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Writing On Wednesdays (WOW!) writing & speaking tips

Writing On Wednesdays

How is your new year going?

This year I’ve started a “new thing” at my Facebook Business Page. I’m offering a “Writing On Wednesdays” Facebook Live video (free of charge!) to give practical tips for writers and speakers. This is to inspire, motivate, and encourage you to write your book(s) and step out speaking this year!

I’ll also be sharing about a new writers and speakers virtual training that I have coming up soon, so stay tuned for details!

You can join me each Wednesday at 2 p.m. Central Time (3 p.m. Eastern Time) at my Facebook Business Page at this link below:

https://www.facebook.com/BethJones.net

Bring your fave hot or cold drink, your questions, and a friend! I can’t wait to see you there!

Beth Jones, International Speaker & Author

Beth Jones
International Speaker & Amazon Best Seller Author

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SIZZLE Webinar on December 16 at 2 pm Central Time

I tell family and friends that God dragged me into public speaking.

As a child, I was painfully shy, reserved, and didn’t like any attention drawn to myself.

When my husband Ray first met me, I was extremely quiet, hardly talking at all. He jokes that those were the good ol’ days because now, if you give me half a chance, I won’t stop talking. Especially to Ray, every single day. 

Speaking in front of people used to terrify me. In one required elective high school speech class, I thought I was going to faint speaking at the front of the class, while my classmates snickered. The teacher encouraged me to go on. I made it through the semester, loosening up a little more each time, and received an A+ final grade in the class. 

Several years ago I was working as a volunteer counselor for the Harrisonville, MO Life Choice Center For Women, when then-director Wautheena Neely was asked to speak at a women’s Bible study at a church in town. She couldn’t do it and recommended for me to speak instead, sharing my testimony about my 3 abortions.

Once again, those feelings of fear and panic washed over me. When I shared my story in front of a group of about 30 women, I was physically shaking, sweating profusely, and my voice quivered. 

After that, God began opening more doors for me to share my testimony- and I actually began enjoying it. NOW I LOVE IT!

Beth Jones

Since then, I’ve traveled in Missouri and other states and internationally to speak in Canada, the Bahamas, and Kenya, Africa at women’s conferences. I’ve learned a few nuggets of wisdom along the way about speaking, and my passion is encouraging and empowering women to fulfill their great purpose and to dream big because we serve a big God!

Now it’s like a fire in my bones, and I can’t contain it!

Do you feel the same way? If you are a speaker who wants to share your story and the heart-burning message God has given you for His glory, then you’ll love this online event!

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On December 16 at 2 p.m. Central Time (3 p.m. Eastern Time), I’m having a webinar, SIZZLE: 7 Tips to Expand Your Reach & Increase Your Profits. 

Please join us. Seating is limited. You can find out more about the webinar by clicking here.

 

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Speakers’ resource list

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Today is Day 15 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. The recommended blog post was to create a resource list.

I am an International Speaker. Here are some of the inspiring people I follow and some excellent resources I use as a speaker, which may help you, too:

  • Sheila Wray Gregoire, Canadian author/speaker/blogger. Sheila has excellent, professional, and Biblically-based speakers’ training that I’ve taken and loved. 
  • Rochelle Valasek aka “Shelley” is my precious friend and speaking coach. Shelley has been speaking professionally for over 15 years, and is one of the most anointed speakers I’ve ever heard. I’ve attended her webinars and she was one of the speakers for my Released women’s conference. She is an anointed woman of God with the Father’s huge heart of love. Her testimony is amazing and powerful. You’ll love her and learn so much from her! 
  • Ibloom. Kelly Thorne Gore and her team’s mission is to inspire and empower women to live a life they love which honors God. With every webinar, telecall, and book of Ibloom’s, I learn something and come away refreshed and encouraged.
  • Join NACWE Now! * I was first drawn to NACWE’s CEO and founder Diane Cunningham on Facebook by her beautiful face and how she was so on fire for God and was all over the place, marketing and networking. She inspired me, and I wanted to learn to succeed like she was doing. For the last 2 years, I’ve received incredible business training through NACWE. I highly recommend you join this organization for Christian women with an online business to go to the next level in your biz.
  • Instant Teleseminar. I’ve tried LOTS of webinar programs online. None are perfect. Techie problems happen sometimes with all of them. So far, I’ve found Instant Teleseminar to be the best. You can use webinars and teleseminars for your online speaking.
  • Talkshoe. Talkshoe is a free platform you can use as a speaker to share your heart-burning messages or to invite guest speakers on the show with you as host. There’s a chat room for guests to ask you questions, comment, and connect with each other. Some speakers prefer Blog Talk Radio, but I think Talkshoe is less tech-challenging. I have 44 recorded episodes on a variety of topics, that you can listen to at no charge by clicking here.
  • WordPress. My first website made me cry a lot. It was totally stressful trying to add an article, blog, or picture to my site. Then I hired a professional WordPress website designer and I fell in love with WordPress! I LOVE it! I can’t say enough good things about WordPress (great for SEO, attracts Google robots and search engines, you can easily add pics, videos, and blogs, integrates with social media, saves money from hiring designer to make changes on your site)….and these things are why I only recommend WordPress to my coaching clients. Read what Michael Hyatt has to say about why you need a self-hosted WordPress site here.
  • Toastmasters. Some professional speakers are not fans of Toastmasters. I haven’t been to a meeting in awhile for various reasons. But I won a first place humorous speech award at Toastmasters, networked with wonderful speakers, and became much more self-aware in my presentations about NOT using filler words like “um,” “you know,” and “so” at Toastmasters. They offer great training.
  • Michael Port. Right now I’m watching his new video series, which is educational and entertaining. He’s a top-ranking speaker and best-selling author. His book, Book Yourself Solid, is excellent. 

This is just a partial list of resources. I hope they encourage and help you. If you have any questions, email me at elizabethdjones@gmail.com.

If you’d like to book me as a speaker for your women’s conference or event, email me at elizabethdjones@gmail.com. You can see clips of my videos and hear radio interviews of me by clicking here.

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