Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours has promoted a special story for youngsters this month. Check out the story of Frankie the daschund. Barbara Techel had just returned from vacation when she got some heartbreaking news. Her beloved dachshund, Frankie, had been injured in a freak accident. If Frankie lived, she might be paralyzed. Would Frankie survive? Could Barbara care for a severely disabled dog?

Frankie recovered and thrived, and she kept rolling with a custom-fit wheelchair. Her story is told in a unique picture book for children, Frankie the Walk 'n Roll Dog.

There will be a SPECIAL OFFER FOR VISITORS TO THE VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR. Each guest who comments on a post in Barbara and Frankie's tour will be entered in a drawing for some fun, unique gifts that will especially appeal to Frankie fans and other dog lovers. We will give away several items from Frankie's store. These include two Frankie t-shirts and two Frankie tote bags.

Julianne Moore is touring with her book. Julie Peterson shares her review (and her young son’s thoughts) about Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully -

Trying to stay on the sunny side! Terry

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Selling is a Spiritual Service?

How can you say that selling is spiritual service?

Earlier we shared with you how Jim discovered the idea that selling is spiritual service. But that concept may seem foreign to you, even impossible. So what we've said bears repeating. Now we go more deeply into what we mean by Selling Is Spiritual Service.

This perspective on selling is based on the profound reality that we are all connected. We are all one interconnected web of consciousness. We all create together the experience of being alive, so we all need each other. That's a simple and profound fact of life.

As John Donne wrote in the seventeenth century, "No man is an island."

When someone has a problem they can't solve by themselves-and you have a solution in the form of a product or service-you have an ethical, even moral obligation to make your solution available to as many people as you can.

If you don't, you shortchange your own creative spirit as well as your business. You shortchange all the people who need what you provide. And you shortchange Spirit or God, or whatever it is you deem to be The Source of All.

This point of view is fundamental to your larger success as a soft sell marketer, and The Heart of Marketing is devoted to supporting you and the growth and expansion of your heart-based marketing.

So let's look at this more closely.

What Is Selling?

Selling is the process of converting someone from being a looker, a seeker, a searcher, a prospector into becoming a Customer.

It's the art and skill of helping your reader make the decision they know they need and want to make in order to solve the problem they're wrestling with. The selling process guides them to that decision for the benefit of both of you.

As a soft sell marketer, when you add the commitment to sell with respect and care, your priority becomes the well-being of the relationship between you and your buyer, which also includes the sale.

What Is Spiritual?

At the core, practical spirituality takes us to the fundamental connectedness that permeates and creates this world and the need we all have of one another. When you take in the emotional truth of our interdependence-and let it guide your business dealings-you begin to market and sell with consciousness and conscience.

Consciousness-with awareness of the co-creative life that joins us all together, the customer becomes not just someone who will buy, but a necessary partner in determining the best outcome for both you and your buyer.

Conscience-reflects the care and respect for ourselves and our customers as feeling-filled human beings, not just walking wallets.
Doing business with consciousness and conscience you advance the experience of being alive by recognizing and supporting the well-being of the whole-the whole of life on this planet through the whole transaction-that is, your awareness of both the seller and the buyer.

When you participate in a spiritually motivated sale you recognize the gifts you, the seller, bring to the marketplace as well as the need brought by your buyer. There is a unity of purpose and respect that is expressed through and manifested in a value-for-value exchange.

What Is Service?

Service is the assistance you offer as you put yourself forward to support and advance your prospective customer's buying experience. When in service, you contribute to the well-being of your prospective customer even if they never become a buyer.

However, when you come from service, you must avoid martyring yourself. To fully participate in the buyer/seller partnership you must make sure to serve your own self-expression, your own personal value, and your own economic well-being. Otherwise you negate the partnership and are thrust back into the every-man-for-himself mindset. It's essential that you respect and support both you and your customer.

When you take to heart that Selling Is Spiritual Service you are on your way to release from fear, shyness, embarrassment, guilt and any other internal millstone holding you back from marketing with passionate commitment. You are emboldened to use your marketing to educate your readers about what you know, what you've created for them, and you invite and encourage them to make the decision they already know they want to make.

You share your story, you outline the many benefits they can enjoy, and you provide testimonials from satisfied customers so that your readers know, truly know they are in the right place. Then when they buy, when they put money in your bank, their payment is a form of appreciation and gratitude.

That's the power of Selling As Spiritual Service.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday May 7, 2009

Yesterday Promo 101 Virtual Blog tours began a series of visits with Joyce Anthony on her blog Joyce Anthony shared details about Whale Hunting Women and Barbara Weaver Smith

About Whale Hunting Women

Whale Hunting Women—how women do big deals in business and community. For inspiration, motivation, and direction, this book celebrates women as deal-makers and includes how to “break the minnow mindset” and how to create a fast-growth culture. It documents three cultural transformations that favor women’s leadership styles: the trend to replace competition with collaboration; the need to transform bureaucracy to entrepreneurship; and the value of perceiving a world of abundance rather than a culture of scarcity. The book offers advice on how small companies or organizations can manage their public presence to generate the whales’ confidence that they have the capabilities and professionalism to complete big deals with big customers and partners. The book incorporates a deal-maker’s journal; each chapter includes worksheets to prompt reflections and action plans.

