Did you shy away from it?
Or did you embrace the challenge and hope for the best?
Last year, I interviewed Tom Dowd about his nonfiction writing. Today he’s back, and he is going to share with us a little about challenging himself to write a really unusual book. (We’ll get to that in a minute… but let me remind you about Tom…)
He is a prize-winning speaker, award-winning author, and trainer—all spurred by his need to be more than a painfully shy and introverted individual on a rollercoaster ride of success.
In 2010, Tom utilized his extensive financial and customer service industry background in management and leadership to start his own business, “Thomas Dowd Professional Development & Coaching” where he uses lessons learned on his climb up the corporate ladder to help people “Transform into who you really want to be professionally.”
His books include Displacement Day: When My Job was Looking for a Job…A Reference Guide to Finding Work, The Transformation of a Doubting Thomas: Growing from a Cynic to a Professional in the Corporate World, From Fear to Success: A Practical Public-speaking Guide, The Unofficial Guide to Fatherhood, and most recently Now What? The Ultimate Graduation Gift for Professional Success.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER:
- How to cater to an unfamiliar target audience
- How to write short and concise prose
- How and why you should stretch yourself as a writer
- What to do when there’s a narrow window for sales
- How to rhyme business and leadership topics
- How to figure out your ideal marketing schedule
RESOURCES & LINKS:
Tom’s website: TransformationTom.com
Tom’s editor: Jen Blood
Tom’s designer: Dan Yeager at NuPublications