneen Roth, Dr. Donna Stoneham, The Deepak Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the co-founder of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Dr. Richard Bandler, and many others. She is the creator of Media Book Camp and Media Finishing School, and is the author of Media Darling: Shine Through Every Interview.  Learn more: www.joannemccall.com.

    About the Nonfiction Authors Association

    Optional: Join nfaa when you enroll in the course!

    The Nonfiction Authors Association is a vibrant community for experienced and aspiring writers to connect, exchange ideas, and learn how to write, publish, promote, and profit with nonfiction books.

    NFAA helps writers reduce the overwhelm that comes with the publishing industry while learning to navigate the many options successfully. We aim to help you sell more books, reach more readers, and become more profitable.

    Authority Membership Benefits:

    Exclusive Author Advisor email sent every Friday with curated media leads, educational podcast recordings, and featured templates, checklists and reports from our massive database of member resources.

    Author Brainstorm Exchange, monthly meetings held with Zoom breakout rooms where members and publishing pros connect and share ideas, challenges, and solutions.

    Popular members-only Facebook group to connect with fellow members and industry pros.

    Meet-the-Members program to share and interview and/or book announcement with our email list, blog, and social media community, plus get featured on NonfictionBookClub.com.

    Discounts off the year-round Nonfiction Book Awards program and author toolkits,

    Discounts off live and self-study courses, including the Book Publishing Master Course and Book Marketing Master Course, both with optional professional certification.

    Discount off the Nonfiction Writers Conference, a virtual held entirely online since 2010.

    Discounts with NFAA partners including Lulu, IngramSpark, Office Depot, Findaway Voices, and more.

    Mini welcome kit mailed to U.S. members with an annual membership (international members receive a digital bonus gift).

    ANNUAL AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP RATE: $290

    VIP Membership Benefits:

    VIP membership includes all benefits of Authority membership plus:

    FREE Platinum admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference (online event), including all recordings and transcripts.

    Monthly group consulting meeting on Zoom.

    All Author Toolkits, available for immediate download.

    The Nonfiction Writers Conference greatest hits

    Welcome kit mailed to U.S. members (international members receive a digital bonus gift).

    Total added value: $1,600+

    ANNUAL VIP MEMBERSHIP RATE: $690

     

    THOUGHT LEADER Membership Benefits:

    Thought Leader membership includes all benefits of VIP membership plus:

    Immediate access to the Book Publishing and Book Marketing Master Courses (self-study version) and attendance in live version.

    All-access pass to attend ALL live courses.

    Free entry in the Nonfiction Book Awards.

    Expanded welcome kit mailed to U.S. members (international members receive a digital bonus gift).

    Total added value: $6,400+

    ANNUAL THOUGHT LEADER MEMBERSHIP RATE: $2,990

    We invite you to join the Nonfiction Authors Association when you register for the course. This membership will help you reach your goals!

    Feedback from PREVIOUS STUDENTS

    “Thank you for a comprehensive path to understanding book marketing! I like that all of our marketing options are grouped into six parts to help organize a plan of opportunities and challenges related to each marketing option. Most of all, I’m thankful for the confidence that results from the course. There’s still a lot of work to do — book marketing is not a one-size-fits-all plan of action — but now I know I am equipped with the very best practices.

    Ella Ritchie

    StellerWriter.com

    The course was a treasure trove of information that could be immediately applied to my business as a book strategist and authorship coach. The investment in the program was worth every penny of the cost.”

    Dr. Karen Mueller Bryson

    “Once it was explained to me that no, my book was not actually going to sell itself, I knew I needed a solid marketing plan. Stephanie delivered; there were so many great things about this course. Numerous marketing options were presented to the class, many of which I had been completely unfamiliar with. I liked how we were encouraged to pick and choose those strategies that resonated best with us. Stephanie is well versed in her craft, and I felt confident in her instruction. She respected students’ time and kept a good pace. The best part of the course was her encouraging participants to ask questions before, during and after class, as well as within our Facebook group. I highly recommend this course to any aspiring non-fiction author!