Promo 101 offers customized blog tours for authors wishing to promote their books online. Look for new blog stops throughout the month. Want to blog your book? Contact Nikki at

Happy blogging and keep on the sunny side. Terry

Terry L White -Author of the Chesapeake Heritage Series
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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Thursday May 7, 2009

Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours opened it's May tours with a couple of blog stops this week.

Yesterday, Lorraine Ball shared a guest post from Barbara Weaver Smith about the sales process for small businesses on her blog

If you are a woman in business, The Whale Hunters teachs you how to reach out and bring in big deals. This tour follows Barbara Weaver Smith as she teaches people how to excel in business. Barbara's advice: Never think you are too small to go after big business deals.

Also announced last week is a special tour for May 11- 15. This is a one-week campaign because the authors are doing an Amazon best seller campaign as well. Each person who buys the book on May 14th will also get thousands of dollars worth of free gifts from their joint venture partners. Virtual Blog Tours is coordinating a virtual blog tour during that week and you are invited to participate. If you would like to talk about being part of this tour, contact me at

I am looking for an ark. Has anyone seen one for sale out there? If not, try to keep on the sunny side. Terry

Terry L White -Author of the Chesapeake Heritage Series
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday May 6, 2009

Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours started the Whale Hunting tour with a blog stop yesterday: Peter Jones shared a guest post from Barbara Weaver Smith about the "first whale" she landed. To read her experience, visit

On Tuesday Nikki Leigh, award winning author and book publicist talked about Twitter on her radio show at - - we'll be on air at 4 pm EST. Hear Nikki's interview with Lizzie T. Leaf or download to listen to the show at your leisure.

May will be an interesting month on Virtual Blog Tours so check back often and keep on the sunny side. Terry

Terry L White -Author of the Chesapeake Heritage Series
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday May 5, 2009

Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours saw Darryl Hagar, author of The Man Overboard, on a couple of blogtalk radio stops. Download the two blogcasts at these addresses:

May 2 -- The Adirondack Book House Saturday, May 2, at 6:30 pm eastern time. Call in 1-646-716-8094.

May 4 -- Recovery Now Talking about steps 2 and 3 of the Twelve Steps (Part 1)

Also set for May is Julianne Moore's second book in the Strawberry Freckleface series:Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully.

Nikki Leigh and her tour coordinators Donna Sundblad and Kelly Kravitz are always looking for bloggers to take part in their tour schedules. Here are some of the ways you can participte:

1 - Write a review for the book (we supply a copy of the book)

2 - Send interview questions for the author to answer (based on information from their blog, questions about their writing or the topic of their book).

3 – The author being a guest for a day - about their book, writing, background or book topics.

4 - Post an excerpt from the book.

5 – If you have a radio show or podcast, our authors love to do interviews.

6 – If you have another idea, let me know. I love promoting – outside the box.

Contact and keep on the sunny side. Terry

Terry L White -Author of the Chesapeake Heritage Series
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Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday May 4, 2009

Yesterday Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours kicked off the Whale Hunting Women virtual tour with Barbara Weaver Smith. This book is designed for women in business who want to catch those really big deals. Rebecca Benston hosted Barbara Weaver Smith on her Higher Ground for Women blog at

Also in the queue for May is Barbara Techel and Frankie who will tour with us and share Frankie's story. Frankie the Walk and Roll Dog is a true story about a dachshund whose life started out just like any other dog walking on all four paws until a spinal injury left her paralyzed. A book for all ages, this volume teachs overcoming challenges and compassion for the physically challenged.

Be on the lookout for some interesting tours in May and keep on the sunny side. Terry

Terry L White -Author of the Chesapeake Heritage Series
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Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday May 1, 2009

Promo 101 Virtual Blog Tours is looking for blog hosts to help celebrate several authors and books during the month of May.

On Wednesday Promo 101 Virtual Tours announced a new book to empower women, which will promoted it for one week near the end of June. Watch for the exact date here. This is only a one week campaign due to an exciting Amazon best seller campaign for Kris Steinnes's book The Wisdom of Women.

Bloggers have the opportunity to participate in this campaign. Contact blog tour coordinator Nikki Leigh at

Another tour announced for May is Phillip W. Stewart's new book America’s Film Vault: A Reference Guide to the Motion Pictures Held by the U.S. National Archives

Nikki has announced a May tour for Whale Hunting Women by Barbara Weaver Smith. Details at

May always feels like spring has really arrived. Rain is predicted, but I'm going to try to keep on the sunny side. Terry

Terry L White -Author of the Chesapeake Heritage Series
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