Have an amazing story? Book it!

We recently wrote about guest columns and their effectiveness as a tool for brand building and establishing thought leadership. If you want to take it up a notch, however, few marketing and PR tools deliver the impact of a book.

Books deliver instant credibility, allow you to tell your story in more depth, and unlike an ad, brochure or PDF, rarely end up in the trash.

From a PR standpoint, they are a goldmine. TV and radio talk shows feature authors on a daily basis, as do podcasts, magazines and other media. [Read more…]

Want To Grow Your Business? Write A Book.

Posted by Dr. John P. Hayes

Sitting on the beach outside his Maryland vacation home in 1980, the franchisor asked me, “How do we get more franchise sales leads?”

Instinctively I said, “Write a book.”

Best advice I’ve ever given, and happily I’ve given it many times since. That’s how I wrote Start Small, Finish Big (the Subway story), You Can’t Teach A Kid To Ride A Bike At A Seminar (Sandler Sales Story), Target Success (which I ghostwrote for Don Dwyer), 12 Amazing Franchise Opportunities for 2015, and a dozen more books including several that are part of an ongoing series: FASTSIGNS Business Opportunity, Mr. Appliance Business Opportunity, Jani King Business Opportunity, and so on. [Read more…]