    Margaret Hayes, MAEd

    Author of Fearless Foreign Language, FearlessForeignLanguage.com

    “Thank you, Stephanie for your excellent training on how to launch a book. I followed your advice on launching a self-published book and sold the first shipment prior to its arrival! I was also picked up by Walmart, Target and Barnes and Noble online. My sales on Amazon are picking up speed. The classes on niche, title choice, key words and serving the needs of the reader are GOLD! Thank you!”

    Pamela J. Vincent

    Author of Dare To Be A Badass: Find your voice, find your power, find your purpose!, Daretobeabadass.com

    “Thank you again for the Author Marketing Course. I thoroughly enjoyed it and took a ton of notes. I was relieved to learn I’m doing many of your suggestions and plan on implementing the ones I am not. Your course is a must have for the newbie or seasoned author.

    Donna M. McDine

    Children's book author

    “Stephanie, As I said early on, you are amazing. You have a terrific knowledge base on so many subjects. Your course provides an excellent roadmap for running the publishing marathon. So many people told me that the hardest part of being an author was the marketing but I never fully appreciated it until now. You have saved me countless hours of research into the various processes and I know in the end these things will result in significant sales!

    Dr. John W. Hanes

    Author of Winning with Style: Six Proven Strategies to Forge Powerful Relationships, Writer

    at a fraction of the price of professional media training, this course delivers on value

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    Satisfaction is always 100% guaranteed.
    If for any reason this course isn’t for you, notify us within the first week of purchase and receive a full refund.

    media training for authors COURSE RECAP

    LIVE COURSE RETURNS MAY 23, 30, AND JUNE 6, 2023

    COURSE REGISTRATION INCLUDES

    • Access to three weeks of live Zoom video sessions, averaging 90 minutes each
    • Access to three weeks of previously-recorded sessions from the last live course so you can get to work right away
    • Downloadable handouts and other materials available throughout the course
    • Option to join the Nonfiction Authors Association and attend the upcoming Nonfiction Writers Conference (online event)

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    NEW! 3-Pay Options Available at Checkout
    Authority and VIP Members of the Nonfiction Authors Association:
    Visit your member dashboard for special discount code (33% off).

    Thought Leader Members: Visit your dashboard or Contact Chela to register.

    Not a member yet?
    You can join with course enrollment and receive the member discount instantly.

    Ready to dazzle at every interview? Join us!

    PRICING AND REGISTRATION


    MEDIA TRAINING COURSE FOR AUTHORS
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    Includes all course benefits: Course recordings for three weeks, slides, bonus handouts.
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      $397 Or 3 payments of $145

      COURSE +
      AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP
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      Includes all course benefits plus Authority membership in the Nonfiction Authors Association for one year ($290 value). Price reflects member-discounted rate for course.
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        AUTHORITY MBR
        $555 Or 3 payments of $195
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        COURSE +
        VIP MEMBERSHIP + CONFERENCE
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        Includes all course benefits plus VIP membership in the Nonfiction Authors Association for one year, plus admission to the Nonfiction Writers Conference ($690 value). Price reflects member-discounted rate for course.
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          VIP MEMBERSHIP
          $955 Or 3 payments of $335
          All Access

          COURSE +
          THOUGHT LEADER MEMBERSHIP + ALL ACCESS COURSE PASS
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          Includes all course benefits plus VIP member benefits plus all-access pass to all live courses, an entry in the Nonfiction Book Awards, and other special benefits.
            WORKSHOP+
            THOUGHT LEADER MEMBERSHIP
            $2,490 Or 4 payments of $665

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            Please note that we do not guarantee any outcome or financial benefit for participants. Results will vary and depend in part on the effort you put into participating in the course and then implementing your marketing plans. Course benefits, dates, and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. As a reminder, you can cancel and request a full refund for any reason within the first two weeks of the course. We look forward to having you join us. Questions? Contact us here.

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